Quick question. Did you notice you were having alternator problems in the heat or comfortable or cold type of climate?
Jamie is great to deal with. I replaced mine with his unit (plus the wiring upgrade is top notch) after my battery was going out and my alt was testing a little low. Figured replacing it before I was stuck on the side or the road was a good thing. I have had zero issues since with his alternator and have no doubt that if I do have any issues he will take care of it quickly.That's the one I was thinking of, just couldn't remember the name.
No doubt. Once you know the couple little tricks from the first swap any future alternator removals are easy.mine went out, but it was a few years back, and honestly i do not remember if it was warm or cold out. from what i read it was just a common problem. i bought a remaned one from steve at tousley ford and its held up great since then. however changing it out is a fun process! the write up on svtp is great though, follow it!
From what I have been hearing on the forums is that many people had good luck to begin with but have been reporting a failure rate that isnt any better than stockers.I've heard PA Performance makes a good replacement for the 03/04's.
yes and no................If you have an aftermarket lower a correctly sized alt pulley is a must!!!!!! However many people running stock boost (stock upper and lower) have the same alt failure issues as people running all kinds of mods. The huge amount of heat being up under everything and right next to the exhaust manifold start the process. overspinning it on top of that is a sure fire way to finish it off.the alternator problems on our cars isn't due to heat or cold...its from being spun too fast, if you put a larger metco pulley on them you will be worry free...
I have a 2lb lower on my car also but just for added insurance and in case i want to swap to a 4lb I run a 3.2 alt pulley.yeah, from what i read, any lower pulley larger than 2lb, needs an alternator pulley swap. but otherwise, the failure rate seems to be high wether the car is modded or not. that said, i have had a 2lb lower on my car for 2 years now, and the alt was replaced just before the lower was added, and its held up fine.