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    Default Question about battery relocation

    In most tutorials I read on battery relocation it shows the negative cable going to the body of the vehicle. When I talked to my brother he said the battery needs to be grounded to the alternator. Am I missing something or is my brother an idiot?

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    There are multiple ground points. One goes to the transmission, a smaller to chassy, etc. I know grounding kits have even more, stock has two or three.
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    ground travles through metal. if you get a good ground to the chassis in the back of the car, it will travel through the whole car, as long as there is a ground wire up front that goes from the car to the engine your fine. I would redo a couple ground wires get some 4 gauge and some 8 gauge take a 4 gauge from the battery in the back to the car to a good solid bolt nearby you want this wire to be as short as possible dont have it 4 foot long. then take a piece of 4 gauge up in the engine bay from the car to the tranny then a piece of 8 gauge from the tranny to the head. that should be all you need.

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    Your brother's an idiot.

    Also make sure that you install a 150amp fuse right at the battery terminal so that if you have a short, you don't light your car on fire.

    -Doc
    -Dr Tweak, Toyota engine swap wiring expert extraordinaire

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    The battery to body and trans to body alone are not fine. I had a 1.5v drop form battery to my distro block upfront until I also ran an additional ground from the neg terminal on the batt to the engine. Gain of 1.5v from that! The unibody in the 5th gen celica does not provide a good ground main ground.
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