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post #16 of 29 Old 01-23-2014, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Good news advance auto shows they are in stock at my local store! I will pick some up tomorrow. Can anyone tell me what size of mini fuses I will need to buy with them? Or do the add a fuse kits have them?
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I would also like to get a little bit of vacuum hose so I don't have to cut the OEM one. Anyone know what the inside diameter is?
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I would also like to get a little bit of vacuum hose so I don't have to cut the OEM one. Anyone know what the inside diameter is?
I know this may sound crazy, but you could pop off the hose on the BPV and measure the ID with a ruler or calipers. The hose pulls right off. If you don't have either of those then you could go to advance buy a caliper, measure it, then go back inside and buy a hose. Then you will always have a caliper to measure other items with. Crazy idea, I know...

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I know this may sound crazy, but you could pop off the hose on the BPV and measure the ID with a ruler or calipers. The hose pulls right off. If you don't have either of those then you could go to advance buy a caliper, measure it, then go back inside and buy a hose. Then you will always have a caliper to measure other items with. Crazy idea, I know...
That does sound too crazy haha just kidding. I guess that's always an option too
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One more question where does the brass fitting go? I get where you put the T but how much further away to you put that brass fittting? The instructions that came with it are horrible.
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If you are talking about the sensor, just put it somewhere out of the way that you can secure it nice and tight, preferably away from vibration. Keep it close as possible to where you tied it into the other vac hose.
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Help with Boost gauge install

Yeah you can buy those at any auto parts store OP. That's what I used also and installed mine just like Brockton did. Just match the fuse size (number) you're using to tap into.

There's some notes and pics of how I installed mine in my build thread I attached. Not exactly a write up as that's not for me, but still some good info.

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I think it's 5 or 6 mm, get the fuel line stuff if you haven't bought it yet, it's more durable and won't vacuum shut.
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Good news advance auto shows they are in stock at my local store! I will pick some up tomorrow. Can anyone tell me what size of mini fuses I will need to buy with them? Or do the add a fuse kits have them?
Its the same size as the ones under your dash, I believe the 12v acc fuse is a 15 amp.

You should have an extra in the fuse box under the hood, you can take it in with you to make sure you get the right add-a-fuse, they make them in a couple different fuse sizes, make sure the prongs are going to match up.

When you get it, you need to remove the 12v acc fuse from your fuse panel, plug the add a fuse into the slot where you just removed the fuse from, and plug the fuse you pulled out into the add a fuse, then put another fuse of the same amperage into the second slot on the add a fuse.

Its pretty simple.
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Thanks for all the help and input! It really went smooth and was a lot easier than I worked it up to be. I dreaded pulling peices out especially when it came to pulling out part of the side skirt haha, but it all went very well! We just took our time and made sure everything was done right. The gauge only needed to be wired to the ACC for power and grounded. I used the add a fuse and that worked out great. The ACC fuse was 7.5A so I kept that one in there and then used a 10A for the boost gauge. The AEM has its own illumination dimmer sensor built in so that is something nice about it. The SMY Dual Cluster fit great and and really matches like it came from the factory.

I have the pod cover for the other side in mail and should be here monday!

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Looks good, glad it went smooth. Every since I found out about the Add-A-Fuses I preach about them. Wonderful product.
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Thanks yeah I will def pass on the word about them too!
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Just a side note about these aem boost gauges. It drives me crazy on mine that there is no - before the number when in vacuum or a + when in boost. I don't need both but one or the other would be nice. Just thought I would point this out if anyone is reading this and considering one. Other than that great gauge. Glad your install went smooth.
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Yes I agree! It would be nice if it had the negative sign too. That seems to be the only thing I wish it had. Thanks!
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