If you ever do relocate yours, please share all of the details!
...what'd happen if I actually went off the pavement some day
Based solely on *my* experience(s)...
(A) at some point, you will loose all faith in aftermarket alternators.
(B) after about the 5th or 6th one, you'll have become an expert at changing alternators - capable of swapping one out faster than a veteran certified Isuzu Tech (especially if you have a body lift
(C) after about the 8th or 9th one, people will start razzing you about all of the alternators you've toasted - especially the folks at Advance Auto (or wherever... perhaps even making you 'known' at stores in more than one city and/or state
); and IF YOU'RE LUCKY, they will keep replacing them under warranty, despite the fact that the Fine Print says you're only entitled to ONE replacement per purchase.
(D) you'll eventually reach a point where you no longer leave things to chance, or take a 'wait-and-see' attitude - instead, sooner-or-later you'll go buy yourself a spare OEM unit and keep it with you at all times (afterwhich, of course, Murphy's Law will somehow keep your most recent aftermarket unit alive quite a bit longer than all of the previous ones combined
-- Or maybe it's just me <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />
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