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    lights flickering to sound of music

    my headlights and interior lights flicker alot when i have my music up. I am currently running a 600rms Orion 6002 amp powering a 500rms Orion sub, and i have 4guage wires (i think) for the power and earth.

    The amount of flickering in my coupe is much worse than in my old civic, where i had a 1100rms amp powering a 1000rms kicker square sub. and that was with the same wiring ???

    wot would you guys advise me to do?
    Owner of a GOLD coupe few random pics ere

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    buy a bigger battery or add a power cap

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    Make sure u have a really good connection between ur amp neg terminal and the car body. (Make sure it's a metal to metal contact.)

    If u want new bits, I'd say the same, battery, cap or alternator. (I think diesel alternators kit out more amps..?)
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    Cheapest option straight away is to upgrade the Battery /Alternator cables.
    After that you can do bigger battery (capacity), better alternator, second battery (split charged).

    From Talk Audio forum (great site, please visit ! )

    http://www.talkaudio.co.uk/vbb/showthread.php?t=34836

    "Replace the factory ground wire between the battery and the car chassis with at least a 4-gauge cable. This will help minimize voltage drops caused by high resistance in the stock cable. Also replace the stock charging wire between the battery and the alternator with at least a 4-gauge cable. If the alternator has a chassis ground cable, upgrade that wire too.This is relatively inexpensive and should be done for every system 500 watts or higher in total amplifier power."

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    cheers m40coo, will do.
    was just suprised that before i had a more powerful system and it wasnt so bad back then.
    Owner of a GOLD coupe few random pics ere

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