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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    So where do I connect the wire to the block?







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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffM View Post
    So where do I connect the wire to the block?
    Any bolt that is connected to the main metal part of the block I think.

    They say not to use anything that is directly holding any liquids, but I doubt anyone would do that if they knew which bolts were holding liquids. :p

    See the pictures of my big3 a few posts back.

    I just found a bolt on the block that was in a convenient place for connecting a very short wire to the chassis. You want them as short as possible for better grounds, and don't forget to sand the areas around the bolts.




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

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    I just finished my big 3 upgrade. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it'd be. This car is a dream to work on compared to my old Buick.

    Here are some pics of the wires I added. The gigantic blue ones are obvious. Those are the new 1/0 gauge grounds. The red one is my 4 gauge amp wire running to my trunk.


    So that silver metal piece is the block? the block on my car has several bolts. Can I just remove one of those to ground to?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffM View Post
    So that silver metal piece is the block? the block on my car has several bolts. Can I just remove one of those to ground to?
    That's what I did. Just make sure the bolt is very tight when you're done. For obvious reasons.

    In fact, I'd check all your bolts once in a while to make sure everything is staying tight.




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    ok ok, so I know big 3 are:

    1. Block, or Alt to GND

    2. Batt. to GND

    3. Alt + to Bat. +

    What is the diff in #1 and #2... both are getting grounded.. and Would it make a diff to just do Batt- to GND, and NOT Block to GND because right now I have 2 Batt- to Gnd ( I didnt do it)



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    the alt is mounted to the engine. therefore batt - to alt - (which is the engine) and batt - to engine block are the same



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    i have
    - from batt to body/frame
    - from batt to engine block
    - from engine block to body/frame
    +from alt to + on batt
    all 1/0




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SethPhillips View Post
    i have
    - from batt to body/frame
    - from batt to engine block
    - from engine block to body/frame
    +from alt to + on batt
    all 1/0
    effectively called the BIG 4

    BTW, the common point for 1 & 2 are the - post of the batt. #3 is not needed



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SethPhillips View Post
    i have
    - from batt to body/frame
    - from batt to engine block
    - from engine block to body/frame
    +from alt to + on batt
    all 1/0
    so what is the diff in those first 2.. besides the obvious 2 diff. locations.. sounds like the do the exact same thing

    edit: so now I have

    Batt - to Body
    Batt - To block, and
    Batt + to Alt+..

    is there anything else i should do that would make a significant diff...

    thx guys



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by snb778 View Post
    so what is the diff in those first 2.. besides the obvious 2 diff. locations.. sounds like the do the exact same thing
    read my post



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Whats the difference in grounding the Alternator to the chassis compared to the Block to the chassis? And should I do one of them over the other?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffM View Post
    Whats the difference in grounding the Alternator to the chassis compared to the Block to the chassis? And should I do one of them over the other?
    it's the same. the alt uses the engine as it's neg.



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    you see any issue with batt - to frame, alt to frame at the same point, and alt+ to bat?



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    for reference:

    BIG 3

    alt + to battery +
    engine block to - battery post
    - battery post to chassis/frame


    that is all



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jco1385 View Post
    for reference:

    BIG 3

    alt + to battery +
    engine block to - battery post
    - battery post to chassis/frame


    that is all
    i just dont understand how bat- to chassis is diff. than batt- to block.. block is attached to the chassis isnt it



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