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DaytonaCelica1
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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 25, 8:39am - #207483 

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Got My New Mods In (Sub-Title: Its's F-ing Late)

Well, I Started at 11:00pm, finished at 2:30am and went for a test drive. Its now 3:30...

In my previous post I said i was order a new battery, a grounding kit, and new battery terminals. got the grounding kit and battery (Optima Yellow Top) Today. Made a Huge difference in sound, elect. power, and starting. here are the pics. Be patient, there are a few.

Before (I know its dirty, i'll clean it once the new terminals are in.):
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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 25, 8:41am - #207484 

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Grounding Kit Installed:
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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 25, 8:42am - #207485 

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Grounding Kit Installed (Left Side):
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vietnamese2004 Jun 25, 8:44am - #207486 

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good job, feel any different?
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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 25, 8:45am - #207487 

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Last One: Finished w/Battery (I know the terminals are kinda crappy and I need a new battery tie down, they are coming)
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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 25, 8:46am - #207488 

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Yea, it does actually... but then again my ECU is gonna take a few days to learn again... it was unplugged for a few hours.
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Erick Jun 25, 9:09am - #207489 

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ooo i want a grounding kit.. easy to install ??

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generic Jun 25, 2:04pm - #207490 
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Originally Posted by Erick
ooo i want a grounding kit.. easy to install ??


i want to get one of those. i just want something thats actually worth spending money on. and im sure it will look nice in the engine back too. thumbsup
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GraSSRooTs Jun 25, 3:34pm - #207491 

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The mods look good. thumbsup

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ravertony Jun 25, 4:06pm - #207492 
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celicaboy Jun 25, 5:20pm - #207493 

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nice thumbsup
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Sultan Jun 25, 5:41pm - #207494 

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looks good so far - I ended up getting the terminals from the same place you linked... any word back from them yet?
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KDawg Jun 25, 5:59pm - #207495 
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Actually, you see very little of the grounding kit once it's installed properly. It's the best $30 you can spend for a mod. If you have *anything* aftermarket, it will make a difference.
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RevMonster Jun 25, 6:03pm - #207496 

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That's like the time I was installing a stereo until 2:30am. My neighbors LOVED me for that one.

nice mods. thumbsup

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Mad_Game Jun 25, 6:14pm - #207497 
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call me stupid but.. what does a grounding kit do?
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RevMonster Jun 25, 6:15pm - #207498 

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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
call me stupid but.. what does a grounding kit do?


It keeps your car from flying away.

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KDawg Jun 25, 6:17pm - #207499 
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Toyota uses a very small wire to ground your battery. This doesn't allow for the proper flow of electricity if you have aftermarket modifications, such as a stereo, neons, CAI, etc, etc... The grounding kit picks out certain places (alternator for example) to attach to and uses a larger wire (the guys at teamcelica.com use 4 gauge wire) to allow the extra electricity to flow more freely and enhances over all Performance.
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CaLiGTS Jun 25, 6:18pm - #207500 

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what is the grounding kit for?

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Ask yourself one question. Is the juice worth the squeeze?
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KDawg Jun 25, 6:23pm - #207501 
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Look one post up.
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Sultan Jun 25, 6:49pm - #207502 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Originally Posted by Mad_Game
call me stupid but.. what does a grounding kit do?


It keeps your car from flying away.


rofl
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Virgilson Jun 25, 7:35pm - #207503 

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how much wats the Optima?

btw nice mods. thumbsup
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SmutasticGT Jun 25, 11:14pm - #207504 

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cycocelica Jun 25, 11:17pm - #207505 

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nice mods..i need to get some grounding wires
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Sultan Jun 25, 11:33pm - #207506 

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^^^
go with the TeamCelica kit bro...
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ravertony Jun 25, 11:36pm - #207507 
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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Originally Posted by Mad_Game
call me stupid but.. what does a grounding kit do?


It keeps your car from flying away.

rofl

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ToiletPaper Jun 26, 1:55am - #207508 
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truboo Jun 26, 3:05am - #207509 
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Duy Jun 26, 3:16am - #207510 
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lookin' good. i'll be ordering a grounding kit when i get my stereo system together =)

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CeLlYgT04 Jun 26, 3:35am - #207511 

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wannaBblueCelica Jun 26, 4:06am - #207512 

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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 26, 7:53am - #207513 

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the optima i got for 144.95, can't remeber the name of the place off hand, but it got here in a week and shipping was free. the grounding kit was easy to install for the most part. it is a little bit of a pain in the ass, but what isn't.

Sultan ~ I got the Terminals in today, a week from the day i ordered them, and i never heard a word from them. installing them is a pain in the ass if you have anything else attached to the battery other than the (like an amp) because it only has the two connections, and there are two power wires for the celica itself. not sure how to get around it yet, but the terminals sure do look nice. the neg terminal was easy to install, i will post pics when both are in.
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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 26, 7:55am - #207514 

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Originally Posted by KDawg
Toyota uses a very small wire to ground your battery. This doesn't allow for the proper flow of electricity if you have aftermarket modifications, such as a stereo, neons, cai, etc, etc... The grounding kit picks out certain places (alternator for example) to attach to and uses a larger wire (the guys at teamcelica.com use 4 gauge wire) to allow the extra electricity to flow more freely and enhances over all Performance.



VERY VERY SMALL... i was very disapointed in Toyota when i pulled out the old grounding wire
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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 26, 7:56am - #207515 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
That's like the time I was installing a stereo until 2:30am. My neighbors LOVED me for that one.

nice mods. thumbsup



Been there done that too! rofl
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Sultan Jun 26, 8:02am - #207516 

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Originally Posted by DaytonaCelica1
the optima i got for 144.95, can't remeber the name of the place off hand, but it got here in a week and shipping was free. the grounding kit was easy to install for the most part. it is a little bit of a pain in the ass, but what isn't.

Sultan ~ I got the Terminals in today, a week from the day i ordered them, and i never heard a word from them. installing them is a pain in the ass if you have anything else attached to the battery other than the (like an amp) because it only has the two connections, and there are two power wires for the celica itself. not sure how to get around it yet, but the terminals sure do look nice. the neg terminal was easy to install, i will post pics when both are in.


great, I've got amps, hid's, neons, etc going to my positive terminal... can't wait for your pics though. at least I'll know what I'm getting into
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FloydianSlip6 Jun 26, 12:27pm - #207517 

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I've heard sometimes after learning the grounding kit the factory ECU ends up lessening its effectiveness.
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celicafourotwo Jun 26, 10:25pm - #207518 

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^^^i heard the ECU will override it.. idunno

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Tru_gts Jun 27, 2:16am - #207519 
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XxMerlinxX Jun 27, 2:25am - #207520 
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How can an ECU overide a grounding kit? It gets grounded anyway and the ecu has no control over the flow of electricity to external applications such as neons, amps, etc. Unless I'm wrong. grin

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Jae Jun 27, 2:59am - #207521 

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hey what's different between red top and yellow top,
i have the red top and i heard people saying that yellow top is better??
is this true?
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Sultan Jun 27, 3:54am - #207522 

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Originally Posted by Jae
hey what's different between red top and yellow top,
i have the red top and i heard people saying that yellow top is better??
is this true?


get the yellow top if you plan on putting a system in - that's it's primary beneficial use
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celicafourotwo Jun 27, 4:08am - #207523 

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Originally Posted by XxMerlinxX
How can an ECU overide a grounding kit? It gets grounded anyway and the ecu has no control over the flow of electricity to external applications such as neons, amps, etc. Unless I'm wrong. grin


cuz the ground kit suppose to give you better start up and idling along with better light output and clearer sound from ur stereo..well guess what?? the only thing u'll get out of it is better sound and ground for your car, the car don't start better after the first few time of using..it suppose to suppress the dimming affect at night with you roll up ur windows but that don't seem to be the case..only help just a tiny bit, enuf for you to notice a small diff..as for as idling it's been the same b4 and after i install the kit..
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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 27, 5:53am - #207524 

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