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It looks like an upgrade to my alternator can be added to the list of unreachable parts for my 4cyl taurus. I have tried most all major retailers, ebay, junkyards, forums, and nada. I will soon be running a 1000w peak/500rms amp with a sub with about the same specs. The alternator now is 75amps. I cant imagine this will be enough, but dont know what else would do. Would a cap help? I also saw voltage regulators for alternators, i dont suppose its possible to change out the voltage regulator and gain an extra 25amps?
 

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Im not sure but is it possible to just get a 100 amp alternator of a wrecked 3.0 and the regulator to match it? I know my alternator is 100 amps and it runs my system decent.
then again my system is around 2000watts rms..
 

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I wish, i think the v6's have a 5 rib belt and the 4cyl has a 6 rib. I also think the mounting bracket is totally different.
 

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Well changing a pulley is no big deal. I don't remember what it looks like under the hood of a 4 cylinder, so i can't say anything about the bracket..
 

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It's your battery and wiring you need to worry about, not the alternator. 75A is plenty if all else is up to the task. I doubt too that you will be using all the power of your stereo all the time. You need to plan by the fuse size not the amplifier output.
 

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Maybe you sould consider getting a second battery for the amp and a cap to go with it.
 

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you can probably take it to an alternator specialist and have it rewound to put out more current. that is probably your best option, will be cheap and should do the trick

if you cant find a place that will rewind it, contact dominick iraggi ([email protected]) . the man is a godsend for anything that is an alternator. he will be custom making my 240 amp alt, and he has made several for other friends of mine for competition cars. he can build you anything you want, and it will be better than anything else you find in a local store. good luck with it all, hope you can find some help
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