Review & Install Video
Hey, I'm Alex from AmericanMuscle.com and today I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the dual color mechanical boost gauge in blue and white, fitting your 1997 through current F-150.
So in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this kit's going to appeal to, what you should expect to be spending, and then what's entailed to get this installed in your truck. I'm gonna be giving this an easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and about an hour's worth of labor, and I'll have a little bit more on that for you later.
So the dual color boost gauge that I have here in front of you today should definitely appeal to any F-150 EcoBoost owner or a supercharged V8 owner that's looking to incorporate a boost gauge into their cabin, not only for looks but to keep tabs on their boost as it's incredibly important and it's vital to ensure that you're running at a hundred percent. So not only is this gonna be a great tool to measure boost for an EcoBoost owner like myself, but for any supercharged V8 owner that's looking to install say a smaller pulley, or for an EcoBoost owner that's installing say a set of downpipes and a custom tune. You're gonna have the ability to measure your boost on the fly as well as measure peak boost, which is gonna be crucial and vital to your engine's performance as well as ensuring that you're running at a hundred percent.
So in terms of the construction and materials here guys, everything you see on the table here except this pod itself is gonna be included in the kit. That's gonna be the gauge itself, your tubing, a couple pieces of hardware that are inside the box, as well as this little sleeve ring here. Now I do wanna mention that this is not gonna come with a pod like I have right here. You can pick this up for almost next to nothing but if this isn't the look that you're after and you don't want this to be sitting on your dash when you're driving, you could look into a Roush vent-integrated gauge where this will fit snugly in your AC vent.
So the gauge itself that I have here today is gonna be a mechanical one versus an electronic one. In my personal opinion, they're gonna measure boost or bar pretty similarly, but it's been widely argued out there on the forums that one's gonna be better than the other, and the at the end of the day I honestly think a mechanical gauge is gonna give you exactly what you're gonna need here. And despite that, the pricing is gonna be that much more different versus a mechanical to an electronic gauge, and you'll see that on the website.
So one last thing I do wanna mention here is that this gauge is gonna give you the ability to cycle between a blue and white color, whatever's gonna be fitting for your personal taste, and I think it meshes pretty okay with the factory interior of the F-150.
All right guys, so taking a look at the pricing here, you should expect to be spending about 50 bucks for just the gauge itself, I think it's pretty aggressively priced considering what you're gonna be getting here, along with having the ability to measure your boost or bar on the fly.
Now again I do wanna call out that this pod is not going to come with this kit, and you will need to purchase it separately. But if that's not the look that you're after, you can pick up a Roush vent-integrated gauge pod, which will accommodate any 52 mm gauge which is gonna fit snugly in your AC vent.
So again, for the money here, for an EcoBoost owner that's looking to measure your boost, in the event that you're gonna be installing a custom tune or a downpipe, or for a supercharged V8 truck owner that's throwing a smaller pulley, maybe a set of long tubes on there, you're definitely gonna wanna be able to measure that boost on the fly to ensure that everything is working at a hundred percent.
So switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said up top, you're gonna be lookin' at a pretty simple one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, at about an hour's worth of labor to get this onto your truck. So I will say that this is gonna be a really quick glance at how this is gonna need to be installed, most if not all boost gauges are gonna install pretty similarly and you're essentially gonna need to just tap a vacuum line, run your wiring to a power source, and you're good to go.
All right guys, so just to wrap things up here for the EcoBoost owner or if you're running a blown V8, I would definitely suggest checking out this product for your F-150. So that's my quick review and breakdown of the mechanical dual-color boost gauge in blue and white fitting your 1997 through current F-150, available right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Give your forced induction F-150 some stealthy styling with a Performance Series Mechanical Dual Color Boost/Vac Gauge. Featuring a tinted lens with silver bezel, you can light up your boost gauge by selecting one of two color options - blue or white. When the gauge is off, it will be completely blacked out and the contrasting silver bezel really makes a statement.Functional Style.
Not only will this sleek Dual Color Boost/Vacuum Gauge look great, but it's also a crucial part of monitoring critical engine systems. In order to reach peak performance from your supercharged or turbocharged F-150, you need to know how much boost you're making at Max RPMs, making this a must-have gauge for your ride.Boost/Vac Pressure.
The Performance Boost/Vacuum Pressure Gauge measures 52mm (2-1/16 in.) and features a 270° sweep that will accurately measure your supercharged or turbocharged system from 30 In Hg (vacuum) to 30 PSI (boost). Application.
This Mechanical Dual Color Boost/Vacuum Gauge is perfect for any supercharged or turbocharged 1997 to 2017 F-150s, including the FX2, FX4, Harley Davidson, King Ranch, Lariat, Limited, Platinum, STX, SVT Raptor, XL and XLT models.
- What's in the Box
- Mechanical Boost Gauge
- Tubing Kit
- Mounting Hardware'
- Install Instructions
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Will it fit my F-150?
- FX4 - 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
- King Ranch - 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08
- Lariat - 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
- Platinum - 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
- STX - 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
- XL - 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
- XLT - 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
- FX2 - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 07, 08
- Harley-Davidson Edition - 10, 11, 12, 00, 01, 02, 03, 06, 07, 08
- SVT Raptor - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- Limited - 11, 13, 14, 16, 08
- Base - 97, 98, 99, 00
- Lightning - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03
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