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Exclamation x amount of watts = x amount of electrical

i was thinking, what do you consider the right amount of electrical for however much power for daily use. not everyone here is a competitor so most are used daily. this is what i think, let me hear what you guys think:

these are what i would recommend for a tahoe (stock alt 130 amp)
0-600
stock alt
stock battery
4 gauge wire

601-1000
stock alt
upgraded larger front battery
4 gauge wire

1001-2000
upgraded alt
+1 large battery in rear, stock up front
0 gauge wire

2000-4000
upgraded alt
+2 large batteries in rear, larger stock one up front
0 gauge wire, multiple runs (2)

4000-5000
upgraded alt
3 or more large batteries in rear, + upgraded stock battery
0 gauge wire, multiple runs (2-4)

5000+
upgraded alt(s)
6 or more batteries in rear, + upgraded stock battery size
0 gauge wire, multiple runs (6-10)

now im guessing on these numbers past 2k because thats as far as my power has gone, im guessing on the rest. let me hear what you guys think for power upgrades. alot of threads coming up about is this enough electrical etc...
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definitely. at 1000 rms you dont want walmart 4 guage.
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I had 8k clamped rms in the eclipse with the stock 85 amp alt with 1 run of 0 and 4 Kinetik 2400s.
Never dropped below 13.1v

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I had 8k clamped rms in the eclipse with the stock 85 amp alt with 1 run of 0 and 4 Kinetik 2400s.
Never dropped below 13.1v

not saying anyone should do this though.
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1500 or less stock is fine. No need to upgrade alt for that.
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