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Ground Wiring Kit #224355 Jul 16, 9:03am Jul 16, 9:03am
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Ground Wiring Kit
First, I just want to say that Nick at Tuned Innovations is awesome at getting things shipped out. I placed an order for the ground wiring kit and got it in like two days. Now only if everyone else could be as efficient.

Second, the kit was kind of a pain for me to install, being that I have big hands and all. Those Japanese created one hell of a tight engine compartment. The first few wires went in easily. I had a bit of trouble figuring out what bolt to use to ground the block to the chassis, but I think I figured it out. The final two wires that ground on the passenger side of the car were a pain to put in, simply because the bolt behind the power steering resovoir was a bitch to loosen and tighten.

After getting everything installed, I managed to drop one of the bolts that holds the battery tray in place down into the bottom of the engine. I heard it hit plastic, but I couldn't find it when I removed the plastics. I also managed to drop a socket down there too. It was a bad experience.

The car started right up. Honestly, I can't tell any difference. Others have said they notice a clearer sounding radio and better acceleration and what not. I haven't noticed anything outside the ordinary. I'm sure the wires help, but don't look for them to be a miracle mod. I'm guessing they'll be better for those with lots of things drawing power off the battery.

Oh, and the socket managed to fall out when I first drove the car. I heard it bouncing around and fall it, fortunately.


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: CRBN BLU] #224356 Jul 16, 9:24am Jul 16, 9:24am

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nice review thumbsup

Re: Ground Wiring Kit #224357 Jul 16, 9:27am Jul 16, 9:27am
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thumbsup Nice! that's good to hear, I might have to get one of those soon, I might notice a difference due to my 2000w system in the trunk wink

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: hkysk8r86] #224358 Jul 16, 9:50am Jul 16, 9:50am
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how many mods do you have and does it feel like you have inconsistant power sometimes? i feel like i have incosistant power so i was hoping that mod might smoothen out the acceleration. was just a thought though

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: 2kVeilsideGTS] #224359 Jul 16, 11:04am Jul 16, 11:04am
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this mod is great when you have done mods... i noticed a difference, i didn expect anything, but i was really surprised.. but its different for every car

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: ravertony] #224360 Jul 16, 2:53pm Jul 16, 2:53pm
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Originally Posted by ravertony
this mod is great when you have done mods... i noticed a difference, i didn expect anything, but i was really surprised.. but its different for every car


what exactly did it do for you??? and what should it do after being installed???


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: bmw52786] #224361 Jul 16, 4:31pm Jul 16, 4:31pm
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You won't notice a Performance gain after installing grounding wires. All in your head if you do.


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: hkysk8r86] #224362 Jul 16, 4:43pm Jul 16, 4:43pm
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Originally Posted by hkysk8r86
thumbsup Nice! that's good to hear, I might have to get one of those soon, I might notice a difference due to my 2000w system in the trunk wink



2000 watts... that's a bit much. I'm sure it might help you. I think that is what it is truly designed for.

Me, all I have had done, Performance wise, is Intake and exhaust. No big electrical draws either, other than my XM radio. To each his own I guess. I'm sure it helps on some level unaware to the normal person.


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: bmw52786] #224363 Jul 16, 9:05pm Jul 16, 9:05pm
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Originally Posted by bmw52786
Originally Posted by ravertony
this mod is great when you have done mods... i noticed a difference, i didn expect anything, but i was really surprised.. but its different for every car


what exactly did it do for you??? and what should it do after being installed???


sound definately improved, the idle was smoother i could tell, when i reved the car it was louder, but when i drove the car i didnt feel nothing, but my headlights are brighter, they seem consistent

after you install this, you should notice improvement in idling (little difference), sound, but what it really does not noticable is just takes a little stress of the engine.. this mod shouldn hurt your car, and its so cheap grin

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: ravertony] #224364 Jul 16, 9:08pm Jul 16, 9:08pm
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how much yall pay for the kit???


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: bmw52786] #224365 Jul 16, 9:54pm Jul 16, 9:54pm
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$30 is the price for it unless you can find it cheaper..


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: Chelica815] #224366 Jul 17, 9:36am Jul 17, 9:36am
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30 shipped from Tunned Innovations

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: ravertony] #224367 Jul 17, 12:47pm Jul 17, 12:47pm
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make it yourself, I used the install for tuned innovation's kit and saved about 15 bucks


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: Jtultra] #224368 Jul 19, 6:10am Jul 19, 6:10am
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Thanks for the good review. I just lost my job so it's a lot easier to get the kits out quickly now. frown

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: LamarVannoy] #224369 Jul 19, 6:15am Jul 19, 6:15am
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Originally Posted by LamarVannoy
Thanks for the good review. I just lost my job so it's a lot easier to get the kits out quickly now. frown
Good luck with that. Losing a job is a pain in the ass.


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: slidr] #224370 Jul 19, 12:10pm Jul 19, 12:10pm
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I made my own grounding kit for 20 dollars... dont pay for one

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: shidarin] #224371 Jul 19, 12:33pm Jul 19, 12:33pm
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not bad...but to save only $10? I mean I'll pay $10 so it can come to my door and I don't have to go to the store to get the cables I need. Plus the poor guy went through trouble to provide nice pics and instructions too so that any monkey...wrench can do it. I say buy the Tuned Innovations kit.


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: QTRMLR_1] #224372 Jul 19, 1:12pm Jul 19, 1:12pm
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You're right, I was under the impression this was one of the 70 dollar kits;

I'd pay 30 for it too smile

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: shidarin] #224373 Jul 20, 5:50am Jul 20, 5:50am
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If you were to buy just enough of the wire and terminals that I use for one kit, it would probably cost about $30 to do it yourself.

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: LamarVannoy] #224374 Jul 20, 11:13am Jul 20, 11:13am
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Originally Posted by LamarVannoy
If you were to buy just enough of the wire and terminals that I use for one kit, it would probably cost about $30 to do it yourself.


Doubtful, unless you're using 1 gauge wire.

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: shidarin] #224375 Jul 20, 11:24am Jul 20, 11:24am
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I'd pay $30 for it.

Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: slidr] #224376 Jul 20, 11:27am Jul 20, 11:27am
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Originally Posted by slidr
You won't notice a Performance gain after installing grounding wires. All in your head if you do.


If you don't reset the ECU, you won't.

Reset the ECU, and you will notice improvements. wave


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Re: Ground Wiring Kit [Re: shidarin] #224377 Jul 21, 7:39am Jul 21, 7:39am
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Originally Posted by shidarin
Doubtful, unless you're using 1 gauge wire.


Look up prices for Directed Audio and tell me otherwise.

Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
If you don't reset the ECU, you won't.

Reset the ECU, and you will notice improvements. wave


You have to pull the battery to do the install so there is no way not to reset the ECU.

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