NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > Modified Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Modified Tech Discussion Forum for Tech related discussion for Modified XJ's and MJ's.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 15th, 2011, 19:54
krakhedd krakhedd is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 278
Different alternator brackets for different years/alternator upgrades for a 2000?

Hi everybody,

I've put some solid searching into this and I can't find a yes or a no answer (so I assume the answer is, "no", but have to ask!).

I have a 2000 w/ a 2001 engine block. I do not have the towing package on mine, and a local dealer only has one alternator listed, which either suggests the towing package was never offered for my year (but it was on my '99, which had it), or it's simply unavailable due to how long it's been since the XJ stopped being built brand-new.

Anyway, I bought a unit from Ohio Generator, who was well aware I have a 2000 XJ before purchase. The alternator they sent me is visibly larger than a brand-new Bosch from NAPA, and measures approximately 1.5" larger in circumference. The wheel on the alternator is larger on the Ohio unit as well.

My friend who put the engine together for me said there isn't enough material in the bracket to machine down and fit the larger alternator. I'm curious if there's a different bracket available that I can use with no modification? This unit is rated over 220amp, which is probably 50amp more than I'll need but I'd rather have the extra capacity anyway, "just in case". But I think the next step down from Ohio is like 140amp or so, which is obviously well below where I want it.

Any direction or help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old November 15th, 2011, 20:25
OutkastBoss's Avatar
OutkastBoss OutkastBoss is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Saint louis
Posts: 1,665
Re: Different alternator brackets for different years/alternator upgrades for a 2000?

hmm 160amp 'rango alt was pretty easy to get in there in my 01 (maybe not enough amps for ya)

I bet you could use the old one to set up bolt pattern on your cardboard mock up .. Then cut out plate and have your custom bracket welded by a buddy drill the holes and voila!

I don't know if anyone makes a bigger bracket (besides you)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 16th, 2011, 04:35
krakhedd krakhedd is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 278
Re: Different alternator brackets for different years/alternator upgrades for a 2000?

Problem is, this is my daily driver, and I am too friggin' busy....suppose I could buy one from a junkyard & go from there though, ESP since one of the biggest Jeep junkyards is right around the corner from where I work!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old November 16th, 2011, 07:37
jeepkid03 jeepkid03 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 529
Re: Different alternator brackets for different years/alternator upgrades for a 2000?

x2 on the Durango alt. ZJ grand cherokee V8 alts will work too. You just have to grind a bit off the bracket to make them work.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 16th, 2011, 08:11
krakhedd krakhedd is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 278
Re: Different alternator brackets for different years/alternator upgrades for a 2000?

Suppose I'll have to try to get a used bracket & mounting bolts, see if I can make that work.....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 13th, 2014, 15:43
smiley smiley is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 153
Re: Different alternator brackets for different years/alternator upgrades for a 2000?

Are there specific year rangos to look for?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 15th, 2014, 10:53
jeepkid03 jeepkid03 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 529
Re: Different alternator brackets for different years/alternator upgrades for a 2000?

Quote:
Originally Posted by smiley View Post
Are there specific year rangos to look for?
I think the earlier years with the 5.2 V8. I may be wrong though. Grand Cherokee 5.2 alternators from 1993-1998 work as well.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alternator/cable upgrades Cottontail Modified Tech Discussion 27 September 14th, 2011 22:03
Alternator mounting brackets- years different? DPG OEM Tech Discussion 3 February 2nd, 2011 12:03
HELP, need a new Alternator (2000 XJ) austinaubinoe Modified Tech Discussion 2 August 24th, 2009 05:13
alternator/starter years? 95meangreen OEM Tech Discussion 1 June 2nd, 2007 20:39
Alternator Upgrades (sort of) keener Modified Tech Discussion 3 May 28th, 2006 10:24


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014