WILL I NEED AN ALTERNATOR UPGRADE ON 1000 RMS TO 1500 RMS SUB IN A 1993 MUSTANG COBRA. I GOT 4 1230 INFINITYS, RUNNIN WITH 200 RMS EACH, AND WAS CONSIDERING A POWER ACOUSTIK MOFO 15, ANY AND ALL INFO ON THESE SUBS, AND THE ALTERNATOR WOULD BE GREAT THANKS!
Hey I'm also getting an alternator upgrade, 170A. For a Mustang, you should be able to find 180A - 200A. With that you'll be able to power 2000W amp. On Power Acoustik, I hear they have lots of problems with their amps. Might not be a wise investment for now. Try Audiobahn, MTX, Kicker, and MA Audio.
Hey, im also upgrading.. a lot when you look at it, going from a stand alone 500 watt amp, to a 1400 watt amp, but im still going to run the 500 so thats a total of 1900 watts.. 950 rms. Umm still driving around in my ol 88 cutlass ciera dunno what the hell my alt output is, but does anyone think this will be a problem? i think it may be around a 90-108 amp alt.
Whoa Shawn, I wouldn't be blasting any music during winter. There's a great chance that your alternator/electrical system might blow. The average alternator power for old cars are round 65 amps, give or take a few. That'll give you 780W the most, that's without anything else running. You add in the heater/air, radio, lights, and if you're lucky, you'll end up with 450W left to use on the amp. I strongly advice an alternator upgrade if you want to run all the amps, and maybe a power wire upgrade too. You'll need 4 gauge for that much power, a capacitor if your lights dim during high volumes.