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  1. 06 Toyota Solara 3.3ltr Alternator Problem

    General Car Audio Discussion
    finally got all the components, bits and pieces to do my first real stereo build in my Solara (2 door camry) just fyi heres what the system comprises of after collecting parts here and there over time. Kenwood Excelon KD3 single DIN Head Unit. Cliff Designs QX6500 6.5in in doors 100RMS using...
  2. Agm battery and low voltage

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I have a stock alternator and put in a northstar battery. The battery was good after install. Alternator was putting out about 14 v to 13.8 now going down the road the alternator is at 13.6 to 13.4. Idle is 13.4 to 13.2. I have a high output alternator I am putting in soon. Will this fix my...
  3. HO Alternator recommendation: Mechman, US or X?

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Replacing Tahoes OEM HO alternator that currently runs 3 batteries (manufacturer configured two batteries, I added third in rear) (all three are yellow top). Who has the best quality / most durable HO alternator currently? Has Mechman quality improved? (I have purchased two Mechman in the last...
  4. BATTERY SIZE? (I'm not a Noob)

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I want to keep this as simple as possible so here we go... I have a 2015 Silverado LT 2500HD. I just bought a Iraggi HO Alternator 320Amps I have a 4000 Watt RMS Memphis Amp (Running it at 2000 Watts @ 2ohm) I have a 1000 Watt RMS Memphis Amp (Running it at 1000 Watts @1ohm) That's 3000...
  5. BIG3 upgrade wiring with OEM Battery Sensor?

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Attempting BIG 3 upgrade in my 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i. However, there is a device on the battery negative terminal that I don't know how to incorporate into the wiring. Online search says it's a "SENSOR-BATTERY (ALTERNATOR. CURRENT SENSOR.)" My guess is that this "Battery Sensor" might be a...
  6. Alternator upgrade & Wiring question

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Can anyone recommend a reliable source where I could obtain a not overly priced high output alternator? I have a 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i / 2.5L U5 (2.5L H4 SOHC 16V) I need to power my new SoundQubed S1-2250 AMP which pulled between 90 to 307Amps on the dyno depending upon speaker Ω. It...
  7. Opinion of DC Power Engineering Alternators?

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I wanted to see what everyone's opinions might be of DC Power Engineering Alternators? https://www.dcpowerinc.com/fit/Lexus~LX470~2001~4.7L-V8-2UZ-FE/13859-270-xp.html Short story: I purchased a 13859-270-XP alternator from DC Power about 3 months ago. At the same time, we did a Big 3 wiring...
  8. Capacitor between battery and all amps or just biggest draw amp

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    I have a 2006 Silverado with 4 amps, (60w 60w 110w 150w {all per ch.}) and I just got the subs warmed up enough to be comfortable with cranking them, but now I am getting the dreaded headlight dimming (barely noticeable, yet extant) on heavy bass notes. I have a capacitor, but I haven't put it...
  9. Help me find an alternator!

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Hey guys, I have been leaning on your advice a lot and you have not failed me a single time yet. So here is my dilemma: I have installed all of my new toys and sure enough it dims my headlights, I was really trying to keep the stock alternator, but its not in the cards it seems.. So help me...
  10. Which Strains the Alternator More: A Second Battery or Capacitor?

    General Car Audio Discussion
    My headlights flicker a little when playing bass-heavy songs. I have a Kicker 43CXA6001 amp (link to Crutchfield) and was wondering if a cap or second battery would strain the alternator more. The gain isn't quite turned up a quarter of the way. I drive a 2016 Civic Sedan and getting a new...
  11. FS: 300 amp Alternator Excessive Amperage Brand NEW

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    Product Brand & Model: Excessive Amperage 300amp Alternator Condition of all items: Brand NEW!!! Built for a 2015 Toyota Corolla. I sold the car before I could install this. It puts out 230 amps at 800rpm and 300 amps peak. Built in 14.4 v regulator. Build a bracket and slap it on whatever...
  12. Alternator whine, can't kill it...

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Alright, so I'm new to this forum, but I'm not exactly new to audio. Running three-way active off the 80prs, old school phase audio mids, vifa xt25 tweeters, IB jbl w15. The thing is, I have ridiculous alternator whine. I don't know how to track it down - 1. I had diode ripple in my...
  13. Biggest newbee to audio

    General Car Audio Discussion
    2005 Silverado. I kinda dove deep and purchased an alpine f65 supporting the spr 60c in the front and sps 406 in the back and an alpine m240 supporting 2x pdr 12d4. My ? is what kinda alternator , battery, cap, etc do I need to support all this power. My current set up is stock head unit with...
  14. Ready to tackle some alternator whine?

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Alright folks, I've been messing with car audio for a while now, but my alternator whine has me stumped. The situation is as follows: The car is 1996 Honda Accord 2.2L I have two Boston Accoustic GT series amps feeding front comps and rear coaxes. I also have one Alpine MRX-M240 for the subs...
  15. Cap Reading Low Voltage

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I would appreciate any help! :) My subs keep cutting out and cap reads low voltage. I have been running my system for over a year without incident. It is composed of two, twelve inch Rockford subs, a 700 watt mono block amp also Rockford, a one farad stingray capacitor, four gauge wire...
  16. Help with Alternator whine! BMW M5

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Please help me diagnose and correct this alternator whine. I am somewhat of a noob, so please be gentle....... Car: 2001 BMW M5, battery is in the trunk Setup: Kenwood DNX9980HD (double din GPS, top of the line a year or so ago, recently bought used for a reputable person), JL HD900/5...
  17. Battery Drain Help

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Ford Escape limited ed 2003, stock alternator and I have a new battery. Dura last gold standard) Battery will die if car sits in driveway for more than 48 hours I.e. don't run car Saturday or Sunday, Monday morning batter dead car won't start. I bought a battery charger until I find out what...
  18. Help? Groud Loops.

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Hi, This is going to be a long first post. I have a 2004 Honda Accord. I originally had my sound system installed at an installer near my house. the system was -Alpine SPS-600C -Alpine SPR 6x9 -JL Cleansweep -Sound Ordnance M-4075 -JL 12W3v2 -JX500/1 This system had a little bit of...
  19. Can I run two Soundstream 405 Ref amps??Volvo V70R 2000

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    I have one SS 405 from the past and I just bought another one from Craigslist. My friend said I should use them both in my car at the same time. 2000 Volvo V70R His idea. Amp #1 bridged to tweets ( Alpine spx pro 17 ) sub channel to one channel of dual voice coil sub ( IDQ12 D2 V2 ) Amp...
  20. Weird battery drain - help please

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hi. I have '98 BMW E39 520i EUR. I just noticed that after several days of not driving my battery drains dead so I can forget about starting my car. I have 2 amps + 4 speakers + aftermarket HU + 12" sub. Before that I've installed standard (let's say not budget but also not a premium MA) 85Ah...
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