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    Ground question

    I just have a question about running multiple grounds. I have done it before and never had any problems, but I want a cleaner install this time.

    I will have three amps, one with an 8 gauge ground wire and 2 with 4 gauge grounds. Would it be a good idea to merge them all into a solid 0ga ground to the frame, or would it be better to leave them separate?

    If I could merge them all into one, could I run a bolt though the back of the amp rack, and hook up the amp's wires to one side, and the 0 gauge on the outside, or should I just buy a ground block?



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    Re: Ground question

    I have run them individuality
    I have run them to a dist block then used a larger wire to ground

    Same results every time.

    I always run my wires where they cannot be seen by anyone so it does not make a difference.

    If your install is going to be displayed then running to a dist block looks cleaner.




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    Re: Ground question

    As long as the grounds on everything are good, it's the same either way.



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    Re: Ground question

    Cool, thanks guys.



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    Re: Ground question

    Im running 4 amps in the truck, and use 0ga to the frame, and use a solid distro block for the ground..no issues ,and always have done that..Use a relay for the remote wire,to a distro block as well,to added fans also.No issues either.Will be just fine .just make clean contact to the frame with washer/bolts/nuts be good




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