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    dimming lights help ???

    ok been in the game for about 10yrs now and im stump on this one , maybe some help ,first off running a Kinetik KHC1800 battery a 2 farad cap 0 guage monster wire and my head lights are still dimming badly ,, this is in a 2007 chevy hhr lt2 with a 110 amp stock alternator ,, any help or ideas
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    Re: dimming lights help ???

    Quote Originally Posted by tdford5 View Post
    ok been in the game for about 10yrs now and im stump on this one , maybe some help ,first off running a Kinetik KHC1800 battery a 2 farad cap 0 guage monster wire and my head lights are still dimming badly ,, this is in a 2007 chevy hhr lt2 with a 110 amp stock alternator ,, any help or ideas
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    well theres you're first 3 problems...lose the cap upgrade your alt and the most important is to do your big 3.



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    Re: dimming lights help ???

    What amp? Batts and caps do not stop dimming.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingsfreak9 View Post
    well theres you're first 3 problems...lose the cap upgrade your alt and the most important is to do your big 3.
    LOL caps don't hurt anything brah.




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    Re: dimming lights help ???

    ok running a kicker 08zx1500.1 ,,,and really lose the cap ?????




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    Quote Originally Posted by eCrack.net View Post
    LOL caps don't hurt anything brah.
    useless cut corner piece of equipment imo



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    Re: dimming lights help ???

    also if you are running a class a/b amp this could cause issues. how much power?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingsfreak9 View Post
    useless cut corner piece of equipment imo
    They can help filter ripple. It's doing a lot more to hold the voltage up around 14v than the batt is. Too many people recommend batts in the back for no good reason. They are a parasitic drain and should only be used if the amp can dip the voltage below 12.6v.




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    Re: dimming lights help ???

    rated at 1579 kicker birthsheet




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    Probably the BEST thing you can do is have someone scope the amp and set the gain so there is absolutely no clipping and BIG 3.




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    Re: dimming lights help ???

    ok and wth is big3??????and gains are like up 1/8 way subs cant handle the power




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    ok and wth is big3??????and gains are like up 1/8 way subs cant handle the power
    1/8 way means nothing. Have someone scope your gain.
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    Re: dimming lights help ???

    oh ok gotcha thank you ,, oh steve meade the master ,,, thats what ***** kinda, my battery is in the trunk thats why i thought i was losing power up front to the lights...




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    Re: dimming lights help ???

    yea big 3 and maybe a second batt, hell I've got 4 extra batts in my car. NO dimming even at full tilt, prolly won't stay that way once I upgrade amps



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    Re: dimming lights help ???

    no i dont think i have that much power to need more batteries .lol




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