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Old 06-28-2013, 04:04 AM   #21
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thanks for the tips! I am thinking about the alt. but i just got a fresh battery thats better than the original i had for a while so with the current power draw issue. if it does so pull too much, i will invest in a alternator. but i also have a kill switch for my amp so it wont be running 24/7 when the car is on. it may help. but down the road if my alt really cant handle it. i will invest in an alt. or ill just go down in amp watts.
p.s. my alt is still oem so it may just be time to rebuild/replace. so i might as well go with a better alt.
PM me if you want some links for the bearings for the alternator. I am rebuilding my own, with Bosch factory bearings (F) and F.A.G. bearings (R). Then, you just need the OEM voltage regulator.
It won't give you more power, but it will bring it back up to factory spec. I have not had much luck finding a higher amp alternator for the e46.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #22
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Has anyone done the "Big 3" wire replacement?

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #23
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The power cable goes through the passenger side, one cable goes to the fuse Panel and attaches to a power buss and the other goes to the passenger footwell area where it attaches to another cable which then goes to the engine hood post. I,m going to go ahead and finish cleaning up the connections sometime this week, but in the mean time here you go.
Oh btw, did you carbon wrap ur trim? Haha i did the same


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Old 07-06-2013, 07:58 PM   #24
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Re: Has anyone done the "Big 3" wire replacement?

Yea a buddy of mine wrapped it for me, its been holding up really good in this AZ heat. I'm going to finish doing the cleaning didn't do it last weekend due to the heatwave and this weekend I was out of town but I'll try and do it this weekend coming up and I'll post some pics
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #25
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Yea a buddy of mine wrapped it for me, its been holding up really good in this AZ heat. I'm going to finish doing the cleaning didn't do it last weekend due to the heatwave and this weekend I was out of town but I'll try and do it this weekend coming up and I'll post some pics
Ey no worries, im still saving up more money for everything. So no rush. But thanks for the update. If you could, could u give me a rough estimate of how much wire (length) i might need?


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Old 07-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #26
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I'll get the wire length today
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:55 AM   #27
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I'll get the wire length today
Thanks again. Btw timing was perfect! I just got all the money to do this!


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Old 07-15-2013, 10:18 PM   #28
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did you get the lengths?


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Did you ever install a larger alternator, or additional batteries? Because without those, the additional wires are going to be completely useless.
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Did you ever install a larger alternator, or additional batteries? Because without those, the additional wires are going to be completely useless.
I did do a bigger capacity battery, and no alt yet.
*update* im only gunna run 600 now and a matching alpine type R 12 at 4ohms


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ok I know its a little late but I got the measurements; its a little under 10ft from the battery to the passenger side footwell, and the cable leading from the engine bay stash compartment to the engine bay post is 23in. The one that I have yet to measure is the one from the post to the starter and starter to the alternator, I'm schedules to do those this weekend last weekend I had to work on a buddies car.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #32
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Do you know if the m3 and non M share the same alternator? I ran into this forum where a guys is doing some sick audio upgrades to his m3 and he upgraded his alt, check it out here is a link.

http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/boa...broken-baffle/
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Do you know if the m3 and non M share the same alternator? I ran into this forum where a guys is doing some sick audio upgrades to his m3 and he upgraded his alt, check it out here is a link.

http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/boa...broken-baffle/
Oh damn, steve meads builds are sick, for some reason i never thought of lookin on there


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Old 07-18-2013, 09:09 PM   #34
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E46's have a safety disconnect on that big positive battery located on the inside of the trunk just in front of the battery. In the event of a crash, a small explosive goes off and disconnects that big battery.

Good luck getting around that one. I see no reason why you feel like that wire isn't big enough.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #35
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decided to just quick wire my amp sub, then do my big 3 when i find a 1k watt stable sub. does anyone know how to remove the rear deck subs so i can take make them my signal wires?

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the HK subs or the ones in the corners? the hk come out with screws from the bottom. the ones in the corners come out from up top.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:31 PM   #37
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the HK subs or the ones in the corners? the hk come out with screws from the bottom. the ones in the corners come out from up top.
Its cool i gottem out haha. Anyone know which wire would be great as a remote line in the wire harness in the driver side trunk?


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