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How many hours to install gauges?

I have been quoted anywhere from $350-$500 to install my boost and pyro gauges in my truck. Is this anywhere in the realm of what is should be?

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How many hours to install gauges?

If you can operate a drill you could do it yourself. Several DIY guides out there and posts on DIY. If you don't like the thought of installing the sender and EGT probe then you could install the gauges, connect the lighting and run the wires to near the sender locations to save yourself some cash.


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Is the clamp style thermocoupler ok to use?

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Is the clamp style thermocoupler ok to use?
for the pyro???????????? Use the probe, drill and tap the manifold, you will get alot better reading and more accurate!
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Is the clamp style thermocoupler ok to use?
NO too slow of a response. I've added to my first post.


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I'm ordering my gauges today, My biggest isuue is having a place to do the job. The wiring is not a problem whatsoever. I just hate laying in the dirt to work on my truck. I have drilled and tapped aluminum and mild steel before but cast is a little scarier to me..maybe just do it and go for broke!

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How many hours to install gauges?

If you use something like RapidTap fluid you'll be fine. Lay on some cardboard. LOL


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If you use something like RapidTap fluid you'll be fine. Lay on some cardboard. LOL


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cardboard, plywood! My truck doesnt fit in my garage, i have a 24 x 32 garage, doesnt fit thru the door. Thats what have to do
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Let the air out of tires then maybe it'll fit. LOL


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4ft firesticks on the mirrors LOL, wont fit hahahaha
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