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I'm gonna be puttin my amp under my seat...What a good ground to connect to?
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Bolts that hold the seat to the body. That's how my 1200 watt amp is and has been grounded with no problems. Scrape the paint off of the surface that the wire touches.
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I have my amp grounded to my seat as well and i have had no problems.
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does it matter which bolt? I just tighten the ground wire to be thingy
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i use seatbelts ALWAYS

one of the best grounds you can find

the bolt goes straight to the frame

The newest thing which i might try to do is ground from the battery's grounding point...can eliminate ground loop and noise. I might try it soon. That would be a ground wire ran through the cab onto the neg bat terminal
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i didnt think you were supost to ground your amp to the battery?
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i have my amp mounted in my ext cab... so decided to go onto the frame of the jack holder. and yeah... scrapin off the paint IS necessary. lol
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Seat bolts
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i didnt think you were supost to ground your amp to the battery?
not the battery,the batteries grounding point....

im doing it on the seat bolt...
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i grounded it to the seat bolt...thanks for all the help guys
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the best so far i have found is the ground on the battery i know your done your install but to make sure theres no noise or distrtion ive found the battery to be the best ground, costs a lil extra in wiring but youll lever have to worry about the ground going bad
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it's actually not recommended that you bother grounding an amp back at the battery. not only is it a waste of wire.. but grounds shouldn't be longer than 18" or so.. the shorter, the better. your battery is grounded to your chasis.. as is any grounding point you will make (assumming it's a successful ground). there's no need to run a ground all the way back to the battery.
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Old 02-20-2006
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i didnt think you were supost to ground your amp to the battery?
i know its old, but the battery ground post is the best ground on any vehicle. the vehicle is a ground path not a true ground. just clearing this up before you guys get more "false" information
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i know its old, but the battery ground post is the best ground on any vehicle. the vehicle is a ground path not a true ground. just clearing this up before you guys get more "false" information
and running a wire all teh way from your amp to the bat. post is a ground path... yes the post is best, but running a wire to it isn't worth it. if you're looking for the best grounding option, upgrade the bat. to frame ground.
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no, upgrade battery to frame, engine to body, and body to frame but most wont even bother. i do and i always will. 2 guage. and also run 2 for my alternator to battery
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the best so far i have found is the ground on the battery i know your done your install but to make sure theres no noise or distrtion ive found the battery to be the best ground, costs a lil extra in wiring but youll lever have to worry about the ground going bad
But that's loads of added resistance. No matter what gauge of wire you use, the length of the wire still has a resistance...
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no, upgrade battery to frame, engine to body, and body to frame but most wont even bother. i do and i always will. 2 guage. and also run 2 for my alternator to battery
all are good and i should have included everything, but yeah.. i was only lookin at pointing out the ground path from the amp directly to the bat.
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well yay for us! lol
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