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2015 JGC alternator

It's was my understanding that certain optional groups like luxury group two automatically came with a 220 amp alternator ??? After receiving my new 2015 overland I was looking over the build sheet and noticed that my jeep was built with a 180 amp alternator. I e-mailed Chrysler about this and there response to this was that they only offer a 220 amp alternator for the diesel and srt vehicles. Does anyone know this to be true or are they trying to keep me happy, there are a lot of electronics on this JGC so a 180 amp alternator seems a little lite. Does anyone with a 2015 JGC no diesel have the bigger alternator????

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Re: 2015 JGC alternator

I have a 2014 Limited with tow package and got the 220amp alternator.


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Re: 2015 JGC alternator

The only thing you really need a larger alternator for is Towing (Lights and Electric Brakes and maybe some accessories in the towed item) which is why it was on the towing package. It is odd that the towing package is included on the Overland but not the larger Alternator.
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I have a 2014 Limited with tow package and got the 220amp alternator.
My 14 Overland with 3.6L and tow has it as well.
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Re: 2015 JGC alternator

Looks like they dropped it from the Limited with Optional Tow package as well on MY15


The only configuration I could get it to show up on was an SRT.


Summit with Diesel/V8 doesn't show it (but it may be there).
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Re: 2015 JGC alternator

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I have a 2014 Limited with tow package and got the 220amp alternator.


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My 2014 5.7 summit has a 220 alternator.
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My 2014 5.7 summit has a 220 alternator.
U sure? U have Blu Ray DVD? mine doesn't have DVD and has 180..11/6/13 build
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Re: 2015 JGC alternator

the alternator mix changed several times thru MY14-MY15.

The big honkin' radiator fan that comes with the tow package is probably the biggest factor in alternator selection, given that it draws about 60A vs the base fan's 20A..

Whether the lux2 group would get you a 220A alternator is questionable.. I don't know if the package list for lux2 listed a 220A alternator (I stopped looking at the packages when I ordered my '14)
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Re: 2015 JGC alternator

My 2015 Summit built in October has the 180 amp.
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U sure? U have Blu Ray DVD? mine doesn't have DVD and has 180..11/6/13 build
Yeah its a 220 no blu ray. Build date is march 2013. maybe they made a change in august 2013 when they changed those few other items and created the 2014.5
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Yeah its a 220 no blu ray. Build date is march 2013. maybe they made a change in august 2013 when they changed those few other items and created the 2014.5
Ya bet they did, I think only Diesel (with or w/o ORAll) and ORAll (all?) got it 7/23/13 and later (2014.5 cut)...but who knows...
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