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thegreat22 
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Posted: May 07, 2009 at 7:51 PM / IP Logged  
Which puts more of a strain on alt. Pros and cons of extra battery or cap. I never plan on playing my system with the car off. Just trying to keep my voltage up. Big Three with Kicker Pkd1 coming monday. Stinger Voltmeter coming soon. 2001 Tahoe 2 Kicker Cvr's Dvc 4ohm wired down to 1 ohm Us Amps 4000 Xt and Crunch 1400 4 channel.
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Posted: May 08, 2009 at 11:07 AM / IP Logged  
Not much of a difference to an alternator but a cap puts less strain according to my personal belief due to the caps lower ESR.
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still_walkin 
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Posted: May 09, 2009 at 12:15 AM / IP Logged  
The only way to strain your alt. (Correct me if I'm wrong ) is to have a overall drain that exceeds your trucks limits .. you r alt is designed to power the truck and 20% more any else more is making thwe alt run a bit harder. I suggest a ho alternator go for 240amps. I would suggest a bigger battery but you don't listen to your radio with the car off and I don't blame you. Untill I gewt my voltometer installed in my interior ill leave it running cause you don't want to get stuck. So invest in a jumper pack
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marklar65 
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Posted: May 09, 2009 at 5:43 AM / IP Logged  

 I chose H.O. alternator with dual optima yellow tops for my 01' 4wd Tacoma. It has 1,400 watts rms and 4-100watt off-road lights plus a bunch of other accy's. I can watch an entire DVD (at 80% of max volume) with vehicle off and it only drops 1/2 a volt.

 Yeah it was pricey, but you never really have to worry about running out of juice. The vid doesn't show the batts, just the truck (well... View from inside the truck with stereo playing then you see it move in a semi-fast manner) @ 8.5p.s.i.  http://www..com/watch?v=aXmr4ClwEww

still_walkin 
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Posted: May 09, 2009 at 6:45 PM / IP Logged  
thats cool i just never tried it but im pushing a lot more power 3200 and my battery is 800cc/1000c. but hey those h.o alts are the best.
1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"
marklar65 
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Posted: May 09, 2009 at 10:56 PM / IP Logged  
Yeah, you are definitely pushing some serious power. Well you are looking in the right place for knowledge. Whichever route you take..... Best of luck!
still_walkin 
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Posted: May 09, 2009 at 11:03 PM / IP Logged  
yeah it was at the point one time it was so loud my power locks and windows wouldnt work till i turned the volume down. headlights blinking and stuff upgrade the charging system big 3 and the rest no problem now
1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"

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