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    New boost gauge install

    So I've seen several different ideas about where to install a boost gauge, and after considering a few (i.e. Mirror pods, removing the mirror finish on the glass, etc) I decided I would try something new. I went to a local glass cutting place and took in the glass from the right mirror. I had them cut a clear glass piece to the same measurements, then I called a local window tinting shop. The owner gave me a sample of commercial reflective (mirror) tint. I mounted the gauge on the inside mirror housing behind the glass, put the tint on the new piece of glass, mounted everything back up, and here is the result. When the ski is off, it looks just like (or very close) to a regular mirror, but when the ski is on, you can read the boost gauge through the glass. I like to keep the sleeper look I'll have to test it out on the water next weekend when I get the rest of the ski put back together, but I think it'll work pretty well
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    Is the tint on the front side of the glass... looks like there's alot of trash in it around the edges

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    Its on the back side of the glass. I put the tint of myself, so this was the initial test fit just to make sure it worked ok. I have some more tint to try and do better job with the film.

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    If I get a chance, I'll try to put the tint on better and take a new picture, but everyone can still get the idea at least.

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    good idea, hope it turns out good

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    That is awesome! Love the sleeper look to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostedH23a1 View Post
    good idea, hope it turns out good
    Thanks, me too. I may end up just taking the glass and tint to a place that does window tinting and get it done right so it look better.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrianoRaceCo View Post
    That is awesome! Love the sleeper look to it
    I'm still working on it to try and make it look a little better but I am definitely pleased with the look so far, and best of all it was pretty easy to do.

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    Hi..

    Where did you find a Digital Boost Gauge that reads up to 20Psi???? most reads between 15-35 and I won't get even 14 I Think on a X-Charger

    That on pic I saw on Ebay and it's nice

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mloureirojr View Post
    Hi..

    Where did you find a Digital Boost Gauge that reads up to 20Psi???? most reads between 15-35 and I won't get even 14 I Think on a X-Charger

    That on pic I saw on Ebay and it's nice

    Thanks
    I don't remember what kind of gauge I used when I did this but I wouldn't recommend you get it. It shorted out on me but I kinda expected that. I would recommend a DynoTune gauge. They are a little pricey but they are accurate and they hold up. You should see around 10 pounds of boost on an X-charger.

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    Nice job dude very creative.

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