I got stranded at work Saturday, got towed home, changed out the alternator again after only 2 months on the "remanufactured" one. Thankfully under lifetime warranty. I installed a small amp and 2 more 3-way speakers in my front doors to make a 6 speaker system today. Sounds great until I TURN THE CAR ON. Now I have to wait for some noise filters and tear down the dash before I can enjoy it on my long commute... ack. Just when you think you're making some progress the auto gods kick you in the croutons. /end rant.