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Umm... What? So you're telling me my lights dim because my 0g grounds are not up to "snuff"? So if I have a big battery, and am running it on the stock wiring I'll never have to worry about dimming again?
No. thats not what im saying. Im saying the 0ga alternator wire is the worthless part. not the grounds..

since your likely running a large power wire to your amps. then you need a way for that large amount of power to return to the battery which is why you would upgrade the grounds.

same would be true with a HO alt. so then, and only then, you need to upgrade those wires.

without a HO alternator you won't be doing anything with those big wires on it. there for its a waste of time and money.
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So you're suggesting we just do the "Big 2" ?
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EXACTLY!

or even just the big one (the body to the battery)
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Hmm I wish I had a big enough system so I could do a real world test on this.
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Alright what I'll do tomorrow is pull my 0g off my alternator(since the stock wire is still hooked up) and see the difference.
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awesome.. finding out for yourself is always best.
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Yea. I'll post pictures of my voltage on my Scan Gauge with the wire and without it.
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can you guys take your argument/debate else where? its making my email EXPLODE. I know, I can unsubscribe, don't have to tell me.. I just now did because I finally had the chance to.. carry on.
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So when theteach electrical theory and batteries in trade school they are wrong? Your telling me the each cell in the battery should not measure at 2.1V? And the combined total of all six fully charged cells is not 12.6V? Hmmm... Your magical 13.5V battery is called a surface charge. Even a battery that fails a load test and should be replaced can still read at 13.5V after charge but when you put a load on it the battery will immediatly drop to mid 12s or lower
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other 12v lead acid batteries can hold higher charges then 12.6, I was a volt off for our particular truck..

I neglected to mention to turn the lights off before you measure.

ps. Sorry zak..
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Sorry to interupt. Just got the amp kit, hope to install tomorrow.

All the parts look well made and will work great in my truck.

I'll have a thread up soon discussing my new headunit and system.

Alright............continue
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Sorry to interupt. Just got the amp kit, hope to install tomorrow.

All the parts look well made and will work great in my truck.

I'll have a thread up soon discussing my new headunit and system.

Alright............continue

doesn't it feel like your stopping a bar fight to inform them that beer is beer?
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doesn't it feel like your stopping a bar fight to inform them that beer is beer?
Good point lol
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