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Old 05-08-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Kazama voltage stabilizer/ grounding kit

Hey everyone I've just got the Kazama voltage stabilizer/ grounding kit. i was just wondering if anyone can tell/help me where to put the gound wires. Please help. thanks everyone.

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Old 05-08-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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There isn't really an incorrect way to install a ground kit. Use the wires to go to as many different components under the hood as possible. Typically I would run one to the ground point on the strut towers, block, firewall, etc..

Here is a picture of my vehicle, yellow circles are places I used for grounding. Just look for places that the factory grounded too (usually 10mm bolts) and ground ontop of them. The words I typed on intercooler state there is a ground point on the firewall behind the intercooler that I cannot circle for you.




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Old 05-09-2008, 12:08 AM   #3
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Hey man...thanks. that actually helps..i wasn't sure where to put them. Now i have an idea. thanks a lot i really appreicaited.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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you bet man
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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drivers and passengers side heads, alternator, passenger and driver side manifolds, and throttle body if possible. The idea is to make a direct ground for sensors, so they have a common ground. Therefore they will have a common reference point. The strut tower is a horrible place for a ground.

Davenow did a write up on it and he highlights grounding points.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=674153
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:25 PM   #6
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always wrong information from some people here..
you need to research more in here..
do the ground mod correctly otherwise you gain nothing wasting time money energy..
dont reference the picture above..
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:44 PM   #7
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drivers and passengers side heads, alternator, passenger and driver side manifolds, and throttle body if possible. The idea is to make a direct ground for sensors, so they have a common ground. Therefore they will have a common reference point. The strut tower is a horrible place for a ground.

Davenow did a write up on it and he highlights grounding points.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=674153
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always wrong information from some people here..
you need to research more in here..
do the ground mod correctly otherwise you gain nothing wasting time money energy..
dont reference the picture above..

I see NASIOC's finest here Thanks for the chime in guys. The way I regrounded my car took away a stumble at warm idle, took away an IAC issue on the first start of the day, a flutter at ~2500rpms, and alternator whine (ground loop) were ALL gone. To say what I did was bad or poor advice is easily proven wrong, and would imply that Subaru of America has no idea what they are doing. One point you missed or didn't notice is that all of my ground points (yes Craig the strut towers) were OEM ground locations. I slapped a new ground/ring terminal ontop of them (retaining the stock bolt and location of the ground). The link YOU (Craig) provided, shows a newer age impreza (which judging from the OP's car, is more useful)....but what it also shows is exactly what I advise my customers to stay away from. Leaving wiring just ran across here and there without tape/loom is not only tacky, but makes it look like a 16 yr old did it. No matter what you do, buy some zip ties, and at very least route the ground wires with OEM routing (where possible). Here are some pictures of proof on my grounding points being OEM points. The only one that ISN'T a OEM ground point, is the front passengerside of the intake manifold, which I used as a point to send off the other ground wires. This avoided having to run 3 wires across the motor and keep things somewhat cleaner.

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I regrounded every point I could find as an OEM ground location, and also put one on the block/intake manifold/firewall. All ground wires return to the disc ontop the negative battery terminal, giving equal ground values/strength to all locations. Perhaps I could add more ground points and receive even better results (I'm not perfect), however the main sporadic issues I had are now gone.

So as you both so rudely stated, be careful who you get information from on the internet...Especially those so quick to jump down others throats when they are the unversed individuals.

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Old 05-11-2008, 09:37 PM   #8
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just keep the grounds on the engine. try the alternator area, intake manifold/throttlebody area, and i have one near the tranny bell on the engine.
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