Re: Role of Battery
The role of the battery is to start the car and power any electrical items that are needed with the car off. Once the car is running, you want the alt to power everything. The battery can pick up the slack occassionally, but you WILL get light dimming and if you run it for very long with the alt at max capacity, the alt will burn itself up. I would guess that you could get a larger rebuilt alt or get your current alt rewound for less than the price of a yellow top. If you are looking at a new battery though, you can get an Exide orbital heavy duty (basically made for stereo systems) for less than $100.
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