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Extra amps from GM!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawn king, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,383

    Twin 125 alternators on my 2008 duramax!

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  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Awesome. Did you figure out how to get your interior lights working in your trailer? and a trailer battery charger? Theres a wire roled up to the right of the fuse box under the brake cylinder.
     
  3. ExclusiveLawnCare

    ExclusiveLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Very very nice. Wish I had that on my truck.
     
  4. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,597

    I'm gonna play devils advocate, but if I had a choice between a normal 75 amp alternator, a 125 amp alt, and twin 125s, I would take the 125 amp alt...easier and cheaper to fix when it kicks the bucket.

    Have you thought about replacement costs?

    Nice truck too :)
     
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,383

    This truck has complete coverage bumper to bumper parts and labor for 5 years or 100000 miles! The only parts not covered are belts,bulbs,wiper blades and filters.
     
  6. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,597

    And after that?
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    a rebuilt alt isnt that expensive
     
  8. john_bud

    john_bud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    There are lots of GM kits to add that to any Duramax. It's nice if you need lots of light! I just wish that they also had an option for battery combiners like larger boats. Then you could still start off 2 batteries, but only drain one from accessories, yet still automaticaly charge both.

    jb
     
  9. john_bud

    john_bud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    There are GM kits to add that to any Duramax. It's nice if you need lots of light! I just wish that they also had an option for battery combiners like larger boats. Then you could still start off 2 batteries, but only drain one from accessories, yet still automaticaly charge both.

    jb
     
  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,383

    My trucks are used in my business, parts do need to be replaced from time to time, as they do wear out. Repairs are a normal business expense. When the time comes to replace an alternator, i buy a new one, no big deal?
     

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