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Only The Best
12-19-2013, 12:40 AM
So I'm purchasing a 2012 dodge ram 1500 2012 sport in the near future (within 3 weeks) and I'm putting my system together before I get the truck so that when I do get it, I can know what I'm doing and drop everything in.

That being said, what I will be running is full ground zero equipment, with a 12" 2000 rms sub with 2 component sets each @ 120rms a piece. Also going to include a smaller amplifier for 2 pairs of 60 rms 3.5" speakers in the front / headliner. The amplifier going to the sub has 2800 rms capability @ 2 ohms which is what the sub runs.

So in total it will be around 2.2k rms wattage running through the truck which I will also be taking to competitions, so this number will easily be inflated.

All this in account I've been told I need 2 HO alternators that can withstand the beating without putting a strain on the electrical as well as suggestions on the # of batteries involved. Also I have no idea where to look for a custom bracket for a second alternator on this truck, if anyone can point me in the right direction it will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance, and for the sake of hastiness please post with the price your asking.

av83
12-19-2013, 12:43 AM
One beast alt should be fine...

mylows10
12-19-2013, 12:51 AM
I can help with both. The bracket may be expensive tho. I'd go with dual 300 amp 6 phase hairpin alts to I can get at you tomorrow with pricing. I'll have to look it all up I need year make model and engine size. Diesel or not also

Only The Best
12-19-2013, 01:13 AM
I can help with both. The bracket may be expensive tho. I'd go with dual 300 amp 6 phase hairpin alts to I can get at you tomorrow with pricing. I'll have to look it all up I need year make model and engine size. Diesel or not also

2012 dodge ram 1500 sport 5.7 hemi gas. Also if it matters the truck may be 4x4
and for another question, would it be possible to just run one large alternator that would fit for this truck?

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One beast alt should be fine...

any suggestions for this vehicle?

WhatsAminiTruck
12-19-2013, 01:16 AM
Definitely don't need two alts. Just get one beefy alt and one or two extra batteries.
Mechman makes great alternators, and brackets... if you want to go the dual route.

WhatsAminiTruck
12-19-2013, 01:19 AM
It would be $400 for a 240 amp, or $500 for a 320amp from mechman.

mylows10
12-19-2013, 01:58 AM
2012 dodge ram 1500 sport 5.7 hemi gas. Also if it matters the truck may be 4x4
and for another question, would it be possible to just run one large alternator that would fit for this truck?

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any suggestions for this vehicle?
Yes you can. A 300-250. 6 phase hairpin would be what you want especially for a daily driver. The conventional alts over 200 amps tend not to last as long as the hairpin alts I wanna sat between $529-almost $600 but I will double check

av83
12-19-2013, 08:10 AM
any suggestions for this vehicle?



Six phase hairpin, all day. Low rpm efficiency is supreme on a daily driver. It's very hard to beat Mike Singer's customer service and price on these, if you go that route.

argenis69
12-19-2013, 09:58 AM
1 big ho alternator and 1-2 extra batteries your good.

mylows10
12-19-2013, 11:01 AM
We at singer offer 2 alts at $529 each. Both are 310 max alts that are normally 275 when hot the hairpin alt is the better alt. but if your truck idles at 700 rpm or less there may be issues with voltage the conventional alt doesn't have this issue but you get less power at idle. Also the bypass for the ECM system is another $50 which allows to keep the voltage higher

Only The Best
12-19-2013, 03:05 PM
Six phase hairpin, all day. Low rpm efficiency is supreme on a daily driver. It's very hard to beat Mike Singer's customer service and price on these, if you go that route.

do you have any specifics on the singer alts? like options w/ prices? and thank you all for your input

Only The Best
12-19-2013, 03:07 PM
We at singer offer 2 alts at $529 each. Both are 310 max alts that are normally 275 when hot the hairpin alt is the better alt. but if your truck idles at 700 rpm or less there may be issues with voltage the conventional alt doesn't have this issue but you get less power at idle. Also the bypass for the ECM system is another $50 which allows to keep the voltage higher

also im guessing the truck idles at 750-800... not sure at all... do you have any pricing on your equipment?

mylows10
12-19-2013, 03:15 PM
also im guessing the truck idles at 750-800... not sure at all... do you have any pricing on your equipment?

Send me a pm for any pricing if you need it mike says anything over 700 rpm the 6 phase will work I have pricing for both alts and the bypass

Only The Best
12-20-2013, 11:23 PM
any battery options? whats the best / what are the specs on them compared to their followers? as well as prices? used / new?

mylows10
12-20-2013, 11:55 PM
any battery options? whats the best / what are the specs on them compared to their followers? as well as prices? used / new?

I use odyssey batts. Most of the guys here like the new sears agm I haven't tried it yet and prolly won't. I've used quite a few agm batts over the years. And my odysseys batts have done the best for me

Only The Best
12-21-2013, 12:11 AM
I use odyssey batts. Most of the guys here like the new sears agm I haven't tried it yet and prolly won't. I've used quite a few agm batts over the years. And my odysseys batts have done the best for me

how much / specs?

mylows10
12-21-2013, 12:16 AM
how much / specs?

I use the PC 2150 batts they are 5000 amps max and 2150 cold cranking amps each. New they are pretty pricey tho. I get the locally used. Usually around 6 months old. Very seldom older. But no more than 8 months at most. I have 6 for my build right now. And working on getting 3 more soon

Spare
12-21-2013, 01:34 AM
Ive got a 240 amp alternator that is practically brand new in my Jeep Grand cherokee. It also fits a durango. Im selling all of my audio so if your interested ill sell it to you for like $250 bucks. 1$/amp?? :) and this should easily handle your electrical...i was running 2300 watts rms plus 2 4 channel amps in my car and it was great. Just let me know!

Only The Best
12-21-2013, 02:31 AM
whats your reason for selling?... and whats the price on the batteries new / used?

Spare
12-21-2013, 12:17 PM
Hey i looked up the cars my alt works with and it says 2006 durango, but idk if it will actually fit your newer module. Check Ebay for a cheap mechman for like $300. 240amps