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Alright, I know I have to drill and tap the manifold for EGT, but what needs to be done for a trans temp gauge, and a boost gauge? If it changes anything, I'll be using a map fooler eventually, so what do I need to do to get an accurate reading without the fooler, but still make sure when I install it my readings won't go haywire

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Tranny will hook into the test port on the driver's side. Real easy, unscrew a plug, and replace it with the probe for the gauge.

Boost gauge can go into the map line. It should come with a "T" fitting, just cut the line, put the fitting in line, and run your boost hose off of it.

I would put the T closer to the fire way so you will still have room for the fooler in the future.

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Alright, I know I have to drill and tap the manifold for EGT, but what needs to be done for a trans temp gauge, and a boost gauge? If it changes anything, I'll be using a map fooler eventually, so what do I need to do to get an accurate reading without the fooler, but still make sure when I install it my readings won't go haywire

Ok your trans temp, on the side of the transmission near the shift linkage. Above that there is a plug I think it is 7/16 or 1/2 inch. Remove that plug and install your trans temp sending unit then run your wire.

Boost gauge I suggest you drill and tap the y-pipe coming off the turbo. Do this on the hot side as in the side that sends the air from the turbo to the intercooler. It will be the driverside section of the Y-pipe. Do it there so when you add your map fooler you will still get an accurate reading.


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Or you could do the AIH delete and put the plug with a boost fitting in it...
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If you do decide to "T" into the map line. Throw the stock "T" they send with the kit away. It is WAY too small for the PSD. Got to the HW store and get a 1/4x1/4x1/4 plastic T (about $.50) and use that. Also go ahead and zip tie all the tubes onto the "T" especially the tube that runs to the guage or they will blow off all the time and make you go CRAZY!!!

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Or build a brass one for about $3 and be done with it... Hell PM me your address and I will build ya one...

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Since CSIPSD is the gauge master, I think he knows what he is talking about

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T'ing into the map line seems to be the most popular answer here, but my question is, if I do that, and have a map fooler, how can I be sure the gauge will read actual boost, not the 19 or 20 lbs that the fooler sends to the map

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the T will allow you to put the guage tube at the bottom of the "T" and the the map fooler downstream of that point...therefore not fooling your guage.
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