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Im getting ready to buy a second battery for my setup in an attempt to help the horrible dimming any suggestions?

 

I was looking at XS Power XP3000

 

4k RMS

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4k rms? Do you have a high output alt/ big 3 yet? if not, then your on a road for disaster. What kind of vehicle do you have?

 

What amps do you have, and how big battery,and what ohm load are you running?

 

Those are the most important questions as far as im concerned.

 

That being said, i bought my Duracell G34 AGM at sams club for $129. they are popular around here and have good reviews. Great deal.


Avinusa HU for 2007 Honda Crv

Electrical : Duracell Grp 34 AGM with Big3

front stage : Sundown Sae 50.4 on DB651s

Sub amp : AB 4480.1

Subs : 2) Sundown SA-12s @1 ohm in 3.8cu'ft @ 32hz

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4k rms? Do you have a high output alt/ big 3 yet? if not, then your on a road for disaster. What kind of vehicle do you have?

 

What amps do you have, and how big battery,and what ohm load are you running?

 

Those are the most important questions as far as im concerned.

 

That being said, i bought my Duracell G34 AGM at sams club for $129. they are popular around here and have good reviews. Great deal.

 

 

1) Chrysler 300 / Stock Battery

2) Alt is stock at 160 im hoping it will do the job.

3) Big 3 in this car is not much of help I have read due to heavier gauge wiring being used already.

4) AMP currently is a little soundstream picasso 3500d 1ohm however I plan to get a NICE solid amp this summer. *Un decided on wich amp, open for suggestions*

5) Current Subwoofers are two 2000w RMS Untouchable Sound 12" https://untouchable-sounds.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/untouchable-sounds-king-series-12-d1 However I have plans to get two sundown jv4 rev2 eventually. So preferabbly my next amp upgrade is strong enough to power that setup.

 

you can see the box for the setup here. Just finished it tonight,

 

$129 seems cheap! the ones im looking at are 300+ bucks without cables ;/

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1) Chrysler 300 / Stock Battery

2) Alt is stock at 160 im hoping it will do the job.

3) Big 3 in this car is not much of help I have read due to heavier gauge wiring being used already.

4) AMP currently is a little soundstream picasso 3500d 1ohm however I plan to get a NICE solid amp this summer. *Un decided on wich amp, open for suggestions*

5) Current Subwoofers are two 2000w RMS Untouchable Sound 12" https://untouchable-sounds.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/untouchable-sounds-king-series-12-d1 However I have plans to get two sundown jv4 rev2 eventually. So preferabbly my next amp upgrade is strong enough to power that setup.

 

you can see the box for the setup here. Just finished it tonight,

 

$129 seems cheap! the ones im looking at are 300+ bucks without cables ;/

 

I had multiple 300's, the 3.5l and the hemi..

 

Both have the large red power wire which is 0 gauge, but the rest is not 0 gauge.. the ground wire is more like 8 gauge.

 

Also mechman and many other companys offer a 240+ amp alternator for 399+.

 

An AGM battery its self did wonders for the 300.

 

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I had multiple 300's, the 3.5l and the hemi..

 

Both have the large red power wire which is 0 gauge, but the rest is not 0 gauge.. the ground wire is more like 8 gauge.

 

Also mechman and many other companys offer a 240+ amp alternator for 399+.

 

An AGM battery its self did wonders for the 300.

 

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Wait are you using the AGM as a second battery or the primary?

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no reason not to use a agm as a primary ;)


Avinusa HU for 2007 Honda Crv

Electrical : Duracell Grp 34 AGM with Big3

front stage : Sundown Sae 50.4 on DB651s

Sub amp : AB 4480.1

Subs : 2) Sundown SA-12s @1 ohm in 3.8cu'ft @ 32hz

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Wait are you using the AGM as a second battery or the primary?
AGM as a primary, you do not want to mix a standard lead acid battery with agm..

 

Lithium and agm is perfectly fine.

 

Look into autozone, oreily, advanceauto agm brand batteries.

 

They are all odyssey batteries that work fine as a primary, the secondary battery can be a much more audio specific like lithium or just xs power or any other brand you prefer.

 

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I got my under the hood batt from advance auto for 140. Do they still run the primary batt in that car in the trunk? Should make it fairly easy to add batts if so. I have an xs975 in the rear near the amp.


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Ah I didn't think about changing my primary battery before adding a second battery.

 

Right now I only am running the Soundstream Picasso 3500D and im getting dimming during hard hits. I dont plan on upgrading my amp for several months. I wonder if JUST a good AGM as primary will work without a second battery. Atleast untill I get more power.

 

What do you think?

1) Big 3 install

2) AGM battery

3) SECOND BATTERY (xs or w/e) ONLY if needed or when I get better amp.

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I got my under the hood batt from advance auto for 140. Do they still run the primary batt in that car in the trunk? Should make it fairly easy to add batts if so. I have an xs975 in the rear near the amp.

 

yup all in the trunk :)

 

A little off topic but here is the first dry fit , glue still abit gooey I couldnt wait haha. I need amp rack idea now hmmmm

 

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Ah I didn't think about changing my primary battery before adding a second battery.

 

Right now I only am running the Soundstream Picasso 3500D and im getting dimming during hard hits. I dont plan on upgrading my amp for several months. I wonder if JUST a good AGM as primary will work without a second battery. Atleast untill I get more power.

 

What do you think?

1) Big 3 install

2) AGM battery

3) SECOND BATTERY (xs or w/e) ONLY if needed or when I get better amp.

yeah the duracell is good idea but i got my starter agm at advance., by it online u get 20-25% off so mine was like $136 and go up there and they install it.. as far as better amp have u looked at the wolframs pretty good deals on them and just for power orion xtr 2500 does over 3k, twisted sounds 2.8k i think did 4k..


KENWOOD X301 HU, PRECISION POWER Phantom 1000, FU 750 12, 2.1cfad ported, soundqubed 6.5" coax/doors, hp & lp xover on hu, AGM starting batt...

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2 ohms rule

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looks like for a 300 advance agm would be $168 with discount..


KENWOOD X301 HU, PRECISION POWER Phantom 1000, FU 750 12, 2.1cfad ported, soundqubed 6.5" coax/doors, hp & lp xover on hu, AGM starting batt...

Boomin_tahoe said:
2 ohms rule

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yeah the duracell is good idea but i got my starter agm at advance., by it online u get 20-25% off so mine was like $136 and go up there and they install it.. as far as better amp have u looked at the wolframs pretty good deals on them and just for power orion xtr 2500 does over 3k, twisted sounds 2.8k i think did 4k..

 

TBH I havent got that far yet it was a headache figuring out the FiX 86 is what I needed to keep factory deck. Im new to this and trying to make it right. Ide love to get a good amp right now , however im still in the process of the basics it seems to prepare for bigger :) so for right now i will try the big 3, agm battery and hope it hold me over untill a new amp and second battery.

 

that twisted sounds looks mean, thats right up my ally when I upgrade, why such a price dif from that and the orion !?!?

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looks like for a 300 advance agm would be $168 with discount..

 

thats better than the initial 350+ I was going to spend on the second battery b4 primary upgraded.

 

just to clearify this is the battery u guys are talking about https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/autocraft-platinum-agm-battery-group-size-h7-850-cca-h7-agm/10210826-P?navigationPath=L1*14920%7CL2*15000%7CL3*15597 with discount exact fit to my car its 210.48

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thats better than the initial 350+ I was going to spend on the second battery b4 primary upgraded.

 

just to clearify this is the battery u guys are talking about https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/autocraft-platinum-agm-battery-group-size-h7-850-cca-h7-agm/10210826-P?navigationPath=L1*14920%7CL2*15000%7CL3*15597 with discount exact fit to my car its 210.48

yeah thats it 3yr warranty to but should be $165 + tax after 25% off.. grab that 25% pop up when u go there.. now there are other better agm batts but this is good for me..i have seen it test at 13v.. also i had load test done on it for fun 2 weeks ago mine is a 740 cca it tested 953cca at 12.65v at 109 degrees.. my old batt was a 800cca it tested at 529 which is y i replaced it lol...


KENWOOD X301 HU, PRECISION POWER Phantom 1000, FU 750 12, 2.1cfad ported, soundqubed 6.5" coax/doors, hp & lp xover on hu, AGM starting batt...

Boomin_tahoe said:
2 ohms rule

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TBH I havent got that far yet it was a headache figuring out the FiX 86 is what I needed to keep factory deck. Im new to this and trying to make it right. Ide love to get a good amp right now , however im still in the process of the basics it seems to prepare for bigger :) so for right now i will try the big 3, agm battery and hope it hold me over untill a new amp and second battery.

 

that twisted sounds looks mean, thats right up my ally when I upgrade, why such a price dif from that and the orion !?!?

idk y who charges what but compare the orion 3500 to the ts 2.8k they probably close.. look at the wolfram 3k it did 3400 i think here's test

https://www.wolframaudio.com/collections/w-series-monoblock-amplifiers/products/w-3000-1

KENWOOD X301 HU, PRECISION POWER Phantom 1000, FU 750 12, 2.1cfad ported, soundqubed 6.5" coax/doors, hp & lp xover on hu, AGM starting batt...

Boomin_tahoe said:
2 ohms rule

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I'm not really in love with that divider at the back of the port. I think it might cause more turbulence than it prevents but that's water under the bridge at this point I suppose.

 

I'm also a fan of buying batteries from brick and mortar stores. All parts stores have solid premium series AGM batteries and Batteries Plus chain offers Duracel AGMs which are quite nice. The key for me about buying from a local chain is warranty replacement if and when needed. I'm not buying the marketing hype of the fancy battery brands and if you need to claim a warranty you'll eat 80$ in shipping minimum to get that serviced.

 

Also if your budget permits, consider buying lithium. It is the way of the future for batteries. Lastly if you wish to run a legit 4K you really ought to be thinking about high output alternator. I wouldn't go over 3K with stock.

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Under the Hood Yellow Top Optima

For the system Kinetik 600-800 amp

Consider Capacitors .. personally have four 1 Farad Orions

Very Rare Orion Multiple Battery Regulator MBR70 to keep the main battery charged when the key is turned back.

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Under the Hood Yellow Top Optima

For the system Kinetik 600-800 amp

Consider Capacitors .. personally have four 1 Farad Orions

Very Rare Orion Multiple Battery Regulator MBR70 to keep the main battery charged when the key is turned back.

 

:eek: Better hope that Optima doesn't go bad on ya soon.


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This is my second Optima my Red Top Purchased in 08 is still in operation . Here in Canada the climate is variable, hot summers -20 winters ..

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