I've got an '86 Honda Civic Hatchback and I'm looking into upgrading the electrical system. I listen to a lot of metal and during sections with fast double bass drum it really takes a toll on my poor little car. I can hear it crying out in pain and I feel bad for putting the thing through that kind of abuse.
I'm currently running:
Kenwood deck 50x4 Watts
2 - 6 1/2" Memphis front door speakers
2 - 6x9 Memphis rear speakers
Sony Xplod 1200 watt max 2 channel amp
2 - Pioneer Premier 1000 watt subwoofers in sealed enclosure
3 Farad Boss Capacitor
All speakers are new, the amp and cap are used, and the deck was new when i bought it a year ago. I previously had a 1 farad rockford fosgate cap and an 800 watt kicker amp with some cheap roadmaster subs which worked with no electrical dimming. Since upgrading the subs and amp I figured a 3 farad cap would stop the dimming since the 1 farad was no longer enough, but it doesn't seem to be doing the job. I've researched a little bit about Kinetiks power cells and HO Alternators but am unsure what parts I should buy to beef up the electrical system. I'm going to attempt the big 3 upgrade tomorrow.
I would like enough power to be able to upgrade the amp and possibly add a second amp for the other speakers, so I would need power upgrades that won't become obsolete for a while. I want to buy online and spend as little as possible but not too cheap that quality is sacrificed. I love the car and would hate to ruin it with crap hardware. I haven't had much luck finding anything for my vehicle so I would appreciate some feedback with compatible models of equipment please!