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Old 08-27-2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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Was bored today, so decided to take a crack at a grounding kit. Seems to have smoothed out the idle a lot, and looks pretty decent too...





Not bad for $42 CDN.

Should note, I got the info from here...

http://www.tamparacing.com/forums/sh...ight=grounding

Instructions were a piece of cake to follow. Just adapted it for an RS instead of an STi, no big deal.
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:38 PM   #2
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isn't one on the alternator a good choice too?

Looks good!
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:47 PM   #3
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Yeah alternator's definitely another good spot to hook up. Just trying to decide where to jump that from, since both points on the IM are jumped to their respective heads. I suppose I don't really need the one going all the way across to the passenger side strut tower, shorten that one up and run it to the Alternator maybe.
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Old 08-27-2005, 11:11 PM   #4
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Yeah alternator's definitely another good spot to hook up. Just trying to decide where to jump that from, since both points on the IM are jumped to their respective heads. I suppose I don't really need the one going all the way across to the passenger side strut tower, shorten that one up and run it to the Alternator maybe.

Do that and then run another wire from the passenger side manifold to the strut tower.
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:08 PM   #5
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Do that and then run another wire from the passenger side manifold to the strut tower.
Well I did exactly this. I ran a line from the block to the alternator, instead of the passenger side tower. Then jumpered from the passenger side of the intake manifold to the passenger tower. Volts gauge is now sitting at a rock-solid 14.5 volts.

Anybody who hasn't done this mod, for the money, it's the real deal. The major thing is finding where the bad grounds are on your car. I've changed things around and always showed higher volts than without, but doing directly to the alternator made the biggest single difference. Even if you just go from the negative post to the alternator I'm positive you'll see results. But it was a fun mod. I love working on cars and this was an excuse to do some work on this one. And it's an ongoing project, I keep lifting the hood and seeing another way to improve it, somewhere else that could use a more solid ground.
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