Installing Boost Gauge
A few tips for installation:
1. Make sure the vehicle has had sufficient time to cool down.
2. Gather all tools needed beforehand.
3. Buy a couple of extra hose clamps and barbed fittings in case you break or lose the originals.
4. Get someone to assist you. The job's much easier with two people.
Locate the best spot to run the hose (supplied with the gauge) through the firewall. We chose to run it through the
same hole as the throttle cable. We used a wire coat hanger as a guide to get the hose through the small opening.
Make sure that the hose won't be pinched in any way, as this may result in an inaccurate reading.
Locate the line you will be tapping into. In our case, we tapped into the fuel pressure solenoid hose. This line runs from your
fuel pressure solenoid to the middle of the intake. The hose already had a barbed connector, so we didn't need to cut anything.
We simply replaced the connector with a barbed tee connector. You can now attach the hose that was run through the firewall
to the tee. Once all three connections are complete, secure them with hose clamps or zip ties
Now you're ready to connect the gauge itself. We're using an A-pillar gauge pod, so we chose to run the wiring and the hose through the dash.
We removed the A-pillar panel to gain access to our wire route. Once again, we used a wire coat hanger to guide the hose up through the tight
openings in the dash. We then ran the two wires from the gauge down through the dash where we were able to tap into a power source.
We used the power wire for the headlights and grounded the second wire.
Drill a hole in the A-pillar panel in order to run the hose and the wires through and re-install the A-pillar panel.
Pop the gauge into the pod and attach the pod to the A-pillar panel. Most pods will attach with self adhesive tape, but we decided to use a screw for reinforcement.
That's it! Double check all connections and give it a test drive.