Colorado 2 Ute 4X4 Alternator output capacity

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 09:32
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Just trying to find out the alternator output capacity of the new Colorado 2 Ute. I am told by the dealers that it is 145 amps. It seems high but has anyone got a recent Colorado Ute and can confirm thta to be true? Many thanks for any feedback.
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Reply By: Ross M - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:24

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:24
If it is 80 amps or 140amps or somewhere in between it is of very little consequence.

Unless you are regularly going to have the recharge a heavily discharged battery bank, a normal OE alternator is going to do the job.

If the dealer says 145 amps and it is a 20 less it won't matter.

Is there a reason why the figure is important to you?

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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 17:40

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 17:40
Does it have one of the late model "smart" alternators controlled by the ECU ? They can cause a few drama's with dual battery systems, might be best to speak to the dealer or aftermarket suppliers.
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