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First I would like to thank InsaneAmine for being so gracious and generous to send me and a few others the kit for testing. That was very classy of him to give them out for honest feedback and it really does say something about how he feels about the product.

Here are my impressions:

The kit:
6 thick, temp resistant copper power cables with well crimped, insulated gold plated connectors were included. A nice, quality kit. It was great that longer bolts w/ washers were included in the set.

Instructions: Could have been better with pictures as I skimmed over them quickly but found myself using gtxjoe's pictures as a reference instead. (ya, I'm a lazy bastid)

Installation: With the help of gtxjoe and e39ng's pictures, it was a snap. The whole thing took less than 30minutes. The biggest pain was installing the connector to the neg. post on the battery. A 10mm ratchet wrench w/ extension was the only tool needed.

Driving impressions:
Well considering how new my car was, I was very skeptical of the whole thing at first. Most of the benefits are really not measurable. It's basically an improvement that is very subtle and has more to do with that intangible 'overall feel'.

Here is what I've noticed over the 700 miles I've put on this past wknd with the kit on:
- Smoother idle and cruising
- Smoother shifts
- Smoother feel on WOT
- Slightly better gas mileage (I think it's improved... as I never got over 20 mpg on mixed driving; I averaged over 20mpg w/ 15% sitting in heavy traffic and 85% hwy w/ speeds ranging from 60 to 110 w/ heavy accelerating)

The improvements again, were subtle and they very well may have been just percieved as an improvement. I am convinced that the overall feel of the car has improved. It isnt something I can back up with statistics or numbers. One thing I am sure of is that it did not have any adverse effect on performance. Overall, I am very happy that I've done the mod; As long as the price of the kit is within a reasonable range (~$50 or less), I would definitely recommend others to get one.

Tom
 

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sounds good to me............

i should have the VK kit (proto) at the end of this week, or early next week....

review to follow as well....


BTW, what's the goiung rate for insaneamine's kit??

(found another ground wire by the rear of the muffler flange.... (guess that's an 8 wire kit i need then??)
 

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He's been making and selling these kits for the CL and Tl'ers. I've bought a set from him before and it didn't fit. I returned it and got a refund without any hassles and got quick responses. If anything they guy is cool to do business with.
 

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Good review. I've had his 7 wire kit on my FX since it was new (had the original 5 wire on my 8MT coupe and transplanted and added the other two wires when I traded); my assessment is the same.

Did you not get the tranny wire? Makes the shifts a bit smoother and holds the revs a bit more before shifting in certain situations; very subtle improvement, like the rest, but it's there.
 

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MustGofastR: Where is the attach point on transmission for the 7th wire? Do you have pic of that? I know the car need to be lifted to get access to it. I just want to make sure I have the right grounding point.
 

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e39ng said:
MustGofastR: Where is the attach point on transmission for the 7th wire? Do you have pic of that? I know the car need to be lifted to get access to it. I just want to make sure I have the right grounding point.
I'll have to hunt around for a pic, but they're out there. I think there is a pic in InsaneAnime's main grounding kit thread on My350Z.com and he also included a pic in the instructions he sent when I ordered the 6th and 7th wires. At any rate, it's a 27" wire that runs from the same point at the back of the plenum on the left, down the back of the engine/tranny tunnel and attaches at one of the two bolts holding a small bracket on the passenger side of the tranny. You can access it by simply jacking up the front right corner and sliding under (using a jack stand, of course).
 

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Here's the pic of the tranny bracket for the 7th wire.
 

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Esemes, what's the info. on the rear wire (lenght, contact points)? I seem to recall reading something a good while back about it but I forgot what it's supposed to do. Could you detect any benefits when you added it?

I know some Z and G owners have experimented with up to 12 wire set-ups, but I don't think it's been proven that anything above the 7 wire kit has had any real advantages. There's a thread on G35driver.com where most of this experimentation is going on, but I haven't checked over there in quite a while. Last I remember, they were trying to figure out the contact points to ground the MAF directly to the ECM; do't know if that happened, though.
 

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particlefx said:
So did you get it installed? I thought I would do mine this weekend but I had a big case of laziness instead.
Not yet. I lifted up the car but I was not too comfortable working underneath for too long. I was the only one at home at that time, just in case.... :wink:
 

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I think that's a picture of a G35 coupe (Auto) tranny taken from the my350z forum pics.

I took a quick look under the FX when I did the 6 wire grounding kit. Just get under the car and look for a bracket that is securing a wiring harness. I secured the grounding wire to the engine and pushed it down along the passenger side of the engine, crawled under the passenger side and I was able to see a wiring bracket nearby that I think I can connect the grounding wire to. I didn't have the FX jacked up high enough, and it was too cold to start messing with the engine cover, etc. so I stopped there...
 

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I think that's a picture of a G35 coupe (Auto) tranny taken from the my350z forum pics.

I took a quick look under the FX when I did the 6 wire grounding kit. Just get under the car and look for a bracket that is securing a wiring harness. I secured the grounding wire to the engine and pushed it down along the passenger side of the engine, crawled under the passenger side and I was able to see a wiring bracket nearby that I think I can connect the grounding wire to. I didn't have the FX jacked up high enough, and it was too cold to start messing with the engine cover, etc. so I stopped there...
Yup, that's where I got the pic. The bracket is the same on my RWD FX; don't know if it's different on the AWDs, but I wouldn't think so. Can't really give a better description of the location other than what I posted above (1st post of mine before the pic). Once you get under there, it's pretty easy to find.
 

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I'm pretty sure mine is 27". It's either 26 or 27, so I'd go 27 to be on the safe side.
 

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BTW, you never commented on my questions regarding the rear end wire... (see my post after your pic.).
 

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MustGoFastR said:
Esemes, what's the info. on the rear wire (lenght, contact points)? I seem to recall reading something a good while back about it but I forgot what it's supposed to do. Could you detect any benefits when you added it?

I know some Z and G owners have experimented with up to 12 wire set-ups, but I don't think it's been proven that anything above the 7 wire kit has had any real advantages. There's a thread on G35driver.com where most of this experimentation is going on, but I haven't checked over there in quite a while. Last I remember, they were trying to figure out the contact points to ground the MAF directly to the ECM; do't know if that happened, though.
missed it!!

actually, i havent installed it yet as the flange bolt (14mm) requires a bigger loop/fitment than my testkit came with.......

i havent any idea what it grounds (or why) yet, as it seems to go from the flange to the rear cross brace of the chassis.....

hey wait!! maybe it then grounds thru to the amp.....?
 
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