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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:58 pm

Looks awsome!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:31 pm

Its a Sunpro 2-1/16 inch gauge. I can't remember the model, but it retailed for less than $25. I got this one brand new on Ebay for $15 including postage. It seems accurate enough for my needs.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:40 pm

looks great A lil to much for me right now BUt in a couple days I will start
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:24 pm

hey u guys got any sugestions were I should mount a boost gauge?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:18 pm

Hooked up boost gauge pushing 6-7psi stock during the day about 90 deg weather. pushing 8 max at night.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:03 pm

Hey im new 2 the hole boost scene my other car is a na 86 monte carlo with a 450hp 355 small block chevy v8. the only time im reading boost is 3/4 - wot. cruising im reading mainly vac. is this normal? or is my gauge not working properly.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:53 pm

pefectly fine and when you going 80 and let off the gas it should be 20 VAC
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:55 pm

Thanks man 4 the info never had a boosted car or a computer car till now.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:07 pm

Our Rivs are N/A most of the time, only boosts when we need it. Power + fuel economy, the best of both worlds!

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:11 pm

Wow that's nice man didn't even think about that ! GM comes up with so great ideas!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:53 am

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just cruisin 40 it reads about 15-18 on vac, it gets 5-7 pounds easy and when i went on the highway the other night i got 11 pounds in 2nd going into 3rd,

ive got video of it but i cant get any sites to work yet.

you got up to 11 (insert spinal tap joke here) on a stock pulley???
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:12 am

how did u guys hook up the lights on your boost gauge?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:11 pm

Chicken wrote:
Supercharged wrote:
just cruisin 40 it reads about 15-18 on vac, it gets 5-7 pounds easy and when i went on the highway the other night i got 11 pounds in 2nd going into 3rd,

ive got video of it but i cant get any sites to work yet.

you got up to 11 (insert spinal tap joke here) on a stock pulley???

in my brothers regal we got 13 pounds on a 10* degree day. maybe you guys dont look at the boost during shifts, i get 10 pounds no problems when its going into 2nd
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:16 pm

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how did u guys hook up the lights on your boost gauge?

I ran a hotwire from the gauge to the fuse box and tapped into the radio circuit....
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:55 pm

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1wickedninja wrote:
how did u guys hook up the lights on your boost gauge?

I ran a hotwire from the gauge to the fuse box and tapped into the radio circuit....

I spliced into the passenger side ciggarette lighter.
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PostSubject: Boost Gauge   Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:24 pm

Looking for a boost gauge, wondering how hard the install is and how to do it, what type to buy, Full sweep electric, mechanical or short sweep electric?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:33 pm

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Looking for a boost gauge, wondering how hard the install is and how to do it, what type to buy, Full sweep electric, mechanical or short sweep electric?

get a mechanical and make sure its shows vacuum too.

the install is very easy.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:56 pm

get a one of those metal hangers and make it a long skinny pole, get some tape around the end of the vacuum line thats going into the T's youll need to run off the boost bypass or the fuel pressure regulator i forget

if your looking at the engine on the left side in the back down a little bit, theres a black box looking thing with a hole

dont be afriad to stick your leary finger in the finger sized hole, you should feel a sponge of some sort, get it out of the way. meanwhile someone helping on the other side pushing the hanger up behind the passengers glove box

thats the easiest way ive found, all you do is take the cover off, 3 small screws if im not correct

go to autozone and get a T's assorted pack, the vacuum line im sure is 1/8
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:14 pm

i FAILED HARdCORE on the mounting of the boost gauge on my door vent........ so im gonna find a gauge bracket that i can mount to my dash or A pillar........... anyone know of a good one??
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:53 pm

I found this, and while it looks like it might fit I'm sure some modifications will need to be done...

http://www.wbodystore.com/grandprix/a-pillar-gauge-pod-p-194.html
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:55 pm

and what happened in the door vent install? You guy's need to post your failures as much as the successes to help others on this sight.....
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PostSubject: Boost Gauge?   Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:48 pm

Ok So i have Read the write up on doing the door boost gauge, And I am going to give it a try but i just want to know your guys thoughts on A boost gauge, I aint loaded so I dont want to buy something extreme but I dont want Garbage,

I saw this One On ebay, Let me know if its Alright?

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:32 pm

i just finished my guage install. exact same guage. i love it! will have pics up soon
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PostSubject: boost gauge wiring   Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:29 pm

someone out their must know how to install the boost gauge....im not sure where to hook it into on the motor/wiring... any helps thanks!!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:52 am

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