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Old 09-22-2009, 12:24 PM
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question about alternator

I was just wondering if rebuilding your alternator to run at more power is worth it, or would the big 3 be good enough, or both?
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:52 PM
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BIG 3 is definatly worth doing. Its probably the cheapest and most efficent way to upgrade your electrcal
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:41 AM
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Now in doing so, is there a required wire gauge I should be using? I've heard of using welding wire for it.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:11 PM
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i use welding wire for my sytem, just looking to do the last step of the batter to the alternator
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by becskei View Post
Now in doing so, is there a required wire gauge I should be using? I've heard of using welding wire for it.

I'd use 4awg or 1/0awg wiring. Welding wire is a great choice, but your everyday traditional car audio power wire will do just fine.
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Is welding wire more coarse (thicker strands) than "car audio" wire?

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Old 09-24-2009, 04:11 PM
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Now I got 1/0 gauge wire. Now does it matter if it's welding or audio connectors on the end. Does it matter? Cheaper more expensive?
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:31 PM
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You will need connectors, but copper is copper, it doesn't really care how pretty the insulation is......

Higher strand counts are better.....how much of a difference it makes over 3 or 4 feet has been debated forever.....

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i thought more strands was just better for flex. and thicker wire is stiff.. but both pass the same current.. i have some 2/0 im planing to use but one is thick and one has lots of strands
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