2011 Mustang V6 needs power! - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Audio & Video



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 10-22-2013, 03:13 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Hustler1593's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Central California
Region: California
Posts: 21
2011 Mustang V6 needs power!

Hi, I have two 10" Rockford Fosgate p3s kicker component speakers with a memphis amp for highs and a memphis monoblock. When my bass hits my lights dim and my rpm starts to flutter. What can I do to stop this? Some say a capacitor does not work..some say get a 2nd battery..some say upgrade your alternator..can someone please give me a solution. Thank you in advance.
Hustler1593 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Minnesota
Posts: 289
So the battery under the hood of your car is only there to start your car. Once it's running all of your electrical is powered by your alternator.

So if your putting enough pull on the system to dim the lights I'm going to say go with a high amperage alternator and upgrade the big 3 (the lines in your charging/power system) when you do. Positive line from alt to bat, ground from bat to chassis, and the engine block to chassis. Shouldn't use anything less than 4ga wire for that.

A cap just provides a reservoir for your amp to grab power from. It dose not change the fact that your alternator still isn't powerful enough to power your system.

As for batteries you can spend money on a nice one under the hood and that can help out but unless your alternator is up to snuff adding a second one isn't going to do much.
Tec_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 08:22 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Project Pony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Aiken
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 3,274
Agreed. Adding a second battery will only hurt unless you upgrade your alternator. Without increasing your amperage a second battery will only strain your charging system further, as your alt is trying to run the electrics, charge both batteries and power your stereo. A cap is a band aid for the real problem and a waste of money. Upgrade the alternator and crank up the volume.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Project Pony is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Hustler1593's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Central California
Region: California
Posts: 21
Thanks guys! Where can I find a upgraded alternator? I tried looking for one and couldnt find one.
Hustler1593 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Minnesota
Posts: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hustler1593 View Post
Thanks guys! Where can I find a upgraded alternator? I tried looking for one and couldnt find one.
American muscle has some I believe. There are also companies that build high output ones for car audio purposes. If you google high output alternator you should be able to find something.

But make sure you upgrade your big 3 or you'll choke out the flow of all the juice.
Tec_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Project Pony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Aiken
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 3,274
What is the RMS power ratings for your amps? (Not max power, but the nominal rating)
Also, what wattage and how many fuses in each amp? Do your have any other aftermarket electronics in your mustang?
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Project Pony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Minnesota
Posts: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Project Pony View Post
What is the RMS power ratings for your amps? (Not max power, but the nominal rating) Also, what wattage and how many fuses in each amp? Do your have any other aftermarket electronics in your mustang?
The P3s are 500w rms so I'm guessing he's running at least 1000w amp.

He could probably get away with only doing the big 3 and holding off on the alt for the moment.
Tec_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Audio & Video

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



03:37 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.