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Old 12-25-2007, 12:38 AM
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Gauge Installation help?

I know E's curious about this too,
has anyone installed autometer/megan/other brand gauges into their car?
is this something a knowledgeable DIY'er could do?

Im thinking about VOLT and OIL PRESSURE gauges.

Basically im asking;
what gauges are most helpful?
how hard to install [on an A-pillar POD]?
DIY or PRO install?

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A/F and oil pressure are probably what you want. Volts aren't as vital.
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if its na a vac gage is also a good one ( lack in vac is a bad thing )
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I need a Volt gauge. But I have spent too much $$ on my stereo, so that's my reasoning.
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yes yes, but anyone know of installation, ive kind of grown away from this since i installed my [CENSORED] into my car
and now i want more bolt ons haha
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I've done oil press, boost, and wideband.

Boost was easy as hell: power and ground wires, then just the vaccum tube from the gauge to intake mani.

Oil pressure: power, ground, and the signal wire going from the gauge to the aftermarket oil pressure sensor (this is if its an electronic oil press gauge. If its mechanical, you need to run an oil line from the block into the car to the gauge). Also for an electronic oil press, you will need to run a feed line from the factory oil sensor on the back of the block to this tunertoys fitting: http://tunertoys.zoovy.com/product/O...al_Outlet.html
Then you screw the factory oil sensor to the other end of that Tee, and the aftermarket oil sensor that comes with the gauge will screw onto the side of that Tee.

Wideband: replaces the factory O2 sensor (which might trip a CEL), and comes with the instructions saying where every wire needs to go.
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just guessing that you got forced induction...so i would tell you to install a a/f ratio gauge...with a oil pressure and oil temp gauges, afterall you do have vtec and it is vital to know these two when running f/i....i would also get a boost or vac gauge, or both depending on if its a s/c or turbo...sorry dont know how to intall them though
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^lawl im 15 not 56
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to be honest, at this point in the game, unless you are getting a major power adder(i.e. all bolt ons plus cams, forced induction, blah blah) ..i wouldnt waste the money on gauges, for the price you can get gauges for you could buy something else that would give you power.

but its completely up to you! :) just my opinion
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he got a k&n intake
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i ditched this idea logn ago, thought id keep it open because of its usefullness

yeah i got a honkin K&N intake
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