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    question i got an 06 tj with a stock charging system and i was using my smittybilt xrc10 winch today and it was killin my battery to the point that my check gage light came on and picking up the idle didnt help much! i got a few red top optima batteries and some yellow top's laying around (wont say how) and was wondering if changing the stock batt with one or the other would do the trick or should i double stack em, or do i need to upgrade the alternator as well?
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    I had the same problem with a stock altenator and and a lead/acid battery.
    I upgraded to two optimas and a 117amp alt. Seems to have made whinching much better.

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    My Warn HS9500 ran fine with everything stock as long as I keept he motor about 1500-2000 rpms. Maybe that winch draws more. Get a hand throttle you can locked to help keep your revs up. My jeep came with the 117 amp alt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost00TJ View Post
    I had the same problem with a stock altenator and and a lead/acid battery.
    I upgraded to two optimas and a 117amp alt. Seems to have made whinching much better.

    -2000TJ
    -XRC 10k winch
    -one redtop and one yellow top
    where did you get the alt and how much did you pay for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbal View Post
    where did you get the alt and how much did you pay for?

    Oreily's or AutoZone like $100 or so plus core.
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    upgrade the alternator and get a deep cycle battery.
    get a hand throttle and keep your rpm's around 2k while winching and you'll be fine.

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    I had posted the below information on one of the other threads where someone was just looking into a new alternator.
    Personally, I'm just looking at doing the hand throttle to mine it seems the easiest fix since the only time I need the higher output is during winching.
    Joe


    So now I am looking for an OEM 136 amp alternator(OEM PN:56027913) that was on the following vehicles (info from http://www.vicic.com.tw/ap-001-Denso.htm):
    1997-1998 Dodge B.Series Van
    1997-1998 Dodge Dakota
    1998 Dodge Durango
    1997-1998 Dodge Ram Pickup
    1997-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The only major difference between these is the direction of the plastic boot on the back of the alternator and some of the pulleys are a 7 groove vs. the TJ's 6 groove.
    The first change will be to the direction of the plastic boot. For ease of installation and clearance, this needs to be changed. By swapping the boots from the Wrangler to the doner alternator, this change is easily accomplished. The boots are keyed and install over the indicated stud below and locate on the small hole in the case.
    I mentioned that the pulley can be a 7 groove pulley. I plan to simply swap the two alternators' pulleys at Advance when I get the alternator tested. However, from what I have read you do not need to do this. If you bias the belt to the rearward most six grooves, the belt and alternator will align and run just fine. I think that swapping the pulleys is the best way to go however.
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    an alternator upgrade would be ideal but in germany there is no auto zone so i was hoping a battery would be the quick fix without biting the bullet on a new alternator but i will if i have to. i do plan on adding a removeable rear winch in the future so i guess thats what i will have to do soon whenever i get around to it
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    I would just go ahead with a new deep cycle battery and a hand throttle... you'll still be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reservoirdogg26 View Post
    an alternator upgrade would be ideal but in germany there is no auto zone
    I think AutoZone has free shipping to APO's, check their website.
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