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Unread 08-08-2013, 07:10 PM   #24751
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Nothing.....but got my shipping notification from IRO expected delivery.......Monday :banghead:

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Unread 08-08-2013, 07:40 PM   #24752
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Contemplated trading my black steelies with 31" bfg at's to a guy in the local Jeep club for his Mickey Thompson classic II's and 33" Toyo at's and bb
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Unread 08-08-2013, 07:48 PM   #24753
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Contemplated trading my black steelies with 31" bfg at's to a guy in the local Jeep club for his Mickey Thompson classic II's and 33" Toyo at's and bb
Do It!!
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Unread 08-08-2013, 08:01 PM   #24754
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Its a 160 amp from Advance Auto Parts, it cost about $138.99 + tax. It is a straight bolt in, but you have to ground the black wire from your original harness, crimp a larger connector onto the power wire (to connect to the Durango alternator) and then solder in your pigtail. I made mine a tad bit too long and have yet to either shorten it or just tape it up. Here's the thread that I followed:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...-swap-1330999/
You should upgrade your charging system to 0ga
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Unread 08-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #24755
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Do It!!
Here's a couple pics




And I was wrong about the tires. They're Mickey Thompson too. But I'm gonna need new shocks before I could do the swap and his tires don't have near the tread mine do
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Unread 08-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #24756
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You should upgrade your charging system to 0ga
And about how much work does that entail? I assume I'd need to basically re-create the wiring harness for the charging system? It's definitely a though, I plan on a dual battery set up and of course some lights and down the road a winch.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 09:03 PM   #24757
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And about how much work does that entail? I assume I'd need to basically re-create the wiring harness for the charging system? It's definitely a though, I plan on a dual battery set up and of course some lights and down the road a winch.
Run 0 from batt to alt the 0 for the batt grounds it's easy you'll have more power after to.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 09:04 PM   #24758
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Found this....

It always happens when your flat broke!!

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Unread 08-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #24759
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It always happens when your flat broke!!

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Can always take one of those bikes to work lol
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Unread 08-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #24760
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You should upgrade your charging system to 0ga
You should not. There is no way in hell you need zero gauge wire for a 160 amp alt. 4 gauge would not be a bad idea, 2 gauge if you like overkill. Check out the faq's on powermaster.com. They make high amp alternators and I trust they know their stuff on wiring. Yes. You will be making your own version of the factory charge wiring. Be sure to upgrade the grounds too.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 09:17 PM   #24761
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Can always take one of those bikes to work lol
Lord knows I could use it...lol!
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Unread 08-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #24762
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Well not today but a week ago or so put a K&N cold air intake on and can already tell a slight difference in mpg from a half tank after install. Very worth it IMO.


Today and sorta yesterday installed 2 12" subs not as scary as people made it sound although. Pics soon
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:26 PM   #24763
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You should not. There is no way in hell you need zero gauge wire for a 160 amp alt. 4 gauge would not be a bad idea, 2 gauge if you like overkill. Check out the faq's on powermaster.com. They make high amp alternators and I trust they know their stuff on wiring. Yes. You will be making your own version of the factory charge wiring. Be sure to upgrade the grounds too.
I'm going to assume that stock wire size is 6? All I would need to make was the charge wire from the battery to the alternator and the grounds? Nothing to the starter?

Kind of new to electrical systems, clearly.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:34 PM   #24764
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I'm going to assume that stock wire size is 6? All I would need to make was the charge wire from the battery to the alternator and the grounds? Nothing to the starter?

Kind of new to electrical systems, clearly.
Naww starter is doing fine. it's only use is to crank over the engine until the engine can run itself
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Unread 08-08-2013, 11:08 PM   #24765
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Replaced all the front CA bushings and track bar bushings to combat death wobble. Super pain in the rear!!
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