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    I agree that you need way more power than a single 4 gauge wire. I personally would run another 0 gauge wire for the sub amp and use the existing 4 gauge to feed the 4 channel, but I would also be having a very close look at your phasing.
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    Thanks for all the advise everyone. I just ordered 20 feet of 0/1 gauge wire

    phasing huh? now that's interesting. I currently know very little about how to accurately set the phase on my amps. I will try to do some research and figure that out. Meanwhile, if anyone has any personal advice on how to set the phase on my amps feel free to post. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks again everyone!

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    I had the same problem in my car with 4awg. I ran 0awg and the problem completely went away, but then again my car has a 160amp alternator and a JL 1000/1

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    Well I am really hoping that upgrading this power wire solves the problem. I will also have to upgrade my grounds and do the BIG 3. Upgrading the alternator is an option that I have looked into, but its a last option in my book.

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    Upgrading wiring sure helps, but you have to keep in mind that you will be demanding more from the electrical system that it can deliver.

    HO alternator is nice, but look into deep cycle batteries 1st. Stock lead acid batteries are good for starting your car only. As for audio applications, deep cycle are better.

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    Are you recommending that I add a second battery to the system?That would only be demanding even more from the electrical system. So I assume your saying that I should swap in a new deep cycle battery in place of my lead acid battery. But I always thought that deep cycle batteries were not made to start cars. Is there a good deep cell battery that is also made for starting cars?

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    Ok, I did some research and realized that there are many deep cycle batteries that are capable of starting my car. My car requires approximentally 650 cranking amps and there are plenty of deep cells that can produce that.

    My questions now are....

    What exactly are the advantages of adding a deep cell battery to my system other than extended use when the car is off?

    Is it more worth while to invest in a deep cell battery or an upgraded alternator?

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    anything you can do to take the load, the better. the problem with alot of HO alternators though is that you must get the car higher in the rpms to get that listed amperage, so depending on your car, and driving style, this could be a issue (i know my parents 350 v8 equiped suburban doesn't usually get above 2k rpm around town, so a HO alternator that works best at 3k rpm would never work at its full capacity).


    the idea behind using a deep cyle is to allow for more available current--(fact check first-->) i believe that deep cycles can provide more amperage than standard batteries in lower voltages.

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