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Old 03-10-2019, 09:43 AM
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Who's running them, and what amp? Looking at the Black ones as I am getting ready to add a stereo. Any down side with grounding (powdercoat).
Pics would be great. I'll of course pick one up from Brett as he is local to me.,
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:51 AM
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170 amp. Clocked so the plug/lead is at the bottom. Voltage never drops below 14.5V on the hottest days.

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Old 03-10-2019, 10:25 AM
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Looks great!! Our engine bays are similar. Nothing wrong with my alt... It too stays at 14V and it only has 30K miles... I just like the look... Thanks for sharing.
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I just installed one after having repeat failures of the Power Bastards unit I had previously. That POS wouldn't last more than 3 months and it took them several weeks to "fix" it each time I sent it back. I'm hoping for better results with the Mechman and I had several people say theirs worked well. I don't have stereo, AC, heated seats or any of that stuff. I just wanted something that would help with the 60 + Amps worth of cooling fans I run and help charge the battery back up quickly after running the fans in grid before a run.
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Black basic one. One failed bearings at ~3 years, replaced under warranty, new one going fine (when car actually runs). They cover grounding in the manual, as far if you coat it/etc you need to clean/grind off an area to ground, or run a ground strap from it.

180A is more than enough for any sane stereo system.
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