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Username: Pitbullguy

Ascendant Audio Arsenals, Chicago

Post Number: 1849
Registered: Oct-06
So my battery must be dying because it hasn't been charging like it should lately, had to jump it to get started this morning. It's just a regular average battery, I've had the car since February 07' and the manufactured date on the batt is like Jan. 05' so i think it's time for a new one.

I'm gonna be runnin 1300-1400 watts between my two amps so i figured since i need a new batt anyway i might as well get a high performance one so...

1. what kind should i get? optima? rep top? yellow top? I dunno the difference those are just the names i hear dropped a lot in relation to car audio.

2. Is it okay to plug in a nice battery like that without changing the ALT/Big3? I know those are good things i should get around to doing anyway, but will it be okay?

3. Where can i buy a nice battery?
 

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Username: Freezeman_7

Memphis MC-2500D, 2 15 RD Audi... US of A

Post Number: 1825
Registered: May-06
im a fan of kinetik batteries myself. buut alot of ppl do run optima.

2. dont ask me?

3. local audio shop or ca.com or woofersetc.com has batteries also.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15218
Registered: Oct-05
kinetik hc1800
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15219
Registered: Oct-05
you don't need to do the big 3 if you don't have a ho alt.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15220
Registered: Oct-05
you can get kinetiks at pretty good price on ebay.

although the batteries come charged, its a good idea to charge it before you put it in your car. use a nice battery charger and give it a good charge.

sorry for multiple posts. the ideas came to me after i posted.
 

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Username: Pitbullguy

Ascendant Audio Arsenals, Chicago

Post Number: 1852
Registered: Oct-06
"although the batteries come charged"

typo? did you mean to say they DONT come charged?

"sorry for multiple posts. the ideas came to me after i posted."

post it up playa
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15221
Registered: Oct-05
no they come charged. you can just put that in your car and use it right out of the box. but its still good to give it a good charge. slow charge with low amps.
 

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Username: Pitbullguy

Ascendant Audio Arsenals, Chicago

Post Number: 1853
Registered: Oct-06
Chadley how will the new batt effect my electrical system? Is it only meaningful if i'm going to upgrade the alternator eventually?

also what is the average lifespan of a kinetik hc1800? same as most batteries? i know it depends but can you ball park it?

thanks chadley!
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15224
Registered: Oct-05
you should be good for few years. i doubt you'll notice the diffence but it will help.
 

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Username: Mike11202

DD9515G VFL 200.1 = : , Sewell, NJ US

Post Number: 1014
Registered: Nov-06
"you don't need to do the big 3 if you don't have a ho alt."



Definately get the Big 3 done

I heard good things about the kinetik's.. I run the Yellowtop D34 myself, its a beast
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15225
Registered: Oct-05
get the kinetiks trust me. yellow top is a pos comapred to the kinetik.

also i stand by my statement about the big 3. the stock alt won't produce enough current for you to need thicker cables.
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

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Post Number: 4888
Registered: Jul-06
"get the kinetiks trust me. yellow top is a pos comapred to the kinetik.

also i stand by my statement about the big 3. the stock alt won't produce enough current for you to need thicker cables."

Exactly.The stock wiring is the gauge it is to take the current produced by the STOCK alternator.Nuff said.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 6483
Registered: Jun-04
ive even heard from a installer at the shop I worked at that upgrading the stock wiring made as much difference as adding a capacitor....my guess is the improvement is from higher current capacity and the stock wiring may be for short term high current draw
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

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Post Number: 4890
Registered: Jul-06
If the wiring supports the current/amperage that's being run through it there's no point in upgrading.I think we can all agree on that :-)
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 6484
Registered: Jun-04
yes I agree
 

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Username: Mikechec9

Post Number: 2552
Registered: May-05
My 1800 does nicely. I wouldn't trust an Optima, given the option.
But mine is also a compliment to my HO alt, big 3, and 5f cap...(and these 3000 sub watts are still kicking my truck's butt).
 

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Username: Cenus

Hicksville, Ohio

Post Number: 3573
Registered: Jan-05
true but if your gonna change the bat. you might as well upgrade the big 3, it can't hurt and what are you gonna spend like $20 for some wire wow.
 

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Username: Tatonka

Post Number: 881
Registered: Mar-07
"you don't need to do the big 3 if you don't have a ho alt."

but Chad, I dont have a HO alt, and the Big 3 helped greatly. So therefore

www.chadleeisAliar.com

lol
 

Silver Member
Username: Press1

Yuba City, CA USA

Post Number: 147
Registered: Nov-04
http://www.ddaudio.com/dd/BatteryB2750.asp

How do these rate???
 

Platinum Member
Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15233
Registered: Oct-05
so what now you are running a powerful system without any problem without a ho since you did the big 3?

how much has it helped? have you put a voltmeter at the amp to see? or do you think that it is helping.
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