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Old 28 Feb 2016, 01:08 pm
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I'm stuck and I can't install my boost gauge because I can't get through the firewall. The typical hole above the clutch pedal is too small, my vacuum line is about the same size as the line coming off the throttle body where I am going to T it off from. Any body got any alternatives? Other holes? Bellow the car through the floor board? By the driver side door? I want to avoid drilling. Thanks!

EDIT: It's possible to install new plugs without removing the intake manifold on a 03 turbo dream right? I just need to buy the right ratchet set with the appropriate swivels. If anyone has done this without removing the IM what type ratchet did you use?

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Old 28 Feb 2016, 02:28 pm
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You can always simply use smaller lines like *standard nylon pressure line. There is more than enough places to push a nylon line through the firewall. You just need to be limber and get under the dash with a flash light and look around . I am confident you will figure it out.
There are thousands of responses over a decade or more on forums about installing wires,lines and hoses through fire wall. Also many Gauge manufactures have recommendation and installation suggestions available.

*See Auto meter,Equs ,MRG, Sterwart Warner etc., pressure and universal pressure line kits.

You could even go through the environmental air duck in a pinch.
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Old 29 Feb 2016, 02:11 am
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So I got my vacuum line through the hood cable opening by removing the rubber edge thing (grummet?) and putting it back in place after running my vacuum line through the hole. Gauge is working, at 20hg during idle, getting 10lbs of boost, so far no 14lbs spike I have been reading about. But I have to do more testing.

Now my other question about this is the 12v lighting connection. Where is the easiest place to wire for gauge lighting?
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I don't know about the electrical question, but as far as the spark plugs go on the turbo, YES, they can be easily removed without taking the intake off. You just need a spark plug socket, long extension and 3/8" ratchet. It's that simple.
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Old 29 Feb 2016, 01:02 pm
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Thank you, the gauge is mounted behind the steering wheel infront of the speedometer gauge.
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Good job
Could you put few pictures of your work please ?
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Old 29 Feb 2016, 02:17 pm
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Yea I'll take some pics when I get off work because I could use some advice on making it less ghetto.. It was a cheap boost gauge, what I really want to install is the srt4 autometer gauge and an a/f ratio gauge.
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