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Old 06-20-2008, 01:17 PM   #51
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This may be a bad question, but, is it possible to post the insturctions for the routing of the ground locations so I can make my own??
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:25 PM   #52
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I should have waited until I had more time, like now when I'm at work and should be doing something else.
Oh no no, I meant you're being way more polite and communicative than is expected for an internet forum. So you're definitely in the clear. "Relax" more in the sense that don't worry, you're not offending anyone, because you're not at all.
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Sorry for the delay on getting back on this, Brad, but I had to clear some cobwebs out of a few brain cells for this part of it.

An in circuit test for resistance can give you some numbers and show some difference, but may or may not be true readings. The measurement you need to find is the current between the two points across the different cables. This will give you the best true measurement. The best way to check this is by using Ohms law. Next is a summarization of what you need to measure.

The principle mathematical relationship governing the flow of electric current in a circuit was discovered by Ohm in 1827. Ohm's law states that the amount of current (i) in a circuit is directly related to the potential difference (V) and inversely related to the resistance (r) in the circuit. In other words, i = V/r. What Ohm's law says is that an increase in potential difference or a decrease in resistance produces an increase in current flow. Conversely, a decrease in potential difference or an increase in resistance produces a decrease in current flow.

To get these measurements; V is the measurement in volts across the cable and r is the resistance of the cable by itself. r divided into V will give you the current (i) across the cable. Usually, you would need a meter that will measure down to 1/1000th of a volt to get your best reading. Measurements of 1/100th of a volt will give you a fair reading and 1/10th of a volt might not show any change.

I know this is getting a little technical and probably more technical than anybody here wants to get, but since there are a lot of skeptics out there, they want to know proof that this works and probably some kind of an explanation.

So, basically you need to measure the current across both cable types to determine which is the better path to positive voltage (yes, current runs from negative to positive or from more negative to less negative).
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:06 PM   #54
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I added the throttle body ground to my 2008 SE and detect a very slight response improvement. But in the first 2 days, my mileage went up .2 MPG.

I have wire and terminals left over- what do you think I should add a ground to next?
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:30 PM   #55
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Getting interesting now, just home for lunch so no time to digest this yet (still working on digesting lunch). But I know I have some great reading for after work.

richderrht - start with the stock grounds to the chassis and lower engine block. There are more locations, but I'm not comfortable recommending them until I get a better handle on all of this myself.
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I was already typing my "central block" response before I saw those pics. That looks like a great kit. For 8 bucks, no s$%t, where? I tried googling "dream team motorsports" but just came up with a bunch of forums.

Ebay,

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I've seen those central blocks elsewhere, but i just can't place where. Was some car audio company maybe, Stinger or Lightning Audio or something. I checked but didn't see them. It will come to me sooner or later.
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so what does that central hub do? and what is that terminal piece for? what spots do you ground?? just anything? need specifics!
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i plan on running to work and picking up some supplies, and ill be making my ground kit tomorrow... ill take pictures.
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Well, we're all going to have come to some agreement on that! My thoughts are:

1. main chassis ground
2. ground to lower engine block
those are actually the only two stock grounds Ford has off the negative battery post on the 08'. I would then add;
3. throttle body
4. engine hanger bolt or a fuel rail bolt
5. opposite side of chassis from main chassis ground - I used the location under the radiator overfull canister where a ground from the wiring harness connects to the chassis
6. ECU case bolt
7. almost forgot, I also tied the three grounds coming from the wiring harness, directly under the main chassis ground, to the main chassis ground.

So, what do you guys think about those locations?
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:31 AM   #60
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On the note of electrical connections, I'd like to ask a new question. Just because all the experts are in here, I'd like to direct them to this thread:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=163952
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