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HO Alternator or Kinetik battery

Hey y'all need some help. I've got a whole hell of a lot of electronics and I know I'm puttin some strain on my car. I'm running 5 7in screens (Visors, Headrests and indash) as well as 1000W Amp, 2 farad cap, 2 12in Audiobahn SWT12SI subs, and a compressor for my air ride. All this is on a stock alternator and a Duralast Gold Battery.

My question to y'all is should I upgrade to a HO alternator or should I buy a Kinetik Battery. I've heard a lot of really good things about the battery, but I wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with them.
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I would use a HO alt for sure but what else have you upgraded electrically? Have you changed the factory power and grounds?, are you going to add another battery, do you have an isolator? there is lots to consider, I am a Kinetik Battery dealer and they are made for audio at best but try optima's for the current load and draw. Remember its all about current flow. What size wire are you using?
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I've done the big 3 as far as wire upgrades, and I'm using a duralast gold which I was told was just a little below going with an optima. I was looking at using the Kinetik as a full on replacement.
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i have a kinetik 1400 in my car and i still had to upgrade the alt i used a ( (Alterstart Systems Inc - ) Alterstart Dallas Texas ) 170 from that place and i love it, system doesnt dim my head lights anymore, and the battery is very nice also.
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notice it robbing your engine power much?
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nope, the wheel is the same size as factory or really really close to it
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even though the pulley is the same size, it could still be harder to turn. but sounds good.
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definitely the alternator. the battery won't do much if the charging rate is less than the rate you're pulling with all the electronics.
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