How many AMPS - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Audio (and aftermarket electronics) This is your place for alarms, remote starters, to brag about your system, exaggerate your db levels, or simply ask questions for stock or aftermarket audio. No Flames! (except from roasted amps)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-15-2003, 10:41 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
danpuzak is on a distinguished road
Default How many AMPS

How many Amps can our cars sufficiently power before the need for a better alternator or what not, and of what power could these amps be?
danpuzak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 05:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Monticello, Minnesota
Posts: 1,520
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CraZyDriVer868 is on a distinguished road
Default

i got 2....but i also have a cap....i got rockford 351m mono amp....rated [email protected]m i believe...and i got a jensen 200W goin to my 6x9s...also i got a digital cap....my lights dont dim...my starting problem related to power wire conector...if you get a cap that will help somewhat but if you are gunna go overboard get a 160 amp or 200 amp from Ty...he has a couple
CraZyDriVer868 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 07:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: springfield il
Posts: 1,369
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
jachin is on a distinguished road
Default

I have an 800 by 2 and a 140 by 2 with no cap and my lights barely flicker when the radio is turned up as far as it can reasonbly go without too much distortion
jachin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 09:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
GAMEOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Racine Wi
Posts: 5,146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GAMEOVER is on a distinguished road
Default

ok how can i easy say this more power is better i had just a red top m for a 600x1 amp (true power) bigger battery, cap, recommonded cuz the strain on the altnator and stock battery will fry it fast i had a 90 gp stock 100amp with just a old punch 250 i blew 2 altnator in 1 year
GAMEOVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2003, 03:41 AM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: N.W. Indiana
Posts: 1,206
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Roadrash187 is on a distinguished road
Default

The stock alternator is only made for how the car is stock. The more draw you put on your battery the more strain it is going to be on your alternator. But you also got to take in mind on how you listen to your music. If you dont have the bass going no stop and loud, yes the alternator will last longer. But if you do the opposite you are going to get the opposite effect.
Roadrash187 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
many many elictrical problems TampaSSEi95 Everything Electrical & Electronic 4 12-03-2007 09:00 PM
how many amps is my alternator? 88bonnsse General GM Chat 5 07-06-2007 09:10 PM
To "SSE" Echo and Bill,many ,many thanks cvc 1992-1999 1 10-18-2006 05:08 PM
cant say "SOAB" anymore.... (many many pics) FiReDeViL General GM Chat 67 11-06-2003 09:47 PM
Any body use Alpine amps? 79ford Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 4 05-20-2003 06:48 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.