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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-20-2004, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Grounding kit for FX35

Just a head's up - I am also working with InsaneAmine (http://www.z-xtreme.com) on a grounding kit for the FX35. I saw Esemes mention he was working with him on the FX45, and I contacted InsaneAmine also

Anyways, they should arrive Wed/Thur of this week. I will post a pic when they come in. Hopefully I will get to the install this weekend. I was reading a post over at my350z.com and I guess InsaneAmine has sold over 500 of these kits to 350Z and G35 owners. I would hope FX owners can get some benefit from them also. Here is a repost of a Grounding Kit article for the 350Z.

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GREAT WORK JOE!


did he say anything about the progress of the fx45 yet??? i have been waiting awhile since my last email to him (have corresponded alot in the beginning)

i hope he's ready to get back to me (us) soon.... im anxious to make progress with this too

keep us posted on their arival, and maybe we can get a FX.org member/group buy together....

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cool..keep us posted and look forward to your pictures.
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GREAT WORK JOE!


did he say anything about the progress of the fx45 yet??? i have been waiting awhile since my last email to him (have corresponded alot in the beginning)

i hope he's ready to get back to me (us) soon.... im anxious to make progress with this too

keep us posted on their arival, and maybe we can get a FX.org member/group buy together....

sms
In his emails, he just mentioned he was working with someone on th FX45. I assumed you were further along already, so I didn't ask how it was going. I saw your pic with the grounding points, did you send any wire length estimates?

As for the FX35, I think he may just be sending a G35 kit for a test fit. The main issues to address will probably be the:
wire length to the battery,
wire length to main grounding point,
wire length to transmission.
The rest of the cables should be the correct size already.

When I get the kit, I let him know I received them and I can ping him on the FX45 kit
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Here are some initial pics of the grounding kit. This one is a 7 wire grounding kit (The extra 2 wires are for an additional chassis ground and an auto transmission ground). I hope to do the install this weekend, so I will post pics of the complete install later.

(Here's a recap of this got started - I posted this to the FA forum)
With the help of InsaneAmine at http://www.z-xtreme.com, I am test fitting a custom engine grounding kit for the FX35. He has a 350Z and has been selling these grounding kits to the 350Z and G35 crowd for over a year now (something like over 500 sold). Anyways, since we are all using the VQ35DE engine, there is no reason why the FX35 can't benefit from the grounding kit too. He is also working with Esemes to get a custom FX45 grounding kit developed (Eseme's post gave me the idea to contact him).




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Nice! Please post pics once installed. I persoanlly love the red wires.
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Nice! Please post pics once installed. I persoanlly love the red wires.
me too... thas the color im gonna have, on the final version....


this red (although not clear) wont discolor as the translucent ones might've..
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results???

i havent heard a word myself....

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Well I'm getting the grounding kit from InsaneAmine shipped to me. I will post results as soon as I get them and install them
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I'm getting them as well. I want to write an unbiased review about them and to that end would like some help.

First off, I know I will not notice any potential 1 or 2 hp gain - my butt dyno just isn't that sensitive. I love acceleration and I know quite well the difference that, say, 30 hp can make. But just a couple horses? Not me anyway.

Another problem is that the car (like all of ours) is brand new, idles very well, and the throttle already seems smooth and responsive. So I think the cards are stacked against my noticing any difference here as well.

I should be receiving "blue" wires so I guess I can comment on the aesthetic qualities, however I generally don't care much for "jewelry" of any sort (people or cars) so I doubt it will be worth much to me.

That kinda leaves the process of installing them. Now I'm reasonably competent with all kinds of tools and, although to a lesser degree cars, the install should be a snap -- so there probably won't be much to write about. I dunno.

Anyway, I guess for the next week or so while I wait for the wires to arrive, I'll pay very close attention to the idle, the idle RPM, how it feels and sounds to accelerate and so forth so that I can do a better job of comparing the "before and after". Honestly, I doubt I'll find any earth shattering results that will either support the myth or prove they work.

Any ideas how to judge this? What will you be doing?

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