well im running sum FI Q's and i can get a Kinetik HC2400 and keep my stock alt OR i can get a 160 amp alt and keep my stock battery but not both.(im runnin 3000 RMS) i do plan to get a big alt though once money isnt so tight. so what should i do guys??
thanks ice T. another question, once my alternator has produced all the current it can, wont the batt pickup from there and start feeding my subs, and be able to play music at moderate levels when the car is on and alt is producing full amps?
Save up and get both. Getting one without the other is pointless, will just heavily strain the stock part. Keep in mind Volts x Amps = Watts, so in this case 3000 Watts/12 volts (approx) = 250 amps of current draw. It would be beneficial if you could get a bigger alt than a 160 amp. You would be better off IMO, with a bigger alt and a smaller battery than the 2400. Do you plan on running the system a lot with the car off? If not, you could go with like a 1400 and a larger alt.