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Does anyone have any pictures on how to install a boost gauge for a C70? Thanks, helps me out alot, and also what do you prefer for an accurate, cool looking CHEAP boost gauge? Thanks!-Matt
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (C70 MATT)

You want something you can see easily while driving, right? Or you don't mind something more hidden but only convenient for you during dyno tuning?
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (The_one_n_only)

Don't be shy, bite the bullet and go for a good one. Once fitted, you'll spend as much time as you can watching it and when your not, you mates will be! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I've gone for this one but the pod is taking forever to get right!!!<p><IMG SRC="http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/photos/spadg106.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (topless_tart)

I would prefer analog display more though. Digital display doesn't really show the boost characteristic that well, otherwise, I could have stayed with just the AVC-R.
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (The_one_n_only)

Ahh, comes down to watching the needle under heavy acceleration!<p>Went for this coz it has peak boost recall and can also do air, water and oil temp in the same gauge - oh yes, the green backlight it identical to the instruments on the dash.
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (topless_tart)

It is nice to have all in one, but peak recall function is actually pretty common, though.<p>Oh well, I'm just one of those old school type of guy...needles make more sense to me I guess.
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (The_one_n_only)

It's actually nice to see the needle move and have an actual FUNCTIONAL GAUGE!!! There is this one rice rocket Eclipse at my work that has a jumbo size TACHOMETER gauge! WTF? What do you need one for?
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (The_one_n_only)

I'd say something to put on my pilar, to view, but if hidden that's cool to, i'll just be doing some up boost on "special occasions" and i'll need to know what i run. The main thing is PRICE, PRICE PRICE. I'm 18 so I'm on a very limited budget with college coming up! Please help, thanks-MATT
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (C70 MATT)

How about something like this? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/auto_shows/carlisle_import_02/volvo_fwd/images/large/04.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I should have put a turbo timer or something in there back then when I had a chance. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (The_one_n_only)

yea i'd love that, just on a budget...and needto figure outhow much itwould cost or just a simple pilar mounted one...simple, accurate CHEAP..-matt thanks, help appreciated!
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (Faraaz23)

I've heard you can pretty much take a generic one that is closest to the A Pillar we have and just use heat gun to get it to mold to the A pillar. The problem is, there's no A Pillar mount in the market that is long enough to extend all the way back to the C Pillar.<p>Anything else will just look out of place, I think.
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (The_one_n_only)

I asked one of my local shops and they said they can custom mold a dual gauge pod for me for $200. They of course need the A-pillar piece. It's on the expensive side but maybe one of these days I'm going to bit the bullet and get it done. What's another gauge I might be interested in that's worth getting?
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (mike_c70)

I don't like pillar mounts on the C70 ... it obstructs the speaker, and obstructs the view (IMHO). It looks too much like an add-on.<br>I think the ideal spot would be to have it mounted in front of the instrument cluster ... but I haven't seen anyone mount one there.<br>I had a temporary one taped there while I did some testing, and it was real easy to watch ... right underneath the speedo and tach .... next to all the other info you need to see simultaneously.<br>If you need connection and tubing routing info, I've got ipd's instructs in a pdf format I can email.
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (Paul L)

Something like this.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.chopperware.com/chopper/volvo/troy_october/guage1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Also, Topless_Tart. Where did you get that guage? What kind is it? Does it show the boost in psi? Very nice looking. I like it. Any info on it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (larryo108)

<br> hey...Im trying to get more fimiliar with my engine and tis componets...if i were to install a boost gauge would i tap in at those line by the intake....is that little piece that the 3 lines go into tell the ecu about what ur boost is doing...or is it like a seleniod?
 

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Re: How to install a boost gauge? (larryo108)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>Also, Topless_Tart. Where did you get that guage? What kind is it? Does it show the boost in psi? Very nice looking. I like it. Any info on it would be much appreciated. Thanks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p><A HREF="http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk" TARGET="_blank">http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk</a><p>Go into the motorsport part and then into the Motorsport - parts and accessories. You'll be able to find it under instruments.<p>It does tell the boos in psi - bar & kg/cm2<p>Have a look, the company also do mail order (ask for a discount too - in the past they have usually been able to do something on the price)
 
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