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Old 03 Oct 2007, 08:39 pm
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my girlfriend is wanting to add a second battery to her 2005 pt cruiser for future add ons. any suggestions?
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Old 04 Oct 2007, 02:09 pm
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what is she looking to add to need the kind of power??
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Old 04 Oct 2007, 05:53 pm
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she is already having a little headlight dimming issue. i told her to start with a capacitor but she doensn't want to go that route yet. she is planning on tv's in the head rest, a screen in the dash and a ps2 for the kiddies (me!) in the back seat. and i'm sure she is going to add more boom. the stock alt is 120 amp. i figure that is going to have to be beefed up as well. i'm not sure if she is planning on adding any lighting effects or not.
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Old 04 Oct 2007, 05:53 pm
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I added my second battery by removing my airbox
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Old 05 Oct 2007, 12:20 pm
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pulling that kind of power dont you also need a higher amp alternator??
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Old 05 Oct 2007, 06:04 pm
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retro pt, did you upgrade the alt, and if so what amp did u go to?
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 04:13 pm
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I'm still using my original alternator.
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 04:15 pm
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I'm still using my original alternator and I'm having no problem charging them.

The batteries that I'm using are Optima Yellow Tops, which have a quick recycle.
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