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post #1 of 3 Old 07-18-2012, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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120 vs. 140 amp alternator

I think I posted about this before but don't recall getting an answer. Anybody know why they equipped Freedom Drive 2 Patriots with the 140 amp alternator over the 120 amp? There's not much of anything added that would require the extra 20 amps. Were they planning on us accessorizing?

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-18-2012, 01:32 PM
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I don't know why either. The only 'extra' electrical items that I know of are for the 'Hill Descent (brake controller0 and the throttle increase in off-road mode.


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But all it does in off road mode is lock the tranny on the lowest ratio. Same as every standing start from a stop light. I dont see extra juice required for tgat unless its a solenoid of some sort?

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