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joshjohnbaun
01-31-2006, 07:49 PM
Just picked up an 88 JX, and wondering... the alternator is weak in it, what should i change it to? buddy of mine said something about a GM conversion?

sparky
01-31-2006, 07:51 PM
u could just full field a gm alt and bolt it on with a little bracket playing

Blazerboy
01-31-2006, 07:55 PM
I have a brand new alternator out of a Chevy 4.3L 75 bucks and its yours. Has about 4 days on it then killed the truck haha.

szabotage
01-31-2006, 07:57 PM
I run a GM 90 amp alt, I built the adapter myself using a template I found on offroad.com. pretty much any alternator can be adapted, I've seen a few setups including alts from a maxima and acura EL's.

joshjohnbaun
01-31-2006, 08:00 PM
hmm well once i get my lift and shit in.. ill pick one up, as of right now.. im strapped for cash cuz i just bought it hah

Always broke
01-31-2006, 09:25 PM
the best thing to do is run a Gm Alt and convert it to single wire been there done that[36]

epic3
01-31-2006, 11:45 PM
You can use a VW alt from a say 89 jetta with ac and pw so 90 amp output and they work single wire all they need is a quick rev when first starting to energize them

joshjohnbaun
01-31-2006, 11:49 PM
another quick addon here... does anyone know if such a thing exists... a hardtop for an 1988 JX?? ive only been able to find softop replacements... so far no hardtops...

norm
02-10-2006, 07:15 AM
I've got an alternator from my 88.5 sami,had new brushes,brs and regulator
about 3 mos ago.Works good,won't fit with my new motor.
Case of BUD it's yours.[cheers]

joshjohnbaun
02-10-2006, 08:48 AM
hmm lake country.. where the hell is that? ah im still drunk from last night hah cant think, sounds close

norm
02-10-2006, 09:39 PM
hmm lake country.. where the hell is that? ah im still drunk from last night hah cant think, sounds close

About 10k up the hwy.I'll even let ya drink a couple of em[cheers]

kamloopsyota
02-11-2006, 10:22 PM
theres a guy in salmon arm that makes hard tops i was told.

joshjohnbaun
02-12-2006, 08:10 PM
a guy in salmon arm? can you be more specific? thanks

kamloopsyota
02-12-2006, 11:36 PM
haha no i have no idea i just know its all custom made. im trying to find more info as well.

BrentG
03-01-2006, 12:26 AM
They have made hardtops, as of now, i don't know anyone in BC that distributes them anymore. You can get used ones (rarely) but they will run you between $400-$800 depending on condition.
I am currently looking into reproducing the samurai hardtops at my shop, but so far i haven't been able to get the original mold.

degsey
03-02-2006, 03:13 AM
50 posts or bust[f]

epic3
03-02-2006, 04:30 AM
They have made hardtops, as of now, i don't know anyone in BC that distributes them anymore. You can get used ones (rarely) but they will run you between $400-$800 depending on condition.
I am currently looking into reproducing the samurai hardtops at my shop, but so far i haven't been able to get the original mold.
If you canfind a good original what bout makin a mold

Tuner Inside
03-02-2006, 01:33 PM
THe guy that makes the tops in BC is top notch guys. I had one on my 87 as a demo with all the bells and whistles (roof rack, sun roof, tinted, etc.) They are made in summerland at arrow industries but you need to go to the website www.cartops.com (http://www.cartops.com) to get info on them. Might be a little expensive but you definitly get what you pay for. THey are a true fiberglass top with a laminate in the top for holding more weight. They are not the ugly cheap plastic tops suzuki used. If you plan on keeping a sami for a bunch of years its worth the investment.

AS for the alternator there is a template on offroad.com for the gm alternator. I run 110amp on my vw diesel right now and it works great. Worth the fiddle fucking it take to get it perfectly mounted and running straight.

joshjohnbaun
03-02-2006, 03:23 PM
thanks for the info!

westcoaster
03-02-2006, 06:30 PM
For a vehicle that hasn't been sold in Canada for 15 years there sure is a hell of a pile of aftermarket equipment available for it....