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    another battery question

    Got my battery and alt checked yesterday. Alt is fine but battery is getting drained like a *****. I am running a lanzar opti2000d and a nakamichi PA-1004. Everything under the hood is stock and I am planning to get a red top or yellow top under the hood. Think a red top would be enough to handle my system or should I go with the yellow top?







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    Re: another battery question

    Quote Originally Posted by ent3rdadragon
    Got my battery and alt checked yesterday. Alt is fine but battery is getting drained like a *****. I am running a lanzar opti2000d and a nakamichi PA-1004. Everything under the hood is stock and I am planning to get a red top or yellow top under the hood. Think a red top would be enough to handle my system or should I go with the yellow top?
    What car?




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    Re: another battery question

    yelow = for the accessory load(deepcycle)
    red = for racing,u get that quick start action



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    Re: another battery question

    I drivew a acura cl. 105 amp alt. Anybody know a cheap place online to get a yellow top?




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    Re: another battery question

    yeah car wouldn't start again. replaced the battery with a newly recharged battery and still didn't work. door lights and headunit turns on but when I turn the ignition all the way, everything turns off. There's like a clicking sound also. Is it my alt ? anyone?




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    the clicking is your starter,ur starter should be fine since it is clicking but whenever i get that nois its allways the battery. ur car should start if ur batt is charged it should stay on as long as the batt can if the alt is bad. but i guess it ur prob is ur starter



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    Re: another battery question

    Quote Originally Posted by Megalomaniac
    the clicking is your starter,ur starter should be fine since it is clicking but whenever i get that nois its allways the battery. ur car should start if ur batt is charged it should stay on as long as the batt can if the alt is bad. but i guess it ur prob is ur starter

    nicely put a good way to check if its your starter is take a dmm down on the seleniod and check the amperage draw if its high and clicking that be your problem...



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    Re: another battery question

    alright . tested and it's the battery. Just swapped it out and waiting for my red top to come. Got one more question , Think my stock alt can handle a lanzar opti2000d and nakamichi PA-1004 amp? the stock alt is 105 amps and the nak has 2x 15 fuses and the lanzar has 6x30 fuses. Running the nakamichi at 4 ohms so 50x4 and opti is running at 2 ohms.




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    Re: another battery question

    Hey man, there's no way you're gonna get max. output out of your amp on your factory alternator, you're gonna just have to decide for yourself if it's loud enough for you, tho.... AKA if you can get it loud enough for you, with minimal dimming/voltage drops, then you're fine.

    But if you really wanna get the full power out of that beastly lanzar, get a new alt. Those opti's have really aggressive power supplies, they'll milk your elec. system clean.

    Just don't ever turn your gear on at ANY volume without your car running (seriously) Those redtops are awesome batt's, tho. 3 year warranty, too. Had one in my GTI last summer, and when i sold that car for something more practical, i kept the batt. and built a system around it, and it's working great.

    Good luck.

    And ^^^ redtops aren't for racing, they just aren't made for full drainage, they're just a regular starter battery, just gel-core, and they've got really high cranking amps/ reserve amp hours for their size, and they're unspillable/don't make hydrogen while charging. Good stuff. 'Racing batteries' are usually just 16v power cells, to buffer alternator current, most actual racecars use 16v jump starters, to turn an engine with high compression. Once you get ~14:1 compression, starting the engine becomes tricky.




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    Re: another battery question

    uhh who said anything about racing? my car's a bit too heavy . Anyways I don't plan on using the full 2000 watts my opti puts out. I am alright with 1000 watts from that and 200 from my nak. Thanks for the input though.




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    Re: another battery question

    Not you, someone mentioned the redtops were for racing????

    They're awful big batt's for racing.

    It wasn't anything you said.




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    Re: another battery question

    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421
    Not you, someone mentioned the redtops were for racing????

    They're awful big batt's for racing.

    It wasn't anything you said.
    Haha, I was thinking the same thing. I think he was just a Honda owner, so what do they know anyway.





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    Re: another battery question

    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421

    Just don't ever turn your gear on at ANY volume without your car running (seriously) Those redtops are awesome batt's, tho. 3 year warranty, too. Had one in my GTI last summer, and when i sold that car for something more practical, i kept the batt. and built a system around it, and it's working great.
    Just turn off your radio before you turn off your car an turn it back on everytime you get in. So you'll have enough battery when you start it.



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    Re: another battery question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bolognablake
    Haha, I was thinking the same thing. I think he was just a Honda owner, so what do they know anyway.
    uhh.. fuck you? I drive a honda.

    Redtops are for starting.




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