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Old 09-28-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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Question HKS Grounding Kit

Just got it in.
Ordered it from ebay and cost 7+14 to ship.
You can find a picture on this link (IE ONLY)
ftp://svt:temp@lords.serveftp.org/5.jpg
After a hour or so of searching i cannot find a guide on how to install this kind of kit.
I have found numerous guides on the other style kit, that starts on 1 side of the car and ends on the other, but no guide on how to install this "tentacle" style kit, where all wires go from the negative connector on the car's battery to all the diferent points in the engine compartment.
It comes with 7 diferent length wires.
I was able to find this picture with indications of diferent places to ground out.
ftp://svt:temp@lords.serveftp.org/6.jpg (IE ONLY)
It only mentions 6 there but the 7th is a easy one , the chassis driver side quarter panel.
I'll get some pictures of the finished job when i'm all done.
Thoughest part will be putting the battery cover back on after it's complete.
I will certainly update this thread with not only pictures of the job done but also with my 2 cents on how and what it help out if anything.
Be back soon , good luck to me!


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Old 09-28-2005, 04:49 PM   #2
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I need this - I have an HKS kit but never installed it cuz I couldn't find instructions...
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Don't use the plate...just hook it up from 1 side to the other...much easier (plus you won't be able to get the battery cover back on very well if you have that plate on there).
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what good is this for the car? im not being sarcastic.
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Here is a quick update.
It's a pain in the arse!
The longest wire cannot make it all the way to the other side of the chassis.
No big deal really since that is taken care of on the driver side , but the plate when installed on the included negative pole connector (wich by the way is too narrow and I had to widen it using a dremel and a grinding bit on the inside, maybe my battery is not the original one...) does not allow for the battery cover to close.
The other challenge is connecting the original main ground wire to the loop.
All other original ground wires which are half the thickness will be replaced since they are straight runs from chasis to engine and so forth.
So now i'm having second thoughts about using the plate, but i still have to buy a loop end to apply to the already cut original wire so i can integrate it.
I hope it's worth it @ this point :)
Going to finish it tomorow, also got my new pedals in today so it's working on ride thursday tomorow.
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what good is this for the car? im not being sarcastic.

It helps out the electrical system because the original grounds were poorly planned out.
Anything from battery light problems to flickering all the way to increased horsepower.
My main goal is to get the car to run a lil smoother , my ride is mostly stock except for the soon to be installed clutch and maybe aluminum flywheel out of necessity for having a burned out original clutch in it now.
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DON'T CUT ANY WIRES!!!! JUST ADD WIRES TO THE SETUP!!!!!

battery to driver's side wall
battery to driver's side front of engine
driver's side front of engine to driver's side back of engine
driver's side back of engine to passenger side wall
passenger side wall to passenger side front of engine

That's all I hooked up and I had enough of the right sized lengths to do it. Just do a bit of planning with which size you are going to use where
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what good is this for the car? im not being sarcastic.
Mostly what it does is reduce the electronic "static" in the car, and thereby allow the engine sensors to read more accurately. Once they have a more precise fix on the engine's condition, it will allow it to run more effeciently, meaning a few more horses. Actaully supposed to be worth 4 or 5 bhp and make it smoother running.

You don't need to buy a kit if you have some good speaker wire and a little knowledge on how it works. My buddy did that on his tuned WRX, and saw a definite improvement...
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what good is this for the car? im not being sarcastic
Check the following threads for additional info:
This one...>>> Ground Set Up ?????
And, this one...>>> Grounding Kits

And, here's a great write up by SVTDavan:
http://www.calgaryfocus.com/articles.htm#HyperGround
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