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Old 04-08-2004, 03:29   #1 (permalink)
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I want to install a simple sub and amp dunno which brand. I want something that sounds good and cheap as iam not that into it as its a daily driver car and dont wanna go to "sik" with it maybe on my other escort but thats another story. would i need to upgrade my alternator as its a escort and it has a 55amp alternator which has enough trouble already if so can i just get one say out of a EA 85amp and put that in would there any effect my mate reckons that ill cook the orignal wiring loom is that true??
ps ive heard some that a XF alterntor is a stright fit in a escort?
oh so far ive got a sony cd player cdx l490b and some anicent speakers that came out of my sedan escort that actually make more bass then the sony 5 inch 100 watt one that i got.

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as long as u run ur own wiring for the stereo as far as i can tell the new alternator shouldnt effect the current wiring loom (since ur not gonna put any extra power thru it)
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I heard it was the XF EFI alternator - for a bit more grunt. Apparantly there was a difference over the XF carby alternator (according to my sparky)
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ah so if i were to put that alternator in would any wiring be screwed up?
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oh and would it be just a stright plug in or do some mods have to be done to the connectors
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XF EFi alt was 55amp, carby was 50amp, 60amp is about the limit for a single Vee-belt start to slip after this
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Old 04-08-2004, 06:32   #7 (permalink)
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so u mean there no point in changing it yer so i cant put like a 70 or 80 amp one. damm
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put a bigger one in and it'll slip like a b*tch :) you'll be hearing the slipping noice over your new stereo.
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so if i cant put a bigger one what are my other options anyways it will be just a sony 2 way amp and a cheap sony sub so that should be ok right
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well if your just going to use a simple cheapish sub/amp combo your alternator will be fine. I reccomend looking at Jaycar gear, good value for money in lower end market. www.jaycar.com.au
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