cap/battery/alternator which first?

Kwiggins_00
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I just bought 2 jl audio 13w7s and have for now 1 1000/1 powering them. i have 4 gauge wire now but its soon to be replaced with 0 gauge. my lights dim very bad so my question is which of these (capacitor/dry cell battery/ new alternator) is going to help this the most first. I am going to buy all three eventually but which one am i going to benefit the most from buying first.

 
HO alternator...it supplies the electrical current for your entire car when the engine is running.

check out:

http://www.excessiveamperage.com

http://www.mean-green.com

http://www.h-oalternators.com

Get quoted for a 200 amp alternator. This will be the most beneficial. AFTER that, i'd look into getting another 1000/1 to properly power your 13w7's. Also, upgrade the big 3 to 1/0 awg wire also. (alternator to batt. +, batt. neg. to engine block, batt. neg to chassis) this will be the most beneficial upgrade to do first...will most likely solve your problem. peace

NG

 
i dont have any experience with caps, but from what i have heard they do next to nothing. most people will tell you not to waste your money on a cap since it's helping you 1/2 the time and hurting you the other 1/2.

 
if you want to do it right and not worry about damaging any of your new stuff you need to do your HO alt., grounding upgrades, and battery at the same time. if your battery you currently have is pretty solid you could wait on that item the longest. dont waste your money on a cap. buy yourself another battery and an isolator and put the battery in the trunk.

 
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