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Old 07-08-2019, 03:41 AM
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Hey all,

I have a 2018 challenger that I installed a system I pieced together on the internet to save some dough. This was my first system and I had it installed by professional.

Stock headunit. 2 10Ē kicker CompR in porter box 800RMS/1600 max with pioneer 1000RMS amp preceded by LC2i line out converter. Since the install a few days ago, Iíve been having some, what I think are, electrical issues (displays are lagging, frozen screens, MPG issues, seems to have lost uuuumph, etc).

From what I can guess, I think the system is stealing too much power from the system. I have heard differing reports of what I could do to fix/bolster my electrical to protect the car.

I originally just wanted to get bass in my car and jumped on the compR cuz I thought I found a good deal. With these things half powered I think Iím realizing I bit off more than I can chew. I donít have a large budget, but Iím hoping to get suggestions on how to bring everything into sync. Should I replace the porter kickers compR with CompC for way less power draw? That would involve returning everything I have and rebuying and having it reinstalled. Or would it be relatively easy to do the big 3??

Please help. Donít want to waste money on nice subs that I wonít use to their potential.


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The subs don’t draw the power it’s the amp(s). Doesn’t sound like a big amp but so you should start with a simple big 3 upgrade and check all ground connections to make sure it’s grounded correctly
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What's your electrical like? Just a regular battery up front?

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You should be good with 0G wire for the alternator and battery +/-. I notice what your talking about though about losing actual hp. Everytime my bass hits in my 94 Camaro my car slows down and it takes more to accelerate. Thats just the way it is i guess

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What's your electrical like? Just a regular battery up front?

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Original battery from the factory and with a stock alt as well. I think that amp is pulling about half of the cars charging power


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Take it back to the installer and have them check all your electrical connections. Its under warranty if you took it to a reputable shop. They need to figure it out for you. I had 1000 rms JL Audio on my stock 15 mustang electrical with no issues. I wouldn't think you would need any electrical upgrades for that power.

But you could also have a very inefficient amplifier and is drawing my amperage than your stock can handle. To find out, swap amplifiers. Borrow a buddies, see if the installer has an demo amp laying around or even get your money back and find a new amplifier. You always get what you pay for. If you buy a cheap amp, you will have more problems than an expensive well made amplifier. It is what it is.

Start simple. Check all your connections, wires and grounds. And then start unplugging your equipment until your problem goes away. Good luck
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What's your electrical like? Just a regular battery up front?

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Itís actually in the trunk. Challengers are weird lol


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Check the voltage at your battery with stereo on, then at the amp to see if there’s a drop. That will tell you where to start. I’m betting:
Big 3
Got to a 1-0 gauge power/ground
Sufficient ground location of amp
That’s should do it given your setup
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You may also want to check where on the battery they connected your power wire to your amp. There are multiple connection points on those batteries iirc, and some of them are very voltage sensitive, such as the lead to the ECM, which is fused. I have seen many installs that connect amplifier power wires to these terminals cause all sorts of electrical gremlins with cars. Make sure that they use one of the terminals on the battery post that connects directly to the battery, not to one of the few modules.
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yeah my Tacoma is old 2003 4 banger and adding a s/c cams and a few other power toyz
I noticed I could kill the thing at a stop light with 2 jbl gtx 500 and a 4 channel amp
I thought I had sensed it going down the road and did it to prove it was happening
I did the big 3 just because the grounds on the truck are shoestring size it helped but didn't fix it it seemed to improve the headlight blink at the time
battery didnt completely resolve it either which seems odd but charging voltage was still way up 14.5 and now 11.8 was the bottom during big hits
200 amp alt finally gave me steady voltage and that resolved the extra lag and miss at low throttle
I added an arc audio 300.4 and took out the old 4 channel this arc amp is a pig and still rock steady voltage
doing the big 3 may improve the stereo's ability to draw power so it alone is not likely resolve this
monitor your voltage a simple plug in to cig lighter at least
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