Originally Posted by Jet Fixer
alternators get pretty expensive! I will note your experience in my imaginary notepad. The thicker the wire, the more resistance it will give you, which slows the current. So I will definitely go for a 4 gauge.
ya but i bought my alternator at auto zone, yes there refurbished and yes maybe thats why there going out once a year. but i only payed for it once with a lifetime warranty and ive changed it twice now, and it takes me 20 mins or less to change it, and i have a fresh one every year
they go out alot especially when your running two amps, one for the speakers and one for the sub, i rock out alot so every time it thumbs your amp takes all the power it needs so the alternator works extra hard trying to produce more power so the car and everything else can keep running. i also have a capacitor helping out the battery and alternator, but it doesn't do much.