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2 things on the RMS is 1) unless you've got an amp rated at 12v or you've got an amazing electrical system, you won't get RMS if it's rated at 14v. 2) the stock alt in the 6 cylinder 6 is what 105-120amp? Figure the max load it can do while the car is above idle is that 120 amps of which the car takes 20-35 depending on what's running. So that leaves you with 80-90 amps for a system. 1kw amps take over 90amps to produce that kind of power if you really want it.

my thought, is what kind of amps are you running before you say you're running 2kw of power what is it going to be? i've built 4 systems that have competed and won world title's or records in the past 3 years so I can try and help. anyone running a lot of power and saying they have no issues with stock or even an added battery or a cap is an idiot. caps any and all, are a bandaid not a fix. a cap has to recieve an electrical charge in order to help your system, if you're already needing more juice than the main source(alternator) an supply it just takes more energy to get the cap working right.

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