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Old 08-31-2004, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default grounding kit ??

i have relocated my battery to the rear and got a hook up on a HKS Circle Earth kit. i was planning on making a post screwed down to the car to the stock batt negative postion. what my ?? is , is the grounding kit just as functional not being mounted on the negative of a battery?
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:38 PM   #2
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Long lengths of cable are less effective, but assuming you've used heavy gauge wire from the battery in the back to the components in the front of the car, then taking a ground off of that connection will be your best option. That's not as effective as a battery located closer with a shorter length of cable, but you must of been ready for minor trade-offs when you did the mod or else why would you of done it?
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:44 PM   #3
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for the grounding mod i dont believe you actually need hefty cable
i think that 10 gauge would suffice for runs as long as the car
i dont know that much about electronics, but remember, were only assisting the ground, were not grounding the car
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Old 09-01-2004, 09:09 PM   #4
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..., is the grounding kit just as functional not being mounted on the negative of a battery?
Yes (although "just as functional" may just mean that it also has no function ). As 420WRX says, just make sure you have nice big diameter cables from the battery up to the front (probably 0/1 gauge).
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Old 01-19-2005, 05:53 PM   #5
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Bump...anyone have a trunk grounding kit installed?
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Old 01-19-2005, 06:08 PM   #6
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Yeah I have a 4ga trunk grounding kit and I dunno what I did without it..

Before grounding the LED in my wing was dim and inconsistent.. Now it's bright like the sun on crack.. And the LED pulses are super responsive.. It's like a night and day difference..
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:21 PM   #7
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Do you have any picures? I am trying to get some ideas
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:55 PM   #8
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guys, just ignore 420WRX. he apparently has nothing better to do than troll around on nasioc and **** with people. he even started a separate thread to brag about how stupid you all are and how hes such a clever and witty troll. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?p=8898519

rich, i think you will be ok with grounding stuff up front even though the battery is in the back. just make sure there isnt alot of paint on the spot where you ground to so you get a solid ground. some people have had to use a little sand paper to get an effective ground.
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Old 02-10-2005, 06:36 PM   #9
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Hahaha .. weitek gets the golden noogie prize! Too bad you're not a sarcasim connoisseur!?

It's true that it's a sad day when I have to point out my own sarcasim, but that's not my fault.

Oh and I didn't say anyone was 'stupid' .. weitek did though.. please go easy on him.

Basically a trunk grounding mod doesn't exist cause it's not very usefull.. There's nothing in the trunk that really needs a better ground, including the lights.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:59 AM   #10
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This grounging thing.... It doesn't need huge wires from the battery to all over. You can make a kit with some 10ga wire. All it is doing is making up for all the poor grounding points in the engine bay. Not every connection to the chassis is a perfect ground due to paint, poor welds differences in metal, etc.
I see people dumping money on a grounding kit and LMAO wishing I thought of it first.
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