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Hello, i was driving, and i realized that when im going 55 or so, my headlights are dimming with the music. Im fairly certain that i just have a 75 amp alternator now, and i redid the ground from the battery to the body with a 2/0 gauge wire. I came to the conclusion that after another upgrade, ill be in rough shape. Im pretty sure i can hear a belt starting to chirp..

Right now i just have two kicker comps run by an xplod (ick, it was cheap), and tomorrow i plan to get a pioneer premier thats going to be run at about 700 rms.

Basically what im getting at, is: Where can i get an alternator thats about 100 amps, or what exactly the big 3 grounding thing is. Any help would be appreciated
 

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look into the old straight 6 f-150 alternators. they are like 10 to 15 more amps. i had one in my 89lx back in the day. they bolt up the same and wire the same. just more amperage.

get at least a yellow top optima if you don't get a nice kinetics.


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^ anything like that for the 2nd gens?
 

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4doorscort said:
^ anything like that for the 2nd gens?
not sure. i have never owned or worked on a gen2 cvh much. i know the bp is could easily have a GM alternator mounted on it. buddy of mine was telling me he is doing it in his civic using a tahoe alternator. somethign like 140 amp stock. its largely do to bracket style.

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Oh, wow. Ill look into the 300-6 alternator. I just decided to run a pioneer premiere 3004spl. I just need a new box. I have a hifonics txi600 amp too. I love how it sounds. Ill be good for now
Thanks for the help
 

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Try a capacitor in your stereo setup, i can guarentee it'll get rid of your dimming problem, it'll also keep your altenator from frying. A bigger altenators not really gonna do much good if your still killing your battery on those hard hitting notes.
 

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Try a capacitor in your stereo setup, i can guarentee it'll get rid of your dimming problem, it'll also keep your altenator from frying. A bigger altenators not really gonna do much good if your still killing your battery on those hard hitting notes.
noob quote of the day!

an alternator is going to supply a better voltage supply. a cap is garabage. if the alternator doesn't fix the issue then you need a solid battery. something not in the wet cell family. caps are a waste of money. its a bandaid to a larger issue still present.

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