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    Ho alt or extra batt?

    Have a dc 2.0k coming and current stock batt in the trunk. Upgrading big 3 in a few days. Question is should I go with a 270 amp ho alt from Mechman for 349 plus shipping or do you guys think an extra batt will hold my voltage up just fine? Stock alt is 130 amp I believe.



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    Why would the batt be the better choice? I was thinking diehard series



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    i would get the alt. way more then is needed, but if you ever upgrade then u have the alt taken care of. and with that big of an alt you will have 0 voltage drop with the 2k.



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    ^ This if you are going to be running more than 2.5k in the future, if not just go with a batt. Catman will probably hook you up with a good deal.



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    Alt all day. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong.



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    If future builds are even a possibility, get the HO alt. Rather have it now than having to get it later.




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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    Quote Originally Posted by JEEPWJ4.7 View Post
    i would get the alt. way more then is needed, but if you ever upgrade then u have the alt taken care of. and with that big of an alt you will have 0 voltage drop with the 2k.
    I'd say the same cuz you know us bass heads always want to get louder. Then you'll be set as far as your alt



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    He didnt ask about future builds or running more then 2k, he asked if 130amp alt,and a nice sized batt work ok on 2k, short answer is yes with ease if he is playing music and not tones all day




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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomsday View Post
    He didnt ask about future builds or running more then 2k, he asked if 130amp alt,and a nice sized batt work ok on 2k, short answer is yes with ease if he is playing music and not tones all day
    Oh. I thought it was a which is better. Yeah, an extra batt will be fine.



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    I mean ***** if all everyone is gonna do is upgrade then nobody would have anything.




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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    Well... for $350, I'd still do the alt. But if the question is will he be "ok" with a second batt, then yeah.



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    Well let me specify. My trunk doesn't allow for much of a big box so any sub or sub combo over 2-2.5k is prob out the question. Most I'll prob be doing is the dc @.5 but for now it will be ran @1



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelfromva View Post
    Well let me specify. My trunk doesn't allow for much of a big box so any sub or sub combo over 2-2.5k is prob out the question. Most I'll prob be doing is the dc @.5 but for now it will be ran @1


    Lulz. I said that too. Right before I threw 4k at a 3 cube box.



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    Re: Ho alt or extra batt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomsday View Post
    I mean ***** if all everyone is gonna do is upgrade then nobody would have anything.
    yes he will be fine with an extra bat. but why not have the overhead with the big alt.



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