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Old 12-01-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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grounding kits for saabs

has anyone thought of installing one of these kits on their cars?

i think i am going to over winter
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Old 12-01-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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Old 12-01-2004, 02:33 PM   #3
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he's talking about a grounding kit

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Japanese tuners have long been using a method called “earthing”, where they take large gauge cable and connect it through various points of the vehicles engine bay to help the electric current ground itself for more efficient flow. Lineage grounding kits have perfected these methods. Through time the trend eventually made it to the USA where we call it “Grounding”. What is a grounding kit? Grounding kits are usually made up of 8 gauge cable that is crimped copper or gold ends that bolt to the chassis of the car which upgrades a vehicles electrical system.
http://www.jscspeed.com/universal/el...oundingkit.htm
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Old 12-02-2004, 07:59 AM   #4
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i am gonna install one.... unfortunately i wont b able ot telll u any results, because im not driving the car this winter
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Old 12-02-2004, 05:09 PM   #5
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i read in a mag that these grounding kits are the best bang for your buck! i think they are acctually rated up to a 5hp increase....!!
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Old 12-02-2004, 05:57 PM   #6
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i made one for a total of $10 including wires and stuff i am gonna install this weekend
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I still don't understand what these are.... or the point... someone in english wanna try to explain these?
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Old 12-02-2004, 07:45 PM   #8
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I still don't understand what these are.... or the point... someone in english wanna try to explain these?
ever hear of snake oil?



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You could always try poor grounding to test the effects...for example try loosely putting your negative cable on your battery back on. Course it might hurt your charging system a little...

but here's a couple I can think of...for a better grounding system:

less load on charging system.., less load on crank via the serpentine .....especially when you like music lound and crisp...

increased sound capability of stereo system...

increased conductivity and amperage to fuel pump, more consistent fuel pressure with proper grounding.

increased sensitivity of ECU...

Hope I didn't push to much snake oil...
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Old 12-07-2004, 09:42 AM   #10
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thta damned snake oill works wonders, well i made the kit and put it in the only ground i have left to put is the throttle body ground
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Ricot..

how many places have you finished so far?
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:24 AM   #12
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off the top of my had that i can remember.... i used a distribution block with 4 outs.....
transmission
one to the driver side strut tower.
one to the driver's side fender, where the stock one is
and last one to the intake manifold
then from intake manifold on same location to passenger side strut tower

i alos put a wire from the stock location on the passenger side fender, to the cylinder head, but i think i need to connect this one over to one of the other wires.
i am going to add one to the throttle body since there are a lot of electronics there
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:37 PM   #13
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Some cars are not grounded well in the first place. I don't know if Saab's are among these or not; I suspect not.

Either way, if you're going to do it try and get some silver cable as silver conducts better than any other metal. (Just ask an RC guy.)
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:44 PM   #14
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i know for a fact the the wrx's were grounded over the paint... y i dont know i looked at my buddies because i didnt believe him.... i found that it was infact poorly grounded.... so a grounding kit on his car is def going ot make a difference
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so rico how did you know where all the grounds are?.....

have you noticed any differance yet?
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Old 12-07-2004, 07:03 PM   #16
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i dont drive the car till spring... i may take it around hte block or something buy i highly doubt i will notice anything just doing thta..... although a friend of mine noticed a huge mpg increase in his jetta 1.8t when he did this..... as far as where the grounds go, i researched for a while and came up with the most similarities in the kits i could find.... i came to 2 lists of places i should ground

1: my list that i used
Grounding points…..
battery to distribution block
distro block to Intake manifold
intake manifold to pass strut tower
intake manifold to throttle body
distro block to Transmission
distro block to drivers inner fender (stock location)
distro block to drivers strut tower
pass inner fender (stock location) to cylinder head (bracket that holds on the inlet pipe

2:list from someone else what they did is just branch one right off the other
Battery to Cylinder Head
Battery to Intake Manifold
Battery to Alternator
Battery to Left Engine Mount
Battery to Front Frame
Battery to Stock Ground
Battery to Shift Linkage
Battery to Strut Brace
Left Engine Mount to Left Fender
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