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This is a discussion on 0 for boost gauge installation!! within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I am a complete moron when it comes to electricity, so I decided to take my mechanical boost gauge to ...

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    Red face $250 for boost gauge installation!!

    I am a complete moron when it comes to electricity, so I decided to take my mechanical boost gauge to a shop. They said it would take 3 1/2 hours labor for a total of $250.00!!! I have a hard time believing this. What do you guys think? I'm waiting on an air/fuel ratio gauge plus a dual steering column mount, and I can't even imagine how much it would cost to install together. Does anyone know any place cheaper in the San Jose area? Or when I get these other parts would anyone be willing to install this for me for a reasonable price??? Thanks guys.

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    3 1/2 hours to install a boost guage? thats rediculous... if itll take em that long they are idiots. a boost guage should not take longer than an uppipe. I'd find another shop, or see if a local friend can just help you out.
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    Originally posted by ebr0t
    3 1/2 hours to install a boost guage? thats rediculous... if itll take em that long they are idiots. a boost guage should not take longer than an uppipe. I'd find another shop, or see if a local friend can just help you out.
    I agree that sounds like a serious ripoff. There has to be someone else who can help with your project.
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    Dont know where your from but go down to the forums that are Northwest, Southwest etc etc and put out a request. Someone in your area will help.

    Dealership wanted 500 for the boost guage and installation. I ordered my ghetto jcwhitney and did it my self. Total cost of the whole project.....$46.83

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    I had a tuner shop do my boost gauge. Took them 1 hour and cost me $50
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    Sounds like your mechanic is looking to buy a LOT of Easter Eggs.

    Find someone else, this guy in jerking you around. Better yet, make a friend... if you were a bit closer, I could even give you a hand (assuming you didn't turn out to be like WRX89 ) But San Jose is an hour or more away depending on where you're at.. check the Southwest forum under Bay Area and you might get lucky.

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    I'm a slowpoke in the garage, and my boost gauge install took about an hour, maybe 1-1/2 hours to make it look fairly neat.
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    yeah you can do it yourslef in like 20 minutes. Tell me what brand/ where you want it mounted and later i will write up a tutorial if you want.
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    It could take a while, but you might wanna do it yourself(like boosted said). At least that way if your car gets screwed up you didn't pay someone to do it. I took my intercooler off when installing the boost gauge to cut the bov tube out of site. That's 20 minutes in itself. You could also get a pretty nice soldering iron, solder, a buttload of shrink wrap, some other tools, and more expensive boost gauge for less then $250(not that you need another boost gauge ). Instructions are free........

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    Originally posted by Racenut3.0
    Sounds like your mechanic is looking to buy a LOT of Easter Eggs.
    Yeah.......that or maybe CRACK
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    there is tons of info and people here that can help. Please install it yourself, i am sick of hearing of people getting reamed by mechanics.

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    Originally posted by fastwrx135
    I had a tuner shop do my boost gauge. Took them 1 hour and cost me $50
    What tuner store installed it for you?

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    wow.. do it yourself, read the insturtions. On a wrx, it's not that hard. what brand boost are you getting?
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    He said he is a moron when it comes to electricity stuff I wouldn't recommend him doing it himself

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    Re: $250 for boost gauge installation!!

    Originally posted by lgeo120
    Does anyone know any place cheaper in the San Jose area?

    You can try MPJ Performance, Bozz Performance, or Gruppe-S. They are all located in Fremont.

    Or you can try I-Speed, who are located in SJ.


    For quotes, just give em a call, or head to MPJ or I-Speed's message boards.

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