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taylor17
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I have around 1200 watts total and wen you are going down the road and turn it up the light's start diming. I know this isn't good on anything so how can I fix it be for I kill an alternater or battery?
 

taylor17
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Also it is a 98 chevy z71 and it has the stock alt. It has a place for an extra battery but I don't know if I hook up an extra battery will help. Does anyone know if hooking an extra battery will stop damage or would I be better off geting a new alt or somthing.
 

Sucubus
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Do a big 3 first.
then an alt.
then an extra battery.
 

taylor17
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Stuped question but what's a big 3 still new to car audio. Thanks
 

taylor17
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Sory ment stupid lol wonder what that mean's.
 

Sucubus
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There are 3 main wires in your cars electrical
charging system.
a big 3 is adding to/increasing the size of those wires.
theres lots of how-to's out there.
google it.
 

taylor17
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I think I all ready killed the alt. It doesn't runn as good as it used too. What size would be best and where can I look at high output alt's.
 

taylor17
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I am going to take it to a shop to get it tested to be sure.
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 6122
Registered: Dec-03
high output alternator, and proper power cable gauge from alt to battery, batt to ground, and batt to amps.
 

taylor17
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What gauge cable should be on there I had the system put in at a shop if that has any thing to do with it or do I have to buy biger cables. Where are som high output alt's. Thanks a million
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 6134
Registered: Dec-03
power cable size is based on two things:
current draw and distance run.
www.the12volt.com has a power and ground cable size guide on the menu down the left of teh front page.

as for alternators, try www.4alterstart.com
 

taylor17
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Thank's a lot you have been a lot of help.
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