I currently have a 400W Rockford Amp powering my 4 door speakers and a 400W MTX powering my two cheap Rockford subs. I plan to upgrade the subs in the next two weeks along with the amp to power them.
I checked my alternator (04 4Runner) and it is rated at 130 amps. If I keep the Rockford 400W powering my 4 door speakers, how large an amp can I get without worrying about needing to replace the battery or alternator. I figured I should, however, upgrade the electrical wiring.
I was thinking I could safely add 1000W or maybe 1200W but I am not sure. That will be a factor into which subs I decide to go with. I was thinking of getting (2) Rockford Punch HX2 or the RE HC's. But the HC's require a hell of alot of power.
Would I be able to run 1200 safely and would it be enough to power those beasts?
I am on a bit of a budget and am planning on $250-$300 for subs and another $300 for an amp.
I think I will also need to get a cap, some more 0 or 4 guage wiring and an upgraded fuse holder.
I am very interested in hearing some suggestions about what my system will be able to handle and some model recommendations as well.