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Old 11-22-2010, 09:30 PM   #31
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LN3 and L27 cars got 105 amp alt'* and L36-L67 cars got 140 amps and steves 140 amp will be coming from me and they will cost me around 50 bucks each to buy two and build one.....so around the 100 dollar range for the 140
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I'm still in shock that he'* running 4ga. power wire to a 1500 watt amp.
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I'm still in shock that he'* running 4ga. power wire to a 1500 watt amp.
yeah lol dude im going to be honest i know how to hook stereo equipment up when it comes to tuning systems i have not teh slightest clue lol but i've seen his previous system the xta600 and it powerd nice but i havent seen this setup yet
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Let'* put it this way.

When I was running two amps, my 1500w amp had 1/0 run to it. Actually the copper is really thick on it even for 1/0, it'* something like 1/3 bigger than the standard IIRC. If he can find 2 gauge he could probably get by with that but he really needs some 1/0 love.

Also, like I said before, GROUNDS GROUNDS GROUNDS! Beefing up my batt-chassis grounds netted me a half a volt charging, and a more efficient charging system. You can't half-*** this unless you want magic smoke to pour out of your amps, subs, and possibly the rest of your electrical, and when the magic smoke comes out, they tend to not work again =P
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selling the MA Audio tomarrow for $185 and getting a Viper D1200.1 but will prolly use my Memphis 16 prd1000.1 I am getting the 140a from dakota asap and doing the big 3 in 4g wire and investing in 0g as soon as i have an extra dime to my name.
We will go from there.......
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yeah lol dude im going to be honest i know how to hook stereo equipment up when it comes to tuning systems i have not teh slightest clue lol but i've seen his previous system the xta600 and it powerd nice but i havent seen this setup yet
Yeah, tuning is definitely the hard part. It takes alot of patience. With the setup I have now it'* my first time running active, so if you're having a hard time with tuning on a passive setup, active increases the difficulty 10 fold It'* not necessarily that it'* hard to do, it just takes way longer to get it tuned just how you want it. There are far more adjustments to do and by default, more things to screw up But I'll tell you what, the gains to be had by running active make it all worth it

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If he can find 2 gauge he could probably get by with that but he really needs some 1/0 love.

Also, like I said before, GROUNDS GROUNDS GROUNDS! Beefing up my batt-chassis grounds netted me a half a volt charging, and a more efficient charging system. You can't half-*** this unless you want magic smoke to pour out of your amps, subs, and possibly the rest of your electrical, and when the magic smoke comes out, they tend to not work again =P
Yep, at least 2ga But knowing him, 1500 watts isn't going to be the highest power he'* ever gonna go with so he really should just bite the bullet and go 0ga so he doesn't have to rip it out yet again.

I had the same result when I did the big 3, I gained half a volt
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selling the MA Audio tomarrow for $185 and getting a Viper D1200.1 but will prolly use my Memphis 16 prd1000.1 I am getting the 140a from dakota asap and doing the big 3 in 4g wire and investing in 0g as soon as i have an extra dime to my name.
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Since your amp power and ground wires are gonna be 0ga. might as well do the big 3 in 0ga. as well. You're only gonna need another 5ft or so.
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Sold MA amp tonight for $185 and got a Viper d1200 (1200rms) out of the deal. Viper needs a lil fixin
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Hold on to 100 of it so i can build your alt
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Yep, at least 2ga But knowing him, 1500 watts isn't going to be the highest power he'* ever gonna go with so he really should just bite the bullet and go 0ga so he doesn't have to rip it out yet again.
You hit the nail on the head there. Unless you get that expensive Stinger 3/0 crap or welding wire, the only place to go from there is MOAR RUNS!


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I picked up 1.3 Of course, then my batt went to **** and I'm back at the drawing board now

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Since your amp power and ground wires are gonna be 0ga. might as well do the big 3 in 0ga. as well. You're only gonna need another 5ft or so.
Agreed. Long as your alt-batt placement is kinda close. Mine they're at opposite corners of the engine bay so my alt-batt wire is like 7 feet
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