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Old 04-07-2006, 02:20 AM   #1
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Can 4 ga. power wire be used as ground wire? That may be a dumb question but im S$$$ scared of electricity and better safe then sorry..
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:25 AM   #2
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its the same exact thing, just different color. make sure you wrap both ends with some black electrical tape so that you know its the negative/ground.
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:30 AM   #3
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yeah like ^^he said. its the same, my fosgate wire says on it power/ground wire all over it.

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Old 04-07-2006, 02:40 AM   #4
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sounds good, im making my own grounding kit I didnt realize it woudl be so cheap...

any suggestions on some good wire terminals? I mean keep in mind its for a grounding kit...
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:57 AM   #5
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any will do, gold is a better conductor as i am sure you know though. once you measure all of the locations you want to run a ground wire to, i would cut the wire to length and have an audio shop crimp on your wire terminals. most individuals dont have the proper tools for crimping such large ring terminals properly.
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:02 AM   #6
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So basically run one from the battery to metal of car, and then one from the metal of car to lets say the intake manifold, another to the other side of intake manifold, one from that end of intake mani to wall again by intake and from there to one of the bolts by the fender...

Hows that sound? Confusing enough lol...

How are these terminals?

http://www.cardomain.com/item/STIS4PRG

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Old 04-07-2006, 11:44 AM   #7
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Those should be fine, but get some extras and get a REAL crimping tool, not one of those combined crimper/stripper.

Like this:


And use heat shrink, that rubber stuff may melt.
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:47 AM   #8
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You could always solder it

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Old 04-07-2006, 12:18 PM   #9
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i grounded mine by way of underneath the rear seat once, and when i did a different car i used a bolt that is in the jack compartment on the left side, basically you're supposed to rub the paint off so you get a good metal to metal contact, just don't make your ground wire too long just for the sake that you may create a short circuit sometime so find some place near that's easy to access, the 1 ft thing is BS but it's a safety precaution, also running the RCA and power wire on serpeate sides is a myth, i've done it every time, my brother has (he's an ME) and it's just a myth, but i agree with all the above lol, it's the same wire, different covering color lol

easiest places though are usually underneath the carpet or rear seat to ground though!
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:12 PM   #10
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easiest places though are usually underneath the carpet or rear seat to ground though!
He's doing the "grounding mod," not an audio mod... (yeah, it probably should have been posted in the Electrical & Lighting Forum).
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ah ha, i don't read well oh well :P

there's some useless info then for someone haha i suck -1 for me
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:59 PM   #12
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OH MY GOD YOU'LL BLOW YOURSELF UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Yeah, its fine, its the same crap.
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ah ha, i don't read well oh well :P

there's some useless info then for someone haha i suck -1 for me
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