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Old 07-16-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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Grounding in the Rear

I'm running a 12V outlet to the storage bins in the truck bed. Would you run a pair of wires, so that you could run the ground back to the distribution block or would you ground it back there?

If you would ground it back there, are there any easy places that you would recommend?
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Drill a hole in the frame and run a short wire to it. Bolt it in place and you're set. Seriously, it's cake and will be the best ground you'll find.
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Thanks. I'm always skeptical about drilling into the frame for fear of rust. I probably shouldn't worry, I don't offroad and I'll never drive on salted roads.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:55 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'm always skeptical about drilling into the frame for fear of rust. I probably shouldn't worry, I don't offroad and I'll never drive on salted roads.
After you drill the frame, and make the connection, spray some underbody protector on it. You can find the stuff at Napa. It works well.
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I'll never drive on salted roads.
Between the salted roads and salt spray from the ocean our vehicles are pretty much doomed around here.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
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After you drill the frame, and make the connection, spray some underbody protector on it. You can find the stuff at Napa. It works well.
that sounds better than what I was planning on doing...I was going to gob some grease over it.

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Between the salted roads and salt spray from the ocean our vehicles are pretty much doomed around here.
derail away. Don't forget the salty women up there...
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You think you're some kind of handyman or something?
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:06 AM   #8
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speaking of derail, i always ground in the rear... bo dom che
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speaking of derail, i always ground in the rear... bo dom che
Yourself?
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:07 AM   #11
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You think you're some kind of handyman or something?
well, I do have a functional truck.
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Yourself?
That's quite some talent he has there.

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well, I do have a functional truck.
Yeah, I'm going to need proof of this.

Plus, mjp2 has a functional truck. It just doesn't go very straight.
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Yeah, I'm going to need proof of this.
you didn't need proof from Mike before he took you home in his civic.

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Plus, mjp2 has a functional truck. It just doesn't go very straight.
are you speaking of the Ford?
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you didn't need proof from Mike before he took you home in his civic.
Technically, I drove off in the Civic alone and left her wanting more.
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you didn't need proof from Mike before he took you home in his civic.



are you speaking of the Ford?
He definitely did not take me home. And especially not in the Civic.

The Tacoma, fool.
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Plus, mjp2 has a functional truck. It just doesn't go very straight.
are you saying that the truck still is it done
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neither does mike...:bananahammockdance:
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neither does mike...:bananahammockdance:
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Thanks. I'm always skeptical about drilling into the frame for fear of rust. I probably shouldn't worry, I don't offroad and I'll never drive on salted roads.

No need to drill the frame. Use the bumper bolts in the rear.
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