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After upgrading my alternator to a 95 amp unit from a newer heavy-duty truck, I found that the older style V-belt setup wasn’t up to the task anymore. The belt would constantly slip and squeal and tightening them up would only temporally fix the problem. Eventually, the belt would break apart about every month or so. An upgrade to the belt system was in order. This article is to upgrade your Alternator V-Belt system for a GM V8.




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95 amp? What was stock then. I have a 136 amp on my Jeep and I thought that was a bit small :thumb:
 

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63 Amp was stock:lame:
 

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there is a 160 amp caddy alternator that I'm trying to find out more about that is supposed to bolt right in place on chebby small and big block engines.. If I find out for sure, i'll post up.
 

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Thanks for the info, just switched mine with all pulleys from junkyard. Was looking into higher amp alt but these new pulleys were larger on the crankside so the alt spins faster so I'm getting more charge at idle were I needed it.:cool:
 

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I bought a 180 amp for my TBI 350, it was $130 from alterstart systems in texas, they have just about as big as you want, up to 300amp i think, even have a dual alternator kit. The reason i went with the 180 was, it is the biggest they make with a lifetime warranty.
 
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