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Im wondering if i can put a 80 amp 14v alternator for replacement on my 03 kia spectra 1.8l bottom base model which came stock with 80amp 12v can i up the voltage without hurting the car

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Your alternator output normally should fall around 14 volts to deliver a charge to your car battery. Car batteries can easily adapt to 2V, 10V and 50V from a battery charger and likewise an upgrade from 12V to 14V output would not hurt anything.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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This conversion should be just fine. 12v bulbs start blowing at 18v and above so if it was me, sure, I would go for it if everything hooks up ok, good luck, Gary

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