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Old 11-23-2004, 12:47 AM   #21
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Personally I'd rather just braze the stock wires and clean the connections, Then apply a rust inhibiting compound. Oh wait, I did that.
I did the same with a zillion watt solder gun. I also ran a frame ground to the infamous ground strap on the passenger side. It did help the PCM and the dash lights and such.
I'm not real sure a ground kit would be of great advantage.

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I got some 4 gauge power wire for an amp kit then re-did my alt to battery and battery to ground wires. I didn't really notice any performance but my alt gauge moved up a little closer to 14.
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http://www.zzperformance.com/zzp/pro...tor_rewire.htm

This is the only thing I know of, otherwise there are voltage boosters for WOT applications.
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Wouldn't be cheaper to make that one your own, does anybody know what size wire that would be thanks
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Thats exactly what is happening with my car, its being installed for free as a test car next weekend. I've been asked to study the effects and post a review, my understanding is the grounding kit will be more...extensive.

Installation instructions will follow as well.
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0.4 Volts that noticble of an increase?????
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4hp at the wheels is well within normal variation from run to run on the same dyno. Don't go to the bank on those numbers.

I think the main difference it MIGHT make is to extend the life of the alternator. I can't see it having an effect on an electonically controlled TB. Electrons move at the speed of light regardless of circuit resistance, and ultimately, the 02 sensor still controls the AFR.
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Electrons move at the speed of light regardless of circuit resistance,
Oh i hope you didn't just say that. Optical computing is the next step over electricity based computing for a reason..

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasc...9/phy99372.htm

Unless you have a bad ground, and your voltage is low on your ignition, you shouldn't gain any HP.
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Ok, ALMOST the speed of light. Close enough when you're talking that many digits.

I've been thinking about this some more, Jimbo. You may actually gain more hp on average depending on alternator load. Anyone remember the hp loss of different amperage alternators?

Another idea is to use a product on the grounding locations. I can't remember the name of the stuff offhand, but I have a can at my desk at work I use occasionally. It increases the surface conductivity and prevents corrosion.
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