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Grounding in the Rear

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lsocoee, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    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?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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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.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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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.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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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.
     
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    Between the salted roads and salt spray from the ocean our vehicles are pretty much doomed around here.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    that sounds better than what I was planning on doing...I was going to gob some grease over it. :eek:

    derail away. Don't forget the salty women up there...
     
  7. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    You think you're some kind of handyman or something?
     
  8. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    :popcorn:
     
  9. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    speaking of derail, i always ground in the rear... bo dom che
     
  10. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    Yourself?
     
  11. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    well, I do have a functional truck. :cool:
     
  12. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    That's quite some talent he has there.

    Yeah, I'm going to need proof of this.

    Plus, mjp2 has a functional truck. It just doesn't go very straight.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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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?
     
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  15. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    Technically, I drove off in the Civic alone and left her wanting more.
     
  16. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    He definitely did not take me home. And especially not in the Civic.

    The Tacoma, fool.
     
  17. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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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 :D
     
  18. Jul 16, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    wat?
    neither does mike...:bananahammockdance:
     
  19. Jul 16, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    whoa whoa whoa, nobody wants to see the banana hammock dance.
     
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    No need to drill the frame. Use the bumper bolts in the rear.
     
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