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Old 11-20-2008, 04:52 PM
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Well ok I did not make the gauge pod but I guess you would say it is custom mounted. I have seen this done before with the Autometer gauge cup but most people use a longer screw to secure it. Cheaper than say the Alta and many others.

I removed the back panel of the tach and drilled 2 holes while using small nuts and bolts to secure the base. Its on there very sturdy but getting the screws back in the base of the column is a pita if you don't do it certain way.

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Anyways just prepping for my soon to arrive 2 5/8 boost gauge .

Btw what wire should I tap the power wire for the lighting into?
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:56 PM
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sweet!! let's see the finished thing
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:02 PM
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Still waiting on the gauge to arrive . But soon
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:21 PM
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Alrighty the gauge is in! Flows well with the oem gauges I do think. I got this one second hand and am not happy with more than a few flaws. I will purchase the same type of gauge new later that only reads up to 20psi not 30.

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I see me doing an oil pressure gauge on the other side very soon.
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looks good, almost exactly what I did

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Old 11-24-2008, 07:27 PM
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lookin good guys! I need ta get some gauges in there too.. especially boost gauge
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looks good, almost exactly what I did

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Care to let me know what you used as the power?
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spliced it into the wiring harness as described on NAM... I think it's a grey/red wire, it dimms with the rest of the lights. check NAM...
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:38 PM
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Ok so I got the gauge plumed and wired and went for a drive.

The temp outside is about 40 degrees and I have the GWM 15% pulley.

From 1st till 3rd I did a wot run and the gauge read 16psi?! Should it not be closer to 14.5 or 15? Would an Autometer gauge be that off?
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14.5 or 15 seems most common. but is it really critical? it's a fairly cheap gauge, it can can be off a bit. but once you know how much your car's normally running you can then use that to see if things change over time (boost leak, loss, etc).
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sorry for thread stealing lol but hey question guys if i wanted to change the colors of the lights in my gauges would that be a hard process?
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sorry for thread stealing lol but hey question guys if i wanted to change the colors of the lights in my gauges would that be a hard process?
there's a company in the UK that does something like this. Can't remember who they are since I don't have my macbook -- I have the link saved on there. It does cost a lot though, and you need to bring them your car :td: That's for the stock gauges too

I think aftermarket gauges would be easier to mod since they come out easier.

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14.5 or 15 seems most common. but is it really critical? it's a fairly cheap gauge, it can can be off a bit. but once you know how much your car's normally running you can then use that to see if things change over time (boost leak, loss, etc).
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If you ever want you can always go with an electronic gauge instead later down the road. They're more expensive, but they will also give you more accurate readings.
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right, but it will depend on the brand/model. the autometer gauge uses a twist bulb that can be swapped for another color or size or to an led type. go to pep boys and they carry them. others might be different and even require desoldering... I dunno, I only have the autometer boost gauge...

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can you post a pic of what you did in the rear of the tack?
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WELL?! Not much of DIY if there is no pic how to!

(Got my plan for 2 gauges to, 'coz prices for those FexPods & Co. are f* daylite robbery!)
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