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Old 02-11-2004, 04:00 PM   #1
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Hyper Ground System - after 3 weeks use

All right, finally I found some time to give you guys a little update on how these work in my car.

After a few days of use I could definitely notice a nice improvement on my commute routes. It pulled stronger, revved up faster but most importantly it was very smooth. It really improved the handling bellow 3k RPM.

I got a shock when I ended up at the gas station, that my milage dropped to 20 MPG (I usually get 21-22 in town) and I was expecting better MPG as well. First I was worried that something is screwed up and I just imagine the improvements, but on a weekend on a San Diego - Los Angeles trip I got 30 MPG with 90% freeway driving - before that my best was 26.8 MPG with 100% on the freeway.

After this trip I started to ease up on the gas and I got 23.9 MPG mostly with city driving. So it seems that it does improve milage as well, you just have to be careful with your right foot

In overall, I would strongly recommend it to everyone, especially if you do a lot of freeway driving. These cables really deliver what they promise - I can't wait for the dyno day at Focus Central in May to see what my numbers will be


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Old 02-11-2004, 04:01 PM   #2
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how much did you paid for it ?
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:07 PM   #3
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hmmmm .... I've done a lot of 12v study and have some concerns about the validity of this product. I have to question whether you made any other changes during this period of time that may have shown those gains.

The reason I say this is because they'd have to have a pretty crappy stock ground cable to cause that much of a gain in fuel economy. It claims 10x less impedance across the ground cable ... 10 x 0 = 0. When there is negligable resistance reducing it by 10 times really doesn't buy you anything.

Maybe I don't completely understand, but I'm calling BS. I don't know how to explain your gains though.
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Im not too sure about grounding kits either, I dont think I would spend $115 on that honestly
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The price seems really steep, but I can see where gains could be made using an aftermarket ground kit.

kaweahnet: Where did you get the '10 x 0 = 0' from? The resistance from the stock grounds probably isn't 'negligible'. A larger gauge wire should provide enough reduction in resistance to net better performance. I don't know if '10x' is accurate, but you should get something. I know the 1st gen WRXs are famous for having bad factory grounds.
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improved handling.........
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That's exactly what I though first that this is BS. But after I've seen the test results in CA&E on an 850R Volvo as well as a very good local shop tested one kit on a 95 Acura - they dynod it before and after installation - I thought I would give it a try.

As for my mods kaweahnet, I installed it about 1 month and about 1500 miles after I put in my FC TB. There were no other changes done to my car since then. In May I will go to the dyno day at Focus Central and see some numbers. By then I will most likely have at least a cat-back besides my TB and CAI. It will be quite easy to see as if I remember right whiteboyslo has a very similar set-up so far with an ATX.
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hahaha I just saw that
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True mofo, a bit strange wording on my side

I was doing it after lunch before jumping back to work, but basicaly what I meant is that bellow 3k it pulled smoother and stronger. This is what I was trying to say.
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