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    Electrical Question

    I plan on running a Sundown SAE 1000, and (kicker 550.2 or PDX 150.2) on my stock electrical. I will have Big Three done and probably ~1/0 gauge throughout. I'm in a 2006 civic and I dont know what my alt puts out, Do i need an extra battery, cap, or anything else to be okay?







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    Re: Electrical Question

    I have an 06 matrix and I need an upgraded alt to keep my batt charged and this is my layout.

    80a alt
    High rc marine battery
    Big 3 in 4gauge
    1/0 to the distro
    4gauge to 600wrms front amp
    4gauge to 1200wrms sub amp

    My car almost shuts off on hard bass hits lol. And my battery doesnt charge when i have the heat going and the stereo about half way up during a typical drive. So i will be getting a HO alt beginning of feb. I dont know what size alt your car has but i wouldn't guess it to be over 90 amps so you should probably upgrade.



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    Re: Electrical Question

    Well Im hoping to not upgrade my alternator. What if I stick with a PDX 600.1 for sub stage Instead of the 1100 watt sundown. Would that help? What if I add a battery in the trunk?




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    Re: Electrical Question

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterman View Post
    Well Im hoping to not upgrade my alternator. What if I stick with a PDX 600.1 for sub stage Instead of the 1100 watt sundown. Would that help? What if I add a battery in the trunk?
    the 2nd battery will not help...it will present more of a load on the alt



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    Re: Electrical Question

    i think civics have like a 60 or 70 amp alt. or at least thats what my 03 civic had before i upgraded it.



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    Re: Electrical Question

    Oh thats it? 70 amps is horrible. Where could I find an inexpensive alt that can fulfill my needs?




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    Re: Electrical Question

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterman View Post
    Oh thats it? 70 amps is horrible. Where could I find an inexpensive alt that can fulfill my needs?
    Good luck with finding a cheap (and decent) atly for a foreign vehicle. What sub are you planning on running? I kinda lean toward gearing your system around your electrical. Having said that, all I have is a 70amp alt and I am running a Sundown 1000d and 125 X2 for the fronts. So far, no problems but don't ask me why.




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    Re: Electrical Question

    got space for dual alty's...



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    Re: Electrical Question

    Either IDMax (if money permits), 1 12"idqv3, or 12"SI BM....Just want some PG RSD 6.5's for comps. Dual Alts would be freaking sweet but i didn't know it was possible. Ill do some research on that.




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