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I'm putting about 1,000 watts of bass in my sedan and I know its good to put some extra ground cables in to prevent voltage drops. I was thinking of just putting a 0 gauge cable straight to the frame metal from the negative on the battery.

So my question is what have the rest of you done for this?
Did you go and buy a grounding kit or just do something yourself?

Any helpful info and pics are appreciated.
 

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just do something your self, be sure to use quality cables and connectors (obviously) have them cut a liberal length and hook em up its fairly simple takes 20-30 min
 

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I'm putting about 1,000 watts of bass in my sedan and I know its good to put some extra ground cables in to prevent voltage drops. I was thinking of just putting a 0 gauge cable straight to the frame metal from the negative on the battery.

So my question is what have the rest of you done for this?
Did you go and buy a grounding kit or just do something yourself?

Any helpful info and pics are appreciated.
Here's what I did:
Added a 4awg cable to the existing batt negative to chassis. And did the same door the engine to chassis.

The best solution though is to run a second 2-4 awg run from the batt negative to your amp along with your power run.
 

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I'm putting about 1,000 watts of bass in my sedan and I know its good to put some extra ground cables in to prevent voltage drops. I was thinking of just putting a 0 gauge cable straight to the frame metal from the negative on the battery.

So my question is what have the rest of you done for this?
Did you go and buy a grounding kit or just do something yourself?

Any helpful info and pics are appreciated.
Here's what I did:
Added a 4awg cable to the existing batt negative to chassis. And did the same door the engine to chassis.

The best solution though is to run a second 2-4 awg run from the batt negative to your amp along with your power run. You can run this to the post that you add for the amp ground and that way you are grounded to the chassis in the rear still but the circuit take the easier path due to less resistance of ground run, and you add the safety factor of the chassis point in the rear.
 

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iasca standards say never make your ground cable over 3 feet... same thing with your inline fuses. and your ground from alt to battery and grounding the engine to frame you shouldnt need anything more the a 4 guage
 

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do this.
How To Do The Big 3: Tutorial - SMD Forum
it's called the big 3. in short. 0ga from alternator to battery. battery grounded to chassis. and ground engine to chassis
I was going to mention this but didn't want to scare anyone off! You can see I've mentioned it in past threads though. Anywaysbif someone successfully does the alt to batt, please let me know! Our alts seem buried!


As for iasca standards,.. Can you tell me the reason why or why not? I'd be very interested to know if it's for anything other than standardization of rules and ton level the playing field since there's not a lot of sense not to.
 

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ok- seriously dumb question time here..........
but is this why we see so many ricers with fire exstenguisers (i know my spelling is wrong) on the ricers?
 

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D113 i agree about the alt being buried. i haven't figured how to get to the terminal either. only way i was thinking was moving the the tube near there (temporarily) and moving whatever fluid container is there. but until i get everything i'm not risking anything.
 

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ok- seriously dumb question time here..........
but is this why we see so many ricers with fire exstenguisers (i know my spelling is wrong) on the ricers?
Nope lol but a very creative question!

They are usually there for engine elated problems... Namely nitrous.
 
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