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    Alumapro

    Sup guys, I just picked up a JL 1000/1 JL 300/4 and a 12w7. I have a stock alernator but in my engine bay I have an optima blue top. I dont wanna kill my alternator.

    I have a 1 farad monster cable CApacitor. I was told that wont doo much, is that correct?

    How do you guys feel about the alumapro 15farad cap? Will that help me out big time? OR will I be ok with the 1 farad cap and the jl setup?
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    DOes it actually work? Or would it be better to install a 170amp alternator?
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    I personally love the alumpro 15... I used an alumapro 5 in a car I built that was at 1200rms, & it made a nice difference....

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    I personally love the alumpro 15... I used an alumapro 5 in a car I built that was at 1200rms, & it made a nice difference....

    What would you do? INstall the alumapro 15 or get a Hight Output alternator? The alumapro I can get for $350 and the alternaotr i can get for $350...which would be better?
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    hmmmm, that's a loaded question, need more details like what's the stock alt putting out now, what's in the car for a battery now? then theres still a few ways to approach this.....

    if all you want to spend is the $350 & not have to do anything else I guess the alt sounds like a safe bet....., but personally if the stock alt is 110 or 120 amps & is in good shape, I would consider mounting a battery in the rear & a cap..... shouldn't need an alt upgrade at that point.... that's if you have the room for a battery.....

    either that or a heavy duty battery up front & 0 gauge run to the rear..... with a cap should be ok on a good factory alt.... your only talking 1,300 rms......

    if it's got a wimpy 70-85 amp alt then the alt may make more sense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    hmmmm, that's a loaded question, need more details like what's the stock alt putting out now, what's in the car for a battery now? then theres still a few ways to approach this.....

    if all you want to spend is the $350 & not have to do anything else I guess the alt sounds like a safe bet....., but personally if the stock alt is 110 or 120 amps & is in good shape, I would consider mounting a battery in the rear & a cap..... shouldn't need an alt upgrade at that point.... that's if you have the room for a battery.....

    either that or a heavy duty battery up front & 0 gauge run to the rear..... with a cap should be ok on a good factory alt.... your only talking 1,300 rms......

    if it's got a wimpy 70-85 amp alt then the alt may make more sense...

    My stock alt is 80amps, I have an optima blue top as my battery. I think if i upgrade my alt to 180amps then I will be good, Currently i have a 1 farad cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheekz185
    Sup guys, I just picked up a JL 1000/1 JL 300/4 and a 12w7. I have a stock alernator but in my engine bay I have an optima blue top. I dont wanna kill my alternator.

    I have a 1 farad monster cable CApacitor. I was told that wont doo much, is that correct?

    How do you guys feel about the alumapro 15farad cap? Will that help me out big time? OR will I be ok with the 1 farad cap and the jl setup?
    a 1 farad cap doesn't do jack, caps really don't do jack until you get to the level of the 15 farad caps you're looking at.

    Personally, I'd spend the money upgrading (either buy a new one or have yours rewound) alternator, THEN I'd consider the cap. Upgrading the big three is a must when running big systems

    see here for more information: http://forum.sounddomain.com/forum/u...=5;t=007801;p=

    hope this helps.
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    yeh, with an 80 amp stocker & that jl1000 an alt is probably the way to go.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    a 1 farad cap doesn't do jack, caps really don't do jack until you get to the level of the 15 farad caps you're looking at.

    Personally, I'd spend the money upgrading (either buy a new one or have yours rewound) alternator, THEN I'd consider the cap. Upgrading the big three is a must when running big systems

    see here for more information: http://forum.sounddomain.com/forum/u...=5;t=007801;p=

    hope this helps.

    What if I get a 160amp alty and dont do the big three? Will that be ok?
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    it should be OK, but why wouldn't you?

    if you're going to be in there replacing the alternator in the first place, it's not going to be that much additional work at all.

    Battery to chassis is super simple.
    Alternator to battery positive can be done while have everything apart to replace alternator.
    And chassis to engine will be about as easy as battery to chassis.

    All it requires is some wire and some ring terminals.
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