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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2006, 11:34 AM
elvistass
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Could someone tell me where is the best place to run a good ground in the trunk. I had my amps and a second battery grounded to the metal brakets that connect to the trunk hinges since there were already screws there. I had a problem where the ground in the trunk became weak and my system try to find a ground throught the radio and it fried my RCA jacks. Any help on a good ground will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2006, 11:40 AM
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Man, I just bolted that sumbitch to the sheet metal under the carpet. we just drilled the screw in there, set it straight with a locking washer and haven't had a problem since
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2006, 12:10 PM
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1/0 Gauge to the front battery . Copper has alot less resistance than our Steel frames. Take in to account rust and loose screws. It's a no brainer.
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2006, 12:48 PM
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Thanks, Imma bust out the drill today.
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2006, 04:44 PM
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Take you ground to the seat belt mounting bolt under the back seat. This bolt also secures the seat back to the car. I ran a 2ga. to it with a ring lug on the end.
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2006, 08:22 PM
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You can drill a hole in the trunk NEXT to the gas tank and go directly to the frame rail too.
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2006, 01:01 AM
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just move your battery(s) to the trunk, and its a no-brainer from there. lol
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2006, 04:34 AM
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When we use 0g we go to the frame rail and when we use anthing less then that we go to the seat bolt like tenor39 said.
Make sure you clean the area you are going to use for a ground of paint and ish also.
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2006, 11:23 PM
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I drilled in the back left corner of my trunk and went down the the bumper bolts that go into the frame. You want to make the ground wire as short as possible. The seatbelt is a good place also, but it is hard to get a good connection there sometimes.
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