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Old 12-03-2008, 04:00 PM   #1  
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Product reveiw:Flex Innovations grounding kit.

Flex Innovations grounding kit. Aside from the prototype I am the first RX8 with this kit and I must say I am impressed. It has made my idle solid as hell, no more dips when the a/c or heater turns on, no dimming lights. The throttle responds doesn't seem faster but certainly more solid feeling. I have only had one tank of gas through the car thus far but I did have a 1 mpg increase in mileage. (not bad for some wires) They use gold terminals and true 8 ga. wire and comes in a wide selection of colors. I went with the black with white pattern, this particular wire is fire retardant. But all the wires are extremely heat resistant. Very simple install comes with color pictures which makes it very easy to do in 15-20 with basic hand tools. Here are a few pics of the kit installed.

Alternator ground which goes also to the throttle body and - on battery.

From alt to throttle body.

The two chassis grounds.

The main ground, you can still use your stock batt. cover no problem.

Engine bay from afar.

I tried to outline the path of the kit and circle the ground points.

All in all not a bad deal IMO. check them out, Flex Innovations, ask for Tom or Chris.

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Any chance for bigger pics?
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Looks awesome. How do we get our hands on it? Also, does this no longer enable us to use the battery cover or not? Just curious.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:27 PM   #5  
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flex innovations.com the site says 40+5 for shipping, but I was told 35 shipped. I will email him tonight and should have a response on it by morning.
You still can use the battery cover, I do. Just didn't put a pic up cause mine was being painted.
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Gotcha. Well def let me know. $35 shipped is a friggen steal. Looks fine to me. Don't need a fancy smancy thing for ground..they're just wires. lol. If I knew how, I'd make my own!

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Im in for 35 shipped
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ill order immediately if its 35 but ill still buy at 45
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this is especially helpful if you have a larger stereo. solid grounds can have a drastic effect on light dimming. I did it in my grand prix with 4awg wire and plan to do it on my 8 eventually. $45 isn't a bad price to have a kit in hand. It would run you a little less than that to buy the parts and DIY, but then you'd have to do the work. Seems worth it to buy from them.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:12 AM   #11  
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Put me in for one also.International buyer.
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For $35, i've got my CC ready. I emailed them. I want mine asap!!!
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does it only come in black? i know wierd question.. i may want it
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No, they come in a bunch of colors. check their website.
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Bose, any luck finding out how we get it for $35?
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I just ordered mine for $40.

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Originally Posted by Chris - Flex Innovations
Our grounding kit includes 4 wires, full color instructions and two re-usable zip ties.
I am in the process of working on our website: http://www.flex-innovations.com/ in order to allow people to order an RX-8 kit directly from our website. I am not finished just yet though, but I will try to be done tonight if you want to wait.
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I believe I got a small discount. It is 40 + 5 for shipping. If you want a colored sleeve it is listed as $2 extra.

Flex Innovations RX8 Grounding Kit
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Nice jacketting on the wire.

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Just ordered mine. $40
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I got mine in blue . I can't freaking wait for it to arrive @ my doorstep.
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**Update**
I just got mine in the mail today! Here are some quick pics. I'm gonna install it tomorrow on my lunch break @ work.







I have to say, this is some quality cable. Flex Innovations is all about quality, and this is high quality 8 Ga Wire.
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i ordered a set in red.
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Just ordered a set in "diamond sleeve black" for $40 shipped. RX8Club Group buy discount until 12/24/08, then they are $40 + $5 shipping.
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Posted on my blog about my install. GREAT stuff and I recommend this to everyone. The price more then justifies this great product. My review says it all.
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