Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday September 23, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Electrical & Lighting

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-11-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
ironhead1230
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 66419
Join Date: Jul 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Laurel, MD
Vehicle:
2008 STI
WRB

Default 2008 STI boost gauge install - access through firewall

I am going to install an electronic boost gauge in my 2008 STI but cannot find a good place through the firewall to get to the engine bay.

I've searched and read through a lot of install write ups, but have not found any for the 2008 STI. I know a lot of people have used a grommet under the pedals, but I could not find anything in that area in my car. For anyone that has installed any type of gauge in a 2008 STI, where did you feed the wires through the firewall? Pics would be great.

Thanks

-Mike
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
ironhead1230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #2
ironhead1230
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 66419
Join Date: Jul 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Laurel, MD
Vehicle:
2008 STI
WRB

Default

ttt. No one has installed a boost gauge in the 2008 STI? I see a number of grommets and rubber boots from the engine bay, but haven't been able to get access to them from inside the car.

-Mike
ironhead1230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #3
jdubya301
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 139076
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Scranton PA
Vehicle:
2002 stg2 wagon
03 suzuki sv650s

Default

take a coat hanger, straiten it out, and poke around.

some vehicles dont have an easy pass-through. sometimes there is a slight bend you have to make with a coat hanger.

i have done installs on a few cars that were a royal pain. u just need to play around a bit to figure it out.
jdubya301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2008, 04:21 PM   #4
Leadfoot77
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 74268
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston, MA
Vehicle:
2013 STi
DGM

Default

Did anybody find a good place for wiring through the firewall?
Leadfoot77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2008, 10:18 AM   #5
factoryflood
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 174082
Join Date: Mar 2008
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: new jersey
Vehicle:
2008 wrx sedan
pearl white

Default

hey guys, have a 08 wrx, the easiest way is there is a passage all the way on the left(drivers side) from inside the car. You'll have to unbolt the wheel well, but the wires go thru there nicely and cant be harmed from heat or anything else so it looks mint. Not real difficult, just gotta look for it. Hope this helps.
factoryflood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 07:54 PM   #6
INGUS
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 182895
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NY
Vehicle:
2008 WRX
silver

Default

Hi everyone,
I just got a '08 WRX and my first mod. was to install an updated custom boost gauge that I had designed for my Talon TSI a number of years back.
I went through the grommet on the passenger side firewall but I used a drill bit (by hand) to get through the tough part of the insulation in the passenger compartment. I also tapped in to the dash dimming control to have the display dim when you turn the lights on.
As soon as I am allowed to post pictures of the install I will put them here.
The gauge is a 30 segment LED bar graph spanning -9 to 20 PSI
INGUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 11:20 PM   #7
il09sti
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 201513
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Montreal
Vehicle:
2009 WRX STI
DGM

Default

pics?
il09sti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #8
Sb22284
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 168386
Join Date: Jan 2008
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: LITH, IL
Default

I assume much didnt change from the 07 to 08 firewall.

First place i would try is by the foot pedals. Its super easy to get to if you jack up the car. Pop the rubber grommet off and push a hanger through the hole. You will see it exit by the steering shaft.

Second spot you can try is behind the IC. That is where subie ran my stock gauge wire. Its a bit more work as you have to take off the IC to easily get to it. You also have to do a bit of work to get at it from the inside of the car.

If you want i can take pics when my car gets back from the dealer =)
Sb22284 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
turbo timer boost gauge install w/ factory boost gauge Blakestyle521 Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 4 10-21-2004 10:19 AM
Boost Gauge Install on 04' STi artdoesart Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain 1 03-31-2004 01:43 AM
STi Genome boost gauge install help Specialist Electrical & Lighting 1 08-12-2003 10:25 PM
New boost gauge installation in STi, perfect match!! WorldOne Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 6 06-24-2003 12:10 PM
STI Genome Boost Gauge Installed ImprezaWRXDriver Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 5 10-21-2002 12:41 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.