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are chrome alternators any good ??

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cmegga

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Whats the take on chrome alternators ?? I am hearing from a few places most of these things are junk. They have a short life and are not very relaible. My mechanic say most of of the ones he has out in only hold up a month or so before they need to be rebuilt.

Im looking for a good 100 amp or higher. Any one have and sucess or bad luck with a particular brand ??

Any feed back would be apreachiated, as this needs to be done in the next day or two.
 
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Bullitt

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If you're not sure about the generic chrome ones out there, you could just buy a conversion kit. This replaces the front/back plates, fan, pulley, nut, bearings, through bolts and lockwashers. I'm sure it would be easy for a reputable shop to do or you could do it yourself. Summit list the kit at $60 for SUM-810050 (internal regulator) or SUM-810060 (external).

--Bullitt
 
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resto75

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I have a chrome alt. and haven't had any problems but my 75 isn't a daily driver either. I don't know if it would stand up to everyday driving, but don't see why not. The only difference is the chrome plated casing. Unless that holds in a bunch of heat I don't see why it wouldn't be any less dependable then any other rebuild.
 

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