120 amp Alt

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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.
 
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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)
 

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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?
 
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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.
 
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