Where do I splice in line for aftermarket boost guage?

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  1. Yipeekayea

    Yipeekayea SHO Member

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    I can't figure out where to splice the tube in for my guage. Before you say go by an Aeroforce guage....I'm broke and got this one for free lol. I'd just like to know how much boost I'm running with different tunes.
     
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    If no one else has a better explanation I'd t it using this spot but this is only going off of my photos in the bathroom that tube going over the top is from turbo going into the intercooler double check that connection is connected there some way

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    Cheap is go to Amazon and get a panalong obd2 blue tooth adapter around 13.00 download torque pro on smartphone, I use the panalonhuse that till I got a better one OBD2link MX The view here is on my Samsung tab-E. No playing with hook-up of anything [​IMG]

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    Could I use a leftover wifi only 7" tablet that has Bluetooth? I think I have one of the Samsung 8 or whatever tablets they coerce you into buying along with your new phone, however that was 2 years ago and the data plan has long been turned off, so it just sits on my desk collecting dust. ? That actually looks kinda cool, but I wouldn't have it mounted permanently, in good ole STL that would be gone in a heartbeat
     
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    Correction LG G pad 7, and it does have blue tooth, Wow I'd never heard of this before
     
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    Had it on my Droid turbo, if on blue tooth don't see why not

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    As long as you have a Bluetooth obd adapter I highly recommend obdlinks products
    http://www.obdlink.com/mxbt/
    Best part of obdlinks mx is it has auto switch to hi and lo can
    Also check out what else you can do
    http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=6953.0
    http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=3141.0
    Also yes should be able to t into the line behind the blowoff valve for pressure

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    I have the obdlink wifi one, since the Bluetooth ones don't work with iphone. Not as cheap as the Chinese crap but it's been great so far.
     
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    Yes true get WiFi if you own an iPhone!
    odd I guess iPhone is so locked they can't transfer much data by Bluetooth

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    I have the autometer ODBII dashlink and it works great. Runs bluetooth from my iphone, samsung and ipad between all three of my cars. I have a different gauge set for all my cars. A little pricy ($150) but I wanted the ability to switch the gauge faces to match my hardwired autometer gauges.
     
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    Does the Amazon one work well or am I better off buying the mx for $75? Going to run toeque pro w my Samsung phone ...

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    Belive the MX is faster, and shows more was much better than the cheaper one. Son uses my old cheap one on his vw now. There were some ford extra pid's don't remember if they were downloaded. SHOdded should know,

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    Looking at getting the obdlink lx it's only $50

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    Who's tune are you running? If you have a SCT device. Just use that for gauges.
    However you're going to want to T off of the brake booster line from the intake manifold. The lines off the charge pipe will only show you boost not vacuum.
     
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    I ended up setting up torque pro on a tablet with a vent mount. works awesome. somehow my 91 octane one tune feels and IS stronger than the 93 octane tune. according to torque pro, I was running around 16.5 pounds on a really hot humid day here today. Does that sound right?
     
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    Just because one tune has more boost doesn't make it stronger......if you have 16.5 psi at only 17* of timing. That will make less power then 13-14psi with 23* of timing.
     
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    I just bought a $40 tablet at Best Buy and loaded up the Torqpro so I am figuring it out, but is there a oil pressure gauge I am missing, because I cant find it. I have a idea what I want to see but any suggestions on set up would be welcome. As always you guys rock.
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    How do u have it setup ? Pics?

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    Not really set up yet, I am going to try and mount it in the dip in the dash if the mount will hold, I have one on order from Amazon. If this works it will be the most for the money upgrade I ever did, Dongle=$12.59, Cheap Tablet=$40.00, App=$5.00, Mount=14.97 $75 and you have just about any gauge you want, LOL Except oil pressure for some reason.
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    Yea Ford didn't think we needed oil pressure or temp ☹️

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