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Default Can I upgrade ONLY my alternator?

I'm running a sundown SAE 1000D v2 and a NVX JAD800.4. I have a mechman 240amp alternator on the way. Should I be upgrading my battery as well? I only plan on using the system with the car running
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I'm running an Optima battery in my daily driver, and the stock 105 amp alternator is keeping the battery charged. It hits good, but, I think a second battery is needed, if I was going to keep it wanging for a Red Light Jam Session. Plus the 105 gets pretty hot after a short time. Just my $.02
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I would upgrade it to an agm battery but no need to go crazy
And it will work as is so no need to worry
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Go to your local auto parts store and have them load test it. If it tests fine keep it. Last thing you want is a half dead battery taxing your new alt. Don't forget to do the big three.
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Shouldn't be an issue. I replaced my stock 105A a couple months back in favor of a mechman 250A Elite. Still running the regular ol battery and having no issues. Sits at 14.4-14.5 wangin on it at idle. (Soundqubed 1.2k and Rockford 4080DSM)
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