1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

ground wires

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by SolPWR, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. SolPWR

    SolPWR Senior Member

    Messages:
    924
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Location:
    MA
    I heard that with a ground wire kit u could get like 1-3hp. For $30 it seems pretty good anyone know about these
     
  2. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,571
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta canada
    i have seen them in 5 diffent mags all showd a hp increase on a dyno
     
  3. SolPWR

    SolPWR Senior Member

    Messages:
    924
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Location:
    MA
    are they legit?
     
  4. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,571
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta canada
  5. Gen2Teg

    Gen2Teg Senior Member

    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    san francisco
    I'd get it... if i wasn't broke as a joke.
     
  6. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2003
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    they run up to I think 130 bucks which is pricey but for gains might be worth it.


    Milan
     
  7. Gen2Teg

    Gen2Teg Senior Member

    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    san francisco
    I don't think i've seen any for $30. The cheapest I've seen them is for like $50.
     
  8. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

    Messages:
    1,507
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    Sheridan, WY
    yep, but they say the more modded your engine is the more power you can get.

    turbo mag did a big right up on them. they put em on 3 different cars at three levels of tuning.

    i dont remember the exact cars but i do remember the most heavily modded car was an FD rx7. it was tuned to make like 400 hp, and when they put the ground wire kit on it it's peak power increased by like 13 whp, and the largest gain they saw was like 20whp.
     
  9. calvin

    calvin Senior Member

    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2002
    Location:
    NETHERLANDS
    don't buy them off ebay those are shit.
     
  10. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

    Messages:
    6,148
    Likes Received:
    99
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Moving back West...
    just buy like 10 feet of 4 gauge wire and make your own grounding system
     
  11. HONDAPITSTOP

    HONDAPITSTOP Senior Member

    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2003

    Hyper Wires have some dyno tests posted that show about +5 HP or so results.
    I hope to do a dyno test on my 90 Accord when I install a set.
    Meanwhile Chris Low installed a set on his 94 Accord. I posted the pics and notes on my website at the below link.

    BTW: The $30 generic sets on EBAY are junk junk junk from what I hear.

    Hyper Ground Wires install pics and notes

    Bruce
     
  12. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.

    Yip, I did some of mine like this, real easy and much, much cheaper.
     
  13. HONDAPITSTOP

    HONDAPITSTOP Senior Member

    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2003

    Cool, do you have a pic of the finished job?
    And maybe some install notes.
    Where'd you get the ends and how much did those cost?
    Where'd you get the wire and how much did that cost?
    What kind of crimper did you use and how much did that cost?

    TIA - Bruce
     
  14. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.

    [​IMG]

    Here you can see the one on the head. All I did was take need length of wire and solder eyelet ends on them and put a rubber wrap to make it look nicer. I did the head tranny, and ran my stereo straight of the battery instead of through he cars system.
     
  15. Frankie P.

    Frankie P. Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2003
    Location:
    Austin, TX.
    Yeah, I have seen a lot of the dyno's for the wires, and seen at least one WHP gain, with no mods, and up to 13 on an RX-7, I think somebody posted that already. Plus I heard they are very simple to install. Gain HP on something fast, quick, cheap, and easy. Sounds like a deal to me.
     
  16. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2003
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    I think it's worth it, shit people pay 500+ for exhausts and when going na they gain like 2whp from them, these are like 100ish give or take and easier to install, and faster..why not...
     
  17. HONDAPITSTOP

    HONDAPITSTOP Senior Member

    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2003

    Hey thanks for the pic and notes. Nice job and clean engine. I need to clean my engine soon.

    BTW: You might gain a few more HP if you put in a cold air intake instead of your short air intake. Just a suggestion.

    Thanks again for posting the pic.
    Bruce
     
  18. CRX_Si

    CRX_Si Senior Member

    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Location:
    Lynchburg VA
    i made some for my crx using 6ga wires from a car stereo shop but i dont know if i have all the grounds replaced. can anyone tell me where they all are? thanks
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page