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Icon9 stereo/sub help!!!

Alright... so i got my system hooked up today (2 10 inch kicker L5s and a mb quart discus 1000.1) and apparently the alternator only pushes about 60 amps and if i turn the system way up fuses will blow and the car can even shut off. Any suggestions? Where could i get a cheap alternator??? thanksss!
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cheap 200 amp alternators?
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Get a junkyard alternator off an Expo and have it rebuilt.
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Thats what i was thinking. How much do you think a rebuild would be?
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Don't forget to change the wiring on the alternator afterward - it'll still run through the same fuse. Run a wire directly from the alternator to the battery, fusing it appropriately, or you'll still blow fuses.
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That alt puts out 90amps not 60. It'll be fine. If you're worried about it, get an Expo 130 amp alt.
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Tyler have you had any problems blowing fuses or with your alt? Is it still the stock one? Cause uve got the system, hids, foglights and other stuff and if yours has been fine i dont see how mine could be that bad, like you said. Thanks for the help
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Just a heads up, when the subs hit today at idle, the rpms dropped from like ~800-1000 to ~500-800
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I just got a 200 amp alternator from http://www.motorcityreman.com/ for my 94 ranger for $215 including shipping...good price in my opinion. they also have 150 amp ones..
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I got one from them last year and no problems, Korey had one burn up on him though...
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It sounds like you alt might be dying. Unless your system is huge.
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no the systems nothin crazy but i guess its just a little much with the lights on and such... ill look into the bigger alternators... the lights dimmed like crazy the other day with the volume at 3/4 ish and the amp not turned up at all. thanks for that link
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