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This is a discussion on Installing a Boost Gauge in 02 WRX within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Prob the wrong forum, feel free to move it if needed. I have a glowshift boost/vac gauge that i would ...

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    Installing a Boost Gauge in 02 WRX

    Prob the wrong forum, feel free to move it if needed. I have a glowshift boost/vac gauge that i would like to install in my girlfriends 02 WRX. I assume i can just tap and "T" off a vac line comming from the manifold correct? I know what to do with the (+)(-) wires. Also where is the best place to run the tube to the cabin?
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    There is a circular 1-inch hole abour 6 inches above the brake pedal. It usually has a foam/carpet plug over the top of it.... and then a rubber grommet sealing it. Don't remove the grommet... drill through it, and then run your tubing.

    Splice the T-fitting into the small line (3/8, maybe 1/2 external diameter) coming off the side of the factory BPV.

    And then sell the Glowshift gauge.

    There are plenty of budget-minded gauges out there that won't cost you much but will be MUCH better quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    There is a circular 1-inch hole abour 6 inches above the brake pedal. It usually has a foam/carpet plug over the top of it.... and then a rubber grommet sealing it. Don't remove the grommet... drill through it, and then run your tubing.

    Splice the T-fitting into the small line (3/8, maybe 1/2 external diameter) coming off the side of the factory BPV.

    And then sell the Glowshift gauge.

    There are plenty of budget-minded gauges out there that won't cost you much but will be MUCH better quality.
    Thank you for your help. I really dont need a decent gauge tho. Its my girlfriends car and she could care less honestly..haha. The gauge was free and read perfectly in my boosted 2.2 cobalt. I have no worries. More for looks none the less anyways.
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    ive been told glow shift gauges use the same motors as delfis. so i dont see whats so bad about glow shift gaugues. oh wait..they dont cost an arm or a leg to own one. so that makes them ****ty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy_Digital View Post
    ive been told glow shift gauges use the same motors as delfis. so i dont see whats so bad about glow shift gaugues. oh wait..they dont cost an arm or a leg to own one. so that makes them ****ty.


    More like, they don't work, break often, are inaccurate when they are working, etc. It's not about cost, it's about whether or not it actually works.

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