Is the strut tower a good grounding point?


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Is the strut tower a good grounding point?

PR1M3R

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I did my big 3 in 1\0 wire. I was at a local car audio place today and the guy said the strut mount would be a better place to ground than where I had it (bar across top of radiator).

Is the strut tower a really good place to ground?

Also, is the factory engine to chassis ground point on the engine usually the best place on the motor to run a ground from?

If the tower is a good place I will switch the battery and chassis ground to the tower.

Thanks guys.

 

billjones42

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ground it to your firewall.

 

PR1M3R

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Is there an existing bolt somewhere that you could recommend?

I thought the strut tower connects to the firewall and floor pan also....

 

SicAudio

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the strut tower and the frame are the 2 best places on any car for the ground

 
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PR1M3R

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Thanks SicAudio. The guys at this shop seemed like they knew what they were talking about.

Strut tower it is.

 

imakul8

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Old thread, but hoping someone chimes in..are the strut tower bolts sufficient for ground or should I drill into the the tower to make my own ground? Don't want to do any unnecessary drilling.
 

1aespinoza

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Old thread, but hoping someone chimes in..are the strut tower bolts sufficient for ground or should I drill into the the tower to make my own ground? Don't want to do any unnecessary drilling.
Smurfy76 is right. The strut tower is a great location because it is easy to access and is a reinforced point because of the abuse it must endure.
 
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