Alright thanks for the reply, I have an optima yellow top battery right now with a reserve time of 120 mins. I read this page http://www.bcae1.com/battiso.htm and they have 3 different set ups for multiple battery set ups. I knew I had to have one but on that site it doesnt look like it is a must. I was just looking for an alternator to go right under the hood with little to no modification, but I would like an alternator that can produce more amps than stock, which I think is 70. Can an auto-electric shop rebuild and upgrade an alternator to produce more than 135 amps? I dont know where there is one around me now or my home, but Im sure there is somewhere. So far I havent blown any alternators but my battery always seems to be draining and my lights dimming, even when I have my sub amplifier turned off and only the speaker amp on. So should I go into a shop first and not think to hard about doing it myself? Even though I would really like to get to know my car better. And will a 90-93 honda accord aftermarket alternator fit like the post earlier says it will?maytagman said:more important is the battery.
what is the reserve time on it?
im sure you know you need a battery isolator for a second battery, but incase you didnt you need one
its easy to change the pully/rebuild if you have an impact wrench.
an auto-electric shop can do it very easily.
for the price of a rebuild they can upgrade the amperage.
look to spend $80 usd or so
make sure you get a warrenty... if you have a serious stereo it will blow stock alternators left right and centre and you want them do rebuild it for free if it dies
if you are just changing the pully get new bearings at the same time, which the auto electric shop WILL have in stock... also do the brushes and voltage regulator while you are at it.
Ok so 90 amps should be good enough. But do we know if the 90-93 accord alternator can fit on a 89 legend. Im going to call the company that sells the alternators in a few hours just to make sure they are open. But bigger is better right? So if i can get a 135 amp alternator I should go for it?maytagman said:135 amps is very unrealistic
90 amps is pushing it and should be sufficient.
auto-electric expert told me MINIMUM reserve time on a battery for a serious system should be 150 mins.
you really should have a battery isolator for a second battery so your car will still start if you drain it too much
if you can find an expert, show him everything you have or want to put in and they should be able to figure out exactly what you need.
ok thanks for all your help.maytagman said:bigger wire is always better as far as stereos are concerned.
get the biggest alternator you can find.
im 95% sure the accord uses the same alternator...
its one of the 3 main types out there.
just tell the shop "Typical denso alternator"
but i say stereo = weight = slow you down
You can try, just pop one out from your car and put the 98 Accord coilover in. That way they can update the list that those coilovers fit.ok, so its been a long while since anyone has posted anything in here but, does anyone know if the 98 accord coilovers fit onto our g1's? friend has a set willing to give up for free and i was wondering if they do or don't fit.