I'm planning on doing an alternator upgrade this weekend on an '81 Bronco and could use alittle more info. I've read all of the threads on the 3G, and Brian Soderbloms site. I've found a local alternator shop that has a 200 amp 3G (powder coated even, extra plus) for $180 , the guy told me that under normal operating rpm ranges and idle that a good alternator would put out more useable amp's than the 3G. He also told me that I probably would never even see the full 200 amp potential out of the 3G, and that I would be alot better off with a 100 amp 1G large case (also in stock $95). I do recall Brians tech article stating something similar about the 3G vs. 1G large case. Is there much truth to this $95 vs $180 is some what of a savings although a powder coated alternator would add a little more bling under the hood. Thanks.