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Im upgrading my stock alt to a 370 first question is dose the alt get fused if so what size fuse 2nd would one run of skyhigh ofc 0 gauge be enough to support the alt 3rd is there anything i should know being this is my first ho alt
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Only brands that get my money is
Excessive amperage
Ohio gen
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You can fuse between alt and battery. I don't. But use a 350amp fuse...yes one run is enough,. I would also get a hairpin alt.
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You get what you pay for
And a large case hairpin is a must
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Do some research too. Companies like JS and Cande shop say they use parts they do not. Both will claim to use Denso copper rectifiers and they use a much cheaper and lower quality Regitar. I've also seen them claim they use OEM regulators but in many of JS's pictures you can see they are transpo, a much cheaper and less quality part.
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One recommendation id make is to go ahead and get the biggest one you can. The reason i say that is because its just the nature of our hobby to want more. I ran 4 diff alts on my jetta and couldve saved myself a whole lot of coin by goin bigger straight off the rip.
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Thanks and 370 is the biggest i can fit
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There isn't much bigger than 370, lol
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One recommendation id make is to go ahead and get the biggest one you can. The reason i say that is because its just the nature of our hobby to want more. I ran 4 diff alts on my jetta and couldve saved myself a whole lot of coin by goin bigger straight off the rip.
Got any extra alts for that jetta lol

OP: Only company I've ran is Excessive Amperage. It was a 300 and did good.
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Not right now. Gettin ready to swap them into my golf. 370+320=f yeah!
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What is a hair pin alt? The alt im getting is by dc .. Also do any other wire need to be upgraded besides alt power an ground?
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