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This is a discussion on easiest to install within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i just picked up some sunpro gauges and wanted to know if mechanical was easier to hook up than elec...

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    easiest to install

    i just picked up some sunpro gauges and wanted to know if mechanical was easier to hook up than elec

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    I'm pretty sure that elec is easier because it hooks up to the ECU. For mech, you'd have to drill through the firewall...at least I know you do for the boost gauge.
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    You don't have to drill through the firewall.

    There's already a hole there behind the brake pedal and with electric or mechanical you'll need to go through there to tap into the vacuum line

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    i have oil, boost, and votls..can anyone explain how to install these

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    Originally posted by Mad WRX
    You don't have to drill through the firewall.

    There's already a hole there behind the brake pedal and with electric or mechanical you'll need to go through there to tap into the vacuum line
    Really?!? My friend has an RX-7, and that's what he told me he had to do for his car. So do you still connect the elec to the ECU in addition to tapping the vacuum line?
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    Why do you want a voltmeter? It's in the stock cluster.

    For the boost gauge, the Subaru instructions are posted on SubaruParts.com. I have oil pressure and temp gauges. While you were not specific as to whether you had temp or pressure, the Defi site (search 'em out) has a link to a US distributor. The US distributor sells a "sandwich" that fits between the engine block and the oil filter. It installs permanently and has two 1/8 NTP bungs (temp and pressure). I used that for my sensors.

    The firewall has a blind grommet you can go through to reach the under-dash.

    Gauge installation is a PITA in this car. Good luck. PM me if you need any more help.

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    Originally posted by MisterX
    Why do you want a voltmeter? It's in the stock cluster.
    thanks for your help but the volt gauge isn't in the gauge cluster all that there is is temp, gas, tach, speedo....

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    i think you were mistaken subaroparts.com didn't have anything on instructions for it

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    eww...sunpro hehe j/k i have a friend whos got sunpro gauges, what made you decide to get them?
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    Originally posted by Nexus6
    eww...sunpro hehe j/k i have a friend whos got sunpro gauges, what made you decide to get them?
    they fit the tight budget and they were at the store when i was looking for some gauges. I returned the 3 pack of gauges because they didn't fit well in the car. so all i have is the boost. i took the sunpro over the APC ones because the apc ones looked crappy and cheap

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    try here
    https://ssl.autocenter.net/webparts/acatalog/page1.html

    The spot they show in the picture is the blow off valve which is right on the drivers side of the intercooler.

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