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Moderation??? What the heck is that??? GO BIG OR GO HOME!!! haha

Any bourbon recommendations??
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I know your problem is fixed but just so you know...

My Chevy is bagged w/ 2 compressors, the truck has an amp, fog lights, etc like yours. I've ran a higher output alternator and a yellow top Optima for years and it works great.
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I know your problem is fixed but just so you know...

My Chevy is bagged w/ 2 compressors, the truck has an amp, fog lights, etc like yours. I've ran a higher output alternator and a yellow top Optima for years and it works great.

Thanks Justin, that makes me feel better.





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Moderation??? What the heck is that??? GO BIG OR GO HOME!!! haha

Any bourbon recommendations??

Jutty, I'm kind of partial to Jim Beam's Black label. But there are a lot of good ones out there. I.W. Harper, Wild Turkey and Booker's come to mind. Given time I'm sure I could think of others.

You'll have to do your own research to find which you like best.


Although I really like it, contrary to popular opinion, Jack Daniel's is NOT a bourbon. There are two different entities, Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey. Jack Daniel's is made like any Bourbon, BUT it is then charcoal filtered. This is called the Lincoln County Process, and is the only difference between a Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey and a Bourbon.

Did that help? Or just muddy the waters?
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What would you consider Sailor Jerry? I call that whiskey. I drank some regular Jim Beam last weekend, guess I will give that black label a try, just need to get the rest of the ingredients!

You know what, I think I was getting bourbon confused with something else...crap.
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I have a 2002 Ranger with 3.0l engine. It came with A/C, power windows, door locks and side view mirrors. To that I've added fog lights, 4 comp speakers in the doors, 2 10" subs, 2 amps and 2 air compressors for the air ride sys. All this stuff can pull over 150 amps if they are all running at the same time. (Not likely, but anything is possible.) Most of my driving is low speed. (around town, 2000 rpm or less.) Future plans call for an E-fan and another electric motor to operate some kind of a lift/lowering system for the hard tonneau cover. I've been having some problems with the stock battery and alternator set up lately. Especially since installing the motors for the air ride system. Hard starting because of weak battery, warning light sometimes glows at night when the headlights are on, etc. The Alternator was replaced about 30-35,000 miles ago and it's working fine according to my local shop. It just can't keep up with all the demands I've put on it. So I've decided to go with a YELLOW top Optima battery and 200 amp alternator. What do you guys think? Good idea or overkill. Is 1 battery enough, or should I go with 2?
I run full HID, full LED 2 500watt amps and 1 300 watt amp, plus a ton of extra led lights - no problems on the stock battery (granted hid and led take less juice than stock) The 3.0L ranger has an ignition system that is basically from the 70s, and the electrical system on the truck draws less juice than any car. Ford has a great track record on this truck because of this, nothing in the system uses juice. I think you are worried for nothing.
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I run full HID, full LED 2 500watt amps and 1 300 watt amp, plus a ton of extra led lights - no problems on the stock battery (granted hid and led take less juice than stock) The 3.0L ranger has an ignition system that is basically from the 70s, and the electrical system on the truck draws less juice than any car. Ford has a great track record on this truck because of this, nothing in the system uses juice. I think you are worried for nothing.

Wish that were true Turbo. I was having problems when I only had 1 amp and one 10" sub. Driving around at low speeds, with headlights, A/C and radio on, the idiot light would "glow" at idle. With the new setup, the amps alone can pull 155 amps if I crank them all the way up. Not likely to happen, but possible. With normal use I'm probably pulling only 70-75 amps. Add to that A/C and headlights, and 3-5 mins refilling the air tank with 2 air compressors and the stock 95 amp alternator gets overwhelmed in a hurry. Granted the battery I replaced was 2-3 years old. It was just frustrating to repeatedly come out in the morning to a dead battery or one that was so weak it couldn't start the engine. I'd have to put the 10 amp charger on it for an hour or so. Since I put the new alternator and Yellow top in, there have been no problems. I swear even the horn is louder.
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