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Old 04-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #251
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What amp size fuses did you guys use to plug into ur fuse-taps? I have everything wired up and ready to go and installed but just want to make sure to not over amp the fuses so I don't fry up all the wiring. I'm a noob when it comes to fuses and I don't want to mess something up
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #252
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I used 3 amp for my gauges.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #253
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two 3 amps in each fuse-tap? I have the auto zone 2 fuse tap-fuses. I just wanna know exactly what people put into the dual port tap-fuses so I don't mess it up. I have the fuse taps electrical taped to the dash till I figure this out. I've been double checking and triple checking everything. This is the last thing I need to check. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:10 PM   #254
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two 3 amps in each fuse-tap? I have the auto zone 2 fuse tap-fuses. I just wanna know exactly what people put into the dual port tap-fuses so I don't mess it up. I have the fuse taps electrical taped to the dash till I figure this out. I've been double checking and triple checking everything. This is the last thing I need to check. Thanks in advance for the help!
Use the 3 amp in one slot. And the original fuse you removed from your fuse box in the other slot. Probably 10 or 15 amp. Depending which you use. The 3 amp will go on the side closes to the wire part of the fuse tap. And the original fuse in the slot closes to the metal prongs.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #255
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Ok but the fuse taps say to use a 10 amp max... So using the original fuse would not work? Correct?

Instead could I just use two 5amp fuses in each fuse-tap?

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Old 04-20-2012, 10:24 AM   #256
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Got everything figured out. Used the 3amp fuses along with the the original ones. I've never messed with fuses so was confused when looking at them but I made a trip to radio shack to get the 3 amp fuses and talked to a guy there and he helped me to understand everything.

All's good...




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Old 04-22-2012, 05:34 PM   #257
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probably just going to tap into my aftermarket head unit wiring harness, but if i were to go after the fuse panel behind the coin tray in my 2001 2.5rs, where the hell do i pull 12v constant? and is there a preferred 12v switched?

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Old 04-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #258
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After reading and talking to guys at radio shack I would assume that the cigar 20A up top would be ur constant, and your 15A that is in yellow that says E/G IGN would be ur switched source. I could be wrong but maybe someone with more experience could chime in.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:20 PM   #259
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wow clean job! looks very good im liking it
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:48 PM   #260
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really nice writeup. i plan on doing the same to my 2012 sti
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:32 PM   #261
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very nice.

2 things i would have done differently

1. used the yellow "gas tape" teflon tape that is rated for use with petroleum
2. relocated the oil pressure sender and secured it to the engine or firewall with a stainless braided hose or other hose connection back to the port on the block.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #262
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^ why use a remote sender kit for the pressure sensor if the pressure sensor fits properly under the alternator and provides enough cable to route back to the gauge? not being a dick, just curious as to the rationale.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #263
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OCD are those 52mm or 60 mm gauges????
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #264
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OCD are those 52mm or 60 mm gauges????
SMY accepts 52mm gauges, only.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:15 PM   #265
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this write up is awesome. just got my defi boost gauge and will be bookmarking this for the install. just waiting on the smy cluster... seems to be backordered.

just a quick question though. i think i ordered the same version boost gauge as yours (red racer defi) but the boost tee seems a lot smaller than what you had in your pictures. did you use the one that came with the kit or get one somewhere else?
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:37 PM   #266
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Never got an answer, but I went ahead and installed it and it seems to be working fine. Great write up! I read over it a few times and it made the install pretty quick. I too am a little OCD, so I definitely appreciate the thorough write up w/ great pics.

*note, for anyone else doing this.. if you use the same spot to mount the boost sensor, be mindful that there some small square ish nuts on both sides of that radiator hose clamp. I lost one side because I though they were fitted in. Had to end up using an 8-32 size nut on the end.

Also being that it was a coolant hose and seemed to be pretty hot, I spaced the boost sensor as far away from that bolting spot as possible (i used an extended bolt with a few washers/nuts to give it a little more space.

Also another option instead of having to take out the alternator - I picked up a set of crows foot wrenches and used an extension (read this somewhere along all the research I was doing.. so can't remember where, otherwise i would give them credit) to uninstall/install the oil sensor without messing around with the alternator. Wasn't aware of a crows wrench.. but as soon as i googled I went to autozone to pick up a set and it worked perfectly.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:05 AM   #267
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Remove the driver's side wheel and have some fun. Getting the fender liner out was not the easiest but dooable. Just be careful with the trim work:


When removed, look up into the fender and you will see this:


On the top of this grommet there is an area that you can cut into and feed the cabling through.

naked dash:
how the heck do you get the fender liner out? i saw 2 plastic pop rivets, popped those. then i saw phillips head plastic screws but they are tucked behind the side skirt? any tips or tricks? installing my defi boost gauge tonight.

fun fact. i tried fishing the wire through one of the firewall access holes, for 3 hours. Im not a novice when it comes to wiring. I have fished many wires over the years. Home, commercial, auto, etc... i wasnt even angry, I was just perplexed as to why i couldnt find the damn coat hanger under the dash. 3 freakin hours.

hence why im asking about going through the fender, i gave up.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:13 AM   #268
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I didnt undo the bolts were the sideskirt was.. Jst pulled the fender liner down so i could get to the rubber gromet cutout.. Worked fine for me.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #269
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how did you pull it down without removing the bolts/fasteners? could you explain that better?
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #270
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This is by far the most difficult part of the install. I tried to get through the firewall for an hour and failed. The sideskirt is much easier, but make sure you find and remove all of the push pins and screws. Removing the battery also helps to see where to feed the wires down into the wheel well.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:37 AM   #271
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arf, how did you get the screws out? the ones that sit BEHIND the side skirt, etc...

just looking for more details so i can tackle this tonight along with my DP
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:48 AM   #272
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They're those plastic pop pins that Subaru loves to put everywhere on the car, I used a thin flathead screwdriver to pop them out. Also, carefully pull back the piece of plastic trim with the silver "STI" logo on it, it will pop outward. I'm dreading going back in there to install my wideband.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #273
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Got everything figured out. Used the 3amp fuses along with the the original ones. I've never messed with fuses so was confused when looking at them but I made a trip to radio shack to get the 3 amp fuses and talked to a guy there and he helped me to understand everything.

All's good...



I like those gauges a lot. They look to be a perfect OEM look is that correct?
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:12 PM   #274
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Go to Daddysscp.com and look at the Maddad ultra basic. They're pricey but I'm about to do this install and it's the best match. They give a big discount with the cluster maker as a package on their site too.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:20 AM   #275
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I like those gauges a lot. They look to be a perfect OEM look is that correct?
The needles are different colors...I have the exact same setup and got into an argument about how it wasnt stock......looks great!!!
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