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    Question Texas Star DX 667V

    I may be able to get a hold of a Texas Star 667V. Would that amp be too much for my car with only a stock alternator? I know the install would take some 6 or 8 gauge wire, but don't know if it would draw too many amps. The car is a Ford Focus. Copper Electronics website says that it draws like 62 amps. Thanks.

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    How many amps is you're alternator rated at?

    That's a 1x4 so it should be OK ion a stock system. You may want to think about an extra battery.

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    Well, I looked all through the owners manual and couldn't find a thing. So, I looked up replacement alternators and they are 105-110 amp jobs. Am I going to be okay or should I stay away from the 667V if I don't want to start adding stuff to my already small car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmantodd View Post
    Well, I looked all through the owners manual and couldn't find a thing. So, I looked up replacement alternators and they are 105-110 amp jobs. Am I going to be okay or should I stay away from the 667V if I don't want to start adding stuff to my already small car?

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    It will work i have a 500dx on one battery and 105amp alt it works good just have to drive it hard, The 600v i think is a high drive amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlaudio12 View Post
    It will work i have a 500dx on one battery and 105amp alt it works good just have to drive it hard, The 600v i think is a high drive amp.
    667V not a high drive. It is a 1x4.
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    People indeed talk on long wires around the world on less then 4 watts but they don't talk on the super bowl with a long wire and 4 watts and do any good lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky hawk in the big horn View Post
    667V not a high drive. It is a 1x4.

    I thought I said that...

    According to texas star t will draw 58 amps with a 4 watt drive and do 500 watts. I am assuming thats average because a 1x4 is good for just over 1000 pep and tghat would be about 500 avg...

    Anyways....

    58 amps on a 110 amp alt is over half of it's output. That doesn't leave shit for your car...

    a second battery would lessen the strain on the alternator. But in a focus that and the amp will take up half of your trunk/hatch.

    So I resend my last remark about it working OK...

    Your best bet is to get a bigger alternator...

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    LOL! That 667, you will probably see around 500-600 PEP!
    Nice little amps to help you get out here and there!
    I ran a Texas Star HD350 for the longest for two years before I got my davemade 1x4!
    Wish I still had that thing!

    Mojo don't forget the biass is different in a Texas Star compared to a comp amp
    Built more for reliabilty oppoessed to power
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    Yep about 5 to 6 hundred is about right for the ab class 1x4. And i would definitely recommend getting another alternator and battery for the focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauldropper View Post
    People indeed talk on long wires around the world on less then 4 watts but they don't talk on the super bowl with a long wire and 4 watts and do any good lol.
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    Tanks right you,l be lucky to see 600 watts from that 667 tex star. It should work good in you focis . I,d add a extra battery though.

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    An extra battery will help cussion the load on the alternator!
    If the guy is willing to spend a few bucks, take your alternator to
    a starter/alternator rebuilder and ask him to beef it up for you!
    150-160 amps will be a good size alt for that Texas Star and if you
    chose to go with a comp 1x4 in the future it will be as easy as plug and play!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoJo View Post
    I thought I said that...

    According to texas star t will draw 58 amps with a 4 watt drive and do 500 watts. I am assuming thats average because a 1x4 is good for just over 1000 pep and tghat would be about 500 avg...

    Anyways....

    58 amps on a 110 amp alt is over half of it's output. That doesn't leave shit for your car...

    a second battery would lessen the strain on the alternator. But in a focus that and the amp will take up half of your trunk/hatch.

    So I resend my last remark about it working OK...

    Your best bet is to get a bigger alternator...
    You did on the 1x4. But i quoted one telling him it was a high drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauldropper View Post
    People indeed talk on long wires around the world on less then 4 watts but they don't talk on the super bowl with a long wire and 4 watts and do any good lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky hawk in the big horn View Post
    You did on the 1x4. But i quoted one telling him it was a high drive.

    oh....

    ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoJo View Post
    I sell Texas Star too..
    Quote Originally Posted by MoJo View Post
    According to texas star t will draw 58 amps with a 4 watt drive and do 500 watts. I am assuming thats average because a 1x4 is good for just over 1000 pep and tghat would be about 500 avg...
    You should do a little more research/testing on products you say you sell because a TS 667 will never do over 650 watts PEAK on a good day with a perfect instalation, let alone AVERAGE.

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    Screen shot from Texas Stars website. I do do my rersearch Jack Ass and I back it all up. I said assuming their 500 was average pep=avgx2.66

    500x2.66=1330

    And with 5 post's you're a little ballsy. Step up again and I may have to drop the hammer on you ass.

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    I ran a TS 667v for several years on in a 88 Dodge Daytona. Stock alt and battery, never an issue. You should be fine. The 667v only draws about 55 amps peak. That current is only 10% of most battery's CCA rating. Unless you are going to be keying down for 10 -15 minutes straight, a second battery probably would be overkill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoJo View Post


    Screen shot from Texas Stars website. I do do my rersearch Jack Ass and I back it all up. I said assuming their 500 was average pep=avgx2.66

    500x2.66=1330

    And with 5 post's you're a little ballsy. Step up again and I may have to drop the hammer on you ass.
    What does your screen shot prove other than they say max output is 650 watts like I stated ?

    Nobody that has done any research or testing of any TS amps would "assume" the numbers posted were AVERAGE and not PEAK. They would also know that can't be volted past 15 volts without going boom in a short time..

    There are no amp builders anywhere that claim a 1x4 will do that 1,330 watts that you just posted on 15 volts. So you proved my point by posting that, so it is quite obvious TS numbers are PEAK.

    I guess I upset you by posting actual facts that have been proven time and time again along with common sense, hence the name calling. Now you threaten to "drop the hammer on my ass" which I guess that means you're talking about banning me for posting facts, which didn't break any rules that I know of ?

    If you did ban me because of something so trivial, it would make you look really bad to the other users and more than likely to the Admin of the site. It would be nothing short of power tripping and abuse of mod privliges, considering I have broken no rules at all.

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    it cost me 100 buck in my escort wagon i had to beefer her up i run stroker 2x4 2 batteries 550 and 1000cc battery this thing hits hard but not full potential it does bout 70 at idle and 120 @2grand to 3 grand i wish i had 2 alts on this hog cant go wrong spend money it worth it from experiance

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    Quote Originally Posted by hd1540 View Post
    What does your screen shot prove other than they say max output is 650 watts like I stated ?

    Nobody that has done any research or testing of any TS amps would "assume" the numbers posted were AVERAGE and not PEAK. They would also know that can't be volted past 15 volts without going boom in a short time..

    There are no amp builders anywhere that claim a 1x4 will do that 1,330 watts that you just posted on 15 volts. So you proved my point by posting that, so it is quite obvious TS numbers are PEAK.

    I guess I upset you by posting actual facts that have been proven time and time again along with common sense, hence the name calling. Now you threaten to "drop the hammer on my ass" which I guess that means you're talking about banning me for posting facts, which didn't break any rules that I know of ?

    If you did ban me because of something so trivial, it would make you look really bad to the other users and more than likely to the Admin of the site. It would be nothing short of power tripping and abuse of mod privliges, considering I have broken no rules at all.
    Maybe next time you should approach someone tyrying to help someone differently then.

    I always said Assuming those were average numbers.

    I never said anything about volting the Texas star, and I never claimed to research it.

    I gave him the numbers from that chart and said that I assumed it meant average as it doesnt say.

    And as for the Admins not liking what I do..

    Look next to my name...

    I am an admin and a founder. So I guess I would have to live with my decision wouldn't I?

    As for a threat. Maybe when you come on as a new member you shouldn't be so quick to be an ass. Being nice especially to the staff will get you a lot farther.

    This is the end of this discussion.

    Back to the original topic of the thread.

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    Man, the guy backed out on the trade. It's not anyone from here. I understand though. He was looking for a bigger radio than I had to offer. Thanks for all the input though. That is what I am here for, to learn. One other question though. If I am going to run a Texas Star 250 to 350 in that same car, what gauge power wire is the bare minimum? 6, 8 or 10?

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