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Default What is my next step for my system? Power related question.

Ok so right now I have 2 Tantric HD 12s. A DD m3b pushing them. 0 gauge wire and the the big 3 done with an XS Power big battery up front. Do I need an alternator first or another big battery in the back? Which would help feed my amp better? I can't do both at the same time.


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If you play your music with the engine off then get another battery. If you play your music while the engine is running then get the alt.
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I always have the car running when I'm playing anything.
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I would get a battery
That amp can draw 300A easy and that is more than 1/0awg can carry at 10 ft reliably
You could add a smaller battery up front
Stick the xs in back and get an alt, that would be the best
You could also add another run of 1/0awg if you don't put a battery in back
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Alternator for sure.
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Wow I don't know if I have room for another run of 0 gauge, I guess down the passenger side away from the original run. This is all in a 2010 Civic. I don't have a lot of room.
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U don't need to add more wire. Your prly only going to get a 250-275amp alt for that little car and 1 run of nice 0gauge will carry that current fine
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Another battery. Cheaper than a aftermarket 500-700 alt.
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Another battery. Cheaper than a aftermarket 500-700 alt.
An alt for a civic will not be 500-700. More like 300-400, call singer
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