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Can someone confirm the ad244 alternator upgrade is the one to which I made reference above in which an alternator is used from a full-size truck?
 
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Originally Posted by christine_208 View Post
Can someone confirm the ad244 alternator upgrade is the one to which I made reference above in which an alternator is used from a full-size truck?


Yes. I pulled mine off a Tahoe with a 5.3l V8. Direct bolt on, requires a slightly longer belt because it's physically larger. I installed one because of electric fan conversion, car audio equipment, auxiliary lights, and now a winch that I'm installing.





 

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Originally Posted by blazen_red_4x4 View Post
Yes. I pulled mine off a Tahoe with a 5.3l V8. Direct bolt on, requires a slightly longer belt because it's physically larger. I installed one because of car audio equipment, auxiliary lights, and now a winch that I'm installing.
This is perfect. Thanks! This is definitely going on the "to do" list.
 
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Another option if you want to up the capacity of a smaller winch is to use a ****** block.
Doubling your pulling power

Another type of winch rigging that uses a ****** block is the double-line pull. There are two common situations in which the double-line pull is useful. The first is if you think your winch doesnít have enough muscle to pull out your vehicle. The second is if you want to recover a vehicle thatís bigger than yours.https://www.gowarn.com/warn-winches/winch-tips.aspx
 
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deleted post. I'll ask again later after I think about it a bit.
 

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I do believe, if set up properly and of course you have the necessary anchor points, a ****** block (probably 2) would accomplish the mission. Then you wouldn't have to worry about damage underneath. I imagine a ****** block on a tree behind the vehicle, maybe 2, one offset of the vehicle, cable run through then attached to the rear of the vehicle?
 
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I use a smittybuilt 9500xrc with ****** blocks. Got it for about 300 and it has worked pretty good, just make sure you have a beefy bat before you do.
 
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I'm running a Warn M12000 on mine with dual batteries and an AD244 alternator. I haven't had any issues, even though the full-load amp draw is something like 440 amps.

While any winch is better than nothing, I'm also a believer that you shouldn't skimp. Buy once, cry once.
 
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