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Jun 25, 1:39am - #207483 
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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Jun 25, 1:41am - #207484 
Grounding Kit Installed:

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Jun 25, 1:42am - #207485 
Grounding Kit Installed (Left Side):

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Jun 25, 1:44am - #207486 
good job, feel any different?

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Jun 25, 1:45am - #207487 
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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Jun 25, 1:46am - #207488 
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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Jun 25, 2:09am - #207489 
ooo i want a grounding kit.. easy to install ??


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Jun 25, 7:04am - #207490 
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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Jun 25, 8:34am - #207491 
The mods look good. thumbsup


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Jun 25, 9:06am - #207492 
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Jun 25, 10:20am - #207493 
nice thumbsup

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Jun 25, 10:41am - #207494 
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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Jun 25, 10:59am - #207495 
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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Jun 25, 11:03am - #207496 
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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Jun 25, 11:14am - #207497 
call me stupid but.. what does a grounding kit do?

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Jun 25, 11:15am - #207498 
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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Jun 25, 11:17am - #207499 
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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Jun 25, 11:18am - #207500 
what is the grounding kit for?


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Jun 25, 11:23am - #207501 
Look one post up.

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Jun 25, 11:49am - #207502 
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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Jun 25, 12:35pm - #207503 
how much wats the Optima?

btw nice mods. thumbsup

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Jun 25, 4:14pm - #207504 
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Jun 25, 4:17pm - #207505 
nice mods..i need to get some grounding wires

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Jun 25, 4:33pm - #207506 
^^^
go with the TeamCelica kit bro...

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Jun 25, 4:36pm - #207507 
Originally Posted by Sultan
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call me stupid but.. what does a grounding kit do?


It keeps your car from flying away.

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Jun 25, 6:55pm - #207508 
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Jun 25, 8:05pm - #207509 
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Jun 25, 8:16pm - #207510 
lookin' good. i'll be ordering a grounding kit when i get my stereo system together =)


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Jun 25, 8:35pm - #207511 
Awesome thumbsup

Good choice in battery grin

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Jun 25, 9:06pm - #207512 
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Jun 26, 12:53am - #207513 
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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Jun 26, 12:55am - #207514 
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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Jun 26, 12:56am - #207515 
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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Jun 26, 1:02am - #207516 
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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Jun 26, 5:27am - #207517 
I've heard sometimes after learning the grounding kit the factory ECU ends up lessening its effectiveness.

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Jun 26, 3:25pm - #207518 
^^^i heard the ECU will override it.. idunno


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Jun 26, 7:16pm - #207519 
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Jun 26, 7:25pm - #207520 
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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Jun 26, 7:59pm - #207521 
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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Jun 26, 8:54pm - #207522 
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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Jun 26, 9:08pm - #207523 
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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