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Old 04-28-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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Would the antenna ground wire bolt be a good bolt for me to ground my amp too?
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opinion, no. i would not chance it and possibly get some sort of feedback through your antenna
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with all the work you are doing, you should just learn to make your own. First find a decent piece of metal on the frame to ground (if you want you can check with a volt meter to make sure its going to be a good spot), grind off the paint, and use a metal tapping screw with a star washer to get a good connection, just make sure your screws aren't too long and make sure you are not about to drill into something else you don't want a hole in.
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Im not using antenna at all right now anyway, can I just take off antenna ground and use the bolt for the amp ground?
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you could, but I would still suggest making your own grounding point, I don't really know if this is gonna give you a good enough ground for what you are trying to do, this is why I would suggest making your own. Do you have a pic of the antenna ground?
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you could, but I would still suggest making your own grounding point, I don't really know if this is gonna give you a good enough ground for what you are trying to do, this is why I would suggest making your own. Do you have a pic of the antenna ground?
Yea sorry, comp is runnin really slow right now. Right now its for a pretty weak amp, I think its only like 400 watts, maybe even less
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that should be okay, I would take some more paint off to make sure you get the best connection. That piece of metal would be a good place to expand your grounds later on too, easy to drill through and it would be close to the amps. (you can see I did that in the pic, the power is 0 gauge (splits down), and then I grounded two 8 gauge to a dist block to 4 gauge for my small amps, and then i grounded the big amp with the other 4 gauge wire)



I guess I landed my ground somewhere else when I put in my aftermarket antenna
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Awesome thanx. I cant wait to get it all going more, and I am gonna take more paint off, kind hard cause its at an awkward angle but I'll get it.
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it is always best to take your ground to a frame point of some sort, even if it means going through sheetmetal to get to it.

again, with the power your talking of running, your ground is just as important as your power connections. you can make a amp run hot and go bad quick with a bad ground location.
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it is always best to take your ground to a frame point of some sort, even if it means going through sheetmetal to get to it.

again, with the power your talking of running, your ground is just as important as your power connections. you can make a amp run hot and go bad quick with a bad ground location.
For the power Im talking about? You mean my 400 watt amp thats there now or the two 2500 watt amps I mentioned in another topic?
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