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Old 05-07-2007, 01:09 PM
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Arrow Caps

Looking to buy a cap to kill the dimming lights when the bass hits in my car. Instead of upgrading the battery for the time being.

Running 2 10" Alpine Type R's SVC on a Kenwood 8101D Amp. I'm assuming I'll only need a 1 farad cap correct?

All of this is still new to me, I'm unfortunately not a pro or expert in this field... Hence my asking for your help.

Another question, does the brand really matter? Is this brand better than that brand etc. Or do they all do the same?

Thank you very much for your time.

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Old 05-07-2007, 01:54 PM
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I have basically a brand new Audiobahn one thats shiney chrome n has mounting hardware attached its 1Farad and would be good for you. I will PM you.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:38 PM
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The "cap" has been discussed many times on here.

Basically if you don't have the electrical system to support your amperage needs currently a cap may make things worse as it will just be one more drain on the electrical system.

You don't have huge electrical demands so I would suggest doing a "Big 3" upgrade first and see if it solves your problems. It's cheap and will maximize the efficiency of the current electrical system which will actually help instead of wasting the money on a cap.

On a J-body like yours it is very easy and quick to do.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Hardwrkr
The "cap" has been discussed many times on here.

Basically if you don't have the electrical system to support your amperage needs currently a cap may make things worse as it will just be one more drain on the electrical system.

You don't have huge electrical demands so I would suggest doing a "Big 3" upgrade first and see if it solves your problems. It's cheap and will maximize the efficiency of the current electrical system which will actually help instead of wasting the money on a cap.

On a J-body like yours it is very easy and quick to do.
What exactly is the big 3 upgrade? And how is it done?
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:14 PM
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i found this on the net... Car Audio Capacitors: Why You Can't Do Without Them
i myself laughing when it says "You can choose from popular brands like Phoenix-Digital, Blitz-Audio, Kole-Audio, Pyramid, SoundStorm, Lanzar, Power-Acoustik, Pyle, Legacy, Nitro-BMW, SPL, and Volfenhag."

if pyramid pyle and legacy made a product you could not be without... god im living in the past.
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"Voltage drops will be a thing of the past."

Hilarious. I don't think a system with 10 batteries and 10 caps wouldn't have a voltage drop, let alone one cap alone...
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:11 AM
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I just friggen proved the big three for the millionth time two weeks ago. I bought an 84 Dodge Coachman van, threw in a kicker 750.1 and a 12 inch L5 in a ported box. The headlights were dimming to the point of almost shutting off and I would watch the ammeter dive well into the discharge area. 4 guage power and ground from the alt to the battery new chasis ground and it doesnt even seem like I installed the amp at all.
I have had three caps in the store for the past two years, never sold em! do the wiring under the hood and replace the crappo battery to a good optima or the cambodian tire equivilent and it will cost you 30- 50 bucks more then the cap and you will never have a problem
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Originally Posted by zinger002
i found this on the net... Car Audio Capacitors: Why You Can't Do Without Them
i myself laughing when it says "You can choose from popular brands like Phoenix-Digital, Blitz-Audio, Kole-Audio, Pyramid, SoundStorm, Lanzar, Power-Acoustik, Pyle, Legacy, Nitro-BMW, SPL, and Volfenhag."

if pyramid pyle and legacy made a product you could not be without... god im living in the past.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! If pyramid ever makes a quality item, i'll... wait, that will never happen!
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Originally Posted by Hardwrkr
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I'll do that, however if I drive out to ur neck of the woods for some $ would you be so kind to do the big 3 upgrade for me?
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