Are there any high performance alternators for bimmers? I haven't seen them anywhere. I was trying to make a better stereo system for my car. Is a 318i with the 80 amper. I don't want to strain or fry any wires in there because of less of an alternator. anybody got any ideas?
Get a 140 amp alternator. The wiring will be simpler. The thing is designed to have more current pulled out of it. Believe me, it is way better -- makes more electrical sense -- than getting an extra battery.
The alternator from other E36s should fit. I believe you do not need anything else to run it. However, do some research: since you will be pulling more current, very likely you will need your voltage regulator to have a higher power rating. I would think that the alternator's manufacturer would sell you the alternator with a properly rated voltage regulator already in it. Therefore, I believe it shouldn't be much trouble. Make sure to inquire about these things before you buy anything.
Umnitza now provides a mechanic to install all parts ordered right in the box! It's their new "Total customer service program" that will eliminate all the haters and keep incompetents from breaking shit and blaming the vendor! When you are all set simply call INS and they will pick him up free of charge.
You know that is a good question. I am running an optima red top, with a really nice cap/batt in addition and I still get really bad light dim. Do you know if all stock E36 alternators are only 80 amperage?
By the way the battery and cap idea is ok, but it is a major band aid, and is not really worth the cash, do it once and do it right just get the alternator!
__________________ Hookers need love too!
What we do in life echoes an eternity
<img src='http://vfs.com/~3d43patrick/rookiesig2.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.