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Old 09-24-2007, 05:01 PM
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Ok guys, my neighbor gave me a boost and a pyro that i want to install on my truck. I want to install them under the little cubby holder thingy under the dash. I want the under dash mount but i can't find one for only 2 gauges. Does anyone know if they make a 2 gauge under dash mount? Autometer only has a 3. Also what are your opinions for location for the pyro thermocouple? i know that will probably open up a can of worms, but remember i'm not looking at running all kinds of extra horses or pullin a transfer sled, so i'm not gonna run 2 of em. I just want the easiest, most reliable place to get an accurate reading. I was thinking the manifold pipe before the turbo? Already have turbo back exhaust so i don't wanna pull it off to be drilling any holes. Also what line do you tap for the boost gauge. This is the first time i will attempt gauge installs so the easiest and best ways are what i'm lookin for. Thanks for your input
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:28 PM
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gonna bump this up
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:31 PM
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Let me know what you feind out cause im fixin to get gages for my truck and have no idea what im doing.
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best place for the thermocouple is the drivers side exhaust manifold
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:37 PM
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Drill into the driver side exhaust manifold for the EGT probe install.

Cut the map sensor and "T" into it for your boost reading - or remove your AIH, drill/tap a plug and use a boost fitting there.

Some good writeup's in the tech files.
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You can always get the 3 gauge pod and leave one of the holes empty until you get a third gauge....like a trans temp etc.

X2 on the drivers side manifold....there are some writeups on how to do it. PM Marty...he's done more than a few. Boost is the easiest...just tee into the MAP line going to the MAP sensor. If/when you get a trans temp....there is a plug that you can tap into (I'm not 100% on this...I don't have an auto.)
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You can always get the 3 gauge pod and leave one of the holes empty until you get a third gauge....like a trans temp etc.

X2 on the drivers side manifold....there are some writeups on how to do it. PM Marty...he's done more than a few. Boost is the easiest...just tee into the MAP line going to the MAP sensor. If/when you get a trans temp....there is a plug that you can tap into (I'm not 100% on this...I don't have an auto.)
Hi, I'm Marty LOL

X2 on getting that third gauge pod - you need a tranny temp and you can buy it later. There is a port that you plug into that's very simple.

While you're at it - get a boost annihilator (sp?) from one of our vendors and install that in the map line = it will take care of your overboost codes and also give you a place to put your boost tube in.
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I just did mine last week, followed the write up in the tech files. Piece of cake.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:57 PM
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Say where did you guys find a tech file for gauge installs on a 7.3? I can't find one.
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Say where did you guys find a tech file for gauge installs on a 7.3? I can't find one.
go to diesel manors web page and look on the left sided under installation sheets.
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