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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Static Electricity/Trailing Grounding Strip

I am interested in getting a trailing grounding strap on my truck. I'm sick and tired of getting "jolted" from the static electricity build up.
Do any one of you guys have this strap set up and where did you place it underneath the truck. Where did you purchase it from? Any kind of info is appreciated :) Thanks.

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Re: Static Electricity/Trailing Grounding Strip

Personally, it looks like crap to have something hanging down like that.

I solve the issued two ways. Either spray your seats with anti-static spray that you can get in any laundry detergent aisle in the grocery store, or wipe down your seats with dryer sheets.

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Re: Static Electricity/Trailing Grounding Strip

Thanks Danny, I read that in one of the other posts you posted on. Couldn't that strap be placed in the middle carriage somewhere underneath the vehicle without it really being seen by anyone?

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Subscribed; interesting in knowing as well. I get some pretty good charges off this truck...yeow!

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Re: Static Electricity/Trailing Grounding Strip

Yes, you can place a strap under the truck, in the middle where it's not easily seen. Unless it's being followed. Momentum will keep it from dragging the ground except when traveling very slowly. However, it might sit there and slap the bottom of the truck too. That would be annoying. I've never tried one. Never felt the need to. So I don't know how that winds up.

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Ive got a small light chain hanging from my frame directly behind my rear driver tire. Its short enough that it just tickles the ground and will not catch on anything around it. I am amazed at how much this helped! No more shocks and a way cleaner truck. I live about 2.5 miles off the nearest highway so dust is a bugger. You can not see it except from directly behind.

:) Now this reminds me, I need to shorten it because I did a 2" drop last week!

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Ive got a small light chain hanging from my frame directly behind my rear driver tire. Its short enough that it just tickles the ground and will not catch on anything around it. I am amazed at how much this helped! No more shocks and a way cleaner truck. I live about 2.5 miles off the nearest highway so dust is a bugger. You can not see it except from directly behind.

:) Now this reminds me, I need to shorten it because I did a 2" drop last week!
Wouldn't it drive you nuts to hear a chain dragging underneath the trucks under carriage?

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Re: Static Electricity/Trailing Grounding Strip

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Personally, it looks like crap to have something hanging down like that.

I solve the issued two ways. Either spray your seats with anti-static spray that you can get in any laundry detergent aisle in the grocery store, or wipe down your seats with dryer sheets.

Huh, never even thought about that. Every time I get out of my truck or enter it, I get shocked by the handles...



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Wouldn't it drive you nuts to hear a chain dragging underneath the trucks under carriage?
The only time you hear it is when you are going less than 20km/h

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Personally, it looks like crap to have something hanging down like that.

I solve the issued two ways. Either spray your seats with anti-static spray that you can get in any laundry detergent aisle in the grocery store, or wipe down your seats with dryer sheets.


I've done the dryer sheet wipe-down for many years ---- works like a charm. Also, a chain or strap won't make your truck smell 'spring fresh'.

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