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Old 02-15-2013
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like it has already been mentioned in your other thread on the same topic. clean your grounds and do the big three upgrade before you waste any money on this stuff
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i did the big three and then took i apart and did it again im using all 4gauge wire for the the ground and the power with a 60 amp fuse i sand blasted my seat bolt so i know its getting a good connection and as a electrician i dont see how you can "clean" a ground if a connection is tight and there isnt paint or somthing blocking the connection its as good as it gets, im familar with how sigals get transfered through grounds cause in my field i dont see much of that i do houses and comercial buildings not 12v cars so i just dont know how to figure this out but i think that if i grounded it better it may help maybe ill just run another gound with some left over wire to the body of the truck and see if that helps sense all my lights on the vehicle are grounded to the body and so is the stereo maybe it just is requiring more than it has ?? does make much sense to me considering a ground is a gound but we ll see
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considering i am a mechanic and i fix issues like this at least once a week, most of which are some form of a bad ground, im pretty sure i have a good understanding of the 12V system in your truck. just because a connection is tight and appears clean does not mean it is contacting properly. it doesnt always take much to cause havoc with a vehicles electrical system. something as small as a piece of dirt or stone under a connection can cause it to not make full contact
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if you have already done the big three upgrade then why are you thinking about buying a grounding kit. if it was done properly your truck should not have any ground issues anymore
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well i was looking at a different big three maybe cause i found two different ones do you have a link to the big three that your refering to. Im not trying to be difficult just trying to get this fixed
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google big three upgrade and you will find all the info you need. it is basically a bigger wire from alt output to battery positive, battery ground to chassis ground, engine to chassis ground.
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okay im gunna do that without the battery mine should be good enough but ill redo all the connections
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