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Old 12-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #351
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Does anyone know the dimensions of the T-piece that is supposed to come with the Defi boost gauge (and maybe where I could get one)? I purchased the gauge for the holidays and it is missing the T-piece.
I don't have the exact dimensions but don't buy just a regular T-connector. The part that the defi underhood unit plugs into has a smaller hole than the others.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #352
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Thank you for the guide. Used a few steps to get mine in as well. Result below:

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Old 12-26-2012, 11:42 PM   #353
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Thank you for the guide. Used a few steps to get mine in as well. Result below:
Can you post pics of how you T'ed off of the BPV? I'm looking for a cleaner solution than mine
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #354
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Thank you for the guide. Used a few steps to get mine in as well. Result below:
How much that set up run you? Thats exactly what im lookin at.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #355
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Can you post pics of how you T'ed off of the BPV? I'm looking for a cleaner solution than mine
I'll get pics soon (I need to cleanup my work as well )

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How much that set up run you? Thats exactly what im lookin at.
Expect to pay around $440 for the SMY cluster and the two digital aem's
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #356
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Hi All,

as promised, here's the wiring for my uego and boost gauge:

Close up of BPV T Connector


BPV T connector - made sure there's no kinks - did not need to cut OE BPV tube. Also loosly zip tied it to another hose


UEGO connector with adapter. I added wire tubing over the wires


From these pics it looks like my intercooler is shot .. must be angle of the camera
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #357
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Just a quick question: Do you guys solder these connections, or just twist and cover?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #358
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Just a quick question: Do you guys solder these connections, or just twist and cover?
Crimp it with a connector
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #359
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Just a quick question: Do you guys solder these connections, or just twist and cover?
i did both for the most part. i was too lazy to heat shrink... so i soldered and crimped for the boost gauge. eventually, i'll crack them back open and re-solder and heat shrink them.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #360
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I like the fuse tap idea. Trying to install defi control unit right now. If i follow what you did adding the fuse tap and just connect them to the fuse box, would it work? How about the ground?

Also i see on my Stock fuse box there is a fuse cap/ tap on some of the slots that i need. Is it fine to remove these or is it being used to power something? Electrical noob here.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:25 PM   #361
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I like the fuse tap idea. Trying to install defi control unit right now. If i follow what you did adding the fuse tap and just connect them to the fuse box, would it work? How about the ground?

Also i see on my Stock fuse box there is a fuse cap/ tap on some of the slots that i need. Is it fine to remove these or is it being used to power something? Electrical noob here.
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You need to also have the ground wire attached to a bare metal piece somewhere under the dash. Otherwise bad things will happen. Make sure you hook up the ground wire.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #362
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Constant 12v - Fuse # 3 - DOOR LOCK
Switched 12v - Fuse # 26 - IG2
Illumination/Dimmer - Fuse # 16 - ILLUMINATION

So the defi orange wire gets fuse #3. White #16 Red gets #26 and black is ground?
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:28 PM   #363
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For gauges just needing power (no illum), I would suggest buying a fuse tap and tap it into the radio's tap... and use a 5amp fuse for the gauges (it's not recommended to go >10amp).

Afterwards, ground can be tapped to the metal plate on the fusebox. Works really well and powers on/off with ignition.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:29 PM   #364
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Just picked up a Defi Oil Pressure gauge. One question, is there any advantage to choosing the galley plug under the alternator as opposed to the one under the TMIC? I think removing the TMIC and installing there would make for a cleaner look.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:42 PM   #365
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The one under the alternator is the OEM oil pressure sender. The one under the Intercooler is just a blank. I did have quite a bit of trouble with the one under the Intercooler and ended up rounding the hex off, forcing me to use the one under the alternator, however there's plenty of wiring looms that run right to there to hide your gauge wiring. The alternator comes off easily also.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:48 PM   #366
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The one under the alternator is the OEM oil pressure sender. The one under the Intercooler is just a blank. I did have quite a bit of trouble with the one under the Intercooler and ended up rounding the hex off, forcing me to use the one under the alternator, however there's plenty of wiring looms that run right to there to hide your gauge wiring. The alternator comes off easily also.
this ^ -the consensus i read was the location under the alternator is more accurate... no need for the idiot light as you have a real time reading.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2&postcount=53

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...6&postcount=94
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:14 PM   #367
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Has anybody had any problems pulling the oem dash out? Idk if im grabbing it wrong or what but the only part i can get a good grasp on is the inside liner of the dash. I read the smy instructions on there sight on how to pull it out and its not working. Does anybody have any tips this is driving me nuts, it should be such an easy task but it wont come out!!!!
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Has anybody had any problems pulling the oem dash out? Idk if im grabbing it wrong or what but the only part i can get a good grasp on is the inside liner of the dash. I read the smy instructions on there sight on how to pull it out and its not working. Does anybody have any tips this is driving me nuts, it should be such an easy task but it wont come out!!!!
do you have a plastic trim removal tool or two? i used those.

otherwise, yank the **** out of it.

*assuming you don't want to damage your OEM cowl. i could sell you mine if you do.

ETA: they look like this. various flavors.... Pep Boys, Auto Zone, Cruchfield

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do you have a plastic trim removal tool or two? i used those.

otherwise, yank the **** out of it.

*assuming you don't want to damage your OEM cowl. i could sell you mine if you do.

ETA: they look like this. various flavors.... Pep Boys, Auto Zone, Cruchfield

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...FSpnOgodgRcAQA
I got it! and yes i did have to yank the **** out of it! Aem uego wideband going in my empty one next week along with protune thanks for your suggestions!
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check the clips... read back earlier.. but the smy don't need them.

good job.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #371
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Yes, the dash is a bitch to get out... but you also have to man up and yank it pretty hard, if you know what I mean. Ha!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:08 PM   #372
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Fantastic write up.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #373
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Nice work and well write-up...

I'm trying to sort out my '09 STi the same way; but my 09 STi has the OEM Subaru STP Boost Gauge already installed and was wondering if I can use the OEM Subaru STP Boost Gauge wiring already in place and just switch out the gauge with Defi racer boost gauge. Thanks
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:32 PM   #374
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for people who have done this on a 02-07, where did you run your wires in through the firewall? what grommet did you use?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:15 AM   #375
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for people who have done this on a 02-07, where did you run your wires in through the firewall? what grommet did you use?
Theres a small grommet just behind and above the pedals. I ran mine through there
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