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    Do I need a HO alternator?

    I am currently running a 6000w amp hooked up to an 18" re audio sub, as well as a 2600w 6 channel to my speakers. I have had everything wired from my car's stock battery to a 600w battery in my trunk for the past 2 years. My external battery has been continuing to give a signal after I turn my car off, so I bought a slightly bigger battery to replace both of mine. The one I got is an xs d6500 3900amp. I'm just wondering if my stock set up will be able to run it. I think my stock alternator is 110amps. Input is much appreciated







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    Re: Do I need a HO alternator?

    God yes. And do the big 3.

    What brand amps are those? I'm actually surprised your "stock" electrical didn't choke out because it's not enough.



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    Re: Do I need a HO alternator?

    HaHa yeah I don't know how the hell it runs it I know the car audio battery I have is way weaker than I need. The 6000 is an autotek and the 6 channel is a rockville marine amp. My lights still dim when I hammer down on it but I never had any electrical problems besides than until now. I was doing some fiddling with the new battery, got it working somewhat but it made my car run like ****, like it could barely stay charged. Figured it was my alternator. So I put that on hold and put my old battery back in and now my car barely starts, it starts eventually everytime but it has a really hard time doing it. What could that be?

    Also I haven't done big 3 yet but I do have all 4 ga to my amps and the ground on my battery. I just received a bunch of 0 ga wire and bigger inline fuse, I'm just gonna redo it all in 0 and see if my car can run this new battery.




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