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I wanted to see what everyone's opinions might be of DC Power Engineering Alternators?

Short story: I purchased a 13859-270-XP alternator from DC Power about 3 months ago. At the same time, we did a Big 3 wiring upgrade, new OEM battery in factory location and two new batteries in the rear.

Since the upgrade, my battery voltage gauge has read a steady 14v with only a small about of light blinking at very high volume. I am running three amps with a fuse rating of 60a, 60a and 90a, so 210 amps total fuse rating. My factory alternator was a 100a.

Needless to say, I only used this alternator for about 500 miles in the three months. I had my vehicle idling one day with the stereo system completely turned off and it started putting a full 17.2 volts all the time. So I assume the voltage regulator has went out. When the DC Power Alternator was removed it looked brand new the stickers were not even dirty.

DC Power has agreed to warranty the alternator but, it is a pain to keep installing and removing, so I wanted to see what everyone's opinions or suggestions might be?
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