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Does anyone know what the difference between a boost/vacuum gauge and a blower pressure gauge is? I would think them to be the same thing, but the aren't. I was just looking through the Autometer website, and under their Silver line of gauges, there is both a boost and blower pressure gauge. :confused:



 

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a blower pressure gauge usaully means boost and only boost. They wont show vac at all. Thats about it.
 

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So is it the same gauge and hook up, or is it different? I was looking at the instructions to hook it up, and it had a BIG connecter to plug into the blower. Not just a simple T fitting in a line or anything. Mind you, the instructions were just line drawings, but looked ALOT different than the boost gauge.



 

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will have the same basic setup. you need to tap into a vac/boost source. If its electric then you just run the wires to the gauge or if its mechanical you run the line to the gauge. Either way its pretty simple.
 

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navymitch12 said:
could be and electirc gauge so different connections
No, the mech ones have the vac line, the electric ones have the sender, but this thing looked like a tranny or oil cooler connection. Take a look at it. Go to the autometer web site, under the Silver series, and click on the product name and it will open a pdf file with the install instructions. Tell me if that's what you're thinking it is. I assumed it would be the same too, but it looks REAL different.



 

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the sender will tap in just the same just instead it has a small diaphram which it measures boost with more accuracy. But still the same basic install and wiring.
 

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ahhhhhhh.... cool



 

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no prob no Buy it and install it so you know that there is always boost.
 

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:( Can you install just a boost guage or does it have to handle boost and vacuum. I would rather get a boost guage 0-20 so the deveations are larger. I don't see it showing vacuum anyway since it should always show some boost, right?
 

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wrong when your at part throttle, idle, cruise control, braking and so on you will be in vac.
 

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Thanks. I'm going to get the Nexus Autometer Boost gauge no vacuum. Hope when it goes into vacuum it doesn't mess it up.
 

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loumoll said:
Thanks. I'm going to get the Nexus Autometer Boost gauge no vacuum. Hope when it goes into vacuum it doesn't mess it up.
You will not mess up the gauge! I order the Nexus Autometer gauges to. You will be fine.
 

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Where did you order it from and how much? :eek:
 

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I ordered mine from Racing Innovation here in Knoxville. I'm going to try and get my Car on the Car Show Tricked Out. Maybe the can do a show on installing them.... I have spent about 900 on them. 3 gauges
 
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