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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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why using 16 Volt on ignition

Hi,

I wanted to know why so many Race Cars have the 12 to 16Volt conversion.
Some say itīs only because they donīt use an alternator.
Some say itīs because the ignition is running better, what I can hardly believe.
etc.

Did anyone ever compare it on a dyno?

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16v makes everything happier. It's not a power adder. The dyno won't care as long as it starts.
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So drag cars that don't run an alternator what is needed for this conversion?

I run two 1000 amp 12 volt batteries now. Can you just install two 16 volts?

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no answers??

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Yes just swap them out for 16v. I have had good luck with the rock racing batteries. The charger they sell is very high quality and will work on 12v also. I had starting issues with 12v on my 605 and the 16v fixed that.
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