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    Yet another boost guage install

    I suck at installing anything new in the car, but soo far I think I have been lucky in getting this to work. Anyway, here is a long winded documentation of my boost guage with a-pillar install process. Please note it is not done, and the instructions may very well cause your car to explode.

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    Retro tries to install a boost guage.
    clutch, shift, gas, clutch, shift, gas, shift, clutch, gas, clutch gas, shift... oops!

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    Autometer?

    hey great intructions! I was just curious if that was an Autometer Gauge Pod you used, I recently bought an Autometer guage pod that looks exactly like the one you used and I was wondering if its done well for you.

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    I'm a few years too late to the party... dead link.... dang, I really need a solid step-by-step set of instructions with pictures for my elementary level brain

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    Quote Originally Posted by lundholm08 View Post
    I'm a few years too late to the party... dead link.... dang, I really need a solid step-by-step set of instructions with pictures for my elementary level brain
    Its not that difficult. My 12 yr old cousin could do it (then again thats not elementary anymore).

    what kind of gauge do you have (rather, how many electrical wires are coming off it?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pactin View Post
    Its not that difficult. My 12 yr old cousin could do it (then again thats not elementary anymore).

    what kind of gauge do you have (rather, how many electrical wires are coming off it?)
    I'm sure it's easy, but I have the anti-MIDAS touch: everything I do I screw up somehow. I usually over-think things.

    I have a premium Prosport electrical boost gauge... 4 wires... red, orange, white, and black... funny, I was an electrician before the economy took a dive and I was laid off... I should know how to do this kind of thing - I suppose it's no big surprise that the T fitting and hose the gauge came with are too small?

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    MOD: Prosport Electrical Boost Gauge

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    MOD: Prosport Electrical Boost Gauge

    man dont you just love google.com!?
    Thanks! I do know how to use google but google wasn't working with me lol I guess I should have used the SCOOBYMODS in the same sentence

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    Quote Originally Posted by lundholm08 View Post
    I suppose it's no big surprise that the T fitting and hose the gauge came with are too small?
    yah, that crap always comes too small for our hoses. Just buy another universal one at autozone or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pactin View Post
    yah, that crap always comes too small for our hoses. Just buy another universal one at autozone or something.
    Right on. I will try to give this a whirl. Not sure about buying extra wire though, as instructed in the ScoobyMods instructions...or what a good "constant on" power source is, so the gauge remembers my settings or whatever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lundholm08 View Post
    Right on. I will try to give this a whirl. Not sure about buying extra wire though
    what?
    as instructed in the ScoobyMods instructions...or what a good "constant on" power source is, so the gauge remembers my settings or whatever...
    I believe "constant on" is constant 12V and I do not know which color it is for your car
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pactin View Post
    what?


    I believe "constant on" is constant 12V and I do not know which color it is for your car
    He'll probably have to T-tap off of something that always has a constant source of electricity.
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    now I am debating whether or not to go off of these lines rather than the bpv line everyone uses it seems...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Pactin View Post
    Its not that difficult. My 12 yr old cousin could do it (then again thats not elementary anymore).

    what kind of gauge do you have (rather, how many electrical wires are coming off it?)
    Depends what state your cousin is in....

    Use the BPV line. My DTT and AP are pretty close and I used the BPV line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzr2874 View Post
    Depends what state your cousin is in....

    Use the BPV line. My DTT and AP are pretty close and I used the BPV line.

    Did you consider using the placement off the manifold like the pictures I provided? Just curious. Someone said it was more accurate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzr2874 View Post
    Depends what state your cousin is in....
    True... My drunk 12 y/o cousin is in no state to install a boost gauge.
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