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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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What is the best way to do this? Do you just use a boost gauge or is there a special gauge for it? Does it need to be close to the turbo, like in an up-pipe?
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Scangauge reads off of the back pressure sensor, way simple compared to plumbing.

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Maybe, I'll just get a hold of terminator than. Does this work if I'm running a different turbo mount other than stock?
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Re: Measuring drive pressure

only problem with the scan guage is it maxes out at about 40psi iirc

I have a regualar old boost guage plumbed in one of the uppipes.
to keep the heat and soot from messing up the guage I took a piece of 1/4 copper tubeing about 4ft long and twisted it in a cork screw. then hooked one end to the up pipe and the other to the guage hose.

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Thanks, so I should have a boost gauge that reeds higher than 40. Guess I shoulda had Swamps send out two of them..
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I am using the Performax gauge now. Before I had a regular boost gauge and it bounced around a lot. I heard that you can use a snubber to keep a regular gauge steady though.

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Does a snubber just go in line to block surges. Where can a guy get one or can it be made?
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I would talk to a vendor, but I'm pretty sure that ISspro and Auto meter both offer one.

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Thanks, I'll get ahold of em after Christmas.
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I am using the Performax gauge now. Before I had a regular boost gauge and it bounced around a lot. I heard that you can use a snubber to keep a regular gauge steady though.
where is your guage plumbed in at? mine dosent bounce at all, I wonder if haveing it close to the turbo helps that?

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