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Old January 6th, 2011, 04:16 PM
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So New run from the alt output to the battery and bypass the starter junction all together?
I believe this is what he is saying, yes.
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I am assuming then you would need a run from the bat back to the starter junction?
No this already exists, although you would probably want to replace it too for good measure.

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Old January 7th, 2011, 12:26 AM
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remember you have to charge a cap, its just a very special battery in its simplest form, but its made to have the repeated short, intense load on it that amp produce.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 06:31 AM
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Just be careful... a battery cannot kill you... the cap can.
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very true, hooked one up backwards once, blew every fuse related to the stereo
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Old January 11th, 2011, 02:34 PM
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Ok to update this thread, it turned out its my fault, I forgot to attach the chassis eyelet on the ground strap. I did hook up the transmission strap, and it looks like the amps were trying to get ground from the roll cage, to the chassis, through the motor/tranny mounts, and then the - on the cable. Crazy. So I put it back and it still does dim but not as bad as it did. Also i did the 4 guage alternator wire swap from the alt straight to the battery and bipassed the old brown wire. The voltage reads 14.5 instead of 14.2 on the digital read out of the capacitor. So it helped a lot thats for sure. So just to let you guys know, it will definately make a big difference. thanks everyone. Oh and I did charge the cap before I installed it.
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