I can tell you from personal experience that grounding kits are far over rated. I added one to my 95 talon TSi AWD and found that really all it did was keep my head lights from dimming with the stereo up and evened out the idle alot. As far as power... not much if any difference. You definitely don't need to buy a "pre made" kit though if you're interested in doing a ground wire kit. Its definitely not a bad idea... but don't spend $50 on one. Go to home depot, buy some 8 or 4 gauge wiring and some terminal ends with loops, and redo the main ground (off the battery to the chassis) and then go from there and run grounds to every metal surface that has a bolt. If you have any further questions feel free to ask. This is something I may be doing this weekend, if I do, i'll post pics of where and things of that nature.
Yeah I was not looking for 5 horsepower per wire or anything
But my buddy just put the HKS kit on his IS300 and he loves it. Made a big difference in how all the electronics work, and like u said about the headlights and the stereo plus he said his car starts quicker too now. I was definately thinking about DIY-ing this project being the endless tinkerer I am
please post pics if you do it frost!! Thanks for the input.
i was also considering diy'ing it too, don't really wanna shell out $125 for the HKS kit, I think that's rediculous. Anyways, i'm really not sure what goes where, and I think I definitely need instructions. (with pictures). I'm kinda new to the car scene, never really did any modding on my parents' '99 olds cutlass...lol So yeah, Frost, if you have time, lots of pics and instructions would be MUCH appreciated.
on most car's the best places to install a grounding kit are the obvious, over the stock/factory grounding locations. but then other spots that i have found to work best are one on the meatal plate that the coil's are mounted on, one to ground the grounding leads from the nology hot wires, one on the front of the engine block, and one on the back of the block, one off the intake manifold.
more come along, the more mods that you do. for example, HID convirsions, amps, ignition work, etc....
I just ordered the Arospeed Universal Grounding kit. Should be here on november 9th. I'll post some pictures after I install it. I'm still trying to figure out two more good grounding points besides the two current ones. Anyone have any suggestions?
If not I'm sanding away some paint and grounding in two places to the body...
Basically I added 4 grounding points. 2 to the body. One to the the front of the engine block (I think) and one over the larger stock grounding point. I also kept the original grounding points from the battery.
I'm still kind of new at all this so if anyone has any better ideas PLEASE let me know... THANKS...