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Old 10-21-2004, 07:23 AM
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Alternator Size

I need to buy an alternator and im not sure what Amp to buy. I have a very simple electrical system and was wondering if you guys could help me out. Im not sure if I just add the amp draw of all my components or if I need more then my draw. Here is what Im running. I also dont know what head lights and parking lights draw for amps. This is an 87 Suzuki Samurai with a 408w setup for street/strip. I just bought a 75amp alternator but im starting to think it may not be enough.

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Old 10-21-2004, 07:33 AM
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Not sure about the fuel pump, but those fans suck a lot of juice. If you are not in traffic a lot, I would say the 75 amp alternator would be enough.
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