Will a secondary battery and all wires upgraded to 0/1 gauge push 2500 watts rms without alternator upgrade?

Asked by Aug 12, 2015 at 02:02 AM about the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Short Bed 2WD

Question type: Car Customization

I have an 03 silverado with two l7 15" subs on a kicker zx2500.1 amp. Will adding a
second battery and upgrading all wires to zero gauge keep my lights from dimming and
push the amp to its full potential? Would I need to upgrade my alternator to keep them
charged? Thank you in advanced.

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http://www.caraudio.com/forums/amplifiers/533596-75-amp-alternator-2500-watt-amp-will-work.html

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Now that's a good one...(sight ref.)

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upgade your alt first > http://www.summitracing.com/search/department/ignitions- electrical/part-type/alternators-and-generators? SortBy=Default&SortOrder=Ascending&N=4294951516%2B42949 44858%2B4294900042

If you're experiencing light flicker, using capacitors between the amp and battery will fix that. You shouldn't need to install a second battery.

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