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Old 03-06-2009, 10:13 AM
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Gneral sound help please!

hello i was in need of some general car audio help! i changed my system maybe like 3times in the past month and i think ive found a system i can keep......for now lol but i need some electrical help. I have a Phoenix gold Ryval V8001 running my 12w7 in a ported box made to JL specs, i also have a phoenix gold Octane R8.0:4 running all my interiors and my lights dim all around. I havnt done the big 3 yet but i was told that to get the most power our of my system and my amp i should upgrade to a high output alternator in my 1999 camry, any suggestions on what i should do? it would be a big help!
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:24 AM
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Always start with the Big 3 since you absolutely must do it with a HO alternator anyways. Those year camry's had 70amp alts in the 4cyl and 90's in the 6cyl.. They didn't leave a ton of room.

What size power wire are you running? and your ampifier ground. Is it grounded to a good thick section of bare metal. Or grounded to a seat bolt?. A Seat bolt has alot of resistance ince the bolts are coated and the holes are painted etc.
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:32 AM
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Guys, what are "The big 3" I've seen people here post about? Just curious myself.
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i believe i have a 4gauge power wire running into a stinger fused dist. block and 2 8gauge from there to each amp and i believe 2 8gage grounds which run into another stinger dist. block and then goes back into a 4gauge ground which i grounded to the bottom of my trunk....i also have the V6 model... and i plan to do the big 3 asap but shud i use the 4gauge wiring to 0/1?
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Umm what's the big 3?
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Wiring is pretty small, And too many resistors in the power path. (fused distribution block is a resistor).

Do a search on the "big 3" on this forum, you'll find tons of information.

In your application to keep it cost efficient is I would run another 4 guage power line down so each has it's own 4 guage line. Ditch the fused distribution block, upgrade to 4 guage ground for EACh amp. on solid metal that you sanded the paint off. for best connection. This should give you a very noticable reductio in dimming.
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im preety new to this but essentially its running thicker wiring like 0/1 or 4 gauge from the engine block to a chassis ground, battery negative to chassis ground and i believe alternator pos to batter pos, its in the link below

http://www.canadiancaraudio.com/onli...erms-pics.html
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