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post #1 of 8 Old 04-12-2004, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Question Battery relocated - has running a ground up front fixed any issues you've had?

Did the standard battery relocation. Battery to the quad shock mount (frame) in the back, block to the frame up front. I know Pro-M preaches running a ground up front from the battery when their meters start acting stupid. I'm just curious what electrical issues have you had that were truely resolved by running a ground all the way up front? (aftermarket ignition, computer, fan, elec. grimlins, etc).

I'm just curious, thanks.

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kinda pointless, at least i think so. The ground, any ground for that matter, should be as short as possible

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Relocated mine using 1/0 weld cable for positve side to solenoid... 1/0 weld cable to quad shock....and a no. 4 braided cable from engine to sway bar bracket...checked battery voltage in back...12.58v...checked voltage at solenoid...12.58v...no problems here...
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Run a 2 gauge from bat to engine block. Put my 408 together and ran like sh** could'nt figure it out tried everything. Ran a cable from the battery to the block then it ran great. There is no frame in a mustang so if you ground it in the back it does not get a good ground. The ground does not travel through the uni body very well
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Scotty is right...I have welded subframes...sorry i didn't mention that...
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I have an 8pt cage and 2"x2" subframes, my neg goes to a nut welded on one of the back bars. Up front, I have solid motor mounts and a ground cable from block to front subframe. No problems here.

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I never had any issues when the car was a stock EFI 5.0, or the 408 with the grounding out back. Works like a charm.

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I relocated my battery to the rear also. I ended up grounding my battery to the fuel tank strap bolt. I had a few problems until I ran a wire from the block to the fender skirt.
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