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started to install my boost gauge today and ran into troubles right away with the fittings on the back of my gauge
after getting that figured out, i tried to find a 3/4 x 1/8th reducer and everyone i talked to just scratched their head and said they didnt have anything like that
did you guys have to use 2 different fittings to make the reduction or what did you do?
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What kind of gauge is it?

Most all the isspro & autometer guages I've seen have the same size compression fitting on the back of the gauge. Did it not come with the nylon hose and compression fittings for each end?
 

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its an autometer C2 gauge, came with all sorts of fittings and my nylon tube, but the one that needed to go into the back of the gauge was pipe thread and the gauge was normal thread
i got all that figured out, now it is just a problem of finding something to go from 3/4 to 1/8th so i can tap into the manifold for my boost signal
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That aint right, I'd call autometer and ask (Technical Service 815.899.0801) and contact the vendor too. The correct fitting should be included.
 

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well i finally got everything installed this afternoon once the rain let up (thats right, rain in mid december, in south dakota after it was negative 20 two days ago)
but anyway, the pyro install was WAY easier than the boost install and the only hard part about the boost was finding a fitting to work for me

(i called autometer and they said everything i got in the packwage was right and that it is my fault that the gauges arent going together properly)

but as far as the gauges, i love how they look, they are actually almost too bright at night time so i might fab up something to slip over them to tint them at night, and in case you havent caught it, they are the autometer C2 gauges

and i know someone will ask for numbers so here they are
boost still has a tiny leak but got up to 34-35lbs, pyro is anywhere from 4-600 cruising in town and got all the way up to 1300 when i let off at 95mph but it was holding pretty steady around there (flat ground and installed pre-turbo)
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On 2005-12-10 17:50, snow ram wrote:
but as far as the gauges, i love how they look, they are actually almost too bright at night time so i might fab up something to slip over them to tint them at night, and in case you havent caught it, they are the autometer C2 gauges

where did you tap into for the light wire? I taped into the dimmer wire on the stereo (i am sure there is another wire that does the same) so that when I turn up and down the dash lights, the gauges do the same! :bigthumb:
 

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On 2005-12-10 19:25, Alphacowboy-SmurfStyle wrote:


where did you tap into for the light wire? I taped into the dimmer wire on the stereo (i am sure there is another wire that does the same) so that when I turn up and down the dash lights, the gauges do the same! :bigthumb:

Same here with my guages, works great at night :bigthumb:
 

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i guess i never even thought about that, i tapped into the instrument lights too, i suppose i should see if i tapped the right wire and do that instead of making some little cover
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On 2005-12-10 19:25, Alphacowboy-SmurfStyle wrote:


where did you tap into for the light wire? I taped into the dimmer wire on the stereo (i am sure there is another wire that does the same) so that when I turn up and down the dash lights, the gauges do the same! :bigthumb:

:withstupid: we need some pics too!! haha man i wish it took me that long to hit 1300 degrees haha but thats cool. my guages came with some colored covers for the bulbs and it matches my factory guages almost perfect. that might help some on the dimming.
 

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On 2005-12-11 13:03, RamAford wrote:


haha man i wish it took me that long to hit 1300 degrees

dont get me wrong, i got it cruising up to about 75 and then punched it, so really it took me about 20mph to go from 700 degrees to 1300
the dimmer switch suggestion worked out a little, they are bearable now :cool::
i will get some pictures at night, they look pretty good i think
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couldnt manage to get a good one of the color they are when they are lit up, but here ya go

[img=500x375]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/mrstarnes1/Truck%20add%20ons/DSCF0305.jpg[/img]

[img=500x375]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/mrstarnes1/Truck%20add%20ons/DSCF0309.jpg[/img]

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looks good :D:
 

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On 2005-12-11 20:54, cummins freak wrote:
looks good :D:

:withstupid: they are to bright for me though :rotfl:
 

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I really liked those gauges and would've bought them but they didn't have a matching fuel pressure gauge.
 

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On 2005-12-11 21:16, MaShInRaM54 wrote:
No trans temp gauge? Ur nuts....

thats going in a single pod when i get my tranny work done...whenever that happens
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Who makes that pod? I seen one on ebay for 3 gauges for like 16 bucks or is it worth money for auto meter? Need to get some on mine just trying find good deals on stuff
 
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