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Lucky SOB you are buying one of my dream vehicles. Grand Cherokee with a SRT setup, but must be in Deep Black with matching wheels on it for a Vader look.

Make sure you also buy a bunch of sound deadener as well for the doors, roof and tailgate. Second Skin is really nice but the best stuff out there is Resonix. For a vehicle like that I would be using one of those two.
 
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Lucky SOB you are buying one of my dream vehicles. Grand Cherokee with a SRT setup, but must be in Deep Black with matching wheels on it for a Vader look.

Make sure you also buy a bunch of sound deadener as well for the doors, roof and tailgate. Second Skin is really nice but the best stuff out there is Resonix. For a vehicle like that I would be using one of those two.
Lol well I sold my house and made out pretty good on it. So I can buy one of my dream vehicles. Im going for all black with just a tiny bit of red.
Second skin I currently have in my explorer sport. I’ll probably go with that again.
 

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For once in my life I’d like to have stupid loud.
If the loudest you've experienced is 2kw, how did you land on 13kw? Everyone that's heard my 5kw has said it's the loudest they've heard (only people I know personally. We don't have comps around here). My neighbor across the street came outside to tell me to turn it down. My boss came storming outside the building to the parking lot to scream at me. I'm not trying to brag; I suggest you listen to a few well-designed setups so you get a feel for how much power you actually want. Equipment is expensive, but research is free.

Edit: My best score was a 149.7 on a spl labs mini meter. I don't know what I can hit currently, because even that is too loud to test/meter in town. In the past I have driven to a nearby OHV area to avoid pissing anyone off.
 
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If the loudest you've experienced is 2kw, how did you land on 13kw? Everyone that's heard my 5kw has said it's the loudest they've heard (only people I know personally. We don't have comps around here). My neighbor across the street came outside to tell me to turn it down. My boss came storming outside the building to the parking lot to scream at me. I'm not trying to brag; I suggest you listen to a few well-designed setups so you get a feel for how much power you actually want. Equipment is expensive, but research is free.

Edit: My best score was a 149.7 on a spl labs mini meter. I don't know what I can hit currently, because even that is too loud to test/meter in town. In the past I have driven to a nearby OHV area to avoid pissing anyone off.
I’ve been around stereos all my life actually. 2k is the most I have ever had, but not ever heard/felt. I’m also an adrenaline junkie. Like my cars fast and my music loud lol. I go to the extremes on everything.
 
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I’ve been around stereos all my life actually. 2k is the most I have ever had, but not ever heard/felt. I’m also an adrenaline junkie. Like my cars fast and my music loud lol. I go to the extremes on everything.
How did you land on 13k as your goal? That's more power than 99.9% of aftermarket car audio setups.

Do you like your cars fast or do you like your cars able to go fast? Do you like your music loud or able to get loud?

If you want to spend money for potential, I can relate, but say so. I'm only trying to understand your intended use.

As far as required electrical, listen to @Popwarhomie and @hispls because those guys are among the few on this site who have actually done it.

I'm not trying to be a prick; it comes naturally.

Best of luck and please keep us posted on your build.
 
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How did you land on 13k as your goal? That's more power than 99.9% of aftermarket car audio setups.

Do you like your cars fast or do you like your cars able to go fast? Do you like your music loud or able to get loud?

If you want to spend money for potential, I can relate, but say so. I'm only trying to understand your intended use.

As far as required electrical, listen to @Popwarhomie and @hispls because those guys are among the few on this site who have actually done it.

I'm not trying to be a prick; it comes naturally.

Best of luck and please keep us posted on your build.
Definitely potential.

No worries man I do t see you as being a prick at all. So I’m a never satisfied. I always find myself wanting more and more. I figured 13k sounded like a good number and should be more power than I could possibly ever need. After the comment by pop about breaking shit, well the SRT is too nice of a vehicle to break so I’ll be cutting the wattage down to around 5k. I will definitely keep you all posted with updates.
 
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Definitely potential.

No worries man I do t see you as being a prick at all. So I’m a never satisfied. I always find myself wanting more and more.
Yeah it's never ending with car audio... Always want louder. 💩

I went to more of a SQ setup in my ST cause I didn't want to destroy my new car. My TC was cheap and IDGAF about it so I went back to SPL. Been about 6 months so it's time to upgrade to louder. :devilish:
 

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Hmmm, ok. That might be more than what I actually want.

So this is for a daily driver, well I work from home so it’s more like a grocery getter. ( a toy I guess ) I like to play my music at full tilt. My current set up is 2 Memphis audio mojo 15. 1k rms 2k peak with a bc 3500w amp. It sounds good in the car, but what I’m after if shaking the ground loud.

Is that possible on 2 15” evils at rms ( about 8k watts) with the right box build and tune?

thanks again and sorry about my lack of knowledge.
Personally I wouldn't take even over mojo
 

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Definitely potential.

No worries man I do t see you as being a prick at all. So I’m a never satisfied. I always find myself wanting more and more. I figured 13k sounded like a good number and should be more power than I could possibly ever need. After the comment by pop about breaking shit, well the SRT is too nice of a vehicle to break so I’ll be cutting the wattage down to around 5k. I will definitely keep you all posted with updates.
If you wanted to just get as loud as you can you might consider just buying some shitbox van or large SUV you don't care about and doing a flat wall. You'd get louder with more space, you won't be destroying your nice vehicle, and much of the gear you buy can be put into another vehicle down the road.
 
I think one of you is guessing.

For an alternator
13,000 watts / 14.4v = 902 amps.
You need to know your amps efficiency which you would divide by. If your amp is 85% efficient,
902 / .85 = 1064 amps Thats 1064 amps ON TOP of what your vehicle needs without the stereo. If the factory was 220 amps, then plan for about 1300. Did I see you can get a 320amp alt, then get 4 of those.

Not sure about your amp if that was peak, or RMS. Not sure of if you are planning for peak or what kind of music, or other variables. You can do caps, and cut back. There are just some details missing to figure out the best option.

For a battery, 13,000 watts / 12 volts (if you plan on listening to this at that level with the engine off) = 1083 amps. Then again divided by (point percentage). If 85% then 1083/ .85 = 1274 amps. I don't know AGM batteries, but I think its somewhere around 300-400amps discharge. Which would mean you would need to plan for 3-4 alternators, and 3 batteries if you plan on driving it. Four or more batteries if you want to listen to it while the engine is off. (I would plan for four alts, and then caps if you are getting voltage dropping at hits. Just because I'm betting you're going to have to buy a alt bracket that costs about half the price of a fourth alt. Not something I would want to buy a 3 alt bracket, belt, and then start adding caps, when you could buy a 4 alt bracket in the first place).
 
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I think one of you is guessing.

For an alternator
13,000 watts / 14.4v = 902 amps.
You need to know your amps efficiency which you would divide by. If your amp is 85% efficient,
902 / .85 = 1064 amps Thats 1064 amps ON TOP of what your vehicle needs without the stereo. If the factory was 220 amps, then plan for about 1300. Did I see you can get a 320amp alt, then get 4 of those.

Not sure about your amp if that was peak, or RMS. Not sure of if you are planning for peak or what kind of music, or other variables. You can do caps, and cut back. There are just some details missing to figure out the best option.

For a battery, 13,000 watts / 12 volts (if you plan on listening to this at that level with the engine off) = 1083 amps. Then again divided by (point percentage). If 85% then 1083/ .85 = 1274 amps. I don't know AGM batteries, but I think its somewhere around 300-400amps discharge. Which would mean you would need to plan for 3-4 alternators, and 3 batteries if you plan on driving it. Four or more batteries if you want to listen to it while the engine is off. (I would plan for four alts, and then caps if you are getting voltage dropping at hits. Just because I'm betting you're going to have to buy a alt bracket that costs about half the price of a fourth alt. Not something I would want to buy a 3 alt bracket, belt, and then start adding caps, when you could buy a 4 alt bracket in the first place).
We already covered this on the first page. The simple fact you referenced "peak or RMS" means you don't even know what you are talking about. Basic math is on point tho, so half credit?

Matt
 
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I think one of you is guessing.

For an alternator
13,000 watts / 14.4v = 902 amps.
You need to know your amps efficiency which you would divide by. If your amp is 85% efficient,
902 / .85 = 1064 amps Thats 1064 amps ON TOP of what your vehicle needs without the stereo. If the factory was 220 amps, then plan for about 1300. Did I see you can get a 320amp alt, then get 4 of those.

Not sure about your amp if that was peak, or RMS. Not sure of if you are planning for peak or what kind of music, or other variables. You can do caps, and cut back. There are just some details missing to figure out the best option.

For a battery, 13,000 watts / 12 volts (if you plan on listening to this at that level with the engine off) = 1083 amps. Then again divided by (point percentage). If 85% then 1083/ .85 = 1274 amps. I don't know AGM batteries, but I think its somewhere around 300-400amps discharge. Which would mean you would need to plan for 3-4 alternators, and 3 batteries if you plan on driving it. Four or more batteries if you want to listen to it while the engine is off. (I would plan for four alts, and then caps if you are getting voltage dropping at hits. Just because I'm betting you're going to have to buy a alt bracket that costs about half the price of a fourth alt. Not something I would want to buy a 3 alt bracket, belt, and then start adding caps, when you could buy a 4 alt bracket in the first place).
We already covered this on the first page.
...and on this page OP said he redecided on 5kw.
 
We already covered this on the first page. The simple fact you referenced "peak or RMS" means you don't even know what you are talking about. Basic math is on point tho, so half credit?

Matt
No you really didn't cover it. You gave a "general rule of thumb", which was kind of bullshit. I gave an even shorter answer of how you actually get there. I was trying to help the OP in whatever way they go, and everyone else who might read this wanting to know this answer.

I'm just trying to add to the OP's question, and help a little. You're just being an insecure jackass trying to tell me you already covered it when you didn't. You gave an answer, and I gave a reason why. OH NO, now people will actually get an answer to their question, and you won't get to feel special that you know something next time someone wants this answer.

So much damn insecurity in the car audio aspect. What was even the point in you making that post if it wasn't just for yourself?
 
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