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Regcab owners, ground pic request

having issues with the sub, signs lead to poor ground, but i cant think of how to improve it
anyone got suggestions/pics of where/how you've grounded your amp?
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Mine is on that rear ledge behind the seat , ground off the paint drilled a hole a put a BIG sheet metal screw through it torqued down and painted over where it was grinded.
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i poked a hole in one of the rubber cab grommets and went straight to the frame.
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i used the bolt for the seat track on mine
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The most important thing is getting a good clean connection and ALWAYS grinding/chipping paint away from area will produce the best results. Paint is an excellent insulator.
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i used the bolt for the seat track on mine
yup
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Seat belt holder connected to the body
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i was in a hole where the jack was...guess ill get some steel wool and try out the seat belt holder
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Mine is grounded in the engine bay. Of course I used romex wire so it was just easier to do that.
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^^ isnt it a good idea to ground your amp, somewhere close to your amp? i think so, not positive tho.
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^^ isnt it a good idea to ground your amp, somewhere close to your amp? i think so, not positive tho.
Your right, its better to get as close to the source of power as possible.

I ground away the paint where y jack used to be, and jus put a self tapper screw through that.
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i used the bolt that holds down the bottle jack and tire iron thingy bracket
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yeah the spot where the jack was seemed like a perfect spot...i ground away the paint and used a copper ring crimp bolted right on....amp turns on and i can see the voltage spiking on the meter....used a continuity tester on the speaker wire and it lit right up....almost ready to admit defeat and let best buy figure it out
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Just ground it to the seat track. Every system I've put in I've grounded it there and it works perfect every time.
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spent all day screwin with the setup and couldn't get my bump on, so im just gonna get these and rewire everything...hopefully ill have my thump back within the week

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check out my youtube vids in my sig to see what they sound like in a reg cab hehe...
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thats damn nice for a reg cab
what kinda amp you runnin?
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yeah thatll just about do it
i've got a crunch 880.4 right now, so when cashflow gets nice i can get an alpine 500.1 for my subs and move the crunch to the components
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