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Old 06-03-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Grounding Wires Upgrade Installation

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Hey guys,

Decided to make my own ground wires as everywhere I looked they wanted 50 bucks or more for some cable and ring terminals. I made my own out of 6 gauge black welding cable. It's a 5 cable set, but I can add more later if I find it necessary. My grounding path was from negative terminal > distributor > front head cylinder cover > rear fuel rail > rear head cylinder cover > firewall. Cost was as follows:

10' 6 awg cable - 8$
10 6 awg ring terminals - 3$
pack of shrink tube - 1$

Cable lengths in order of installation were 26” > 23” > 25.5” > 14” > 8”
The cable from the distributor to front cover was a little too long.

I actually haven't driven since I installed it last night, but I will post once I have it tested out. I really don't expect much from this because it seems like anywhere you look there are conflicting reports of performance and stability gains. I figured if I could do it myself it would at least be worth the 12 bucks and experience gained.

Here are 4 of the 5 cables



Overview of battery to distributor to head cover (its the black cable coming out past the sparkplug wires)



This is the distributor connection



Front head cylinder cover connection w/ stock ground wire shown



Trip from front head cover to rear fuel rail



Fuel rail connection



Rear engine connection to firewall



As always…let me know what you guys think and feel free to point out anything that will blow up my car. Later
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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for some reason, ground wires caused a lot of corrosion for me.
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for some reason, ground wires caused a lot of corrosion for me.
Really? Not for me and I had mines for about 4 years and counting.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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Mine are new so i really dont think it will happen soon
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where is a good place to get the wiring?
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well i got ground wires for batterys at walmart it was cheap. i didnt do this kit but i did some different one.
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You can either get them from an audio shop, or look around the web.
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for some reason, ground wires caused a lot of corrosion for me.
Corrosion Where?

For the rest of ya:

Check the last page of my crx build for some crazy ground wiring. Here is a GREAT way to get the wires cheap.

1. Go to junkyard (Bring an impact screwdriver, the kind you hit with a hammer)
2. Find ANY 88-91 civic (crx/hatch/4door doesnt matter)
3. Open the fuse box under hood on the passenger shock tower.
4. You will find 3 NICE 8 or 6 (i think 8, either way lots of wire not much insulation) gauge wires with O terminals already on them. The screws holding them down will be rusted, hence the impact.

Or, pay a little more, order it online, and get it delivered to your door. Im an "instant gratification" kind of guy, so I'd rather go to the junkyard and pull these wires for $3 than place an order and wait,etc.
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I got 0 gauge ground wires .
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i was wondering on the wires cause the listed price is pretty cheap. maybe it's just where i live $60.00 for 15ft of 8 AWG, and $75 for 4AWG!!
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