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Is 10 gauge wire good enough for me to do a grounding mod on my civic?
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try 4gauge
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thats what i have
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4 gauge wire works the best. im going to be upgrading my tranny ground to a 2 gauge.
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Default Re: 10 gauge wire good enough for grounding? (egcoupe)

So 10 gauge would cause problems? Well I do have some old subwoofer power cable in my car which is pretty thick. The problem is I can't find any end connectors that will fit on anything below 10 gauge wire. Could I just crush the wire under the bolt like you normally do when wiring to amps?
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Default Re: 10 gauge wire good enough for grounding? (chowmien)

I wouldnt go smaller than that for safety and corrosion.
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i wouldnt recomend it, just go to an audio place n buy them
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Default Re: 10 gauge wire good enough for grounding? (egcoupe)

well stock i think is 6 ga ? no ? , so i wouldnt go smaller than that. 10 ga is the best i can offer for you to use.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by diamond sol &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well stock i think is 6 ga ? no ? , so i wouldnt go smaller than that. 10 ga is the best i can offer for you to use.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Uhm, 10 gauge is even smaller than 6 gauge. The bigger the number, the smaller the wire.

Don't go under 6 gauge. When I re-do all my ground wires, I'm going 2 gauge.
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ummm yaaaaa the wire gets larger as the number goes down... go with 2 or 4 gauge wire and get the right connectors, if your doing a grounding "mod" make it better than stock not worse

edit: damnit beat me to it, and i did mine with -2 gauge
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Alright I guess I'll shop around tomorrow. Thanks
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Soccerking3000 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

edit: damnit beat me to it, and i did mine with -2 gauge </TD></TR></TABLE>

That's because d4 iNt3rN3t pWnZ j00!
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dimi &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

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it was mere seconds foo but my m4D tyt3 -2 gu4g3 w1r3 pwns u
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i used 0 gauge for my main grounds wOOt wOOt
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Default Re: 10 gauge wire good enough for grounding? (chowmien)

****, these stores got you all brainwashed. Like bestbuy saying for a 300W amp you NEED 4 gauge. and you NEED a distriutor block made of gold and that ******* awful moster cable crap. Look, ground wire, 10 is ok, maybe 8. 10 is fine thouugh, if your car is stock. the tranny ground is like 6 maybe, so do like a "earthen" grounding system, Add another ground point, like to the macphearson strut, or some other frame ground. I got 2 grounds on the valve cover, one 4 gauge on the tranny (got the wire free) one on the alternator, one on the water pump. Good grounds are good, they are, but they will not increase "HP" as people have said unless your old grounds are corroded. 10 gauge should be fine, if the wire is at least decent. or, if you want, for a tranny ground, go get a nice piece of 4 gauge audio wire for like a dollar a foot, get one foot, and some BIG *** clamps for it. only note is that before any ground wires, you sand the frame, make sure you get a nice metal on metal connection.
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How much would a DIY 2 gauge grounding kit cost in general?
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not much it depends on how much you wanted to do,. i think 2ga wire is like 2 bones a foot or so.. then some connectors, and thats about it..
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People shouldn't be doing this for horsepower. They should be doing this for Honda's god awful power surges when the fan turns on, when there is some STOCK bass coming out of the stereo, when the blinkers are blinking, etc...

ALL the lights fade beyond belief when something small is turned on. This should be done to help eliminate that.
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Default Re: 10 gauge wire good enough for grounding? (Soccerking3000)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Soccerking3000 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

it was mere seconds foo but my m4D tyt3 -2 gu4g3 w1r3 pwns u </TD></TR></TABLE>

LOL.
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This guy got all that solved, and even a HP or two with wiring. He replaced his WHOLE wiring harness. Now thats a lott atime, on and off, took him a week to swap all the wires. Up to you if you think its worth it.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Redline96LX &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This guy got all that solved, and even a HP or two with wiring. He replaced his WHOLE wiring harness. Now thats a lott atime, on and off, took him a week to swap all the wires. Up to you if you think its worth it. </TD></TR></TABLE>

ya didnt he make it so that each connect had its own wiring and converted itall over to like 14 gauge or something it was very very nice and he gave himself room to hide a lot of them too very well thought out from me and go with something like a 4 or 6 gauge for your motor unless you want to be m4D jayDeM like me
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I got all my 2ga wire and connectors for free at the retail store I work at. Just go to any car audio store and ask for some scrap pieces of 2ga wire, they will have LOTS. Then just get some decent connectors.
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so 2 is the best?
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I used 4 guage
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