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Where to connect boost gauge line

Sorry if this is posted somewhere, I could not find info here about where the best location for my boost gauge pressure line would be?
before or after intercooler?

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The best place is to drill and tap the aluminum intake elbow. You can also "T" off of the MAP line, but that may cause the needle to flutter on the gauge.

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The best place is to drill and tap the aluminum intake elbow. You can also "T" off of the MAP line, but that may cause the needle to flutter on the gauge.
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If you don't want to drill and tap, Accufab makes a "Power Elbow" (doesn't add any power) that comes drilled and tapped already.
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Here's a "How to" write up.
Gauge Installations at DieselManor- 2003-2007 6.0L Powerstroke

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The best place is to drill and tap the aluminum intake elbow. You can also "T" off of the MAP line, but that may cause the needle to flutter on the gauge.
I drilled and tapped the aluminum intake elbow, All good now!

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I did the MAP hose first and my gauge was fluttering like crazy.
I'm getting very little if any from the aluminum intake elbow.

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