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Old 11-18-2015, 12:15 PM   #11
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That's high speed, though I've already bought some new terminals just yesterday. Somewhat of a military style but has two bolts that go down from the top.

I've got a whole setup in mind, complete with a distro block.

They are regular lead, which the packaging said that zinc is 4x more conductive, bla bla bla.....lol. I figure lead has always worked, and if my terminals on my optima battery is lead, I don't see how it would hurt.

These others on here now are the AutoZone special. They are gold with these recessed allen screws and receptacles for additional wires. Like 2 for larger gauge and 2 for smaller. The are like twice the price and work like shit for me.

I will take a pic of it and upload when I am done. You'll laugh at how it looks now.
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:48 PM   #12
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Most multimeters are not capable of measuring that much current. A fluke 87 will only do up to 20 amps. So check your meter's limitations before you try.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:30 PM   #13
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Yeah, you'll need a serious multimeter to read amps at that high of a level.

Those military style Zinc terminals are what I got for mine as well.
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Old 11-18-2015, 02:36 PM   #14
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Its a fluke, not sure what model though-
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Soooo....guess what, I think ahardb0dy may have called it. Alternator took a shit on me last night. Left me stranded.

I made a couple of stops on the way home, but for the final leg, everything seemed normal. Then...my headlights went out. They are the HIDs so I switched to high beam which is the normal conventional beam. Those seemed to work, but hella dim. I cut off most accessories like the fog lights and heat/blower motor. Everything else like the radio and some other stuff decided to do it by itself.

So continuing on, I checked on the voltage via torque and my OBD scanner and monitored it. Was running as low as 7.9 (a period where the truck wanted to completely shut down) and 9.4 at its highest. Had to call for a tow.

I bought it off the 4x4parts.com website. I have called twice already and left message. No word yet. I am going to try email support next.

Alternator has a one year warranty, so I am willing to give it one more shot, even if that means it's at my cost to ship it back. If it happens again, well, I will let everyone know never to buy a mean-green alternator unfortunately.

At this time, lets give it the benefit of the doubt, even if it did not last an entire week on the truck.
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:45 PM   #16
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So if you will excuse me now, I got to go take this mother f*cker off now, lol.
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Man, that sucks bro. As much as those things cost I would expect a lot more out of them... I've bought a fair bit of stuff from 4x4parts and never had a problem contacting them. Maybe it's because of the holiday season? Hope yours was just a fluke.

I know you bought it from 4x4parts but you may want to give Rugged Rocks a call and see if he's heard of any problems with them. Dude that owns RR is solid as a mofugga and fantastic to work with. They're my favorite off road shop.
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Just a quick look, I don't see my particular model alternator on there. Only for V6 model hardbody.

Just keeps getting better-

I'm thinking that he didn't go to work today. The times that they say they are open.....aw shit, I just looked, its 11 to 7pm eastern. When I called they weren't open. Whatever, we will see what happens.
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Ok, so I got an email back from the 4x4 parts .com site. This is what they say-

Our hours of operation are 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Eastern time zone. We have made a phone call to manufacturer and are awaiting phone call from them to help us help you wish your alternator concerns. As soon as we hear from manufacturer we will have them contact you and help get this resolved.

So, instead of 4x4 parts saying send it back, we will send you a new one, they say we contacted them and are waiting to hear from them to help me with my concerns. Then they say when they do hear from them, they will have the manufacturer contact me to get it resolved.

My question is, why the third party? I don't like where this is going for now....stay tuned.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:47 PM   #20
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Ok, my mood has changed back to green. Received message from Mike of 4x4 parts that said Paul from MG would be calling me (MG I assume is mean green).

Spoke with Paul and they will be mailing me a replacement. Nice guy to speak to, made me feel important and respected as a customer, let alone first time buyer.

He should also be providing me with bench test results so I can throw those up here too.

Now, even though its not working and waiting on a replacement, still recommend this alternator based on the customer service.
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