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Painless Wiring TPI wiring

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, May 17, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

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    Anyone have this setup? Planning to get it for the TPI setup I am piecing together. If you have it, did you find it to be complete and worth the price? Has all the hookups for sensors and all that I will need?
     
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    They are very good harnesses -- No doubt in my mind. However, its a heck of a lot cheaper to just buy a factory harness and rework it for your blazer!
     
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    Make sure that you get one that is designed for your correct ECM :)

    Otherwise, it looks like a good harness. In all reality, it'd be tough to find a poor quality new harness. IMO, a wire is a wire, and a connector is a connector. Unless he puts it together poor (which doesn't appear to be the case) it should work well.

    That is a pretty decent price for a new harness too!

    Email the guy and see if he makes what you want :)
     
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    I used their TBI harness and was VERY pleased with it. Thet're really good with tech help too.
     
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    Agreed. I went with a street and performance harness. The best quality harness i've seen.
    Each wire is shrinkwrapped individually like a factory style harness, the painless is just the bare wires and ziptied together. Half the insulation, half the cost.
    If you do go with the painless harness i would probably wrap electrical tape around all the wires for that extra layer of insulation that you won't have.
    The Street and performance harness gave me the extra piece of mind that i wasn't chaffing through the wires when i had to carefully route all the connectors through the hole in my firewall... and that i'd have a quality harness for years to come.. It only takes one shorted wire to create a real headache. :crazy:
     
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    I have the painless harness and its a great harness. The connectors are all weathertight OEM connectors, OEM color coded. I bought wire looms and put it all in wire looms so it looked better. I would DEFINETLY not use the stock harness, everythings tied into it, instead of being a stand alone FI harness.
     
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    Not true at all! The factory harness is infact a totally stand alone harness :)

    Well, mine was anyways! Maybe the newer cars have an intergrated wiring harness...
     
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    My '91 has it all tied in with everything else. A right mess. That's why I went the Painless route!
     
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    Painless #10205

    This is a full harness for our 84 Blazer. Price last year was $445 through AutoZone, the lowest I could find. Today it is $ 520, a 17% increase. Painless tells me another price increase is coming in June. We haven't placed the order yet.

    I haven't seen price inflation like this since the days of Jimmy Carter.

    Anyone know of a less expensive supplier? Doesn't have to be Painless.
     
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