Installation Time: Afternoon
September 01, 2015
PA Performance 130 AMP Alternator
At first glance this is so much better visually than the original alternator on my fox body. I love that I no longer see a cooling fan on the outside but not as much as I love seeing how much more output this alternator is producing! No more diming lights at idle and the car runs better with the constant voltage increase. Easily one of the "must do's" for the pre 3G Stangs. Went on easily with just the common small clearance work to the bracket (about 20 minutes with a small grinder and a Dremel to clean it up nicely). Certainly can be done quicker than that but I wanted a nice clean, finished end product. I used the pre terminated charge wire from PA since it looks so nice and with an engine bay full of powder coating, polish and chrome I didn't want anything less.
The only thing that held me back from giving it 5 stars across the board was the polishing job. Don't get me wrong though, it is very highly polished, smooth and clean......mostly. The area around the lower mount was not done at all. I spent the better part of an hour and got it looking as nice as the rest. If you're running a stock air box or big open filter in the stock location this won't mean anything to you, bolt it on and go. If you're running a fenderwell intake system or custom anything you can see this unpolished area quite easily. Is it nitpicking? Yes. I understand that a company can't spend the extra time getting into all these nooks and crannies. Maybe it was just a missed area on the one I received?
In closing, this is an absolutely awesome addition to your ride! I would recommend it to anybody that will stand around long enough to listen about it...
....any day, everyday ;)