Kia Optima Forums banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am new here but I wanted to ask this community if anyone has had experience with the 2016 SXL Turbo with the 2L 4Cyl engine, and replacing the alternator with a high output one. I ordered one from power b*stards that is supposed to be a direct fit. On top of that I also am running an Optima Yellowtop battery with it. Have any of you want replaced the stock alt with a high output one and how is it working out so far?
 

·
Registered
13 Ebony SXL Turbo Touring & Tech Pkgs: Original Everything 195K Drag wheels
Joined
·
440 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I got a PowerBastards 250+ AMP High Output Alternator, installed it and it works great, I get a constant 14.4 Volts at the battery terminals even while running my Skar Audio RP1200.1D with two SDR-12S at full tilt, Checked temps on factory wires as well and they are holding up perfectly fine. I replaced the factory battery with an Optima YellowTop as well, one thing I would like to note here about replacing the stock alt with a new one is that the Bearing on the Alternator that connects with the belt may squeak a bit at first but sorts itself out once it's broken in.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top