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PAINLESS WIRING? IS IT REALLY "PAINLESS?"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bluesman420, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. bluesman420

    bluesman420 Newbie

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    HAS ANYONE COMPLETELY REWIRED THERE K5 USING PAINLESS WIRING HARNESS KIT? HAVE AN 84 K5 THAT NEEDS IT REALY BAD....ANY SUGGESTIONS OR ADVICE WOULD HELP....THANX IN ADVANCE. :k5:
     
  2. grape

    grape Registered Member

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    would like to hear also, my truck is a bare shell and the stock wiring was in such bad shape i took pictures, but i really don't want to put it back in my totally redone truck. To add, i get to change the under hood harness for my diesel junk.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    we used a setup from them at work. was vary easy and painless in my opinon. and great customer help also. had 1 problem but wasnt there fail at all . and still going fine to this day. he drives it all over town.
     
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    Smitty 1/2 ton status

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    Used one of the 18 circuit kits on my 56. Great quality and the wires are labeled every couple of feet.
     
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    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    From what I understand, the only thing "painful" about Painless Wiring's kits is the cost.
    But from what I've read, if you gotta re-do ALL the wiring in the vehicle, they're worth every penny. If I was re-wiring a whole truck, I'd probably save up and go Painless.
     
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    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    A flat fender came to me for sorting out. Owner had attempted to install one their Universal loom kits. When I pulled the instructions out of the box he had used a sharpie and crossed out the "less" and written "full" above it.
    Took me a while to sort it out and I had to get them to send me a copy of what the junction block's internal wiring was. Wire was decent quality stuff. Can't say I was overly impressed by the kit though. Then again, I'd just come from installing a Ron Francis Wire-works.com loom kit. Those will spoil you.
     
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    unclematty 1/2 ton status

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    I couldn't afford one of those hi-dollar kits, I just kept my eyes open at the local picknpull, found a gm truck that hadn't been hatcheted and pulled the harness myself (without cutting anything) costed me 80.00 plus 2 hours of my time. took about 4 hours to install it, it works great :D
     
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    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Their FI harness was a snap! Id assume their kits to rewire a vehicle would eb jsut as easy. I plan to put one in my K5 sooner or later.
     
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    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    a buddy and I wired this little buggy up with a Painless TBI harness and their 18 circuit racing harnes and it was pretty easy. We had to make modifications of course because we used switches and a push button start instead of a key. the harnesses are well made and labled and when we were done...it fired up on the third roll over.

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    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Thays a pretty bad ass "little" buggy!!!!! :D
     
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    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, built big block, TBI, 2 1/2 ton Rockwells, full Hydro steering, turbo 400, 203/205 twin stick, yada yada
     
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    I did my 73 with a painless, i was pretty simple, just alot of work, i would absoultly buy from them again,
    Infact i will be rewiring the mini soon and im going to be using one of thier Hot Rod harnesses :waytogo:
     

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