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Apr 6, 5:47pm - #146988 
Grounding Kit Installed! *Pics*

Here it is..I love it! Thing looks great under the Hood! Plus it gives my car like 20 more HP! And It seems to handle better too!!!

No, NOt really. However, call me crazy, but I seem to notice a little more low end power. Plus my speakers sound WAY better. Honestly, for the money...it is worth it!!!

Here are the Pics...Please don't post till all 4 are here!

Oh, and I got the 02 shift assembly installed in my 01 GTS today!!!! HUGE DIFFERENCE!!! AND IT WAS FREE!!! WEEEEHEEEEE!!!


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Apr 6, 5:48pm - #146989 
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Apr 6, 5:48pm - #146990 
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Apr 6, 5:49pm - #146991 
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Apr 6, 5:49pm - #146992 
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Apr 6, 5:54pm - #146993 
looks great man congrats

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Apr 6, 5:57pm - #146994 
Nice. But do you feel any difference?
I did not feel any...

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Apr 6, 6:10pm - #146995 
Looks good. Arospeed grounding kit? didn't know they made one for our car. Where did you buy it and how much did it cost?


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Apr 6, 6:11pm - #146996 
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Looks good. Arospeed grounding kit? didn't know they made one for our car. Where did you buy it and how much did it cost?

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Apr 6, 6:12pm - #146997 
Very nice. Where did you get it ?
BTW, did it come with instructions on how to connect them?

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Apr 6, 6:19pm - #146998 
looks tight! i gotta get this soon too, are they any other companies that make this kit for out cars?

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Apr 6, 6:22pm - #146999 
I believe that you do feel some difference, grounding like that is very common in race cars. I like how it looks too. Where'd you get it??

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Apr 6, 6:29pm - #147000 
how was the install??
come with instructions and how much??
i'm still looking for a nice grounding kit.

it really looks great! thumbsup


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Apr 6, 6:34pm - #147001 
price?


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Apr 6, 6:59pm - #147002 
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Nice. But do you feel any difference?
I did not feel any...

I honestly did. Not kidding. There is less lag when I push on the gas at a low rpm. When I first pulled out of my driveway I almost peeled the tires...that big of a difference on the low end. Plus, my stereo got way louder! With less distortion!! I luv it! I actually have one more ground wire to hook up too! It started raining so I didn't get a chance to finish... The next ground prolly won't do anything...but oh well. TOTALLY woth the money! thumbsup

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Apr 6, 7:02pm - #147003 
i plan on getting one soon also... Yours looks really nice, where did you get and how much??


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Apr 6, 7:03pm - #147004 
I got it for brand new for 45 bucks from Pink_Panther. I believe it retails for 119.00!! So, I got an awesome deal. I beleive you can find it at...
http://arospeed.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_52&products_id=565

I think it is just made to fit any vehicle (generic mounting) ...but man fits real nice! I just used the grounding points that were pointed out on this website in the Installs section!

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Apr 6, 7:34pm - #147005 
Thanks for the info rocket thumbsup Looks great! Gotta do that this summer

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Apr 6, 8:08pm - #147006 
Originally Posted by Rocketman
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Nice. But do you feel any difference?
I did not feel any...

I honestly did. Not kidding. There is less lag when I push on the gas at a low rpm. When I first pulled out of my driveway I almost peeled the tires...that big of a difference on the low end. Plus, my stereo got way louder! With less distortion!! I luv it! I actually have one more ground wire to hook up too! It started raining so I didn't get a chance to finish... The next ground prolly won't do anything...but oh well. TOTALLY woth the money! thumbsup
As for Performance, it may give you up to 1 horsepower, but trying to prove that with a dyno is hard since dynos vary each time you run one.

As for it making your car peel out, I think you can attribute that to your heavy foot. wink


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Apr 6, 8:12pm - #147007 
thumbsup thumbsup

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Apr 6, 8:22pm - #147008 
Look nice bro. i got ground kit in my celi, it's blue. I just order the 4G by the foot 0.89/ft..then bought some gold plated ring term for like $7 for pack of 10..cut and assembled myself. used the measurement and intruction from happies714. work good, you def. notice the radio is clearer and the headlight do goes dim just a tiny bit when you roll the window down but compare to b4 the kit you can see the light goes real dim when window is being roll up/down. i'm happy with it. Especially because i install it myself.


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Apr 6, 8:26pm - #147009 
Nice install!!!! thumbsup

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Apr 6, 9:16pm - #147010 
Looks good! thumbsup

(I'm not truly convinced that it does anything, but it LOOKS good) grin


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Apr 6, 9:26pm - #147011 
I am not kidding...I used to have some weird lag in my low end...now it is not there! Really improved my idle to!! I dunno, it just seems som much nicer than any other grounding kit I have seen. All the wires are 8 gauge too. I don't know what the brands use...

Yeah, I luv it!

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Apr 6, 9:33pm - #147012 
there seems to be like...more than 5 different way to install a grounding kit...
cos i installed mine differently from yours...

is there a correct way of installing the gound wires?


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Apr 6, 9:41pm - #147013 
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
there seems to be like...more than 5 different way to install a grounding kit...
cos i installed mine differently from yours...

is there a correct way of installing the gound wires?


Absolutely! There are just some places that are better than others! I just looked for all the factory grounding locations and atached mine next to those! What is nice about this kit, is the fact that you can use the factory grounding terminal and it fits right on the new one (see above pic of battery terminal)! You automatically have at least double the grounding!!!


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Apr 6, 9:46pm - #147014 
good mod - I got the TeamCelica grounding kit (black). I doubt different brands are noticeably better than others...

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Apr 6, 9:46pm - #147015 
Here are dyno runs with and without grounding kits...

Without..

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Apr 6, 9:47pm - #147016 
with grounding kit... a gain of 4.1 hp! Right in the low end! From 151 to 155 wheel HP. Not bad for just a few wires eh?

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Apr 6, 9:48pm - #147017 
Oh, and that is not my car. I got that from a website a few months ago. It is what convinced me to actually do it! So, as you can see...they can help and ADD actual HP!

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Apr 6, 10:34pm - #147018 
different car have different Performance gain from mods
i doubt our car will gain that much

but that's pretty good for wires


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Apr 6, 10:38pm - #147019 
not bad... but you could hide some of them wires for a cleaner look smile


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Apr 6, 10:45pm - #147020 
yeah they do add hp i have a magizine Import Tuner and the did a whole article on them the incress tq and hp and with the more parts you have the better the work and the more hp and tq you get it frees up loss horse power or something like that if i get of my lazy ass ill try to scan the pages to show you guys if you dont believe me...
i have happies714 grounding kit i love it and they look good under the Hood also you can get better hp gain by placing the wires in different locations it states that in the Import Tuner


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Apr 6, 11:00pm - #147021 
Originally Posted by Evan
Looks good! thumbsup

(I'm not truly convinced that it does anything, but it LOOKS good) grin


Yeah, what does a grounding kit do anyway? confused wink

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Apr 7, 5:51am - #147022 
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Apr 7, 7:30am - #147023 
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
different car have different Performance gain from mods
i doubt our car will gain that much

but that's pretty good for wires

-That dyno is from a celica GTS not my GTS..but since I have one...Umm... I would think it would be remotely simalar.

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Apr 7, 8:37am - #147024 
i have decided that i am going to get either hks circle earth grounding kit or hyper ground wiring system


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Apr 7, 10:56am - #147025 
i would do hks...or arospeed, by the good reviews...

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Apr 7, 11:23am - #147026 
It's interesting to me that people find it hard to believe that grounding wires do anything, especially on this same site where i saw a write up on weight reduction (13lbs = 1hp) and people were buying that. wtf

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Apr 7, 12:38pm - #147027 
Originally Posted by Rocketman
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
different car have different Performance gain from mods
i doubt our car will gain that much

but that's pretty good for wires

-That dyno is from a celica GTS not my GTS..but since I have one...Umm... I would think it would be remotely simalar.


I think his point was that you don't know what other mods he had (Intake/header/exhaust/ecu, etc. etc.)


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Apr 7, 3:59pm - #147028 
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
there seems to be like...more than 5 different way to install a grounding kit...
cos i installed mine differently from yours...

is there a correct way of installing the gound wires?


i would think...

i'm gonna get one made the celica since it'll have the best places to have grounded and such. grin


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Apr 7, 5:05pm - #147029 
i put in a ground kit my self...i had 20ft of 0 gauge wire left over from my old cars sound system so i got circle ends and crimped them on the ends and used the ground points on the site...i did notice that my car idles a lot smoother then before but thats all

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Apr 7, 7:51pm - #147030 
hey thats my kit! looks great i never got around to installing it, wish i had now


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Apr 7, 8:58pm - #147031 
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Rocketman
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
different car have different Performance gain from mods
i doubt our car will gain that much

but that's pretty good for wires

-That dyno is from a celica GTS not my GTS..but since I have one...Umm... I would think it would be remotely simalar.


I think his point was that you don't know what other mods he had (intake/header/exhaust/ecu, etc. etc.)


I beleive he had a TRD exhaust for both runs! But no other mods. thumbsup

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