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mr_baltika
08-01-2013, 11:51 PM
I have 1200.1 Kicker Amp = 1200 RMS 2400 Peak with Dual 12" Kicker Comp R subs that peak power at 3200 and RMS at 1600. I have a 1 Farad Capacitor. I also have Kicker KS68 6x8s in all 4 doors.

The best buy guy told me to upgrade my alternator, but other people have told me to put in another battery.

What do I do to keep my car from killing itself.
2005 Ford Focus ZX5

Side Show
08-01-2013, 11:52 PM
second battery, also check your sub wiring, you may need to change the subs from 1 ohm to 4 ohm, as the 1200.1 drain the pwr bigtime at 1ohm

bbeljefe
08-02-2013, 12:13 AM
What size power cable are you using and what sort of battery?

A second battery is a good idea but you have to have good wiring, regardless of how many batteries you have.

NIHL8ION
08-02-2013, 02:34 AM
I have 1200.1 Kicker Amp = 1200 RMS 2400 Peak with Dual 12" Kicker Comp R subs that peak power at 3200 and RMS at 1600. I have a 1 Farad Capacitor. I also have Kicker KS68 6x8s in all 4 doors.

The best buy guy told me to upgrade my alternator, but other people have told me to put in another battery.

What do I do to keep my car from killing itself.
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 - Sell that cap - It's utterly useless. A Good run of 0/1 gauge as well as your big 3 upgraded with 0/1 gauge and the biggest AGM battery you can fit under the hood and you will be fine

jeffdachef
08-02-2013, 04:38 AM
ideally, you'd want the alternator if you ever plan on getting a bigger system later down the road, but budget wise, a 2nd battery would be a cheaper fix to stabilize your voltages.

Also, look into Converting that capacitor you have into a tazer, its a much better use for it rather than car audio.

NoLoud4U
08-02-2013, 06:57 AM
Props go out to the Best Buy guy

naughtyca
08-02-2013, 07:30 AM
the first i would do is get a volt meter and report back what voltage you are at.

des343
08-02-2013, 03:31 PM
zero gage wiring ran back to a 2nd high performance/car audio bat possibly upgrade the one under the hood as well.

dont need a new alt at all...

des343
08-02-2013, 03:32 PM
zero gage wiring ran back to a 2nd high performance/car audio bat possibly upgrade the one under the hood as well.

dont need a new alt at all...

naughtyca
08-02-2013, 03:56 PM
get rid of the capacitor, that 1 farad is not really doing anything, its starving your amp

OldManBass
08-02-2013, 05:06 PM
Best Best Buy guy I've ever heard of!

OldManBass
08-02-2013, 05:07 PM
Best Best Buy guy I've ever heard of!