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    is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

    I have a 96 honda accord with a 90 amp stock alternator. I know for sure I need a ho alt for that AQ3500D amp. But will a dc 170 amp ho alternator be enough? thanks
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    Re: is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

    you'll def be pushing the limit on that... how many and type of batts will you be running, and what final load will the AQ see?



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    Re: is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

    seems small i have a 150 fuse and im runnin 1200 watts




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    Re: is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

    its not always ALL about the alt... for cars like hondas, which have very small alts to begin with... you can substitute a lil bit with extra batt power... but that only goes so far



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    Re: is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

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    you'll def be pushing the limit on that... how many and type of batts will you be running, and what final load will the AQ see?
    I have a huge red stinger battery in the front(forgot the model on it) and a smaller stinger battery in the back. I really dont know the models on them. I plan on putting kinetic though in the future. Ill also be running it at 1 ohm. That ho alt runs at 110 amps at idle btw.



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    Re: is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

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    I have a huge red stinger battery in the front(forgot the model on it) and a smaller stinger battery in the back. I really dont know the models on them. I plan on putting kinetic though in the future. Ill also be running it at 1 ohm. That ho alt runs at 110 amps at idle btw.
    eek... i would say, if its just going to be for burps.. you could make it work... but as a daily, with those batts, and that impendance load, that amp will be seeing below 12v quite often



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    Re: is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

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    eek... i would say, if its just going to be for burps.. you could make it work... but as a daily, with those batts, and that impendance load, that amp will be seeing below 12v quite often
    What would be a good alternator size to keep the voltage up with that amp? I noticed high output alternators for honda accords tend to be pricey. I checked ebay and its all junk. DC is the only good one ive found, but the price is a little too high.



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    Re: is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

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    What would be a good alternator size to keep the voltage up with that amp? I noticed high output alternators for honda accords tend to be pricey. I checked ebay and its all junk. DC is the only good one ive found, but the price is a little too high.
    the problem with hondas, in general, is the casing size on the alt... its just really hard to fit enough into that small of a casing size to put out more then 170... but for that, on a daily setup, i would say at a MINIMUM, 220 with atleast 2 good helper batts... wish i could help you with a good link for that size on a honda, but i have yet to see any quuality ones

    i know that mechman will build a custom alt for you, but that can be pretty pricey... but if you can afford it, it'll def be worth it

    DC also has great quality, and will build custom... but their custom builds can take FOREVER, and are also somewhat pricey

    you might also want to contact ohio generators, as they might be able to help you out



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    Re: is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by myjaja View Post
    I have a 96 honda accord with a 90 amp stalk alternator. I know for sure I need a ho alt for that AQ3500D amp. But will a dc 170 amp ho alternator be enough? thanks
    really that was what sounded best in your head.. hmm ok..

    Quote Originally Posted by myjaja View Post
    What would be a good alternator size to keep the voltage up with that amp? I noticed high output alternators for honda accords tend to be pricey. I checked ebay and its all junk. DC is the only good one ive found, but the price is a little too high.
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    Re: is a 170amp ho alt good enough for AQ3500D.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by mast240 View Post
    the problem with hondas, in general, is the casing size on the alt... its just really hard to fit enough into that small of a casing size to put out more then 170... but for that, on a daily setup, i would say at a MINIMUM, 220 with atleast 2 good helper batts... wish i could help you with a good link for that size on a honda, but i have yet to see any quuality ones

    i know that mechman will build a custom alt for you, but that can be pretty pricey... but if you can afford it, it'll def be worth it

    DC also has great quality, and will build custom... but their custom builds can take FOREVER, and are also somewhat pricey

    you might also want to contact ohio generators, as they might be able to help you out
    Oh, I called them. My friend has a shop and told them about the amp and about my car. They said they can get me an ho alt that does around 180-193 amps for $395 as long as we show them the tax id of the shop.

    thanks for all your help though



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