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Building a Grounding Kit
« on: November 12, 2015, 11:59:01 AM »
Building a grounding kit. Im currently using 4 gauge wire. What metal is best to build the grounding point attached to the negative terminal? [noclue]

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 02:24:00 PM »
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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 02:14:53 PM »
thank you sir. hearing mixed reviews abt this "modification". Gonna try it and see how it goes

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2015, 03:41:11 PM »
Only good can come from a good grounding kit. Lights brighten, music system plays better, engine response is said to improve... do it man
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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2015, 07:43:10 PM »
Only good can come from a good grounding kit. Lights brighten, music system plays better, engine response is said to improve... do it man

yeah, saw a thread here that gives me a simple guide.

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2015, 12:34:10 PM »
make sure you document all the changes to confirm all the positives. Do a write up and done [2thumbsup] [nod]
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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 06:13:29 PM »
Definitely. I sourced the copper plate/sheet and the ends already. Only have access to the 4 gauge wire in RED  [thumbsdown]so I need to find the wire in purple or another colour to continue.
 Found a thread here that has some great mounting points as well
Im particularly interested in the throttle response and lighting stability since the former dims when I hold the brake [reallysad]

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 06:18:13 PM »
Sorry, the latter.

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #8 on: December 2, 2015, 12:35:35 PM »
Trying to find a piece of copper sheet to purchase and I cant locate it [wallbash]. Call all over Kgn. No luck in M.ville either. Directions please.

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #9 on: December 3, 2015, 03:43:50 PM »
Finally found the piece of copper. Everywhere else had it in rolls, not even Tankweld  :o. For those who will be trying this route you can check the places that do motor rewinding work. Now on to finding the 4 gauge wire that is not in red.  [bike]

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #10 on: December 4, 2015, 09:45:18 AM »
Systems Electronics have purple, blue, green wires in 0 -8 Gauge if u really serious Good move by the way.

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #11 on: December 4, 2015, 09:47:30 AM »
Oh suggestion if I may.... Use the 4 gauge for those areas that are easy 2 see. For the under areas now like the chassis leg to engine alternator grounding area (NOT WEH THE BATTERY CONNECT  [nuke]) Use 0 gauge. 

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #12 on: December 4, 2015, 09:50:20 AM »
it will also be a great idea to upgrade the live wire going to the fuse box from the alternator. Uhm....
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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #13 on: December 4, 2015, 12:52:50 PM »
Duly noted sir! Thank you very much for that contribution, I appreciate it.  [thumbsup]

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2015, 03:38:03 PM »
Ordered the wire from Ebay. Got a link to place on HWT Road but no answer to both #s. Stay tuned.

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2015, 04:02:07 PM »
any place that sells welding cable should be able to supply you with any size wire u want, you could also use Speaker wire in the corresponding sizes
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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2015, 11:48:34 PM »
any place that sells welding cable should be able to supply you with any size wire u want, you could also use Speaker wire in the corresponding sizes

found that out after the purchase  [wallbash] but the item is almost here so I will just collect and start the process.

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #17 on: May 8, 2016, 03:51:02 PM »
it will also be a great idea to upgrade the live wire going to the fuse box from the alternator. Uhm....
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  • STURDY BASSLIGHTS(LIGHT WON'T DIM WHEN THE BEAT DROPS OR AUXILIARIES GET TURNED ON

Simple trick to get that noise out is to add capacitors to the speakers' positive lines, gets out that whining and gives you a clearer sound for mids and tweeters
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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 07:22:14 PM »
Bought one of these back in the day ... Very lame if you ask me

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2017, 08:00:19 PM »
I've made many grounding kits and bought many as well, probably grounded more than 30 cars uve owned and even more I didn't

It is worth it and depending on the install can make alot of difference

For instance I grounded a type r I had once and used to get tyres in 5th gear lol

Best benefits to look out for are brighter lights better sounding audio (especially with an amp) colder ac and just generally better voltage which can increase performance of fuel pump injectors sensors etc

Always try to ground the wire loom the alternater the head and the throttle body and they different areas, and of course reset the ecu

And not every car is meant to ground, don't try and ground anyone old Nissan sr20 lol

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2017, 08:02:55 PM »
it will also be a great idea to upgrade the live wire going to the fuse box from the alternator. Uhm....
  • BRIGHTER LIGHTS
  • LOUDER HORN
  • NO ENGINE SOUND IN AUDIO
  • STURDY BASSLIGHTS(LIGHT WON'T DIM WHEN THE BEAT DROPS OR AUXILIARIES GET TURNED ON

Good idea but in some cars it doesn't make sense to complicate things too much, you can add a wire from the alt str8 to the battery for best results, but best left to the pros, and older cars

I grounded my 2014 Accord and added a voltage stabilizer box and got good results

Better to buy a pre made kit and done, big up Venom performance

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Re: Building a Grounding Kit
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2017, 09:04:27 PM »
I've made many grounding kits and bought many as well, probably grounded more than 30 cars uve owned and even more I didn't

It is worth it and depending on the install can make alot of difference

For instance I grounded a type r I had once and used to get tyres in 5th gear lol

Best benefits to look out for are brighter lights better sounding audio (especially with an amp) colder ac and just generally better voltage which can increase performance of fuel pump injectors sensors etc

Always try to ground the wire loom the alternater the head and the throttle body and they different areas, and of course reset the ecu

And not every car is meant to ground, don't try and ground anyone old Nissan sr20 lol

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