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Old 06-05-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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I have not decided on which boost gauge yet but I have modified a center vent to accomodate a gauge. I used a volt gauge I had in the garage as a test unit. I put a small hole in the bottom to allow for wiring.










The part number for the left vent is: SP6717 right: SP6716. I used a dremmel and a pair of snips. It is not perfect but I think it will serve as a good location for a boost gauge without interfering with the view of the main cluster.
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:17 PM   #2
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not bad, cant wait to see the final product!

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Old 06-06-2005, 12:25 AM   #3
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yea i must admit that is kind of innovative, its not where you would typically see a gauge, its cool be sure to up some pics


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Old 06-06-2005, 10:54 AM   #4
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I got the idea from APR, they offer a vent gauge for the A4/S4 but it completely covers the vent. I'm hoping I can still get some air through this one.

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Old 06-06-2005, 03:10 PM   #5
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you should be able to.

Pretty sweet. Did you have a backing plate for where the u-bracket touches the vent, or did you just position it right?
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Old 06-06-2005, 04:14 PM   #6
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I kinda did the same thing with my a/f gauge but i didnt cut a hole in the actual vent. I pulled the whole vent out and made a plate to replace the vent.
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:17 PM   #7
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you should be able to.

Pretty sweet. Did you have a backing plate for where the u-bracket touches the vent, or did you just position it right?
I haven't sorted a backing plate yet, the gauge is pretty snug as is and I don't think it would go anywhere but I would like to put some sort of u-bracket or a cup style housing for it to sit in; help deflect direct A/C or heat. Once I decide on a a boost gauge I'll see what the options are.
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Old 06-20-2005, 11:20 PM   #8
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I switched to the small vent after a good deal on the Subie boost gauge. It is a hair low so I'll adjust things up a little next weekend. But it seems to be working -- that picture is at idle and it goes to about 3 ticks past the .05 mark at full boost.



I need to get a bulb condom to get it closer to the stock light color. I connected to the dash lighting wire & a ground but the light does not adjust with the dash light, is that correct?
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