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Old 05-31-2011, 02:50 PM   #51
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Man, that looks like crap. Had you just waited an hour, I could have helped you and got it done correctly. j/k. It looks sweet bro. Sorry i couldn't stay to the end, but you did finish it out nicely. I wish i could have taken a pic of you crying when you pulled off the fender liner. That was AWESOME!!!
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:12 PM   #52
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Would it be worth it to use a sandwich block adapter as opposed to the stock location? Is this a better spot? I want a oil pressure gauge but I also want to keep my dummy light as a redundant safety.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:21 PM   #53
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Replacing the stock sensor is a much better location to read oil pressure.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:49 AM   #54
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Replacing the stock sensor is a much better location to read oil pressure.
And more efficient. Sandwich adapters can be great but are usually a pain. Running off the stock input gives you consistent and (hopefully) a leakproof connection as long as it will be there.

Plus taking apart a new car is fun - even when you cry (phat Korean).
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #55
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Great job!!! Looks clean.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:21 PM   #56
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Super useful write-up, thank you kindly and awesome idea with the longer bolt for a 'stiff' mounting spot.

Gonna do the same for my '11 STI
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:34 AM   #57
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Thank you so much for the tutorial! I have the exact same setup. I didn't have the foresight for the fuse extensions. I couldn't wait, so I did the lamebrain stick-the-wire in w/ the fuse method. Functionality-wise it does work, but that shall be a temporary solution.

You can actually use the existing allen socket head cap screw and the lock washer/nuts that come in the package with the gauges to hold the boost gauge sensor attachment to the hose. That, and I was too lazy to take drive to the hardware store. .. . haha
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:27 AM   #58
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1) Where does the wire coming out of this box go? What does it connect to?
2) Is this box included with the boost gauge? Or is it purchased seperately?
3) I assume that this box takes the boost/vacuum reading and sends it out electronically to the gauge. Is this correct?
4) The only wires coming out of the gauge appear to be a ground, constant, switched, and dimmer wire. Where is the gauge getting the actual boost signal from? Is there a plug or something on the back of the gauge like in the BF series?
5) Where did you get your Defi Red Racer gauges from? (And would you recommend getting mine from the same place?)
6) Is there any place in particular you found to be an easy, out of the way location to mount the ground wire to?

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Old 06-30-2011, 07:52 AM   #59
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1) Where does the wire coming out of this box go? What does it connect to?
2) Is this box included with the boost gauge? Or is it purchased seperately?
3) I assume that this box takes the boost/vacuum reading and sends it out electronically to the gauge. Is this correct?
4) The only wires coming out of the gauge appear to be a ground, constant, switched, and dimmer wire. Where is the gauge getting the actual boost signal from? Is there a plug or something on the back of the gauge like in the BF series?
5) Where did you get your Defi Red Racer gauges from? (And would you recommend getting mine from the same place?)
6) Is there any place in particular you found to be an easy, out of the way location to mount the ground wire to?
  1. Connects to the gauge.
  2. Included with the gauge.
  3. Correct.
  4. There are two plugs going into the gauge. The one with the wires you mentioned, and the other plug with the signal from the pressure sensor.
  5. I got mine from RallySportDirect. Their prices aren't always the lowest, but their service is MUCH better than the "PM for a price, I'll beat anything, and then drop ship it to you" online retailers.
  6. I used a bolt near the fuse box.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:50 PM   #60
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Great writeup OCD. This is what I was planning to do anyway except have Oil Temp and your instructions are helpful. Does Defi do a those gauges with white needles to match the Subie instruments more perfectly?

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:01 AM   #61
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Great writeup OCD. This is what I was planning to do anyway except have Oil Temp and your instructions are helpful. Does Defi do a those gauges with white needles to match the Subie instruments more perfectly?

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Prosport will have gauges that match very soon. I think in a week or two max.

MadDad also has gauges that match but not a full line like Prosport.

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Old 07-09-2011, 03:26 PM   #62
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You could go super spendy and get the JDM Subaru Meter set (H5017FG011). They are basically Defi Racer gauges with white needles, no flashing on startup and no shutdown "ceremony". They aren't cheap but match perfect. Only downsides is that they are only available in boost (kPa - metric) and oil temp (degrees C - metric).

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Old 07-09-2011, 03:49 PM   #63
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You could go super spendy and get the JDM Subaru Meter set (H5017FG011). They are basically Defi Racer gauges with white needles, no flashing on startup and no shutdown "ceremony". They aren't cheap but match perfect. Only downsides is that they are only available in boost (kPa - metric) and oil temp (degrees C - metric).

Holy... 57000 yen!? That's over $700USD! Does it sweep at start like the other gauges? Dim correctly? Is the boost sensor external or internal to the gauge?
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #64
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You could go super spendy and get the JDM Subaru Meter set (H5017FG011). They are basically Defi Racer gauges with white needles, no flashing on startup and no shutdown "ceremony". They aren't cheap but match perfect. Only downsides is that they are only available in boost (kPa - metric) and oil temp (degrees C - metric).

$ 706 ... I hope that includes shipping

Weird ... it doesn't bother me so much that the needles don't match
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:30 AM   #65
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For anyone looking for those fuse taps, i think i found them on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I just got a set of 5 for $17 shipped, assuming they are the mini size and not the larger size.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:37 PM   #66
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nice setup..anyway you can throw me the part number or the exact specs of those fuse taps? Thanks
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:53 PM   #67
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thanks a lot! this thread was extremely helpful

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:36 PM   #68
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Great write up.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #69
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thanks a lot! this thread was extremely helpful

Right on, glad someone could use it!

Anyone thought of crackin a Defi apart and throwing a white needle in there?

I am almost tempted.......















Almost
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:47 PM   #70
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Just get the jdm spt gauges or w/e
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:10 AM   #71
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ProSport White Needle Gauges

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:39 AM   #72
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Could it be irony that I am wearing my SMY shirt today and then see this?! Hmmmmm.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:45 AM   #73
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Could it be irony that I am wearing my SMY shirt today and then see this?! Hmmmmm.
hmmmm maybe
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:09 PM   #74
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is it normal for the boost to spike to around 15 and then drop down a bit stock? anyone have a stock acceleration vid with a boost gauge?
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:52 AM   #75
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I think I've wired the defi boost gauge so that it does not do the double sweep during the ignition cycle.

To be totally honest it was by accident when I was fiddling with the illumination wire.
for reference:
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Orange # 4
Red #24
White #14

I hope this helps...
BTW here is the youtube:
http://youtu.be/uxUkeY_po1w


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