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How to Install a Boost Gauge on Vehicles
Boost Gauge Installation on Dodge Cummins
As a car owner who takes pride in doing his own repairs, my articles focus on helping other vehicle owners handle DIY projects. This is a great mod for any turbo car. It's cheap, easy, it looks good, and, most important, it helps you monitor your boost. For a nice stock look, I would recommend Autometer Cobalt boost gauges, I personally think that they look the best, but they can be expensive.
Tuning: Install AEM Tru-Boost Gauge-Boost Controller
As far as I know these instructions don't exist for our cars. And now I had couple of hours to spare so here they are. General instructions can be found online. First of all, you need to make sure that you have all of the wire and hoses.
Turbo equipped cars and trucks use a combination of forced air into the engine's intake manifold plus fuel to create horsepower that is transferred to the road via the drive train. Factory turbo charged vehicles come with a gauge that measures this boost, but inefficiently. The job of the aftermarket boost gauge is to measure the amount of inducted air that is being created by the system inside the intake manifold, which indicates the amount of power that is being created as well as heat that can build up within these turbo charged engine packages. Aftermarket boost gauges are an important part of increased performance for turbo charged vehicles because factory gauges are connected to a vehicle's computer rather than the actual boost pressure being built inside the intake manifold.