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Old 03-11-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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Does onyone know where I can get a decent HO Alt so that when I install my system it wont kill the Stock Alt?

The Stock Alt im sure is already taxed out with all of the SSEi'* accessories, and I dont want to stress it out more by adding another 100 Amp draw when I install my audio system.
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I recommend the AC Delco 140 Amp with a Lifetime warrenty...you may already have a 140 on your SSEi.....

www.mralternator.com is also another source Hi Po alts
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I have a 1997 Bonnie SSEi. Are you saying the stock alternator is a 140A???
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I have a 1997 Bonnie SSEi. Are you saying the stock alternator is a 140A???
Yes they are, and having changed my 97 ssei I can confirm that the only alternator listed for the SSEi'* in 97 is a 140amp
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I run a 160 amp unit from Mr. Alternator.
SSEi95 runs a 200 amp.

Both work great. Flawless operation and a good warranty.
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I was running the 200amp with a system and it worked out pretty good, but I'm guessing you already know, but if you are running a decent system in your car I would recomend a cap or some other power enhancement. Mine still had flickering lights with the 200amp alt (not as bad as with the stock though).
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I'm running SSEi95'* 200 amp alt right now. It'* great.

I have a 1500 watt amp with 2 12'* and a 1.5 Farad capacitor, and If I get the right song on I can still get the lights to dim, but barely noticeable to anyone unless you're really looking for it.
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I bought the car w/ 94,803mi and now have 160,xxx. I have never replaced the unit but I am assuming it is the orginial one. That is bonnielicious.
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I don't like the Idea of caps, they are just a bandaid to the real problem. If you are going to run a caps I'd get a Batcap or a Alumpro cap, they would a little different then a normal cap and should actually help. If your lights are dimming their is a good chance that you are clipping the amp and/or the driver that you are using wants alot more power then your amp can put out. An alt. rewire (to your accesory post) should take care of the lights dimming.
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... An alt. rewire (to your accesory post) should take care of the lights dimming.
Sorry for the hijack...

Can you explain this more please? I have had dimming lights ever since I installed my system in my C3. I have a redtop and 4gauge for both power and ground to the battery and a 1farad cap, and still I get dimming. I am only running a PPI2200 amp (bridged) and nothing else.
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