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High output lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Rellik01, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Rellik01

    Rellik01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bull Guard powder coated white, chrome aftermarket tail lights,Led interior lights, Factory roof rack, Bug deflector, Factory tow package, Garmin GPS, Viper 5901 alarm with auto start, Weather tech window wind deflectors, , 3" Tube steps powder coated white, CB Radio, Radio Scanner.
    Running six hella lights 2x 1000 4 x 500. Don't feel they are as bright as could be. Am I overtaxing the alternator or battery. any suggestions for alternator upgrade I know they make a 200 amp alternator or would that be overkill. all suggestions welcome
     
  2. Rellik01

    Rellik01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Could someone suggest where the weak link is. Is it the battery or the alternator?
     
  3. Rellik01

    Rellik01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering this, as I can upgrade either battery or alternator. Which will give me more bang for my buck.
     
  4. Hii

    Hii Well-Known Member

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    I'd strongly suggest converting them all to HID. More light output and less strain on your battery/ alternator
     
  5. TC yota

    TC yota Well-Known Member

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    Convert them to HID if you can, but the big thing is to swap your alternator. What what bulbs are running in the lights, standard 55w?
     
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