Is a kinetik hc1800 a good start to the big three if im running about 1500 watts rms in my system. I don't wanna get a new alternator bc I BELIEVE my stock one is like 124 volts or amps or w/e.....2000 Cherokee 4.0 L
I reccomend getting a HO alt and still doing your big 3 upgrade.With 1500 watts RMS that's somewhere near 115 amps of draw which isn't bad but then at night you have to figure in your headlights draining power as well.Even with a HC1800 you will still run out of battery power and eventually begin to clip when your voltage drops.In the day time you should be fine though but if I were you I'd be careful at night with the extra amperage draw from the headlights.
Why don't you write down all the accessories you DO use while driving and then see how much power's left for the amp. Look at your fuse box and it'll list the approx current different devices will use. Add them up and subtract the total from your alternator's size. For example. headlights alone will use at least 20A, now add driving lights, signal lights, brake light, heater, fan, displays, clock. When you're done, you shouldn't have anything near 124A as you've stated. You can have the best battery in the world, but without an adequate charging system, it'll be useless. Battery does not generate power, it releases them.
"Rob what are you saying? The point I was making was that you don't need to buy the best battery in the world for everyday driving. You wouldn't be able to tell any difference by ear." What are YOU talking about dude?Who said anything about telling a difference by ear?The point I am making is batteries are useful.
Batteries are useful, anyone driving a car can tell you that. I think you're missing the point. $10000 battery and $150 battery will sound the same in your car. That was my point, what was yours? As I have stated numerous times before, I see too many people spending $600 on a car battery thinking that they are going to magically improve their car audio sound. That is false. Just as a cap will not magically "generate" power.
How many people do you know bought a $600 battery...you must know people with very little knowledge about things or too much money on their hands.What battery out there costs 600 bucks?My Hc 2400's were $600 and some change and that's plural,meaning 2 of them.
You're forgetting that I did mention the country "Canada." We get ripped off by the customs and governments. So what costs $300 there, becomes $600 here, sometimes even more. I'll give you an example, the MTX amp that in the states, sells for $350, is $899 here. So go figure. The Europeans have the same problem with their VAT.
Lol, you do have a good point with the canadian thing going.Everything is far more expensive and they have tax on everything,even tax on the tax. I even heard there's a "Fat" tax,I have about 8 or so friends that are Canadian,eh?