"Big Three / Grounding Kit" - Improving your electrical grounds

bagoon316

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IIRC doesnt the alternator positive post run straight to the fuse box? then from battery to fuse box? I am almost positive thats the routing. so what is the point in upgrading the wire direct from alternator to battery with a fuse if you arent going to do the other 2? or 3 for that matter, since a wire also runs right to the starter off the battery? I guess i dont fully understand the point, unless like previously stated, you have a HO Alt and then its def required. all i see is that youre charging the battery from the same location in 2 diff directions, and if thats the case, you need to use the same size fuse thats in the fuse box.

can someone please provide me with input on this? only thing i can think of, when upgrading to a bigger wire, since the same amperage would be running through it, is that voltage drop would be reduced since the circ mils of the wire is larger.
 
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Okay, since nobody wants to make a detailed set of pictures for the v6 model, I took matters into my own hands. It's not rocket science, but it is very frustrating for there to be no references as to where to bolt on new ground wires. So I hope this will help somebody. I used black (for keeping the oem look, i think the colored wires look tacky) 1/0 gauge wire.

And Wildman if you want to add my pictures to the OP as a reference to the V6 models, I would be thrilled. :D

Okay on to pics.

Okay I bought the terminals linked in the OP (I bought the ground AND positive terminal, but only put on the ground for right now. It was too hot outside for my give a **** to work.) Here is a picture of the new terminal and the ground wire.
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another angle.
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As you can see here, i only upgraded the wire that goes to the frame of the car. I might upgrade that wire later, but at the moment, I really didn't care.
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Okay so this is a picture of the OLD ground wire from the engine.
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and this is the new one.
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(pics on how i made above wire) Got to use my new clamp. :)
I honestly do not know how some of you guys got that terminal on there securely (if it even IS on there securely) without a clamp. I tried numerous sets of pliers, and i just couldn't do much. and i'm not a weak guy. So I highly recommend using a clamp like this if you have opportunity to use one. It made it 100 times easier to attach the terminal.
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Heat shrink tubing added of course.
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Final product:
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Feel free to pass out the reps ;)
:peace:
 
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JV6

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I just completed upgrading everything to 1/0 gauge, car runs like a champ! Thanks for the DIY

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I hate that you have to use a big fuse like that. Looks tacky IMO. And of course, there's no other way of doing it.

Bax, thanks for the pics. +1

I can probably round up wire, if not pre-made cables from somewhere Im sure, and do 2 of the 3 on my next day off.
 

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