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Old 01-12-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default My grounding mods and also gutterguard'd my scoop *pics*

and I have a gutterguard screen on my hood scoop and did the DIY grounding mod for the WRX

Cant really see the screen in the last pic, too sunny...

My homemade cables:



The battery connections



The drivers strut and intake manifold connections



The passenger strut and intake manifold



The hand I hurt doing the passenger intake manifold bolt



The hood scoop finished:



The hood scoop pchopped so you can see it:

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Old 01-12-2003, 04:05 PM   #2
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I have the self made ground mods. A lot cheaper than brand named, and does the same thing. <<cough carwash cough>>

I installed mine yesterday, so I have yet to test the car.
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Old 01-12-2003, 09:41 PM   #3
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I have the self made ground mods. A lot cheaper than brand named, and does the same thing. <<cough carwash cough>>

I installed mine yesterday, so I have yet to test the car.
Its too cold to wash the car... I dont trust or like car washes.. so to sit out for an hour and do it right = cant feel my hands
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Old 01-13-2003, 08:48 PM   #4
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I do the same thing, wash it under 20F isnt that easy, especially when the watter freezes and the watter coming from the hose doesnt defrost it, unly adds more to it. But this last weekend got the job done, and waxed too too bad snow is coming tonight
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Old 01-13-2003, 09:36 PM   #5
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is there any benefit from this mod. looks simple enough to do.
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Old 01-13-2003, 11:25 PM   #6
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Did it hurt a lot in the hand??
Seems preety dolorous.
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Old 01-14-2003, 12:44 AM   #7
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Only 3 cables? You need about 100 to properly ground your engine!!

Looks good. I've got some funky green/yellow wire that should look very rude in my engine bay. Any one who works on it will wonder what the heck I'm doing...

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Old 01-18-2003, 08:34 AM   #8
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Post DIY Ground Mod

For those of you who may not have found this yet - here is a fairly good diy on the grounding mod. The article doesn't have any pics but if you combine the instructions there with the pics chrislehr has posted here you will have about 95% of what you need right at your fingertips.

http://www.wrxfanatics.com/DIY/Grounding/Ground.htm

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p.s. I have access to the materials to do this in Black, Blue, Red and Yellow wire along with some very nice gold plated ring terminals. Since I am already making several kits for my group, if anyone wants a kit from me I'd consider making some extras for ~$40 - $45 shipped. Anyone who is interested can PM me.
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Old 01-28-2003, 09:55 PM   #9
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I installed my ground wire between the bushing plate of the screw that holds the windshield washer container, it has a charge going through it, so is that considered a sucessful ground mod? It doesnt neccessarily have to be the six noted on web site points necessarily does it? As long as the wire actually grounds to the chassis, thats fine right?
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Old 01-29-2003, 02:32 PM   #10
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I bolted my ground wires directly to the wires that were bolted onto the chassis. I don't think it would really hurt if the wire was just on the chassis, but the main idea of the ground mod is to give the least resistance possible for grounding the engine and other sensors. Since electrical current takes the path of least resistance, placing the wire somewhere along the chassis still means the current will still be travelling through some of the chassis instead of mostly going through the grounding cable.

For those interested, I would be able to make grounding wires in black, red, blue (I'll check for other available colors) with gold plated ring terminals soldered to the wire instead of just securing it by crimping the terminals. Just crimping the terminals still leads to the wire sliding off eventually.. for about $40 shipped PM or email me.

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Old 01-29-2003, 02:54 PM   #11
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I am interested. Just PM you. $40.00 shipped is pretty cheap. Can you make mine in black, since ground should be black ? Do these come with directions?


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Old 01-29-2003, 02:58 PM   #12
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dood, you're in san diego, come pick it up, I'll help you install
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Old 01-29-2003, 03:31 PM   #13
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I am still waiting to do this mod when I have the time (albeit on a GC8) There has been a lot of talk on this mod for a while in the NA forum. Interesting to see it works on the WRX also

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Old 01-31-2003, 09:54 PM   #14
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is that why I get shocked sometimes when touching my car body after driving it? But I can see that a car needs a LOT of these grounding wires, not just 1 or 2 to see visible results, but my brain might be faulty for thinking that
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Old 01-31-2003, 10:06 PM   #15
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Quote:
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is that why I get shocked sometimes when touching my car body after driving it?
No, your clothing builds up static electricity as you are sliding out of the car seat and you discharge it as soon as you touch the door. This has nothing to do with the grounding mod, which I've found to do nothing for my car. It has more to do with weather conditions. I never get shocked on rainy days.
I wasn't ever actually experiencing hesitation or stumbling but I did it as a preventative measure. I've noticed no improvement or degradation in the way my car runs, it was just possibly wasted money and time.
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