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    Alternator rewound or cap or both?

    What are the pros and cons of rewounding you alternator? and how much does it usally cost? i am running a jbl 600.1for my subs on a 95 amp alternator and i am wanting to add another 4 channel amp to run my speakers (mids and highs) (so i know i need more power). Would a cap be much help or would a alternator rewound and a cap(1 or 2 farad?) be better? thanks.. i was thinking of a new alternator but dosnt that run up in the $800+??? Edit----I was looking at alternators at http://www.mralternator.com/ and found a 200 amp alternator for my 2000 ford f150 for like 225 so is that a good deal? and would I be looking at $100-200 to have a mechanic install it?
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    Alternator is the route to go. A capacitor will add more pressure to your already stressed out alternator. It's a breeze to install an alternator, and I definately woudln't pay some guy 100-200 bucks for half an hours worth of work.




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    True if your fairly handy at all, you will have no problem installing a new alt. I don't know if it's true but I have heard that rewinding your old alt. with its small case isn't good as far as the life of the alt. Good luck either way.

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    Originally posted by shrinkydinx
    yeah rewinding the amp is just more heat and stress on the alt...not good for it really
    Rewinding your amp eh?




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