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Old 10-18-2007
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I have a 06 ext. cab. I am adding my subs to it. I ran all the wires but the ground for the amp.

I was looking for a while last nite and didn't really see anywhere that had a good ground.

Any ideas?

Also, in the process of looking for the ground, i pulled the back plastic panel off, right below the back window. Now i cant seem to get it back in, the 3 clips if you would call them, are being a pain to get back in.
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if you want the best ground, run the wire out of the cab and back to the battery. BUT if you want, you can run the wire to a bolt on the frame...
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My ground isn't that long. I was tryin to work with what i have.
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cab floor.
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Where abouts? How would i acces that, i have the rubber floor.
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There are factory ground points on the trans tunnel near the Restraints Module, under the front of the driver seat and under the passenger side kick panel.
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on a reg cab.....no clue. I have mind grounded to the cab floor in my excab. My little brothers reg cab, we just went through the firewall and grounded it in the endigne compartment.

Why not try the seat bolts?? Throw a ring terminal on your ground cable, and sandwich it between the seat bracket and the floor...with the seat bolt running through it all. That should be a good ground.
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your ground should be as short as possible, so i don't recommend running it all the way back to the battery. a longer ground will invite the risk of unwanted issues (noise) as it passes through the various parts of the truck.

i've always had good luck with using something that might be bolting the seatbelt to to floor (seatbelt bracket?).... or maybe one of the seat's bolts itself. just remember to prep the area as best as possible so that it has a good clean contact with metal. don't just loosen the bolt, slide the wire in, and tighten it back down... take a moment to clean the metal, etc..
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I forgot all about a seat belt bolt.. i did that once a car way back in the day.. worked great.. i think i will do that....

Any one know what plastic panel i am talkin about.. i am having trouble gettin it back into place..
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just rember the shorter the ground the better.
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Here are pics of the 06 Ranger...



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F*ck no... I was lookin at the Creek.. I love my life...haha
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haha that last picture is sweet, you should send that to ford or something.

about the ground, most people with extended cabs use the bolt for the rear jump seats.
its easy to get to and works great.
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I found a good working ground...Thanks for the help
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Oh yea..I know you got it done....but I forgot to mention the jumpseat bolts. I used a jump seat bolt for my amp ground.

Nice pics.
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