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Unread 12-03-2010, 11:19 AM   #46
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I may be showing my ignorance here gentlemen but will that advance auto alternator work on a 2.5L?

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Unread 01-06-2011, 08:41 PM   #47
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Thanks for the Great Info. I just ordered the 160amp one from Advance Auto and was able to use the discount code mentioned earlier. After the dscount and core return its a total of about 90 for the new alternator.
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Unread 01-09-2011, 03:33 PM   #48
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Anyone done this on an XJ?
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Unread 01-09-2011, 03:54 PM   #49
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Did the install yesterday, Took all of 15min to swap in the Durango unit. I did not have to trim the extra ear on the alternator, it just barley touches the coil pack.
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Unread 01-09-2011, 05:38 PM   #50
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Nice upgrade! Last summer, I upgraded my stock 90A alternator with a 136A model from a V8 GC. I can't remember what I paid for it, but the install was super easy and took about 10 mins.

http://www.bc4x4.com/tech/2004/jeepalt/

I wish I had known about this 160A upgrade.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:16 AM   #51
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I've read just about all of the Durango upgrade threads, and have found some 160 amp alternators out of the 02 5.9L Durango as everyone has suggested. Only problem is, most of you guys posting here are running 2002-2006 TJs, and not many pre-2k. I want to make sure that this will fit a 99. I know there's that extra arm that some have had to cut off, but will it still work okay? And will an auto parts store have the correct wiring harness to upgrade?

I'm going from a 117 amp to the 160, as my aux lighting (40-60 amps) and winch are overpowering the stocker. Any info would be great guys, and I assure you I've searched and done my reading! Just can't find a concrete answer.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 12:03 PM   #52
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Unread 03-10-2011, 02:25 PM   #53
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Did the swap to my 98 and only took about half and hour...Picked up a used one from the local junk yard for $35 including the core charge...Only the way home I stopped at the Autozone so they could test it...Heck I did'nt even swap over the pully..Runs awesome with no issues...
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Unread 03-11-2011, 02:10 AM   #54
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I've read just about all of the Durango upgrade threads, and have found some 160 amp alternators out of the 02 5.9L Durango as everyone has suggested. Only problem is, most of you guys posting here are running 2002-2006 TJs, and not many pre-2k. I want to make sure that this will fit a 99. I know there's that extra arm that some have had to cut off, but will it still work okay? And will an auto parts store have the correct wiring harness to upgrade?

I'm going from a 117 amp to the 160, as my aux lighting (40-60 amps) and winch are overpowering the stocker. Any info would be great guys, and I assure you I've searched and done my reading! Just can't find a concrete answer.
I think you need to search some more, specifically the first page of this thread.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 09:09 AM   #55
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I just did this upgrade on my 05 LJ last week. I used the 01 to 06 Durango 160A alternator. I cut the extra arm off with a sawzall. It is completely plug and play. I went ahead and replaced the 2 negative cables coming from the battery to the firewall and block with 49" and 32" 4 gauge battery cables that were premade and on the shelf at Auto Zone. I also changed the positive wire from the alternator to the battery with an new 2 gauge cable. The stock positive wire has a fuse link in it. I purchased a 200A fuse holder with digital meter on ebay to replace the fuse link. The only time my dash voltmeter moves now is when the electric fan kicks on. This is a must upgrade if you decide to add anything that will pull more voltage.
Great info above Unlimitedlou. I have a 2005 TJ and would like to do this mod as well.

Could you tell me a little more about the 200 amp fuse holder w/ digital meter & why you set it up this way? A picture would be best for my brain.

Also, if you don't mind, could you point me to the ebay seller's product?
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Unread 03-20-2011, 06:55 AM   #56
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Has anyone figured out why the 160 amp won't fit earlier TJs? Does the wiring not plug right in?
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Unread 03-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #57
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There may be a couple of reasons. It's got an internal regulator so you'd have to change the wiring to use the internal regulator (not plug & play) and the mounting brackets are different and the extra arm would have to be cut off. Both are doable but the extra work is probably something not many would want to tackle when there are plug and play options. You can also get 200+ Amp versions of the 136A though they're anywhere from $100-$300+ more than a stock one. If you have a local alternator shop, you could even bring in a 136A and have it rewired for higher amperage.
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Unread 03-21-2011, 08:21 AM   #58
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Thanks for the info.
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Unread 03-22-2011, 08:03 AM   #59
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NP, I happen to be doing my 136A today and had asked that same question when I was looking at alternators. Ultimately, it was the external vs internal regulator that made me decide to stick with the 136A from a 98 ZJ.
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Unread 06-01-2011, 01:41 PM   #60
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THis look like a good option?

http://www.amazon.com/Quality-Built-13913-Premium-Alternator-Remanufactured/dp/B000ES9SXS/ref=au_pf_ss_2?ie=UTF8&Model=Durango|303&n=15684181&s=automotive&Make=Dodge|40&Year=2004|2004&carId=001
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