How many watts could I run off a factory altenator?


Asked by Mar 24, 2014 at 09:45 AM about the 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Car Customization

My girlfriend has a 96 Oldsmobile 88 and she wants me to build a sub box for her. She currently has a 800-1000w amp on her current subs. She wants me to build her a box so that she can have 4 subs and I want to know if I could put 2 1000w amps on it without frying the altenator. Or would I have to buy a new altenator?

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Also its a 3.8L v6 if that helps at all.


Probly alrdy did it by now lol but yea would be fine i have 2 amps 2200max and 1250max in a little 4banger had it in for about 2 yrs think about a capaciter and or upgrading the "big three"

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