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    Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    I have a 65 Mustang and am tweaking my setup. (Mostly old school) Here are the specs.

    Soundstream Angina 200watts RMS powering 2 Soundstream XS10's
    Soundstream Rubicon 604 80x4 channel powering Polk DB components in the front & 6 x 9's in the rear.
    Kicker 3.5" Coax's in the stock center dash location powered by the deck for a cheap center channel controlled via a L-pad.
    Also have a Soundstream BLT4
    Custom Autosound Secret Audio deck
    Carputer & 7" Touchscreen
    520 RMS total.

    I am thinking of moving my Optima Red Top (main battery and only battery) to the trunk. I have a Powermaster 100amp alt. Do you think I will have a problem with the Powermaster charging the trunk mounted battery?

    I may be swtiching to a HC1400 and getting rid of the Optima.

    Grounds from the starter to the firewall / engine block to the frame have been upgraded to 4 guage. Solenoid moved to the trunk. Battery to the frame 1/0 welding wire. Battery to the starter 1/0 welding wire. (Since the solenoid has been moved to the trunk the 1/0 starter wire is only powered while cranking) 8 guage from the battery to the engine compartment for the original car fuse block & accessories.







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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    what wire running from alt to batt?



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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    It will be running over the 8 guage. Here is a link on how it will be setup:

    http://www.madelectrical.com/catalog/tm-1.shtml

    Should I upgrade the 8 gauge to 4?




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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    I would do 0g.



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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by 65coupei6 View Post
    It will be running over the 8 guage. Here is a link on how it will be setup:

    http://www.madelectrical.com/catalog/tm-1.shtml

    Should I upgrade the 8 gauge to 4?
    How long is the distance? why not just go ahead and run 1/0 so as to avoid having to do it again in the event of an upgrade?



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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    i think 8 is small lol, atleast 2, if it was me 1/0 and be done with it



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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    First off. Thanks for the quick replies.

    I am not sure of length. The 1/0 for the starter wire would be run under the car. The 8 guage was going to be run inside the car. If I were to upgrade the 8 guage to 1/0. I am not sure if I could run it inside the car. But, maybe I should just make it all 1/0 and call it quits.

    So, I guess if I go 1/0 with everything charging shouldn't be a problem? If I had to guess on length. 18 feet???




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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    what website can i find a h/o alternator for a 97 chevy surburban?




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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by 65coupei6 View Post
    First off. Thanks for the quick replies.

    I am not sure of length. The 1/0 for the starter wire would be run under the car. The 8 guage was going to be run inside the car. If I were to upgrade the 8 guage to 1/0. I am not sure if I could run it inside the car. But, maybe I should just make it all 1/0 and call it quits.

    So, I guess if I go 1/0 with everything charging shouldn't be a problem? If I had to guess on length. 18 feet???
    did you get wire yet?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1-0-Welding-Batt...3A1%7C294%3A50
    chespest around $100 for a 50ft spool



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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdawg View Post
    did you get wire yet?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1-0-Welding-Batt...3A1%7C294%3A50
    chespest around $100 for a 50ft spool
    Not yet. I am trying to decide between your link and Knu KLMX




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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    I have the stuff and love it, super flexible, easy to work with, had a rubber outer jacket with pvc inside. Pretty durable.



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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    No, you need a cap to properly charge your battery. It may work with just your alternator but caps can deliver amps faster




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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    wat?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jdawg View Post
    wat?
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    Re: Alternator charging batt in the trunk, ok?

    Sorry I figured you guys would know the short hand, cap is short for capacitor, one of these:





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