2008 Chevy Silverado V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 24000 miles
I have a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado X-Cab 5.3L V8 LTZ pickup and am looking at replacing the stock alternator (145 Amp Max I believe) with a 200 Amp HO alternator from DB Electrical. This is for my present aftermarket car audio setup (1000 Amps Max RMS - I get a little headlight dimming at full tilt) and to plan for future upgrades.
I have done my homework and am certain that their alternator is the proper one as my current OEM alternator is a 2 pin DR44G series. The new 200 Amp HO alternator will come with an overdrive pulley that is smaller in diameter than my current pulley so the proper current will be flowing at idle.
Anyways, removing the stock alternator and replacing it with the HO alternator looks pretty straightforward. My only concern is setting the proper belt tension once the HO alternator is in place. Do I need any special tools to get the proper tension on the belt so it's not slipping? Secrets? Tips?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 AT 1:18 PM