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Old 03-29-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default Need Quality Grounding Kit

I know there's been many many post in the past and I did a search before but nothing seems to answer exactly.

I saw the product http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...ight=grounding and it looks excellent item.

I would like on the other hand to do it by my own and wondering if its a good idea. I saw some mod where they just put very thin copper cables but I am hoping for a better quality once (not sure if there any difference).

Also, what grounding point should i connect it to? Audio cables are good but what audio cables should I get? The specs? Whats the length of the cable should I get?

Just need more information. THanks guys.

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Old 03-29-2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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Why do you want more grounds? The factory setup is fine. I used to have additional grounds and then removed them and there is zero difference in the car.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:58 PM   #3
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Why do you want more grounds? The factory setup is fine. I used to have additional grounds and then removed them and there is zero difference in the car.
Because almost everyone swear that there is a difference. I am having my summer holiday so why fix it.. Rather than staying at home and staring at the wall

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Old 03-29-2004, 01:26 PM   #4
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Is everyone swearing that it works on the STi or on other cars. Some older cars do have grounding issues however the WRX and STi don't have the same problems. But hey it's your money.
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Old 03-29-2004, 01:43 PM   #5
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I made my own. Used 8ga. wire (bought at a car audio store) to 7 diff't ground points (both sides of engine, firewall behind I/C, driver & passenger side of engine bay and both strut tops), ran those seven wires to a Stinger brand distributor, and then ran one 4ga. cable to the negative terminal of the battery. I don't know that it made any positive changes in my car...I thought it had made the idle at start-up a little smoother, but that could well have just been coincidence. It was a fun waste of a few hours anyway, and looks pretty cool too.
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:22 PM   #6
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yea, when we put one on a STI, they could not really feel any difference. but he did say it was nice looking just dont pay too much for this, as you can make it your self for less then 30 bucks.
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Old 03-29-2004, 05:44 PM   #7
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Whatever you do DO NOT use the strut top mounting studs!!!
They are just about the worst possible chassis grounds that you could pick.
Pick a bolt....ANY body bolt and it would be better than the strut top stud.
The studs go through the painted body into rubber isolated strut tops...you just couldn't pick a worse ground.

I used the washer bottle bolts, and the boost solenoid cover bracket attach bolts.

Please don't be a lemming and use the strut top studs.
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Old 03-29-2004, 10:26 PM   #8
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It will make your car faster. All that money you're going to waste is just dead weight riding around in the car. lighter=FaStAr

Seriously, if you really need a "grounding mod" then your car has issues.
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:11 AM   #9
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It will make your car faster. All that money you're going to waste is just dead weight riding around in the car. lighter=FaStAr

Seriously, if you really need a "grounding mod" then your car has issues.
I don't think so...and a few feet to 8ga. wire isn't gonna weigh squat.
I know my car ran a lot smoother when I did mine.

If you don't think so....your loss...it's all the little things that add up to the win in the end
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Old 03-30-2004, 11:04 AM   #10
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speedmonkee.com makes decent grounding kits......IMO.
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:48 PM   #11
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man, just get one of the paranoid fabrication kits. i got one. can't say it did a whole lot(my lights don't dim when the ac kicks on at night anymore). it looks pretty decent and is cheap.
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:58 PM   #12
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after installing the paranoid fabrication kit, my car runs and idles much smoother. it even feels like the cabin is more quiet. def money well spent.
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Old 03-30-2004, 06:18 PM   #13
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i got my grounding kit here
http://www.camotoy.com/products/products.php
it's awsome i have it in my car and it made such a big difference, definatly a awsome mod for $40
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Old 03-30-2004, 06:47 PM   #14
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I don't think so...and a few feet to 8ga. wire isn't gonna weigh squat.
I was jokingly referring to the weight of the coin he's going to drop to buy all the stuff will make his car lighter
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Old 03-30-2004, 09:03 PM   #15
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i got my grounding kit here
http://www.camotoy.com/products/products.php
it's awsome i have it in my car and it made such a big difference, definatly a awsome mod for $40
i got mine from there to but isnt it 30 dollars for the kit, the upgraded one is 40

either way its good stuff
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Old 03-30-2004, 10:30 PM   #16
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I was jokingly referring to the weight of the coin he's going to drop to buy all the stuff will make his car lighter
Not only did the cash reduction make my car lighter and faster, my CD changer will now hold 8 CD's and my windshield wipers stopped streaking.

Seriously, though, this is a worthless modification.

Take the money and buy a good tire gauge. Having correct air pressure in the tires will do much more for performance than the pretty blue (Yellow, red, etc.) wires.
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Old 03-31-2004, 12:01 AM   #17
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Not only did the cash reduction make my car lighter and faster, my CD changer will now hold 8 CD's and my windshield wipers stopped streaking.

Seriously, though, this is a worthless modification.

Take the money and buy a good tire gauge. Having correct air pressure in the tires will do much more for performance than the pretty blue (Yellow, red, etc.) wires.
I'm glad YOU think it's worthless, because that just means that, in the end, I'm faster
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Old 03-31-2004, 02:13 PM   #18
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Another vote for the www.paranoidfabrications.com / www.camotoy.com grounding kit. $30 and easy install (except for the throttle body connection... but that's another story)
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Old 03-31-2004, 02:14 PM   #19
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really? mine wasnt to bad to get on there but you wrxers and your intercooler
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Old 03-31-2004, 02:22 PM   #20
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Well, i started to strip the screws that hold the sensor to the throttle body, so i ended up attaching that point to the intercooler bracket. Just recently while i had the intercooler off (replacing the pcv valve) i moved the point to a bolt just under the throttle body sensor so it's close to the originally intended point.
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