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I am learning this stuff all over again so please help me out

if you have seen my build its not really fancy but gets the job done but now my lights blink to the beat

poor 80 amp alt cant handle 2 jbl gtx 500 and a small amp for the highs

ballin on a budget here so

which would be first?
better battery or better alt?

I got decent grounding not 0 but 4 gauge to the frame to the body and to the motor
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Big three should be first before anything really, then get you a nice sized AGM battery

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Def the big 3. HO alts are pretty expensive so I would go with the cheaper route of a better battery. I have gotten a few new Interstate batteries from Costco. Less than 100 bucks and better than the auto parts store brands. Something to look into. I would highly suggest using good quality OFC welding cable, 1/0 gauge. Below is the recent big 3 I did over the summer in my s10.
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nice work boomintahoe

battery it is then

ok got to get through Christmas first

thanks for the replies!
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Fvck that. Alternator alll the way. U wannna make power not store it. I doubt u would even notice a difference adding a battery.. also a battery dies after like 5 yrs and U have a $10 paperweight...an alternator should last 15yr+ and hold its value.

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Yea, an alternator would definitely be best but, that's if you have money to throw around, like this guy ^^

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BUT...for now, my suggestion still stands. HO alts aren't cheap, until OP can save up more $$ for a HO alt later on down the road. Even I don't have a HO alt yet.
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Get like 3 capacitors and you'll be fine.

I would recommend as many banks of supercaps as you can afford.
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Fvck that. Alternator alll the way. U wannna make power not store it. I doubt u would even notice a difference adding a battery.. also a battery dies after like 5 yrs and U have a $10 paperweight...an alternator should last 15yr+ and hold its value.

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youre kidding, right?
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