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Old 05-27-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Will my stock alternator handle this?

Hey lighting gurus! I'm currently running my normal JDM headlights, stock foglights, and an aftermarket subwoofer with amplifier (Basslink II w/ 4SC). I also have a bunch of smaller accessories, like a GPS and MattJK screen- but I doubt they have much bearing on this.

Now here's the question: I'm about to put on 2 Hella 1000's and 2 Hella 500's; with the stock alternator and an Optima Red Top battery, will I have any trouble? Will I be able to run my subwoofer and all 8 lights at the same time without any negative effects to either?

Thanks in advance everyone!
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get a beefier alt
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:19 AM   #3
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Any recommendations on what I should look at? What will fit in mines place?
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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If i remember correctly you will have to either get an alternator from either a legacy/outback H6 with corresponding harness as i BELIEVE they have a bigger alternator. I'm pretty sure no one makes a HO alternator for our cars... you could always take it to a specialty shop and have it rewound to a higher rating.
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