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roadhog
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   29th Mar 08 at 18:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

can any 1 help with my prob i have 3 amps 1 9000 watt 1 1100 watt 1 225 watt and a power cap but need to upgrade my alternator my car is corsa b 14 sport
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29th Mar 08 at 18:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

easier to remove some amps
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no cant do that !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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29th Mar 08 at 18:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get an alternator off a aircon model?may have a higher out put.
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29th Mar 08 at 18:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I doubt any of those ratings are rms. Either way what fuses are on the amps?
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29th Mar 08 at 18:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes you will probably get away with standard altenator, just put another battery in the boot
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Will a diesel one fit?


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main fuse 250 amp rats are not rms if thay were it would blow the car apart
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29th Mar 08 at 18:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just put a decent batery on the car.
Like one of them yellow top ones that will do the trick.
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29th Mar 08 at 18:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well if your having no problem with charging/battery going dead im sure your alternator will be fine.
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29th Mar 08 at 18:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

100-120amp alternator off a cavvy, vectra with a/c should be a direct swap.
whats yours?..
60? 80?
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all ready using exide maxximma 900 dc
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29th Mar 08 at 18:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are you having any problems with your battery?
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not sure
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no
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Well you shouldnt need to upgrade it. People only usually upgrade if there alternator is struggling to cope with charging the battery and running a sound system
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29th Mar 08 at 18:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

why not just wire up 2 battereis in parallel
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cheers
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no room in boot bass box takes boot
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29th Mar 08 at 19:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

whilst your engines running, do your lights dim - when your tunes are pumping?

if yes, put a bigger alternator on.
if no, leave it
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29th Mar 08 at 19:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes
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a bigger alternator wont really give that much more amps though will it really, its the engine revs that will give the amps
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try and alternator off a vecra then, 100-120amp
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29th Mar 08 at 19:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

are you running a powercap?
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yes a 1.2

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