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Old 09-03-2000, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default alternators again

If a higher out put alternator is installed, is there a danger of burning up some wiring? Does anyone have experience with the iceberg alternators?
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Old 09-03-2000, 08:59 PM   #2
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Hard question to answer. How big are you planning to install? Are you adding components that will use excessive amounts of amps?
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Old 09-04-2000, 05:41 PM   #3
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The alternator that I was thinking about is 105 Amps. I don't know if this is the standard size used in the Saturn S series. I came across the following message and found it to be of some interest.
This iceberg housing, larger bearing, etc appeals to me. The message does state that it is for Berretas. Is the CS 130 also used in Saturns? Would the bolt patterns be the same?

See the following message:

Some of you have been asking for information about the Iceberg alternator I
bought just recently. Well what it is, is a standard GM CS-130 alternator,
which is 105 amps, but it has a beefed up regulator with a heatsink (cooling
fins) on the back of the housing for cooling, and larger bearings. By doing
this it eliminates the two main causes of the GM CS-130's failure (and we all
know the stock ones suck) The alternator Im speaking of is VERY common, and
its used in the 2.0, 2.2, 2.3, 2.8, and 3.1 Berettas (NOT 3100, theirs are
different) The place I ordered it from is a small family business and these
people know what theyre doing. Im sure they can make a little higher output
alternators for the stereo guys as well. These Iceberg altenators are BRAND
NEW, not rebuilt, lemme say that again BRAND SPANKIN NEW, and believe it or
not, it only cost me $129.95 for the alternator SHIPPED to my door, with the
-right- pulley already on it and all ready to be bolted in!!

So call these people today, before your bust-ass stock GM alternator leaves
your Beretta stranded! Thank you!

The guys name is Tracy, that you want to ask for.

Southwest Truck & Auto
1261 Chicago Drive SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
(616) 452-5728

-Dave Holst
89 Beretta GT
Iceberg 105 amp alternator!

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Old 09-04-2000, 09:08 PM   #4
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Changing to a 105A alternator shouldn't cause any wiring problems. You would be adding about 10-15 max amp output. I'm not sure that alternator will bolt up. The connections on the regulator may be different as well
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Old 09-05-2000, 05:50 PM   #5
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By upping your alt, there is know way you can harm any wiring. Just because the alt can produce 105 amp, does not mean it puts that amount throuhg your car. Your car will only use the amount it takes to make it run. I have a 160 amp alt on my 97 sc1 and it works fine. I as well have a hefty stereo in my car and it works great. ONe thing to take a look at, is if you still have your stock alt, just get it rewound. That way you aren't messing around with mounts and such. It is cheaper to get them rewound then it is to buy them new and you can get more current this way.
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