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I have a shitty hydraulic tensioner on my mechman 320. it slipped when I started the car, but now it's good. Only time it slips is when my AC is on blast at idle and music turned up then I accelerate. The main thing if its a hydraulic tensioner is to make sure it's new/good condition and let it tighten by itself. It took a few days for me. Second if it doesnt work replace with a bigger idle pulley, shorter belt, or new tensioner. Getting import cars to work on after market alts is a bitch and there is no way around it. I absolutely hated the process but I can't complain that with my saz3500 volts stay at 13.6 :D

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It's not a question of which company is better...

We are curious why dc power can make a 250 and 270 amp units for our cars 06-09 honda civic lx ex dx 1.8L 8th gen civic non si models.... BUT no other company can or does make bigger then a 225a, that's what makes me hesitant.. Mechman and Excessive amperage Both only make up to a 225a...

I already have a 225a EA alt

We were just trying to solve a debate

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It's not a question of which company is better...

We are curious why dc power can make a 250 and 270 amp units for our cars 06-09 honda civic lx ex dx 1.8L 8th gen civic non si models.... BUT no other company can or does make bigger then a 225a, that's what makes me hesitant.. Mechman and Excessive amperage Both only make up to a 225a...

I already have a 225a EA alt

We were just trying to solve a debate

Did you call mechman? They don't have the recent online and they just made a new 320amp for my scion tC. Dc I heard was a tad ahead in technology

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I have a shitty hydraulic tensioner on my mechman 320. it slipped when I started the car, but now it's good. Only time it slips is when my AC is on blast at idle and music turned up then I accelerate. The main thing if its a hydraulic tensioner is to make sure it's new/good condition and let it tighten by itself. It took a few days for me. Second if it doesnt work replace with a bigger idle pulley, shorter belt, or new tensioner. Getting import cars to work on after market alts is a bitch and there is no way around it. I absolutely hated the process but I can't complain that with my saz3500 volts stay at 13.6 :D

Yep it is a hydraulic tensioner

I've had my EA 225a on since November and still on start up, stopped at lights etc with the ac blasting good I get squeal which I assume Means the belt is slipping

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the reason that company A has found a way to do it and company B either hasnt or doesnt feel it can live up to their standards. the companies you are referencing are reputable companies and are not going to produce something that doesnt live up to their standards.

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It's not a question of which company is better...

We are curious why dc power can make a 250 and 270 amp units for our cars 06-09 honda civic lx ex dx 1.8L 8th gen civic non si models.... BUT no other company can or does make bigger then a 225a, that's what makes me hesitant.. Mechman and Excessive amperage Both only make up to a 225a...

I already have a 225a EA alt

We were just trying to solve a debate

Did you call mechman? They don't have the recent online and they just made a new 320amp for my scion tC. Dc I heard was a tad ahead in technology

emailed them direclty.. this is what i got back

Unfortunately, we haven’t developed a Billet unit for that application yet. When we do, it will probably be around $649. Billet housings are EXPENSIVE to machine.

Matthew Young

(865)522-6166 ext 204

[email protected]

this was august 1, 2012

09 Civic EX

KDC-X395

(2) SKAR Audio VVX-12

Skar Audio SK-1500.1

4 cu ft @32 (new box and more port soon)

Firing Forward not sealed off

Stock 80 Amp Alt

Big 3 In 1/0 Knu

2 Runs To The Back 1 Pos 1 Neg In 1/0 Knu

DD-1'd 13.8v drop

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From: Matthew Young [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 8:38 PM

To: 'Cody'

Subject: RE: Alt for 2009 Honda Civic

Cody-

The biggest we can go and still have it be durable, and make decent low RPM output is 160 amps. We sell that unit for $349, and it comes with a 2 year warranty.

Regards,

Matthew Young

(865)522-6166 ext 204

[email protected]

09 Civic EX

KDC-X395

(2) SKAR Audio VVX-12

Skar Audio SK-1500.1

4 cu ft @32 (new box and more port soon)

Firing Forward not sealed off

Stock 80 Amp Alt

Big 3 In 1/0 Knu

2 Runs To The Back 1 Pos 1 Neg In 1/0 Knu

DD-1'd 13.8v drop

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It's not a question of which company is better...

We are curious why dc power can make a 250 and 270 amp units for our cars 06-09 honda civic lx ex dx 1.8L 8th gen civic non si models.... BUT no other company can or does make bigger then a 225a, that's what makes me hesitant.. Mechman and Excessive amperage Both only make up to a 225a...

I already have a 225a EA alt

We were just trying to solve a debate

Did you call mechman? They don't have the recent online and they just made a new 320amp for my scion tC. Dc I heard was a tad ahead in technology

Yes i spoke with Mechman and EA as well as dc power before I purchased my EA back in November.... Dc provided no reason why they could make a 250 or 270 and said there would be no belt slip but everyone I've asked their opinion has sad there would be.... EA & Mechman said its Bc that's the biggest that can use/make to make it go in the stock location without heavy modification

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From: Matthew Young [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 8:38 PM

To: 'Cody'

Subject: RE: Alt for 2009 Honda Civic

Cody-

The biggest we can go and still have it be durable, and make decent low RPM output is 160 amps. We sell that unit for $349, and it comes with a 2 year warranty.

Regards,

Matthew Young

(865)522-6166 ext 204

[email protected]

see that makes less sense because I got a different answer from [email protected] Mechman, in May 2011

Hi Jonathan,

We build a 220a unit for that car that produces 135a @ 700rpm, full output @

1800rpm. $549 + shipping. It features our heavy duty rectifier and diodes,

improved cooling, precision balanced rotor, premium NTN bearings, and comes

with our one-year warranty and lifetime product support.

Our AVBM adjustable voltage boost module is also included for this unit.

It will require some minor clearancing of your factory bracket to install.

Please reply to this email to insure your quote.

Thanks,

Eric

-----Original Message-----

From: Jonathan [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 8:09 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Quote

Quote for alt please car is a 2006 Honda civic LX sedan 1.8l

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this is what i got back from Singer

Hello Cody

The upgraded unit that I offer for your vehicle is a 185A. This alternator is a direct bolt on design for your vehicle and would be plug and play (the factory plug would go into it like the OEM unit) This alternator includes my overdrive pulley to boost the idle output (this will spin the alternator faster at low RPMS to boost idle output by around 30 to 40A more (120-130A idle @ 800rpms). The total price on this unit shipped w/ my lifetime warranty on labor is 419.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Cody <[email protected]> wrote:

SingerAlternators.com Form Submission:

Name: Cody

Email: [email protected]

Vehicle Make: Honda

Vehicle Model: Civic EX

Vehicle Engine Size: 1.8L I4 R18A

Vehicle Year: 2009

Comment / Question:

I would like to know all the sizes of alts that can fit on the OEM mounting

holes (without modifications) that are OVER 200 amps.

my car also idles at around 650 so it would need to make roughly 150 amps @

650 rpm @14.4 volts.

09 Civic EX

KDC-X395

(2) SKAR Audio VVX-12

Skar Audio SK-1500.1

4 cu ft @32 (new box and more port soon)

Firing Forward not sealed off

Stock 80 Amp Alt

Big 3 In 1/0 Knu

2 Runs To The Back 1 Pos 1 Neg In 1/0 Knu

DD-1'd 13.8v drop

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