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About JEFFakaMAX

  • Rank
    Noise Complaint Recipient
  • Birthday 05/16/1970


  • Location
    Just outside of my comfort zone
  • Occupation
  • Interests
    Things that go Bump in the night!
  • Audio System Setup
    Too many to list
  1. JEFFakaMAX

    Anyone in chicago land area tune with an O-scope?

    Wheaton / Naperville area.
  2. Call them back and ask them if they are aware that 99% of all alternators now a days are internally regulated. This means that they don't just go blasting 200+amps all over the place the minute you turn the key. They "regulate" (catchy huh?) the amperage based on demand needed. That's what that small harness on your alt. does, more specifically the exciter wire. Better yet, don't bother calling them again EVER... for anything!
  3. Alternator and a decent AGM batt. Don't waste your money on an Optima or a cap.
  4. 4" thick? that's not a sub box, its a capsule for storing depleted uranium. Pics?
  5. JEFFakaMAX

    rangerboy101's build

    Did you deaden the back wall or the roof yet? Back wall was a must in my Ranger, roof helped a ton as well. I don't know how you guys with the rear sliders (window) live with it. I put a solid window in my Ranger and I am about to do the same with my SuperDuty. No amount of foam tape will stop that **** thing from rattling and trying to remove itself. Gonna try some clear silicone first. Just seal that sucker up and see what happens.
  6. JEFFakaMAX

    Electrical problem? Help!

    If your 120a alternator has 83k on it, I can promise you it is not doing 120a any longer. More/better batteries are only going to temporarily band aid the problem.
  7. JEFFakaMAX

    Dumb things you have heard?

    Every a$$-clown I come across has some story about blowing out windows. Then they sit in one of my trucks and tell me they have never felt anything even close to that... I reply, "really? I've NEVER broken a window". Then there is an akward silence as I try not to laugh. Close second is the "my friend has 10,000 watts" yet has no idea what a H.O. alternator is or why you would need one.
  8. JEFFakaMAX

    Clamp meter

    Are you trying to measure max output? Because without a large load on it, you are only going to see what the demand load is. If you have a 200a alternator, it is not outputting 200a all the time. Unless it is an unregulated which is not a good idea.
  9. JEFFakaMAX

    Mono Amps: Some have A/B some have just A?

    Oh, on the outputs. It is just for ease of wiring. Both + and both - are the same internally.
  10. Is it just a **** measuring competition to claim you have a bazillion watts or is the general consensus that you can really "hear" the difference between a (4ohm & 2 ohm load) or (1ohm to .5ohm)? Is the loss of sound quality and cooking your amp really worth it for daily use? Competition, I can understand that. Every bit counts. Before the flaming starts, this has been my "recommended reading" to the novices I encounter that either have no clue and want to learn, or think they know it all and want to argue. This is the latest version of ZED's manual. While I am not trying to endorse their products, the first several pages of the manual are filled with useful information that may clarify things for those just cutting their teeth. http://www.zedaudiocorp.com/pdfs/ZedManual-2011.pdf Page 7 addresses the low ohm load issue. Stephen Mantz is to car audio as Bob Carver is to home audio. (My opinion)
  11. JEFFakaMAX

    need help with sub sound!!

    A difference, yes. An audible difference... not likely. Sounds like your gain is not set/matched to your HU.
  12. JEFFakaMAX

    Mono Amps: Some have A/B some have just A?

    I've never seen a 4/ch input on a Mono amp. The second set of RCA's are the pass through for daisy-chaining another amp.
  13. JEFFakaMAX

    I have a question.....

    Boundary Gain... it's not just for Blazers.
  14. JEFFakaMAX

    Ehhh... BIG THREE help please!

    Most alternators do not have a designated NEG on them. They are grounded to the block when you bolt them down. Find a convenient CLEAN spot on the block or accessories and ground there. You can use an alternator bolt if it makes your wire run easier.
  15. JEFFakaMAX

    Anyone in chicago land area tune with an O-scope?

    Yep, I got one. Far West Chicago Burbs.