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Herald 
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also remember to upgrade the alt wire
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Posted: August 12, 2004 at 12:45 AM / IP Logged  

kinda goofy question, but i want to know how far you can uprage your alternator from stock before you have to worry about "hurting" the system. like,  would 140 amps be to much, or is there too much.

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i was wrong about my car. its 130 amp from the factory, will the 225 that my buddy get me be enough? or is there something more that can be done?
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Add up the total rms watts of everything your gunna put in (plus about 60 watts for what your car is meant to be running) then divide by 12. That will give you a rough idea about how many amps your system will take. Plan on getting an alt that is a little bigger so you have room to grow if you want.

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Posted: August 12, 2004 at 10:51 PM / IP Logged  
300 bucks for a 225 amp alt sounds like a good deal.  You shouldn't have any problems with power after putting that in.  If you do, you can probably trace the problem to a bad connection or wiring that hasn't been upgraded.
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