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Old 06-25-2012, 03:50 AM   #276
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got the fender liner out no problem, and did the fender vent mod while i was in there. love the defi boost gauge. i have the double sweep but i dont care.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #277
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how did you pull it down without removing the bolts/fasteners? could you explain that better?

Ugh! I just replaced my fender liner last week (rock busted the old one) and now I need to do gauges. Did'nt even think of this route. No problem on getting fender liner out, last time I just got frustrated and hollered "Woman!". My wife took over and removed all of the pop rivets/screws. warning though only one set of hands should work with screw driver prying on pop pins....I think she stuck me on purpose
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:16 PM   #278
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got the fender liner out no problem, and did the fender vent mod while i was in there. love the defi boost gauge. i have the double sweep but i dont care.
OK, what did I miss. what exactly is a fender vent mod?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:21 AM   #279
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you dont even have to pull the liner out for the fender vent mod. just pull on the fender vent trim (where the silver sti or wrx band is). It just pops out from the top down. Just pry itr out enough to pull out the thin rubber strips that restrict airflow. then push the fender trim back in. super easy.

air running over the fender vents creates a vacuum that draws hot air out of the engine bay.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #280
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I did my mechanical boost gauge and my AF gauge via this route last Friday. I was really surprised that I had enough cable for my AEM 30-4100 UEGO to reach the sensor (3 feet back from the turbo on my test pipe). It all worked perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:56 PM   #281
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Hello firstly not a true NASIOC but I am Impreza owner from Scotland.

Have been looking into Gauge install for a few months now, I have gone for the MBR vent gauge pod as SMY Cluster does not fit UK Spec MY08 at this time. Anyway I hardly ever use the vents in middle of dash (only on the 1 Summers Day a year we get over here......)

OCD great post for a Newbie to things like this, don't get me wrong I understand the workings BUT usually make a mess of install. But this time with the step by step I went for it and found another way to route cables from engine bay to interior.

Please see a few pics of my install, I am currently still waiting on the MBR gauge pod but wanted to get all the cables in and power them up as i bought them from the states.
I will post pics once couple as well. Hope you enjoy.

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Shiny Shiny...........


Gauge Pod Access
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/e...I/IMG_0234.jpg

Glove Box Removed. (Remember UK Spec)
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/e...I/IMG_0235.jpg

Running Cable From Engine Bay. Went thro grommet behind glove box came out right behind the heater.
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/e...I/IMG_0236.jpg
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/e...I/IMG_0237.jpg

My First Attempt At Wiring, Will tidy up on final install.
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/e...I/IMG_0238.jpg
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/e...I/IMG_0239.jpg

Gauges Working But not hooked up in Engine Bay.
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/e...I/IMG_0241.jpg
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:17 AM   #282
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Installed my defi gauge using this writeup and a few others as I was installing my gauge without using the smy setup. Was successful minus me dropping my cluster hood on the cement and scuffing it...

Question though. What psi are others seeing? I'm seeing 17 psi fully stock besides the gauge. Seems it should be just under 15 psi fully stock for a 2012 sti.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:45 PM   #283
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Wow. impressive write-up. Definitely going into my project folder for when I pull the trigger on my gauge set-up.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:42 PM   #284
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I've been wanting those for a while now. looks sick
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:32 AM   #285
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Looks amazing.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:42 AM   #286
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I have my defi on fuse 16 ill/dim and it doesnt dim with my gauges? 11 STI
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:32 AM   #287
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Installed my defi gauge using this writeup and a few others as I was installing my gauge without using the smy setup. Was successful minus me dropping my cluster hood on the cement and scuffing it...

Question though. What psi are others seeing? I'm seeing 17 psi fully stock besides the gauge. Seems it should be just under 15 psi fully stock for a 2012 sti.
I installed a mechanical gauge and at stock I was seeing 16.5 psi wot on S before I modded. I don't if your defi gauge is mechanical or electrical but altitude does affect the electrical ones. Some of the newer electrical gauges can be calibrated up to 4,000 ft.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:34 AM   #288
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It turned out to be reading accurate. I was hitting 17 psi... stock...
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:01 AM   #289
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Have a quick question, hopefully this hasn't been answered already and I missed it. First off, awesome write up.

Second, I wired my gauges, exactly the same, fues taps and all. When I turn my car on, the gauge flickers 5-6 times in a second or two, then fully stays lit and does 2 needle sweeps. It looks from others installs that the gauge comes on fully and does 1 needle sweep. What could possibly be wrong here?

Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:35 PM   #290
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Sounds kind of like an intermittent connection. I would check your wires, especially your ground wire and make sure all the connections are good.

Does it ever flicker after it completes the two sweeps? (like when you are driving down the road)
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #291
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Sounds kind of like an intermittent connection. I would check your wires, especially your ground wire and make sure all the connections are good.

Does it ever flicker after it completes the two sweeps? (like when you are driving down the road)
Nope, it stays fully lit up after that, it just does the flicker on start up and it's exactly the same flicker each start up. The ground is grounded with 2 other grounds I found underneath the dash, so it's a solid ground point. I don't have the 3 amp fuses in as others are mentioning, I actually have higher amp fuses in there, could this cause a flickering problem?

I'll recheck the wiring, but this isn't my first wiring rodeo so I'd be surprised if I did shotty work, but you never know.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #292
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Have a quick question, hopefully this hasn't been answered already and I missed it. First off, awesome write up.

Second, I wired my gauges, exactly the same, fues taps and all. When I turn my car on, the gauge flickers 5-6 times in a second or two, then fully stays lit and does 2 needle sweeps. It looks from others installs that the gauge comes on fully and does 1 needle sweep. What could possibly be wrong here?

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It's normal
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:03 PM   #293
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Second, I wired my gauges, exactly the same, fues taps and all. When I turn my car on, the gauge flickers 5-6 times in a second or two, then fully stays lit and does 2 needle sweeps. It looks from others installs that the gauge comes on fully and does 1 needle sweep. What could possibly be wrong here?
http://www.defi-shop.com/products/rg/summary_rg/

scroll to the bottom and watch the "movie".
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #294
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Lol! Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:53 AM   #295
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Can't wait to give this a whirl...woo hoo for working outside and not having a garage! NA I should be fine, this write up is awesome!
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #296
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wow... great write up!


i ordered a Defi oil pressure gauge and will tackle this soon. i already have the SPT (mechanical) Boost gauge on my SMY gauge pod and i wish i'd waited and done research to do both of them at the same time.

i like the look of the Defi - who knows, maybe i'll sell the SPT and get the Defi down the line. -jesus, modding sucks! ROFL.

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Old 10-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #297
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wow... great write up!


i ordered a Defi boost gauge and will tackle this soon. i already have the SPT (mechanical) Boost gauge on my SMY gauge pod and i wish i'd waited and done research to do both of them at the same time.

i like the look of the Defi - who knows, maybe i'll sell the SPT and get the Defi down the line. -jesus, modding sucks! ROFL.
I am so confused by this, first you say you ordered a Defi boost gauge, then you say you already have the SPT gauge, then you want to run two boost gauges at the same time, finally you want to sell the SPT and get the Defi gauge downt the line.



Also back on topic, I found this write up long ago and bookmarked it. Have a Defi boost gauge coming in next week. This should make it pretty stupid proof. Thanks O.C.D!
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #298
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My bad, i ordered a Defi oil pressure gauge.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #299
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Got rid of my WRX 6 months ago but I am glad you all still reference this how to. I haven't killed the pics because of how many people us it. Glad I could provide help even after I left.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #300
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Got rid of my WRX 6 months ago but I am glad you all still reference this how to. I haven't killed the pics because of how many people us it. Glad I could provide help even after I left.
Whyyyyyy did you sell it?!
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