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Old 11-20-2003, 12:55 AM   #1
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Ive been looking at purchasing the Speed Monkey Zero Loss grounding system. First of all has anyone had experiance with this product? Now from what Ive read a gs will yield smoother acceleration and whatnot. However what Im wondering is there any power in hp gained? Speed Monkey claims 5-10hp, which sounds rediculous, and I have a friend who got the HKS grounding kit and then dyno'd his car (mazda mx3) and gained about 3hp. Any answers would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 11-20-2003, 11:40 AM   #2
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My budy put a grounding kit in his WRX wagon. No dyno testing before to compare it to nor are there any plans to dyno since I think he's gonna swing the car. I've riden it before and after, as far as a pasanger I couldn't tell. Though the bling bling factor went way up!
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Old 11-20-2003, 02:24 PM   #3
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Go to a stereo shop buy some 8 guage wire and gold terminals and go to town . I made my own and it seems to smooth out the idle and power delivery . I am not sure on HP gains .
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Old 11-20-2003, 03:30 PM   #4
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I threw on the Arospeed ground wires on my car and they seemed to help. Smoothed out the idle, starts better and I noticed an immediate kick in the 2500-3000rpm range. Not professionally dynoed, but my butt dyno smiled a little when they were on.
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:46 PM   #5
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didnt notice a thing.
but it looks good... lol



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Old 11-20-2003, 05:50 PM   #6
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Noticeable at first.. smoother.. That lasted a week..
Now I don't notice any difference.
$$Bling bling$$
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:58 PM   #7
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Is this something just for m/t cars or also for a/t? Is it just for turbo or n/a also?
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Old 11-20-2003, 06:10 PM   #8
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Old 11-27-2003, 10:23 PM   #9
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thinking about producing kits. anyone know where i can get specs for the kit? email to kyllc@lycos.com thanks guys/gals
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Old 11-27-2003, 11:37 PM   #10
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specs for the kits? your best bet is to go out to your car, and design one for youself. Copying other ideas for your production run is not nice
As for speedmonkee, they have nice kits, but so does this guy www.paranoidfabrications.com
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Old 11-28-2003, 12:16 AM   #11
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Is this something just for m/t cars or also for a/t? Is it just for turbo or n/a also?
I have a custom super-cool DIY SPG ground kit on my 2.5 RS 4EAT that I made out of 8ga. car audio wiring that I had left around and a bunch of gold crimp connectors. It made a difference at first, but now I can't even tell the difference when the ground kit isn't connected. Oh, and there wasn't enough room on the stock battery's negative terminal to put all wires, so I had to have them all merge at a power distributor connected to 4ga wire that connects to the negative terminal.

So, you can do it on a 4EAT or a turbo or whatever, but as always, your mileage may vary
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Old 11-28-2003, 12:35 AM   #12
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Ive been looking at purchasing the Speed Monkey Zero Loss grounding system. First of all has anyone had experiance with this product?
Oh yeah! Lots of reading on this for you.

NA 2.5 Hesitation + SPG = New Car

I hope you just ate dinner because you'll be hungry again (and blind) after reading this thread.
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