I read many post since I'm here and many people talk about the " BIG 3 " upgrade. I'm maybe stupid, but what's that ???
less resistance for the altenator to fight through, it can help/cure cars with dimming headlights due to stereo's and other high draw electrical items. It also helps ground the car/engine/battery better, can help with various electrical gremlins due to weak grounds etc.Whats the point ??
I would think so... and I think my car came with a Police alternator anyway.
Capacitors are a bandaid fix at best. Please read. Why you don't need a capacitor - Realm of ExcursionIt's not easier to put a capcitor on the amp instead of doing the Big 3 upgrade ?
No intrepids came with the 160amp alt. That was just for the police vehicles. They are assembled independently from the normal intrepids so they have a completely different spec sheet.
You can upgrade to the 160AMP alternator but honestly it wont do much unless u got excessive audio or running lights all day as they keep in the police cars when directing traffic etc. My battery alt combo hasnt failed once and ive gone to drive ins for like 6 hrs in a row LOL.. didnt fire it up once.
Leave it as is, ING Direct says "save your money" :music:
ure totally right, but i for one dont have anything over the stock power draw so im all set. In fact im cutting down power draw with my ongoing led tail project.it is always better to have the larger alterbator no matter whats going on. if you got a huge electrical draw from aftermarket accent lighting, audio equipment ect.... ect.... now with a upgraded alt, battery, and the big three there shouldnt be no electrical problems at all.
The big 3 is an electrical upgrade it will allow for less resistance in the charging system. This is only important for things like audio systems which draw a lot of power and can put a strain on your alternator and battery. If you upgrade the wires from the alternator to the battery it will allow for less resistance and more efficient charging because you get less of a loss in the wires. It has nothing to do with the performance of the engine.If what the 'big 3' is is a grounding kit, I have been looking into them, they can help with fuel mileage and power, because it creates less resistance among other benefits lol, I cant remember what all exactly, I read it in a D-Sport Magazine where they broke it all down and showed dyno sheets from project builds that they did to show never a loss in power then they went on to discuss the different available kits.
I may be wrong and if I am, please let me know
Ya but it didnt come that way. We all have **** that doesnt belong there LOL.Yup. My car's got a Police Alternator. Take a look next time you see it.
There are two, one on the drivers side, one on the passenger side. The drivers side one is about 12" long, and goes to the side of the block, then up to a bolt on the valve cover.Holy old thread Batman!
Tom (Shadowvox6) would probably know. I remember reading his modlist and it said something about better ground straps.