who here is running a capacitor? - Page 3 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics

Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics The Forum for the Ford Focus audiophiles. The place to chat about automobile sound systems, security systems, or show off your I.C.E.!
Sponsored By: GT Sound Control


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2012, 09:07 PM   #21
need new focus?!
 
sgtsmasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Fan#: 65000
Location: come find me, United States
What I Drive: 01 cd silver 3 door ztec

Posts: 1,675
Points 7,680, Level 58
Points: 7,680, Level: 58 Points: 7,680, Level: 58 Points: 7,680, Level: 58
Level Up 65% Completed
Level up: 65% Level up: 65% Level up: 65%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 sgtsmasher Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
ok i did a little reading and i honestly dont have the money for a HO alt or yellow cap batt which i already knew it would help my cause on this situation. i have been wanting to do the big 3 for a long time but cant seem to bring myself to try and find all the grounds and positive cables and change them, then run into problems like i seem to have everytime i touch my damn car. so i guess i made myself believe that the only alternative was a cap...
__________________
Hatch Nation #72
Call Me BRANDO COMMANDO
sgtsmasher is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #22
Focus Fanatic
 
02Zetechse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Fan#: 65832
Location: Sardinia / Mt.Orab, OH
What I Drive: 2002 Satin Black SE

Posts: 1,950
FF Reputation: 6 02Zetechse Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
the big 3 is actually quite simple as you do not replace the old wires , you simply add larger wires . the ground for the car flows the path of least resistance .
some things to check would also be adding a larger power wire from the alt to the battery, check battery and alternator state of health .

If your looking for a good read (very technical) http://www.newtiburon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144225 ... It has quite a bit of hardcore information .

I hope you dont think Im trying to bash/flame you , I am just trying to provide a valid argument for my view on the subject .

Cheers

Edit : also what kind of amplifier are you using and at what Ohm load?
__________________
Current : 2 15s 149.5@56hz 2k rms Previous Trunk box 1 18 ,146.4@43hz 3500rms,Sony 12s 145.6@63hz
02Zetechse is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 06:44 AM   #23
need new focus?!
 
sgtsmasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Fan#: 65000
Location: come find me, United States
What I Drive: 01 cd silver 3 door ztec

Posts: 1,675
Points 7,680, Level 58
Points: 7,680, Level: 58 Points: 7,680, Level: 58 Points: 7,680, Level: 58
Level Up 65% Completed
Level up: 65% Level up: 65% Level up: 65%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 sgtsmasher Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02Zetechse View Post
the big 3 is actually quite simple as you do not replace the old wires , you simply add larger wires . the ground for the car flows the path of least resistance .
some things to check would also be adding a larger power wire from the alt to the battery, check battery and alternator state of health .

If your looking for a good read (very technical) http://www.newtiburon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144225 ... It has quite a bit of hardcore information .

I hope you dont think Im trying to bash/flame you , I am just trying to provide a valid argument for my view on the subject .

Cheers

Edit : also what kind of amplifier are you using and at what Ohm load?
i know your not trying to burn or flame me, you were trying to get your point across that caps are not the solution to an existing problem. as far as the tech stuff i know you read a few post back about the blah blah i dont get technical stuff im running an amazon amp 4000w Pyle at what ohms? i have no idea i had it bridged, to a Pyle 15" sub which i think they said it was like 3000w max...
__________________
Hatch Nation #72
Call Me BRANDO COMMANDO
sgtsmasher is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #24
Focus Addict
 
bedoya_d94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96169
Location: Sunrise, FL
What I Drive: 2011 SES Black

Posts: 710
Points 7,844, Level 59
Points: 7,844, Level: 59 Points: 7,844, Level: 59 Points: 7,844, Level: 59
Level Up 47% Completed
Level up: 47% Level up: 47% Level up: 47%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 bedoya_d94 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
This right here is my setup to power my dual 12" kenwoods at 1200w each

__________________
SES038 - SR225 - Focus Owner Since December 20, 2010
bedoya_d94 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #25
has a screw loose
 
FocusedSlayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Fan#: 59042
Location: Crossville, AL
What I Drive: 2007 CD Silver Sedan SE w/Sap

Posts: 8,941
Points 8,131, Level 60
Points: 8,131, Level: 60 Points: 8,131, Level: 60 Points: 8,131, Level: 60
Level Up 91% Completed
Level up: 91% Level up: 91% Level up: 91%
Forum Activity 24%
Activity: 24% Activity: 24% Activity: 24%
FF Reputation: 34 FocusedSlayer Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
I run capacitors on all the stereo's that I've installed , Lightning Audio in both of my F 150's not sure what farad they are. Price I think was around $150 I think but that was a few years back . The Focus I'm running a a Tsunami capacitor again been a while since I purchased it so I'm not sure what Farad it is . Also have HO Alts on all the vehicles and Optima batteries along with upgraded power wires , speaker wires.
Focus has all the above and also the big 3.
__________________
Team Duratec #01,Sedan Revolution#4, Elder FocusedSlayer, Gump Crew 21


February 2012 Sedan of The Month
FocusedSlayer is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 11:34 AM   #26
Focus Fanatic
 
02Zetechse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Fan#: 65832
Location: Sardinia / Mt.Orab, OH
What I Drive: 2002 Satin Black SE

Posts: 1,950
FF Reputation: 6 02Zetechse Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)


No cap in sight
__________________
Current : 2 15s 149.5@56hz 2k rms Previous Trunk box 1 18 ,146.4@43hz 3500rms,Sony 12s 145.6@63hz
02Zetechse is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #27
Focus Addict
 
bedoya_d94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96169
Location: Sunrise, FL
What I Drive: 2011 SES Black

Posts: 710
Points 7,844, Level 59
Points: 7,844, Level: 59 Points: 7,844, Level: 59 Points: 7,844, Level: 59
Level Up 47% Completed
Level up: 47% Level up: 47% Level up: 47%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 bedoya_d94 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
damn son ^^
__________________
SES038 - SR225 - Focus Owner Since December 20, 2010
bedoya_d94 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #28
need new focus?!
 
sgtsmasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Fan#: 65000
Location: come find me, United States
What I Drive: 01 cd silver 3 door ztec

Posts: 1,675
Points 7,680, Level 58
Points: 7,680, Level: 58 Points: 7,680, Level: 58 Points: 7,680, Level: 58
Level Up 65% Completed
Level up: 65% Level up: 65% Level up: 65%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 sgtsmasher Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02Zetechse View Post


No cap in sight
damn how heavy is all that? now see, your car is built just for audio, and thats obvious. their is no speed coming out of your car with all that in the back holy shit, what are you running for a system that needs that much juice
__________________
Hatch Nation #72
Call Me BRANDO COMMANDO
sgtsmasher is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #29
need new focus?!
 
sgtsmasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Fan#: 65000
Location: come find me, United States
What I Drive: 01 cd silver 3 door ztec

Posts: 1,675
Points 7,680, Level 58
Points: 7,680, Level: 58 Points: 7,680, Level: 58 Points: 7,680, Level: 58
Level Up 65% Completed
Level up: 65% Level up: 65% Level up: 65%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 sgtsmasher Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
this is the amp, sub and what was my cap im currently running, and i can already see the flamege and haha's coming but whatever i live on a budget with a kid on the way



__________________
Hatch Nation #72
Call Me BRANDO COMMANDO
sgtsmasher is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #30
I hate dents!
 
sam fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 103137
Location: royal oak, MI
What I Drive: 2006 silver zx4 ses

Posts: 3,055
Points 4,393, Level 42
Points: 4,393, Level: 42 Points: 4,393, Level: 42 Points: 4,393, Level: 42
Level Up 22% Completed
Level up: 22% Level up: 22% Level up: 22%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 3 sam fisher Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
SKOOZACH

Sent from my SPH-M820-BST using FF Mobile
sam fisher is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1