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Old 01-21-2005, 01:35 AM
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crap, why does the thing in tutorial show u need 10 ring terminals? Should we only need 8?
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:45 AM
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its for extra if you mess up
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Old 01-21-2005, 02:28 AM
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crap, too late now, I already ordered 10. what size shrink wrap do I need for 4 gauge wire? My dad sells shrink wrap, so I just need to get him to bring the right size home. For 8 foot of 4 gauge wire and 10 ring terminals it cost me like $22 total. How do I go about crimping the terminals on the wire? are the terminals bendable enough to do with standard pliers?
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:03 AM
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you need a crimping tool or as timinaz said

Originally Posted by timinaz
Another tip is to use a hammer to crimp the wire and the lugs.
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:44 AM
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i installed it in 41 minutes due to that it was freakin cold out and i used real 8 gauge wire and not the flexable speaker wire kind of hard to manipulate the wire into the direction i need but i got it on there

i froze my hands that i could feel the bolts and nuts when i was putting it back together now that was the hard part lol
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:12 AM
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My wire and connectors came in the mail today. Here is a picture of my ground kit I made.

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Old 01-25-2005, 06:35 AM
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Looks good, tbone! I hope you measured the wires in your engine bay!
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Old 01-25-2005, 10:29 AM
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that looks to be an expensive wire kit. i wanna go with a regular 18.00 ebay kit soon
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by hotbox05
that looks to be an expensive wire kit. i wanna go with a regular 18.00 ebay kit soon
Dont you mean the $38.00 ebay kit?
Almost every single one I've seen charges around $20 for shipping, I like the one that says "M.S.R.P. $199.99"

Cheaper to make your own.
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:20 PM
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Lol I made it myself with wire i bought online for 20 bucks total... I didnt measure anything I just followed the tutorial.. Wow Im about to go check it out and now im a little scared..
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:06 PM
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When I was "crimping" the connections last night with a hamer, there was 1 connector that wasnt really on good, but I figured it should be ok. I go to power on my car and the rpms seemed like they were higher than before (probably my imagination), but It seemed like it accelerated faster as well (probably my imagination). Anyhow, I just wanted to open up the hood one last time to make sure everything is secure. I wiggled all the connectors, and they all felt solid as a rock, except the one.. So I give it a slight pool and the wire pulled right out lol. So I gotta go run to a local audio shop and pick up some more connectors cause i dont have anymore. Since the bad connection is on wire a, it basically defeats the whole purpose lol
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:31 PM
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quick question....why did you choose those grounding points....are those the same that sun, apex'i, and other companies use for our cars or did you choose those at random (which i don't think you did...you seem like a smart guy). just curious why you chose those points...like if there was a significant reason and what not.

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Originally Posted by xbox83
quick question....why did you choose those grounding points....are those the same that sun, apex'i, and other companies use for our cars or did you choose those at random (which i don't think you did...you seem like a smart guy). just curious why you chose those points...like if there was a significant reason and what not.

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Sun, Apex'i, and other JDM companies don't have exact ground points for our cars. I just used the logic of grounding the engine and body. You could ground your alternator and transmission (auto?), but that's up to you. I just did the simple body>battery>engine>engine>body. *shrug*
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:41 PM
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no i have a 5 speed so that wouldn't really matter...i understand your logic casue its one huge pathway for everything to ground to. helps voltage everywhere under your car find the quickest point to ground itself....i was just curious excellent DIY i'm very impressed by everyting you've done thus far...was thinking of doing a few and posting it up on here but you know i didn't want to take all of your glory

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Old 01-25-2005, 07:02 PM
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im just hopin the ring connectors i bought will work.. only got 1 pr of 8gauge connectors cuz thats all the store had when i bought the wire.. went to lowes, home depot, schucks... they seem to jump from 12-10gauge to 4gauge..then 0gauge...never found 8gauge..so bought a pack of 12-10 gauge.... hope they work
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:12 PM
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ok guys, I have it all done now, I bought a new connector for theone I messed up, and put it back in and dang.. Before I did the ground kit my engine would fluxate at the 2 mark and above. Now it doesnt even budge from the 1 mark.. I dont understand how it works, but it does. It definately accelerates faster, its not my imagination. When I press the gas down its much smoother now. I also tested the static shock I used to get when I wore this fleece shirt I had. Now no shocks when getting out of the car Nice tutorial guys. If you want to get the same 4awg wire and connectors as me, go to knukonceptz.com. The total "kit" should be about 20 bucks.
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by hornet_on_flower
i installed it in 41 minutes due to that it was freakin cold out and i used real 8 gauge wire and not the flexable speaker wire kind of hard to manipulate the wire into the direction i need but i got it on there

i froze my hands that i couldn't feel the bolts and nuts when i was putting it back together now that was the hard part lol
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Old 01-27-2005, 04:29 AM
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I made mine without ring connectors because I am cheap. I used Left over amp wiring cuz im cheap I'm going to try to put it in tommorrow, Im only using this temporarily though... I'll post results if this is effective
I cant seem to figure out how to inlude pics so if yer interested pm[/img]
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Old 01-27-2005, 04:31 AM
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BTW its one continuous wire 7' long no breake
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:49 AM
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ebay 19.00 kit here i come. well .01 and 18.99 shipping , lol
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