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    Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    Hey I just got 2 Kicker 15" 2000w each
    so 4000w power from a 5500w amp

    and i was really curious to find out if this kind of power would decrease the fuel efficiency of the car?

    i have an amp alternator.. yellow top battery .. and big 3 wiring.. but this question kept poppin up in my head

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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    Quote Originally Posted by thecoolest View Post
    Hey I just got 2 Kicker 15" 2000w each
    so 4000w power from a 5500w amp

    and i was really curious to find out if this kind of power would decrease the fuel efficiency of the car?

    i have an amp alternator.. yellow top battery .. and big 3 wiring.. but this question kept poppin up in my head

    appreciate any answers..thanks
    not enough for you to notice, only thing it will effect is weight i'm guessing



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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    sorry i made two threads at the same time.. i dont know how

    pls mods delete one of them




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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    this was discussed before.

    do a search



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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    Quote Originally Posted by jco1385 View Post
    this was discussed before.

    do a search
    am searching now

    just dont know wat to search for




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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    what amp puts out 5500 im kinda curious



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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    probally a Power Acoustic 5500




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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    Quote Originally Posted by bunkerking09 View Post
    not enough for you to notice, only thing it will effect is weight i'm guessing
    Added stress on the engine, added weight is no joke especially when alot of these systems weigh a good 100lbs or more easily

    If you're watching your gas mileage, yes there will be a few mpg difference most likely, but chances are running your air conditioning all the time would have a bigger impact than that (to put it in perspective)




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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    The two things that will have an effect are the extra weight and the added load on the engine from the alternator having to work a little harder. Of the two, the weight will be the biggest effect.



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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashaddd View Post
    Added stress on the engine, added weight is no joke especially when alot of these systems weigh a good 100lbs or more easily
    I've never had a huge system by the standards of this forum and I've yet to come in under the 100lb mark. 100lbs isn't going to make much of a difference. That's like a skinny chick in the passenger seat. A pair of 15, the box for them and the amp to power them is going to be more than likely well in excess of 200lbs. That's a fat chick riding shotgun and no one wants that.

    The weight increase isn't that big a deal on the highway at a constant speed, but around town where you're stopping and starting a lot, it can kill your gas mileage. Of course if you drive like a ******** to begin with, you won't notice the difference anyway.



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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    Quote Originally Posted by DDeitz View Post
    what amp puts out 5500 im kinda curious
    a Power Acoustik BAMF 5500w

    Quote Originally Posted by helotaxi View Post
    The two things that will have an effect are the extra weight and the added load on the engine from the alternator having to work a little harder. Of the two, the weight will be the biggest effect.
    my system probably weighs around 140lbs .. based on the weight specs i read up on different sites

    also.. if i change the alternator in my car to a 140w amp alternator.. you think that will take some load off the engine?




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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    i gained 50 miles per TANK when I took my system out... and thatw as just 2 15" Type R's with 1 amp.... some of you guys are losing a TON more than you think



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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    I think I usually use more than a 100lbs just in sound deadening. And a full sheet of 3/4" mdf weighs in right at 100lbs for a 4x8 sheet, so it doesn't take long for an enclosure to hit 100lbs.



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    Re: Effect of sound system on the mileage of the car..

    Quote Originally Posted by snb778 View Post
    i gained 50 miles per TANK when I took my system out... and thatw as just 2 15" Type R's with 1 amp.... some of you guys are losing a TON more than you think
    ****n no way.. but your alpine's weigh around 44lbs each.. my kickers are 30lbs..
    don't know if that makes much of a difference.. but its crazy how u gained 50 miles per tank..




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