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Old 01-02-2011, 12:43 AM
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Any of you Bombers have any experience with these? 200 AMP Mean Green Alternator : GM Alternator : Mean-Green.com Been looking at upgrading cuz of all the power drain with acc. Also was thinking bout some Optima batteries.
 
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:53 AM
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Looks pretty cool, never heard of them

Optimas can be a mixed bag, I had pretty good luck with one i had in my car, but i think i finally killed it, but only after charging, killing, charging, killing, freezing it etc..... it stood up pretty well, it still holds a charge, just not the best any more I was considering a pair of Optima's myself when these batteries start taking a dump
 
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:05 AM
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They got a dealer in BC..
 
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:20 PM
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The mean green are a big number in germany. Everybody being serious in off roading or in car entertainment uses them overe here.

these alternators are the perfect supplement for AGM batteries (Optima, Hawker, Exide) . Because an AGM battery can take and store all the current an alternator can deliver. That means in return: extremly quick recharge even while extrem cold conditions.

Standard acid batteries can't do this their current is limited during cold conditions.
A general rule:
the less internal resistance of the battery the quicker the recharge.
That means an old battery with a raising internal resistance does not take the charge that good anymore which explains your experience, Brite.
 

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:47 PM
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Sounds good , thanks for the info. I think I will pull the trigger on one in the future . With all the drain like liftpumps ,compressor,amps and etc should be a good idea. Also found some HIDS at a good price . HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning if anyone wants some...
 
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:40 AM
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added info:
You should know that an alternator at idle delivers only 50% of the max. current. A 200A alternator shrinks down to 100A at idle.
But full load is right behind idle that means at 1500 to 2000rpm.
 
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:38 AM
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There claiming 1800rpm for full charge...
 
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I have been looking at getting some HID's from DDM tuning also, really good reviews for them
 
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just installed another set of highs,lows and fogs . The 35 watt DDM's are sweet, ultra slim ballasts easy install.
 
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Originally Posted by BLACKDX View Post
just installed another set of highs,lows and fogs . The 35 watt DDM's are sweet, ultra slim ballasts easy install.
Good to hear

Im going with the 55w hi/lo kit in either 6k or 8k
 

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