more power? Of course! We all do!
I've handmade these ground kits to fit perfectly on each car. Total number of wires range from 4 to 7, depending on
the car and how many places the factory has grounded the sensors. We currently have ground kits available for these models:
1st Gen Altima (1993-1997)
3rd Gen Maxima (1989-1994)
4th Gen Maxima (1995-1999)
5th Gen Maxima (2000-2003)
Price for each of the above kits is $50 plus shipping, which is only $5 within the continental US.
These kits include 8 awg ground straps to the factory sensor grounding
points, alternator, and an additional 4awg ground strap to the battery.
Benefits are a much smoother idle and acceleration.
For Autos, the 2-1 kickdown at stoplights is much more noticeable.
I'm sure you've noticed that when you slow to 1-2mph and try to
take off, the car is extremely sluggish and wants to stay in 2nd--
or even 3rd gear. With the ground kit installed, that is almost
nonexistant. It downshifts properly and pulls away from the light.
No more mashing the gas and watching your tires go up in smoke when
it finally kicks down into 1st at 15mph!
For 5 spd models, customers have noticed a much
smoother power band. Cars that were initially barely able to chirp
a 1-2 shift were easily barking the tires after the kit was installed.
My engine felt like silk as it was running through the gears--smoother
than I've felt this engine run since I bought the car three years
There is a small but noticeable power increase,
mostly at the low end and midrange. I didn't see much improvement
in the high end, but one of the customers that tried the kit on
their VQ did notice more top end--I guess it just depends on what
kind of tune your engine is in and the engine itself. VG and VQ
Maximas see a huge drop in power as they go up in RPM, so they tend
to see more improvement than a 3rd gen VE that has a smoother power
Here are a few pictures of the VE30DE kit installed on my 1993 SE,
as well as some shots of the kit installed on a 1997 Altima:
shot of the ground wires, minus install accessories
closeup of one of the ends--you can see the ends are soldered
and shrink-wrapped to prevent any corrosion
shot of the grounds bolted to the bracket
shot of the kit installed on the engine--the installed kit is
barely visible, as you can see here. Those of you that want a stealth
install, here it is! If you want flashy, I offer the kit in several
brighter colors and you can install it on top of your harnesses
for higher visibility
kit installed on a 1997 Altima
'97 Altima installed picture-- a little closer this time
shot highlights the location I chose for the grounding point on