When you are consuming more power than your stator can make you need to add another source for power. The stock ECU will pull power if you do not have enough voltage. Stock accessory relay will drop out at 12.5 volts.
A secondary battery is only needed when the car is off & you want to play your stereo or keep your lights on
1. Send your ignition cover in for modification $1400
With this discounted option you will send in your stock ignition cover, keep your water pump installed, and only remove the stator from your ignition cover. We will modify your cover to work with our alternator kit and send the entire kit back to you. The modification turnaround will take 24-48 hours. Please send your ignition cover to the address below.
7831 E Greenway Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
2. Full kit with option of reimbursement $1700 (with reimbursement $1430 total)
With this option we will send you the full bolt on alternator kit. If you decide to send us back your stock ignition cover we will reimburse you $270 once we receive your ignition cover. A return label will be provided.
LaRue Performance’s Can Am X3 alternator kit is an excellent addition to your stock oem stator and here is why. The stock stator alone simply cannot keep up with multiple electrical components, including (power steering, ignition, communications, lights, navigation and pumpers) or anything else you may power in your X3. Whether you are on top of a big hill, sitting back enjoying your accessories, or racing through the desert, this alternator kit will keep your maximum power from any loses. This powerful alternator will take you safely out of those low voltage limp modes, and on track to keep running at maximum power.
Here at LaRue we have personally dyno tuned and researched many x3’s on our dyno machine. Throughout the course of this development, we have seen the power drops and the low voltage limp modes along with the results they have displayed. What happens when the oem stator starts to heat up along with the other components like the ignition it becomes clear that the stock stator looses power. When the component is running and rising in temperature, more power is required and that simply does not exist within the stock stator.
Through this experience, we thought long and hard about what we could do to change these results and keep full voltage & power to the X3. Our solution was to innovate and come up with our own Billet X3 alternator kit that also charges during idle. We’ve run and tested our kits from Oldsmobile Hill, to long rides from the shop in Scottsdale, to the Verde River. Durable, reliable and great looking are only a few of the features this kit has to keep you going at the maximum power you need and expect from LaRue Performance!
Below is a chart showing torque (voltage vs RPM) of the stock ECU. The stock ECU will pull power if you do not have enough voltage.