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Driving home today I noticed my headlights were surging. Not the first time I've noticed but it's always fixed itself and surges even at highway speeds. The difference today I noticed the dash battery flickered once then not long after my radio died and my gauges frooze in the position they were in. Nothing else seemed to be affected but then a couple miles later everything went normal. Truck stayed on cruise at 70mph the whole time cluster was dead. Any thoughts??????????
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Have your alt. and batteries checked. Mine did the same when the voltage regulator was dying.

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I'm sure the autozone alternator is crapping out. Any thoughts on DC power alternators are nations alternators? Thinking I'm wanting a high output alternator.
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Look in your phone book if you still get one and see if there is a alternator and starter rebuild shop in your area. Look under Automotive electrical.

Usually if there is a shop that will rebuild yours or sell you a rebuilt one they will be as good as new since the shop will take some pride in what they do unlike the place that Autozone, NAPA, and other parts stores buy theirs from.

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How much more power can they get out of this alternator? For instance nations has a 190amp that puts out 135amps at idle. I know these 6G cases are smaller so I wonder if they can really crank these up in a rebuild. I don't think the stock 110amp max is enough between accessories and trailer lights.
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I personally don't like the thought of special order alternators, I usually need it yesterday once I realize that I need it. I put on a 6.0 alt. 135amp. Its only 25 more amps than our stocker, but it will make 100 amps at idle,my stocker would only make 60 at idle. And its readily available.

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The OCA(or BBB Industries) # is 8307 its the upper alt. for a 2005 with dual alts.

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I'll second the recommendation to get a 6.0L alternator. They're a 6G large case alternator and put out 135 A. They fit on your bracket with just a touch of grinding in the center of the cradle for clearance. Just grind off enough so the alternator mount sits flat on the mounting bracket, and you can slip a piece of thin cardboard between the bracket and the lowest part of the alternator.

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Thanks for the info. I'm sure the 6.0 alt. is half the price also.
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I put 1 thin flat washer on each of the mounting holes, gave it just enough clearance.

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