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post #1 of 16 Old 12-14-2010, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Guage install

Hey yall first off i just got my guages and dp tunes ordered i cant wait to get em installed and check em out. My question is how hard is it to hook up all the guages? am i gonna need special tools or what? any tips, tricks, what not to do's would help a lot. Thanks in advance, jimbo

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Banks 4" monster exhaust turbo back
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Yeah you need a couple drill bits for the exhaust manifold. Step up in sizes, dont go big first. And you need a npt threader to thread the hole you drilled. Its easy though, I just did mine a couple months ago. Do it right the first time though, get the wire loom stuff, and make it look nice, I gotta redo mine cause I wanted it in right away.


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i have the drill bits already, what wire loom are you talkin bout?

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leveling kit
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Im not sure of the name, havin a brain fart right now, but that stuff thats black and you put wires in it to protect them from heat and abbraision.


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Exterior: 08 Exterior Clone, 22.5's
Engine Mods: GTP38R WW2, 5 inch exhaust,T500, 6637, TW tunes,DI Up pipes, 6.7 fuel pump fuel system.
Trans Mods: 6.0 trans cooler, JW Valve body,Billet triple disc converter.
Sound Mods: 7" flip out tv, 3-way speakers all around, 12" sub, 500 watt amp.
Misc:dieselsite coolant filter, max ac assist, BRV, IHD,gauges, CCV

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I'm not sure why people have said its taken them like only 2 hours to install a gauge setup. It took me like 15 hours over the course of a week to do it. Definately do it right the first time and don't lose the piece of insulation (firewall plug).
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Took me about half a day, by myself, in my driveway, with instructions. Found it to be a little nerve racking drilling and tapping the manifold, but have done a few since then and it is really easy. Hardest part is running all the wires neatly and getting the gauge pod installed.

As far as special tools...it really depends on what you consider special tools, but the short answer is, if you already have the drill bits and tap...no, nothing really special.

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second time i did it took 1.5 hours
there are good instructions somewhere ill try to find them for you
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i soldered everything with heatshink and it only took like 3 hours to do it and that was 4 gauges
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only 3 hours ? holy. WOw i suck.
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Well thank you all for the input, I should be getting the guages today(according to ups tracking) will try to install wed night. I have all the tools, just nervous about drilling into the manifold. Seems like that is gonna be the worst part of the entire install. I will goto the off road shop tonight and see about that wire loom stuff, thanks again all

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Banks intake
Banks 4" monster exhaust turbo back
DP tunes
Issopro guages
leveling kit
35" bf a/t
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