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    Default Capacitor

    What exactly is a capacitor and what kind should I get, if I should get one at all? I'm gonna be running an MM120 and an RF 800.2. Are they very easy to install?

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    Exclamation Capacitor....read this...

    Read this entire thread from Richard Clark's forum. It's a bit long, but well worth the effort.
    http://www.carsound.com/ubb/Archives...-1-000307.html

    After you read it, you can decide if you need a capacitor.

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    With this amp, I would suggest using at least a 1
    Farad 20 Volt Cap. Stay away from the inexpensive
    16 Volt ones. You might want to look at Alumapro,
    Rockford, Stinger, Monster Cable, and Streetwires.
    It also would depend on the size of the battery, and
    alternatorin your vehicle. I would probably start with
    a battery upgrade first, then check the amperage rating
    of the alternator, get a larger one if necessary and then
    add the stiffening cap.

    Thanks,
    Kim, Polk Audio

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    What kind of battery would you suggest upgrading to, and about how much would it cost for a better alternator?

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    Most upgraded batteries can cost between $ 180.00 to
    $ 250.00 depending on brand. We use Optima batteries in our demo vehicles and these work extremely well. They are more costly but well worth the investment.

    The alternator... check with your local parts store or dealer, and see if they offer a "higher amperage" version for your vehicle.
    It also depends on the "options" that came with the vehicle, such as power seats, windows, AC, etc. Stinger does offer replacement alternators for most vehicles, but they can be rather expensive. You might be able to get the stock unit "rewound"
    at a alternator repair shop for a nominal cost also.

    Thanks,
    Kim, Polk Audio

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    Cool caps

    http://store.yahoo.com/attitudeweb/ligaudbolser.html


    Go there, I am getting 2 of them. best price I have found sop far. also, with that RF amp, I would run 1/0 guage to a distro block. kit and battery clamp is like 75$ shipped@ www.speakerhole.com.

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