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DYohn 
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 4:28 PM / IP Logged  
Are those voltage readings with your system running or off?  If your lights are dimming while you get those voltage readings, there is something wrong with your vehicle not related to the audio system.  If those voltage readiongs are with the system off, it's not telling us anything useful I'm afraid.
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i posted the reading for both on and off, it says in my post which readings are with the system off and on.
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 5:04 PM / IP Logged  
...not the way it reads...
Build the box so that it performs well in the worst case scenario and, in return, it will reward you at all times.
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 6:05 PM / IP Logged  

oh, sorry... :  )

that is with my system on, but not with the bass hitting.

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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 6:16 PM / IP Logged  
So take some readings with your bass "hitting."  Otherwise, you're not putting much of a load on your electrical system.  And were your lights dimming when you took your first set of readings?
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 6:28 PM / IP Logged  
switch_hitter-------- Where on E-Bay did you find your alternator?
Alpine CDA-9833 HU
Diamond Audio M661 Components
MTX Thunder T6.6 Components:rear fill:
Cadence Q400 4 Channel Mains + rears
Thunder 801D Subs
MTX 1004 10's
Dual 4g wire to rear
4g grounds
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 6:29 PM / IP Logged  

ok, I will take more...

No, if my system is off, my lights do not dim, even with all of this on: my electric fan (35amps), my blower motor (20amps), all four headlights (50amps-I have 2 stock and two fullsize ones built into my custom front bumper), electric fuel pump (10 amps), & high-output MSD ignition (10amps). Looks like all of that adds up to be 125 amps, no where near what my alternator is capable of charging at. Also, I never run my blower motor b/c I have taken out my a/c and my heater hoses aren't even hooked up, & I hardly ever run my extra set of lights in my bumper, so that should take away 45amps right there, so I am only pulling about 80 amps under normal driving conditions when my lights are dimming.

greenbroncoguy 
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 6:32 PM / IP Logged  
I did not buy my alternator from ebay. I bought it from a reputable early Bronco specialty supplier where they deal only with trucks like mine. I can assure you that my alt. isn;t the problem, because with all the stuff on that I mentioned above (with no system on mind you), at 1200rpm, my voltage reading at the battery is a constand 14.7v.
switch_hitter 
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 9:35 PM / IP Logged  
what type of vehicle is the alternator for Racer?
2 Memphis HPO 12s
1 Memphis 1000D
2 Memphis 8s
1 Memphis MC200
4 Memphis 3way 6 1/2s
1 Memphis MC3004
4 Memphis Tweeters
1 Memphis 3-way electronic crossover
2 Memphis 5 1/4
2 Memphis 4s
switch_hitter 
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 9:44 PM / IP Logged  
heres the stores' site...   motorcityreman.com
2 Memphis HPO 12s
1 Memphis 1000D
2 Memphis 8s
1 Memphis MC200
4 Memphis 3way 6 1/2s
1 Memphis MC3004
4 Memphis Tweeters
1 Memphis 3-way electronic crossover
2 Memphis 5 1/4
2 Memphis 4s
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