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Old But Sexy
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alirght i got a few questions about installing the gauges..I got autometer cobalts and was wondering where i hook the boost into and also where do i wire the power to them from..i also got a seperate dimmer for them cause i heard there super bright
 

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Busted Knuckles
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Boost gauge gets a t-fitting to the map line (rubber line running to intake manifold) or you could drill and tap the manifold. Power comes from the fuses in the cab of the truck. There you can find switched power. I have my hooked up on the truck dimmer but I have Ultra Lite IIs with the internal LEDs. I really like them.
 

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I used the wires from my head light switch to hook mine up.
 

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also it didnt come with a t for the boost..Can i get that at napa? what size?
 

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Busted Knuckles
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Yeah i pieced the stuff together from my local napa store. It's just a three way and you need to get two barb fittings and a ferrel fitting for the boost hose. I can't recall what the exact sizes were though but you should be able to eyeball it pretty easily.
 

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ok..also where are you runnin the wires so there out of site? anybody have install pics?
 

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I had them mounted on the drivers inner fender well. It kept the wires neat because I ran the sensor wires/hoses up on the top of the firewall with that loom that runs acroos the engine compartment. Kev, are you going to paint the bezel on the new gauge?
 

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Old But Sexy
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i was thinkin of takin the black off
 

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Old But Sexy
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guess its gettin painted..lol
 

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wire them into the fuse panel but run em under the dash to be out of site
 

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I was able to tie into the fuse panel (the "front" of it that you see when you remove the cover), around the outside edge and back inside the dash, where I routed it up to the A-pillar.

The Tee fitting you need is 1/8" NPT, I used one with female on all fittings, then added 1/8" NPT hose barbs, and used the gauge's 1/8" npt fitting into the tee.

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Michael Pliska
 

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Old But Sexy
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ok thanks what npt stand for? and are you guys cuttin the stock pillar to run the wires through? thats the only part im confused about..how to hide the wires
 

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Dreams of owning cclb
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yeah, I cut a slot in mine with a cutting wheel
 

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woops:eek: hahaha I had a friend tell me that I had to and I believed him since he did too... O well live and learn. It was cracked anyways.
 
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