That may be the most reasonable I've heard yet. One "famous" person on here has claimed that they are "race only" (because Mopar claims they were) and that they don't properly regulate at the correct voltage, but, (he admits) because they have epoxy paint--well SO?? Scrape off the paint so it properly grounds the thing. ---You know---like any other VRIf I remember correctly, that regulator is just a "marine" version, that Chrysler listed as a "P" part and charged more. They did similar for a lot of parts.