Auto mater boost guage install????

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  1. dancap3286

    dancap3286 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    anybody have any idea how or where the attachment point would be (where does the vacuum attach) It's a mechanical guage and my guy was able to attach my volt meter but told me the only way he could hook up the boost guage was to drill and tap the supercharger housing. I really would rather not do that. I bought one of those 2 pod a pillars from speedlogix (nice product btw). I realize that the car has an electronic boost guage in the app pages but i like the look and ease of a mechanical guage.
     
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    Is their not a blow off valve,if so, maybe one could look in that area for a tap?
     
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    He mentioned a breather plug or something like that but said he couldn't use it for hooking up the guage. Said to drill and tap the SC housing is the only way. Any more info on this guys and gals??? need some educated advice here.
     
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    Does your guy have much, if any, experience working on Hellcats? If not, I'd find someone who does. Maybe if he researched this motor thoroughly and talked to a tech with the appropriate experience, then I might trust him to do the job...but only then. IMO.
     
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    No, that's why I'm hesitant. He is an excellent mechanic and fabricator but he works primarily on mustangs and vettes. Not really a mopar guy. He told me he spoke to somebody who was familiar with hellcats and that is the way to go. I've been dealing with this shop for a few years and they are great IMO but are not used to dealing with mopars. I hate the fact of starting the process of looking for someone new I can trust as I'm super paranoid about getting raked over the coals from car guys. Lots of distrust as you probably can tell from this post.
     
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    I have to ask, what's wrong with the SRT gauges?
     
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    nothing really. I just like the look of the mechanical guages in the "A" pillar is all. Much easier to look at while driving IMO.
     
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    Drill and tap a hole in the supercharger housing? Isn't there a water cooling jacket around the unit? And then there is the warranty. IMO, run away from this idea as fast as you can. It sounds all kinds of bad. Bring up the boost gauge in the center display between the tach and speedo and don't drill a hole in the housing.
     
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    Here are the questions you need to ask...
    Where Is the intake px signal taken from,and how does the eng. control use it.
    does ECM translate px signal from actual px to digital ie electronic boost gauge?
    The problem is the signal to ECM is digital and the gauge is mechanical ,
    Going from here,
    The only way is to tap into the S/C for Px to your mechanical gauge.
    - in theory you could take the millivolts signal into mechanical but is impractical!
    Another way would be to get a digital gauge and replace the mechanical one,but that poses another issue where you have to tie into that signal potentially causing more issues in future.
    I would just forget the pod add on and go the digital route,tapping the OBD port
    OK I just looked at autometer digital boost gauge,it uses a map xducer,so if you have this type of gauge you should be able to plumb it into existing hoses=more research...
    See attached...
    http://www.autometer.com/media/manual/2650-1659-00.pdf

    Far
     
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    Yea, I think I'm in agreement with all of you. I dont want to drill and tap anything to do with the supercharger. Thank you all for your insight. I appreciate the help.
     
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    http://www.autometer.com/media/manual/2650-1659-00.pdf
    See above maybe it is do-able.....
    Do some research on this you need to find MAP lines
     
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