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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2001 10:05 pm 
I am finally getting my stereo put in !! After having it stolen a few months ago, and driving around with no music, Its made me go crazy, and has also built up so much anticipation. I am getting an alpine deck, with an alpine V12 750w amp, and 4 IMPP 10" subs in a custom built box. Its going to sound so nice as I am going for total sound quality. Im just too excited about getting it, so I had to tell everyone !! <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2001 12:52 pm 
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With 750W you had better upgrade your alternator. The alts in the Swifts are VERY weak. I had 425W to my sub and it gave me problems. A cap won't help either BTW. It's just going to put another load on your alt. Not trying to burst your bubble or anything. Just making sure that you enjoy your sounds as long as possible<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2001 10:17 pm 
Thanks for the reply. What kind of problems can it cause without upgrading ?? Also, what kind of alternator do you suggest, and how hard is it to change ?? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2001 10:25 pm 
Hey,<br>I was running alot less power than that killer system your getting and within a month the alternator started to screech and wail like it was dying. Probably was. I would also suggest changing/upgrading the alt. <br>Anyways some guy at a local store said this was because i wouldn't buy expensive shielded rca patch cords and because of this, the noise was feeding back to the alt. Is this true? I doubt it because the alt still made noise after the system was removed. Did this noise (cheap rca cables) cause the alt to crap out. or was the alt just ready to crap out and by asking it to produce crazy power it packed it in.<br>Thanks<br>don <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2001 12:33 pm 
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RCA will not cause alternator problems. What happens is the sheilding of cheaper RCA's is very poor and they allow electrical noise into the system. A lot of this can be avoided with proper wiring technics however. Make sure that you route power wires on one side of the car and RCA's on the other(I have power going down the drivers side and line level[RCA} going down the passenger). Also, if you have to run RCA's near the power cables try to run 90 degrees to each other. Running them parrallel increases your chances of inducing noise. As for price, I paid about $35 for my RCA's and they work great. They are Lightning Audio cables. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2001 12:42 pm 
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Well usualy it is premature alternator failure. You will probably notice your headlights dimming on bass beats too. The amplifiers will "starve" a little for power as well. Obviously you want your amps to get max power without having them "steal" it from other sources like your headlights and other electrical devices. You can bring in your alternator and have it rewound to a higher amperage. It does not usualy cost a lot I get mine done for about $120. I'm not sure what the limit is for our alts is (maybe 100 amps) but it will make a differenence. Changing the alternator is real easy. Just a couple of bolts and it's out. Oh yeah, when you put it back in run a length of power wire the same gauge as your largest power wire from the alternator to the positive battery terminal. A lot of people don't do this but it definetly releives some of the strain on the stock 10 gauge wire. Good luck<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>


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