The thing is, you haven't told us how much you're pushing. What are the specs of your sound system? Subs? Amp?Is there any truth to what I have heard about hi-output alternators damaging the motor (from the excessive load)? I'd sure think that if some extra load on the accessory belt drive damages a motor, it's a weak POS. But I've also heard of just adding 20 or 30 extra HP to the motors making them grenade as well. Makes me nervous to do any mods to my 2015. I just paid it off a few months back, and it only has 21,000 miles.
Have you thought about going with a battery capacitor to help with the extra load for your system?I looking for good brand alternators for 2016 nonturbo veloster. I have a aftermarket sound system and can’t seem to find good brand alternators that will fit my car any suggestions thank you
I don't recommend caps as they will put more strain on your alternator than trying to reduce whatever issue OP is trying to reduce.Have you thought about going with a battery capacitor to help with the extra load for your system?
Batteries are nothing more than big capacitors that store a charge but on a very big scale.
They make smaller audio system capacitors that hold enough of a charge or store a charge capable of giving you all the juice you need without going to a bigger battery or alternator.
The whole effect of an audio capacitor is to smooth out the power spikes from the alternator and keep the voltage at a steady rate so your amps have the current/ voltage it needs.
They're much cheaper to use and would suggest you install one on your bass amp as it will draw the most current when at higher volumes.
It's another alternative than going with a high output alternator and much cheaper too.
I would beg to differ on this statement. 😉🤷🏼♂️I don't recommend caps as they will put more strain on your alternator than trying to reduce whatever issue OP is trying to reduce.
First and foremost, thank you for your service working on working on battleships and whatnot. All of my life in the car audio industry, I've always been advised to stay away from caps because they do more harm than good. I've also seen a lot of caps being used in bigger car audio installs as well and were told they helped. Regardless, yes the Big 3 is necessary along with proper wiring and grounding but I didn't do it and I was fine.-snip-
Sorry - I must have settings wrong, I did not get notified of reply. I am running 2 amps, both Audio Control. Door speakers will be powered via a D-4.800 (fused at 80 Amps) and my 2 subs will be powered via an LC-1.1500 (fused at 160 Amps). The subs are 8 inch Savard HQ. I am keeping the stock amp under the passenger seat for now because I am also running the stock head unit.The thing is, you haven't told us how much you're pushing. What are the specs of your sound system? Subs? Amp?