so where to go to get the alternator? stock rebuild (would a rebuilt alt be okay for my app?) or something slightly better.
Originally Posted by dman
A really good 1 farad cap will run you $100-$135, Or you can run a kinetik power cell battery. A hc600 has more reserve power than 100 1 farad caps. We use them for alot of our upper end installs, and always for our competition vehicles. A HC600 you can get for around $200... A way way better investment. I run one in my truck. Its not too much bigger than a residential alarm battery.
lol, my system is very far from high end. i was going to try and stay away from a second battery if at all possible. its just more wirring, more space to take up that i dont have, goda throw an isolator on and more money overall probobly. if i had plans of doing some crazy system in my truck then i would def consider a secondary power source, just dont think its the best for my application... then again if you can persuade me that its better, you def know alot more about this crap than me.
Originally Posted by TorchRedStang
I was going to say a farad capacitor would probably solve the distortion thing right? I know when I worked at Circuit City there were guys running some huge amps on all stock stuff but they had a farad cap on each of the amps and didn't have any issues... need to be a decent one and not a no name brand. Monster makes some good ones I think.
Let me know if you need help with installing the alternator.... buy a new drive belt when you get the alternator so you won't have to worry about that breaking for a long time. That is probably the stock alternator and it lasted 120k miles or whatever... even if you throw another stocker on there and overwork it you might only get what? 60k?
i have seen caps do great things to car audio and i have seen them be little novelty led lights that serve no purpose... for $150 i would honestly rather throw a red top in since it would improve the overall performance of the whole electrical system and not just the car audio for the same price.
$200 for a new monster cap
i have no clue wth im doing with cars at all... i helped my friend install his disk brakes in his lexus, and still pray for him before i go to sleep to this day... i ran sea foam through my master cylinder and nearly shit my pants but all the belts n shit... duno wtf im doing... i think im going to go ahead and do the "Big 3" upgrade here soon when i get some time off. while im under there i'll take a look at the alternator and see if thats something i could tackle in a few hours w.o blowing up my car. that would be cool if you could help me, just as long as you dont call the cops on me again or anything