Upgrade help

mason.is.king

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Hello everyone, recently I have been thinking about upgrading my system but i'm not sure that what I have can handle the new equipment. First of all, I drive a 1998 Toyota 4Runner and I believe the alternator is still stock (Hasn't been changed while i’v had it).


I am currently have 2 skar 12s (https://www.skaraudio.com/products/sdr-12-inch-car-subwoofer) running on a RP 1,200 watt monoblock amp (https://www.skaraudio.com/products/rp-1200-1d-car-amplifier). I am also running 4 Skar 6.5 inch door speakers (https://www.skaraudio.com/products/rpx65-6-5-inch-coaxial-car-speakers I believe it is these), on a 4 channel 500w amp (https://www.skaraudio.com/products/rp-75-4ab-car-amplifier).

I have provided links for information such as the RMS and stuff like that as I don't quite understand all of that yet. I also currently have a cheap head unit from Walmart, which I plan to upgrade as well. When I purchased my car it did not have one so I purchased the first one I could find.

Im looking to put in 4 ds18 6.5in door speakers as well as 4 3.8in tweeters. What I am currently thinking about is replacing my 500w amp with my current 1200 watt amp and buying a 2,000 watt amp for my subs. However, I have had people tell me running 4 speakers on a monoblock is not good, and I've had people tell me it doesn’t hurt anything. I also plan to run 0 gauge wire. Could I do this?

Also, as I'm on a stock alternator, do I need to upgrade my alternator? Or could i just get away by adding a second battery?

Thanks.
 

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That will not work. Your current sub amplifier is not a full range amplifier. It only plays bass. For the speakers that you want to add, your best bet is to get a larger 4 channel amplifier.
 

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I tried to edit my last post, but for some reason it wouldn’t let me.

I am assuming that you are going with pro audio 6.5’s and that you want them loud. You should try the new ds18 speakers on your current amplifier. Most pro audio 6.5’s are fairly efficient. They may be as loud as you want without changing the amp.
 
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mason.is.king

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I tried to edit my last post, but for some reason it wouldn’t let me.

I am assuming that you are going with pro audio 6.5’s and that you want them loud. You should try the new ds18 speakers on your current amplifier. Most pro audio 6.5’s are fairly efficient. They may be as loud as you want without changing the amp.
Would it be better to go ahead and get a 1000w 4 channel amp? Also with that would I need a second battery?
 

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The amplifier that you need is dependent upon exactly which speakers you’re planning on using. There is no point to buy an amplifier that your speakers will not handle. When looking at speakers and amplifiers, only look at the rms wattage ratings. Peak or max wattages mean nothing. Those are just advertising B.S.

As far as the battery goes, the answer is maybe. You will have to install it and see where your voltage drops to.
 
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mason.is.king

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The amplifier that you need is dependent upon exactly which speakers you’re planning on using. There is no point to buy an amplifier that your speakers will not handle. When looking at speakers and amplifiers, only look at the rms wattage ratings. Peak or max wattages mean nothing. Those are just advertising B.S.

As far as the battery goes, the answer is maybe. You will have to install it and see where your voltage drops to.
Alright, this is what im looking at getting. https://ds18.com/collections/pro-audio-packages-and-bundles/products/mid-and-high-complete-package-including-2-midrange-aluminum-super-bullet-tweeter-1-built-in-crossover

I haven't quite understood the RMS and OHMS yet
 

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