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Jake212197
06-05-2013, 08:27 PM
I know this will be hard to determine but give me your best guess!


I will have anywhere from a pontiac grand am 02-04 or a chevy imapala 00-2004


Do you think running TWO alpine 12's at 1200 rms @1ohm and a cheap jvc head unit not a touchscreen DIN will be to much for my alternator?? If so should i get the big 3 upgrade or get a high output alternator?

Thanks for any help !(:

ctl46
06-05-2013, 08:31 PM
i would say you should do the big 3 at a minimum in either vehicle. Also, upgrade the battery under the hood. I think this would be a good start.

bmk6795
06-05-2013, 08:38 PM
do the big 3 and get a voltage meter and see how your voltage is, if it is dropping bad look into a better batt/ho alt. if not then you should be good to go.

mylows10
06-05-2013, 08:54 PM
big 3 for sure ,i have a 800 watt system in my daughters cars and not much drop on hers ,its all stock electrical ,no big 3 either