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gauge install tips

Since it should be warm and sunny tomorrow I caught some spring fever and went and bought me some isspro gauge to install on my truck finally and was wondering for those of you that have already installed themif you all had any tips for me? I will have to do my own wiring.

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JUST DID THEM!

Get yourself 2 packs of wire RED and BLACK (comes in handy later, when you are figuring everything out), butt connectors, quick splices and spade end connector thingies

Go get a multimeter radio shack has them for 20 bucks, it makes finding that 12 volt keyed source a LOT easier.

Run your gauge lights off the dimmer circuit, that way it dims with your stock gauges

Install your pyro in the manifold NOT the downpipe (as I did)

get some wire looms to keep everything purdy

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EVVVVERRRRRYYYYYTTTTHHHHIIIIINNNNGGGGG
(I made a LOT of trips to the parts store)

In order to splice into your map line you will need: 2-1/4" barbs with threaded male ends, 1 1/4" all female T, 1 brass 1/8" to 1/4" bushing and some teflon tape (plus the fitting that comes with the gauges)

DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERIES BEFORE YOU START WIRING

Don't freak too much about drilling holes and getting them square in the pillar. I popped the new gauge pod in place, held the top how it was supposed to go in, drilled it then screwed it. Get some automotive screws from the hardware store that has the finish washer built onto them. It looks clean

Before you wrap up quadruple check that you ran the wires correctly.


Believe it or not, it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be
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Since it should be warm and sunny tomorrow I caught some spring fever and went and bought me some isspro gauge to install on my truck finally and was wondering for those of you that have already installed themif you all had any tips for me? I will have to do my own wiring.
which isspros did you go with ?
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I went with the EV series.
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Wiring for ilumination

Can I chain the power and the ground wires from gauge to gauge then on the last one use them for the hook up?
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Tackelberry did a great job of giving you some tips. I went with the Autometer gauges...... So it might be a bit different than the ISSPRO gauges..... But I had issues with the tubing for the boost gauge. It's really stiff, and therefore I kinked it when installing it (without knowing). So I had to take everything apart twice, before I was able to get my boost gauge working.
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JUST DID THEM!

Get yourself 2 packs of wire RED and BLACK (comes in handy later, when you are figuring everything out), butt connectors, quick splices and spade end connector thingies

Go get a multimeter radio shack has them for 20 bucks, it makes finding that 12 volt keyed source a LOT easier.

Run your gauge lights off the dimmer circuit, that way it dims with your stock gauges

Install your pyro in the manifold NOT the downpipe (as I did)

get some wire looms to keep everything purdy

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EVVVVERRRRRYYYYYTTTTHHHHIIIIINNNNGGGGG
(I made a LOT of trips to the parts store)

In order to splice into your map line you will need: 2-1/4" barbs with threaded male ends, 1 1/4" all female T, 1 brass 1/8" to 1/4" bushing and some teflon tape (plus the fitting that comes with the gauges)

DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERIES BEFORE YOU START WIRING

Don't freak too much about drilling holes and getting them square in the pillar. I popped the new gauge pod in place, held the top how it was supposed to go in, drilled it then screwed it. Get some automotive screws from the hardware store that has the finish washer built onto them. It looks clean

Before you wrap up quadruple check that you ran the wires correctly.


Believe it or not, it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be


Do you have any pics of the pyro and the pillar mounted in the truck
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i put my egt probe in the y pipe where the 2 up pipes meet.. thought the combined temp would be better than just from one side...
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Can I chain the power and the ground wires from gauge to gauge then on the last one use them for the hook up?

Yes, thats how I did mine. It makes things alot cleaner and simpler
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Tackelberry did a great job of giving you some tips. I went with the Autometer gauges...... So it might be a bit different than the ISSPRO gauges..... But I had issues with the tubing for the boost gauge. It's really stiff, and therefore I kinked it when installing it (without knowing). So I had to take everything apart twice, before I was able to get my boost gauge working.


I did the same thing... My other 2 gauges worked but boost didn't. Mine was kinked right there inside the pod...took about 2 mins to fix
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