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Ground kit...reviews?

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by m90polk, May 16, 2013.

  1. m90polk

    m90polk Member

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    Ok so ive been on a mission to upgrade/fix/cleanup everything in my coupe before i put my engine build in. So i was looking on another forum and seen them talking about grounding kit. They were saying it improves idle and also engine response, so my question is does anyone have one of these installed and do they notice any type of difference.

    Heres a link to the write up Dpaton schools us on wiring - hybrids.jp im asking on here because that forum seems to be a graveyard which no one goes on.
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    if you're grounds are fine now, there's little gain to be had. if they are all frayed ends and corroded, it may create a better circuit.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    what that guy said... if anything measure the amount of resistance in your existing grounds. if bad, then replace them with better wire and copper crimped/soldered ends.
     
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    I always fabricate a better grounding system for my cars. it may not make a huge difference on an all stock and well maintained car but it makes a big difference when you are adding allot of mods like A/V, lighting, bigger charging system etc.
     
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    hickskateboarder New Member

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    like everyone is saying, depends on stock grounding setup.

    when i bought my 1990 integra, it only had one wire connecting to the chassis with the one wire by the radiator support going to the head.

    when i put a few new grounding cables on it, the idle smoothed out and there was a noticeable power gain above about 5k rpm. i'm guessing it was missing or getting very poor spark at high rpms with the old wiring. also gained a mpg or two
     
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    I used one of those grounding kits on my turbo integra. Basically it replaced all the factory grounds with better ones and added a few more. I didn't have any running issues before, but im sure it didn't hurt.
     
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    Butt dyno in full effect, I see...
     
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