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120 amp Alt

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by import silvia, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. import silvia

    import silvia

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    I just picked up a new alternator from Checker (Kragen / Schucks). And when I went to install it the flyer in the box said that due to a core shortage of the OE fj-62 alternator they have repalced the OE design with an internal fan, 120 amp version. This is the Beck Arnley p/n 1860449 that lists for $227 with an $85 core charge.

    alt 1860449

    I'll report back with how well it works after I have a few miles on it.
     
  2. import silvia

    import silvia

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    Well I've driven it around today and the power output is substancial compared to my old stock unit, but some of that could be age. Now at idle I get the same power I was getting before while driving and while driving the electrical system is much stronger. And, most importantly, my A/C on high is really pushing some air now!!!!! (live in Tucson)
     
  3. polarweasel

    polarweasel Where's mah cruzah?

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    Cool. So how does that compare to an OEM Toyota alternator, in terms of output and price?

    And any idea if I can use that alternator in my FJ60?
     
  4. import silvia

    import silvia

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    This is pretty much only a 62 thing. Can't you carbed 60 guys can just put in GM alt's? Anyways the OEM output is 80 amps and I was quoted $300 by my local dealer. So this is 40 amps more and $100 less, also comes with a Lifetime warranty but I would certainly prefer to never use that.
     
  5. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    stock 3fe is 80 amps

    Dan M, ran that same alt, he ended up with some low voltage issues I think.
     
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    Check rockauto.com for a good price.