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Old 10-12-2005, 07:09 AM   #1
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Whats a grounding strap.....

I'm kinda dumb but what is this grouning strap that I read about and what does it do for me?


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A grounding strap is usually a braided mesh strap or wire that is attached to the engine and the body of the vehicle. The engine has to have a good ground to the chassis in order for it to operate properly. There are some poeple in this forum, including myself, that have a ground kit installed (I made mine myself for cheap, wasn't about to spend $100 or so on something I can make myself!). It improves the efficiency of the electronic components associated with the operation of the engine. One company claims a 3 HP gain by using their ground kit. I didn't notice any gain in power but I did notice my engine start's easier and runs a bit smoother since I installed mine. Hope this helps.
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More than anything it reduces electrical "static" that the engine sensors pick up, so that they are able to get more precise readings and run the car closer to optimum.
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Old 10-12-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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Do our cars already have one on it and if so were is it located? If not were is a good location to have it installed?
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There are chassis grounds and engine grounds.
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They can simply be improved upon in the aftermarket, or with some stereo grounding wire and some ingenuity.
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