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Old 09-15-2002, 08:59 PM
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Hey i got the JL system in... HOLLY ****!!!!!! :fawk: THIS **** IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO ****IN LOUD AND ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOO CLEAN>>> Problem<<<>>>Alternator<<<were can i get an upgrade? my motor is soooooooooo boged down by the system. I dont want to drive it with the stereo on cause it sucks so much juce! :( Its only 800 wats... WTF... so i figure i need at least a spare 55-60 amps. Does any one know how much a D16A6 motor pluss the electical system of a 90dx uses? Cause I need to add +60 amps to whatever that is... THNX
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Old 09-16-2002, 08:31 AM
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I'm not sure what the output for your stock alternator is, but you can get H.O. alternators for Hondas here:

http://www.mralternator.com/

I've heard good things about this site, but never dealt with them directly...good luck.
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Old 09-16-2002, 09:31 AM
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DUDE! THANKS dlh1999 Ive been tryin to get that info for days!!!
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Old 09-16-2002, 11:18 AM
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I have heard bad things about mralternator. Go to sounddomain.com and termpro.com and search around for HO alternators. In this arena you really do get what you pay for!! If you want the best...go to ohio generators...they are the best alternators out there.

I would try to look up a local alternator shop in your area...they should beable to rewind the stock one to get the proper output. The output at idle is what is most important, not what you get at high RPM's!!! That's where most dimming occurs. Many cheap alternators advertise maximum currnet capabilities and are very poor at idle speeds...the result --- all your money down the tubes.

Make sure you upgrade the under hood wiring as well, nothing less then 4ga.

For 800W, you must have a 500/1 and a 300/4.....both can be current hogs, but shouldn't be too bad....remember under typical listening conditions, you are not going to be using the maximum current draw for your amps....the typical honda alternator is between 50 and 60A....anything that is above 100A with the proper wiring/install should be appropriate.

Have you looked to see what is available in the honda passport? They may come with a stronger alternator from the factory....being that it's OEM, it may be a plug and play style install...just another idea.
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Old 09-16-2002, 12:18 PM
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thanks curley.... ill look into it :)
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Old 09-16-2002, 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by seth90dx
DUDE! THANKS dlh1999 Ive been tryin to get that info for days!!!
Not a problem...sorry I didn't reply sooner (I was away this weekend)...also, sorry if I misled you to a place that people have complaints about (just read the other post about other places).
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Old 09-16-2002, 05:35 PM
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Like I said, I would check out others reviews on mralternators before spending money there...I recall hearing bad reviews, but I could be totally wrong....

BTW, I did some searching, and it appears that a 2000 Honda Odyssey has a 130A alternator from the factory....it's around $200-225 on the net. I would like to see if that was a plug and play.
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Old 09-16-2002, 08:27 PM
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HELL YA! THATS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED!
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Old 09-17-2002, 06:54 AM
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Would a capacitor help at all??
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Old 09-17-2002, 08:44 AM
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There's a point in which a capacitor is doing more harm than good, IMO. If a car's electrical system only has problems when the stereo is cranked, then a cap will probably help. However, if the electrical system is struggling when the stereo is just on (even with lights & heaters on, etc) then installing something like a cap is probably just adding to the strain.
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