Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kingman, AZ 86409
My Prowler is limited to 27 amp electrical system, and I wanted to add additional system capabilities. I noticed that they do/did make an alternator kit for the XTZ's, but nothing for other models. I thought back to my racing days and we run an alternator off of the driveshaft, so why not? I am confident that I can shave 50% at least off of the former kit prices (this is just a quick guess). I used a three wire alternator on mine, as I wanted to put a warning light on the charging circuit. Before the alternator, when running down the road and the cooling fan cycled my volts would drop to 12 from 14.5, with the alternator the voltage only drops to 14. This is with my lights on and CVT clutch fan also on. Bryan and I discussed trying out a one wire setup in order to compare which alternator makes the most sense, and we decided to try one!
2009 700EFI XTX, , AC Winch, 2010 Dust Shield EPI Sport Utility Clutch Kit , Street Legal, Cage chopped 2 ", Aluminum Diamond Plate Trim, Relocated Factory Bladders with covers, 5 Pt. Harness installed, Bed Tiedown System, Scat Pro-Car Seats, Secondary Battery installed, Oil Pressure, Oil/CVT Temperature, Volt Meter & Water Temp Gauges installed with Dash Plate, Bighorns, ITP Black 212 Wheels. Tonneau cover. 750 Big Bore Kit, Web Cam, and Rocker Arms.
Either - Dick or RD