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    Ground wire????

    Do you need to have a short or long ground for your amp? I was told you always make your grounds short.







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    Re: Ground wire????

    Doesn't matter as long as the terminations are good and the wire size is sufficient for the load that's on it.



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    Re: Ground wire????

    Thanks alot!




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    Re: Ground wire????

    if you have the money and space have your ground wire connect back up to your battery.



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    Re: Ground wire????

    really why, i thought you were suppose to run it back to the alternator ground
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    if you have the money and space have your ground wire connect back up to your battery.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Below20hzonly View Post
    really why, i thought you were suppose to run it back to the alternator ground
    a ground is a ground. and the source of that ground is the battery. so there is no better place.



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    Re: Ground wire????

    ok
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    a ground is a ground. and the source of that ground is the battery. so there is no better place.



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    Re: Ground wire????

    I agree, running it back to the engine bay will cut down on the potential for voltage drops through the chassis, but I would connect to Alt ground as opposed to battery. Will it make a difference, maybe not but there is the potential that the capacitance of the battery would introduce noise if connected directly to the battery terminal.




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    Re: Ground wire????

    your front battery is not a ground its grounded to the frame which can be done from the trunk get a good ground to the frame in the back and its the same thing with less money spent on wire



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    Re: Ground wire????

    I always thought the ground wire was supposed to be short



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    Re: Ground wire????

    doesnt technically matter its more of what you connect it to i prefer just popping a hole in the trunk and going into the frame under car rather than another 0guage run up front



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    Re: Ground wire????

    Thanks for all ur input. I thought the shorter the gnd the less resistance u have. But okay.




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    Re: Ground wire????

    Quote Originally Posted by Groundpounder22 View Post
    Thanks for all ur input. I thought the shorter the gnd the less resistance u have. But okay.
    good quality wire has a very low resistance through out the size ranges,from 8 awg all the way through 0,0/1 awg.i use 0/1 awg for my amp and mine is grounded in the trunk to the frame and to the 4 batts in my trunk my grounds are only 15" long



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    Re: Ground wire????

    Duh. You ground it to the ground.

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    Re: Ground wire????

    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorFade View Post
    Duh. You ground it to the ground.

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