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#1 (permalink) Old 01-29-2005, 02:00 AM
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I was reading T.P.R. magazine and they had some article on grounding wires that give you more power that was tested on an del sol and a miata. This one kit from apexi I think it was that got like 9 extra horsepower to the wheels and there was more power all the way in the power band. Anyone know anything on this / done this? Kinda of a random post...

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lol. i really doubt that u are going to get any powre from wires. u are not going to. the only thing u will do is reduce the resistance from the wires if they are a good quality meaning on like a 50 ft extension chord u loose some power going to the item u are trying to power. for example a drill. if u use a 25ft cable u will loose less power. but. since this is a negative it wont do a thing for u. so thats that.

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I highly doubt you would gain HP with better wires. Only time I heard that wires make a diff are on your steroe, hence why i use 4 gage


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No. You wont.
Those cheep cars have bad wiring because it's cheeper to use a thiner guage wire than a thicker one that carrys current better.

BMW's don't have this problem since they are hardcore engineered. You wont gain any more power by going through the trouble of grounding the engine more than it already is. You might loose some due to the extra weight


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this has been a big argument amungst my friends, on the value of grounding wires. Long story short, they do help, and i love it, because nobody believes it, and I love proving people wrong :-p

You know those times you are driving around, then you put on your air conditioning, your bright lights, and your stereio on all at the same time, and you can hear your car groaning? That's because you just put your car under a lot of electrical stress. Now, your car is always under stress, even when idling with no major componants running, but of course you don't notice that, because the car is in a "normal" state that it's created to run at. However, if you get rid of that stress by allowing your car to receive more power (ie more efficient grounds), then you get more power.

My eclipse used to run at exactly 12.7 volts in idle. Adding the grounds pushed it up to 12.9 when idle. Not that big of a difference, but it's well noticable when I put my car to the test at the track. Also, if you have an alternator pully installed on your car, the ground wires are a MUST.

Your headlights will become noticably brighter if you install the grounding wires correctly.

This is the first modification I've put on any car since learning about them. The benefits far outweight the cost...in fact, the gasmilage saved in a year will pay for them. (if you choose to buy them instead of make the kit yourself)

If you have a rx7, then most defintily add these. That was the car that Import Tuner got the best results in (12 HP gain at the highest point).

Anywhere, there you go guys
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it did help my friends turbo civic, but didnt give any significant gains... ive always wanted to try them out just to see if its legit or not, we will see in the future.

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naw january this year, some people bring threads back from the dead which are like 2 years old.

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