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Old 02-03-2009
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Help! Upgrading subs and amp!

so, i just got two Pioneer Premier TS-W5000SPL 12's. they are massive!. they came in a huge probox that looks and sounds like it has too much air space. and i got them all for $550! a steal in my book! i looked these up and they retail for $900 a peice. anyway, they are 2500 wat rms and 5000 watt max. after i get an amp big enough to push these bad boys, what do i need to do to run these without screwing up my alternator and battery? i only planning on running 1 of these subs. just hooking up one of these to my 1200 watt right now drop the voltage guage about 5 volts. anybody know hwre to get a good price on a high output alternator? what are some risks of pputting in a high output alternator? and could i just get away with just putting in a decent sized capacitor?
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Those subs are pretty insane. Sounds like you got a good deal on them too. The first thing I would do is a h/o alt. I'm not sure where the best prices are but I think Summit sells them. Add a cap too but it's nowhere near as important as a h/o alternator. Also upgrade your big 3 with 1/0g wire and wire your amp with 1/0 gauge wire. That should be all you need, a second battery is nice but only if you plan on running the subs with the truck off. Good alternator and 1/0g wiring and you're set. Oh and I wish I wasn't broke, I'd totally buy the extra one from you.
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HO alternator. Def nothing smaller than 1/0 At least a 2 farad cap. Big 3 if you want. Waste of time and money IMO.
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i agree with the alt. but you should also get a capacitor so your lights, and everything else that is electronic in your car wont dim, or turn off then the bass hits.
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order 2 profile 2000 watt amps ima running a baja 1000 watt ( profile ) on my 2 pioneer champion 12's and they slam and their still way under powered but just my 2 cents..
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i would hate to see the shipping on these anyway man, they have 320 oz magnets! so, i will upgrade my alternator and get a decent sized cap. ive heard about upgrading the big 3 before. what three are they again? i know it might seem like a waste of money to some, but not to us bass heads. i will have to look tose profile amps up. thanks for the info guys.
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