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1G What alternator setup should I use? (What do you use?) kiggly, motorcityreman, howard enterprises?

Posted by Geeb, Sep 30, 2017

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  1. Geeb

    Geeb Proven Member

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    Hey guys..

    I'm debating what I should do..

    Im building my engine and I was looking at my totally stock 1g 1990 alternator... And.. Eh..

    So I got to thinking, maybe I'll throw a kiggly underdrive pulley on it? Or, should I ditch the whole thing and get a higher amp from motorcityreman and go single wire..

    Since, I've heard they crap out easily at and above 9k rpms...
    http://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/saturn-alternator-from-motorcityreman-com.460178/
    I'm looking to red line at 8500-9k on this build...

    So option number 3, comes from the dreaded ebay..

    Now, now.. Before you judge. Check it out.
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/332255515384

    It's not some off brand China ebay scam.. It's made by Howard Enterprises out in Kansas... I know it says the listing has ended but I'm sure I can message them and have one made.

    That one specifically is 220amp (way too big for my needs) they also had a 160amp for cheaper, and some others in between and lower, I believe.. All of them already self exited, with single wire hook up..

    I think the 160 amp was around 150.




    .....so I guess the decision is between kiggly pulley on a stock unit.. Motorcityreman cs130 160 unit with dsm self exciting regulator... And howard enterprises cs130 160amp unit...

    Any info on what you guys have Will be helpful..
     

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  2. 4gsx63

    4gsx63 Proven Member

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    Go for the 220amp unit and Kiggly's pulley and post feedback. :)
     
  3. Geeb

    Geeb Proven Member

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    Lol it's a saturn unit and I don't think the kiggly fits...

    Not 100% sure just assuming.

    But all that would be alot of unused amperage anyway hah.
     

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    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    The local parts store shows a new option for our 1g's, a 90 amp replacement. I run the galant alternator but it is the same amperage. Just putting that out there.
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    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    It's also a Lifetime Warrranty which makes it right for my cars. I have had a Orielly's Galant unit on for over 2 yrs and its doing fine. I finally swapped out to LED bulbs except headlights to help on amp draw too.
     

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    Do you have anything else electrical added on? Ie. Gauges, electric water pump, etc?
     

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