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where to run new heavy ground wire?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by bersh, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    So I have a heavier cable hooked up from the alt. to the positive post of the battery, but I'm not sure where to run the heavier ground wire to. Now I'm looking for a good/convenient (not usually the same I guess) spot to run the ground wire. The factory ground wire seems to be #4 already, and it's running to the underside of the engine (need to pull of the skid pan to see for sure). This seems like a PITA, so wondering if there is another spot that others have used that is easier to get to.

  2. Racer593

    Racer593 Member
    Messages: 71

    pulled the top a/c pump bolt on mine and mounted it there. works great.

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  3. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin Senior Member
    Messages: 335


    The more you tie together the better you are going to be. I would ground one to the frame and then to the block.
    Thanks, Ron
  4. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Bolted one of mine to the block near the dip stick ..
  5. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    EXACTLY!! It's hard to have enough grounds to ensure a solid ground connection.

    One to the engine will cover the drivetrain components and everything screwed into it.
    One on the firewall wil ground the body and everything bolted to it
    One to the frame itself will ground everything to it.

    This way all based are covered for the long haul of accessorising.:cool: