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    16 volt or 12 volt ?????

    we just bought a dragster,,that has a 16 volt battery.my question is..do i need a 16 volt or 12 volt Alt. and do i use a 16 volt or 12 volt charger ??

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    If it has the 16 volt Id leave it, but you'll need a 16 volt charger. They do make 16/12v combo chargers you can use also.

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    16 volt alternator too !! 8)

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    I just went to 16V for this year. Summit has a charger that is like $180 thru the pro shop and I sent 2 alternators to Mark at House of Payne. Very inexpensive to convert to 16V

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    16 volt all the way
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    With this 12 to 16 conversion, do you still use a 12 volt starter to spin it faster ?
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    I think that's the whole idea DD
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    Back in my VeeWee days, we'd convert the old 6volt VW's to 12 volt but leave the 6 volt starter. ZZZZIIP ! Man would they spin over fast ! If the tuneup was good ,they'd pop off within a second or two. If the tune was bad you could burn down the starter pretty quick.

    What do you do for all the 12 volt gauges and electronics when converted to 16v?
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    Most of the newer gauges and electronics are 16v compatible. We double checked with the manufactures when we ordered all the stuff for the new car.
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    Why 16 volt at all, i see no reason for it, even with a blower motor. It's kinda like he has it so maybe i need it. If you are trying to catch up with the top fuelers and funny cars, they start with 36 volts and run mags. If you want more voltage too the starter have it rewired to lessor voltage. Nothing makes sense to me too endanger all the gages,delays,trans brakes,etc. just to say i got a 16 volt system. Sounds to me like another expensive upgrade not needed.

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