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I recently ordered a HO alternator from a company called maniac motors. I'm switching the stock 100 amp alternator with a rebuilt 09 corolla alternator putting out 180 amps.

Are there any particulars to doing the switch?

Any instructions would be appreciated.
 

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well your warranty will sure be void you can kiss that goodbye..
 

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well...I was kinda looking for suggestions, not nay saying. Its my understanding that it would only void my warranty limited tob issues with the alternator, not the whole car. Also I am keeping my original alternator so if the new one went bad I could put the original back in.

So if besides telling me the warranty issue, if you have anything constructive to say, It would be much appreciated.
 

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well your warranty will sure be void you can kiss that goodbye..


Geez..I think he was asking for some advice, not some asshole remark...You ever thought of maybe keeping your mouth shut when you have nothing good to say??


I recently ordered a HO alternator from a company called maniac motors. I'm switching the stock 100 amp alternator with a rebuilt 09 corolla alternator putting out 180 amps.

Are there any particulars to doing the switch?

Any instructions would be appreciated.

I don't have any instructions.

What are you putting in a bigger Alternator for? Sound system???

Would love to know how it turns out :D

|-Goku-|
 

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yep, its to support my system. I bought it off http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com. After shipping it came to like 300 dollars. Although I had to wait a while for them to actually get 2009 corolla alternator cores in stock. Basically they do something with them to provide a higher output.
 

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Why would it void the warranty?:confused:
It won't as a thousand other people have said it only voids your warranty if damages result due to the installation of that part. Or in other words if Toyota can prove that a higher alternator caused other parts to fail then that would void warranty.
 

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Update, Had it installed along with the big three. Tested the voltage under full load, Never dropped below 13 volts. Had HIDs and high beams on, heat and audio system cranked up. maniacmotors is a win.
 

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It won't as a thousand other people have said it only voids your warranty if damages result due to the installation of that part. Or in other words if Toyota can prove that a higher alternator caused other parts to fail then that would void warranty.
OK........how would a higher alternator cause other parts to fail??????
 

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If the higher current output could get by any thing that wasn't fused and over power it.
.....but doesn't a high output automotive alternator still make 12-14 volts regardless of it's amp capacity? An alternator is not going to force or overload whatever. If whatever draws more amps than the alternator can produce, then the alternator will be overloaded.
 

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Thats right, The alternator is not going to produce a tad bit more power then whats being asked of it by the different electrical systems in the car.
 

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I had been calling them about that particular ALT for a bit before they actually had it in stock. And pretty much I just stayed on top of it till they got a couple 09 cores in. I got lucky basically. I had it installed today by my stereo guy for a 100 bucks. He used 0 gauge wire, and did the big three for me.
 

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.....but doesn't a high output automotive alternator still make 12-14 volts regardless of it's amp capacity? An alternator is not going to force or overload whatever. If whatever draws more amps than the alternator can produce, then the alternator will be overloaded.

I never said it was.

If something that was fused was working hard and tried to pull more current than it was supposed to a fuse would blow and cut power to it.
That's why electrical things have fuses.

I guess I don't understand what you are asking.
 

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Wat I want to know is how did you find this site and how come I couldnt find it and why is it that this is the only company that can make a hi output alternator for our car? I was told that they cant make h/o alt. due to the the square design in the alternator. Anything you may know I dont would be greatly appreciated. I tried calling lots of places for one and no one could help me with one so I want to know how it is possible they can make one and no one else can?
 

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A square housing shouldn't make any difference. The insides still rotate.
 
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