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#1 Alnug

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:36 AM

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Note I bought this about 5 years ago and didn't fit it onto my current Accord since it corroded and didn't look 'bling' anymore, it was only about £20...may do it again on the current one..

Here is how they are run

on the right side:
1 lead from distrubution hub to somewhere behind the right strut

on the left side
1 lead from distribution hub to throttle body
1 lead from throttle body to manifold (you can see it going under the i'vtec cover on the 2nd pic)
1 lead from distribution hub to alternator
1 lead from alternator to bolt on left side of chassis

as for my opinion on this look at Post 20
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:51 AM

Alan, where did you get your kit from mate?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:50 AM

this was a while ago but i think it was from Hong Kong. It didn't fit as standard since the wire lengths are wrong (they always will be no matter what kit you buy unless it's specific) you can get some very cheap ones from ebay and tbh that's all you need...don't think of spending mega bucks on something like this which is essentially just a set of spruced up wires!....i'll write more later.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:10 AM

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:15 AM

Sorry for the total noob question, but apart from the obvious, what purpose do these kits serve and why would I need one in my Accord?
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:33 AM

Its supposed to improve electical movement as you have better grounding from the battery to the car chassis. I think its popular as it can reduce "noise" in the electrical sense and supposed to improve ECU signals which people say can improve repsonse and cure issues.

Well I think its a good bit of bay bling myself which I love :wub:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:34 AM

better circulation of power really. As stock, there are normally only 2 negative cables leading from the battery to ground. With a kit like this, there are more paths for the power to flow. Think of it as water flowing round a system, the more pipes you have, the easier the flow.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:49 AM

Interesting.... I had to fit a power capacitor to my subwoofer to stop my lights going dim at every bass stroke.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:49 PM

Hmm I know the petrol cars can suffer with weak battery syndrome, does the grounding kit help in any way? Monksy do you have one on your diesel?
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:43 PM

Fahad, I dont think it will help that much with a weak battery really as most of the current would be travelling from the alternator through to the positive terminal. I would say thats more down to the quality of the cells within the battery or a dodgy alternator. If you look at the negative cables on your car at the moment, you may see some green / oxidisation. This can cause problems with the power flowing too. May be worth getting a wire brush or something of the sort on it for a good clean.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:47 PM

My battery seems fine Saj, I don't have any electrical problems.. just wondered if it was something worthy of adding to the car or not.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:49 PM

:) Naaah, i dont think its that necessary tbh

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:48 PM

Fahad no I havent but I was considering it a while back just for some bling, but never got round to getting the base parts to complete the job :D

Story of my life so many ideas so little time :D

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:53 PM

Here you are, glad I've found the new website :)

Alnug, I'm willing to install a ground kit also, and thought I might give it a try for a voltage stabilizer, too , what do you think ?

I've found this two items from ebay , made by NRG - is it a good brand ?

- NRG voltage stabilizer :

http://cgi.ebay.com/...sQ5fAccessories

Is it the same like you have ?


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- NRG ground kit :

http://cgi.ebay.com/...sQ5fAccessories

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:36 PM

If your really into this sort of thing buddyclub do a condensor unit is nice.

I think Faz had one fitted IIRC not sure if hes on here or not.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:33 PM

Is it this one ?
http://www.heeltoeau...ON-pr-1545.html

How is this different than those two NRG together ? Or does the BuddyClub kit contain both (voltage stabilizer + ground kit) ?
Not sure my questions make sense.

Is the voltage stabilizer the same thing like the condenser ?

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I've think I've found the answer here: http://www.buddyclub...m/condenser.htm
It seems the BC kit is a 2 in 1 kit , voltage stabilizer + ground kit.

Now what I don't understand, regarding ground kit, how many pieces of cable do I need and in which places should they go (in the engine bay) ?

Edited by dinoc, 25 August 2010 - 09:42 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:51 PM

correct, the buddyclub racing condenser is a voltage stabiliser and a grounding kit in one ;) Apexi make a similar all in one kit, i think its double the price of the buddyclub :D

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:17 PM

Well I don't want to spend a fortune on this, the NRG together will be round 100 $, I see buddyclub is round 150$, I'm not willing to pay more.
So now I'm in doubt which one to choose and as I said I don't understand how many peaces of wires do I need for the ground kit ?
Or is it a long wire which you can cut it in how many peaces you want and need to apply connectors at each end yourself ...

Edited by dinoc, 25 August 2010 - 10:18 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:32 PM

im pretty sure it comes with 4-5 equal length wires so you can run multiple grounds

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:39 PM

Dinoc, when i fitted it, it was really for nothing more than some engine bling :D ...however what i found was that it felt the car did start easier and some of the somewhat jerky response of the car when driving slowly was reduced (but was still there). This was on my first car and when i came to take it off for selling it had rusted etc. since it was a cheap bit of kit, about £20 if i remember correctly.

As for the voltage stabilisers etc. I really can not say how effective they are....they may do something if you have some great big sound sound system in the car drawing serious power...but as general use i can't see how much benefit you'll gain.

Most of the kits will have equal length wires....in the kit I have above I had to cut the wires and re-crimpt them to make it look neat like that.
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