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Old 10-22-2002, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default HKS Grounding MOD

I bought an HKS ground mod and the manual came in JApanese.
Anyone have a guide to install it???
Thanks
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Old 10-22-2002, 01:15 AM   #2
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i just followed the pictures and used common sense. it really isnt a hard install.
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Old 10-22-2002, 01:44 AM   #3
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Come on ... gotta be smarter than the wires







Just kidding,
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Old 10-22-2002, 02:06 AM   #4
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Wich grounding points you guys used???
And i dont know where to install that round thing that attaches all the wires(distribution block),,should i screw it to the battery terminal?
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Old 10-22-2002, 04:19 AM   #5
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Ok,,now i am almost done.
I have 2 more questions
For what is that 2 black circles with some kind of fluffy protection??
and about the grounding points..many of them are in the manifold and other important parts.I should only unscrew it and screw it back again???like Will i need a torquimeter so i can measure the bolt pressure when reapliyng the bolt of those parts??
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Old 10-22-2002, 01:53 PM   #6
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Anyone??
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Old 10-22-2002, 05:35 PM   #7
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Dude, anywhere you want,

stick one of them under one of the strut top bolts,

and tighten the screw back down. as long as it's making contact, don't worry about torque specs, if anything dont OVER tighten them.
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Old 10-22-2002, 06:15 PM   #8
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I made up my own earth kit which cost about 10stg (15$) for the cable and the lugs which I crimped then soldered. From start to finish was over 2 hours including getting the material, cutting and making up and fitting. Any electrician could do the crimping and soldering and supply the cable too I expect.
I used 99.99% oxygen free copper.
Ran a number of wires to generally improve earthing including:Alternator mounting bolt to battery negative. Also ran loop to each side of the inlet manifold, the bulkhead and chasis leg. Measuring with an AVO Meter showed a good improvement.
I have seen one of th HKS kits in the UK and was told it cost 155 (230$) If that is true then do yourself a favour and make your own.
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Old 10-22-2002, 06:26 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Yeoman
Dude, anywhere you want,

stick one of them under one of the strut top bolts,

and tighten the screw back down. as long as it's making contact, don't worry about torque specs, if anything dont OVER tighten them.
he's gotta know the torque spec if he doesn't want to overtighten them. most people use 12 ft-lbs
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Old 10-22-2002, 09:22 PM   #10
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Thanks Tdx Flex.
And i bought the HKS kit for 125 USD$ and the kit is very nice.
perfect fit to a WRX..OEM Fit.
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Old 10-22-2002, 09:39 PM   #11
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Does this mod really make that much of a difference?

I was planning on making my own kit the next time I get bored, but if it really helps I might speed up the process.

Whaddya think???

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Old 10-22-2002, 10:02 PM   #12
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If you have the money..
I would say,,go for the HKS Kit.
It is really nice and very simple install.
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I am a Nerd and could accomplish my install=)thats easy 30 min
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Old 10-22-2002, 10:03 PM   #13
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Quote:
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Does this mod really make that much of a difference?

I was planning on making my own kit the next time I get bored, but if it really helps I might speed up the process.

Whaddya think???

-Andy
iu think its a well worth mod, but many may disagree
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Old 10-22-2002, 10:51 PM   #14
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just look at the pictures. they're pretty self-explanatory.
--neil
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Old 10-23-2002, 08:36 AM   #15
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what does the HKS ground mod acutally do?
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Old 10-23-2002, 08:45 AM   #16
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what does the HKS ground mod acutally do?
Nothing more than buying a few starter cables from Discount Auto Parts and attaching those..


I spent ~$9 on my 'grounding mod'
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