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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, May 07, 2006 10:43 PM
whres a good place to get a 150amp in line fuse


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Monday, May 08, 2006 12:55 AM
local audio shop........sticky


Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, May 09, 2006 7:06 AM
I have a 2005 sunfire and im having alot of problems getting the nut off the post so I can run a wire from my Alt to my Batt. Any suggestions?
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, May 09, 2006 1:46 PM
Oliver Kadrija wrote:

I have a 2005 sunfire and im having alot of problems getting the nut off the post so I can run a wire from my Alt to my Batt. Any suggestions?

try a wrench, i'm totally serial

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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Thursday, May 11, 2006 5:35 AM
why was this de-stickied??? STICKY!!!


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Thursday, May 11, 2006 6:42 AM
lundis wrote:

why was this de-stickied??? STICKY!!!
Copyrighted material?
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:44 PM
lundis wrote:

why was this de-stickied??? STICKY!!!


I don't recall it ever being stickied in the first place...not that it matters anyway.

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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:45 PM
Labotomi wrote:

lundis wrote:

why was this de-stickied??? STICKY!!!
Copyrighted material?

Far from it.

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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, May 14, 2006 2:13 AM
Labotomi wrote:

Copyrighted material?

From where?



Mike Roth
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, May 14, 2006 3:40 AM
Cavi in KC wrote:

Labotomi wrote:

Copyrighted material?

From where?
It was published in a now defunct car audio mag a few years back. I'm not sure if Strangeriffic on Sounddomain was the original author and it was picked up by the mag or he copied it from the mag.


Here's his post on SD (From 12-26-2003)
Topic: The OFFICIAL "Big 3" Upgrade Thread, With Pictures
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, April 03, 2007 8:52 AM
do i need to run a fuse in the alt to battery positive wire?



Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, April 03, 2007 4:09 PM
Brad Rogers wrote:

do i need to run a fuse in the alt to battery positive wire?
yes


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Monday, April 09, 2007 4:38 PM
anyone have better pics of the finished upgrade?
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Monday, April 09, 2007 6:24 PM
Shaggy wrote:

anyone have better pics of the finished upgrade?

what else do you want, the pictures on the first post show exactly what needs to be done.


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 8:50 PM
Some people are useless.


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i would say they bang, they don't really pound so much. but if
you want to bump, then they will bump and hit real hard and a lot good.

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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, July 01, 2007 1:47 PM
can i get a pic of the pos connection on the alt? i dont wanna F this up



Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Wednesday, July 04, 2007 10:58 AM
question regarding this:

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6) Run the wire either through your fuse box if applicable or through a fuse. The fuse should be sized to match the max ampacity of your wire, not the output capability of your alternator. 150A fuse for 4awg wire..and 300A fuse for 1/0awg wire.


I understanding not wanting the line to catch on fire, and thus matching the fuse to what the wire could hold... but why wouldn't you put in a fuse that will keep the Alternator's regulator from burning out?

For example, If your alternator can handle 150 amps, and 200 runs through the fuse, it's going to go to the alternator and possibly burn out the regulator, correct? So why not install a 150amp fuse and have it blow before you get to the alternator?








Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Monday, July 09, 2007 7:10 PM
With this nice write up shouldnt you include that an optima yellow top is for a non charging system Thats what my optima dealer told me anyway
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Monday, July 30, 2007 8:51 AM
hey can some one re-post the posotive to alternator pic.. it's not showing up anymore ... thanks.
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, August 07, 2007 12:06 PM
Brandon03 wrote:

With this nice write up shouldnt you include that an optima yellow top is for a non charging system Thats what my optima dealer told me anyway


wuts that mean? this is useless with a yellow top?



Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, August 07, 2007 12:28 PM
it means that his dealer is giving him false info. yellow top can be used for starter battery or deep cycle.




Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, November 11, 2007 8:32 PM
What happened to the 2nd and 3rd pics in the first post? Anyone want to add some too help me out?
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, November 11, 2007 8:41 PM
I know the yellow top optima's have the side and top posts but do you lose any power by just using the top?

I have my sound system set up so that I have about 3 power wires, on the top; and two ground wires, on the top.

Would I benefit more from using the top and side posts?


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Monday, November 12, 2007 7:16 AM
just finished up with the big 3...what a differance! wish i would have done that first!



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Sunday, January 06, 2008 7:59 AM







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