Battery drainage probs...
I have the standard stock ford ranger battery for my 2008 fx4.
I have an Underdrive pulley.. and just the UD pulley.
I know the pulley may be part of my problem as to why the alternator isnt charging.. but heres my story
I just installed a 300watt alpine 4 channel amp. Its got the remote wire that goes to the cd player to only turn on when the cd player is on, and has the usual power wire to the battery (that will constantly suck power, regardless if the cd player is on)
My truck has been sitting for a few days now like 4 or 5 and i just went out to start it up and the battery was completely dead, needed a jump start. I get my lisence back in a week and once i have it the truck will be driven DAILY, which will give the alternator time to keep charging up the battery, and shouldnt have any more probs right??
What else can i do to make sure the battery has a good solid charge to it even if the truck sits for a few days, is it worth getting an optima battery?? Would just changing the battery make a difference while keeping the stock alternator?
I dont see changing the alternator making any difference if the pulley is still spinning at the same speed it is now with the stock one, would it make any difference with a new beefier alternator?
Just want to make sure im not going to keep having these problems.. its only a small amp.
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