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TRD Boost Gauge

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by novakills, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    novakills

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    The only TRD Boost Gauge I can find is for the 1st gen Tacomas. While I'm sure the gauge would function properly on my 2010 Tacoma, there is no sense in paying $125 for the gauge that comes with a pod that won't fit my truck. Anyone have any advice? I really want to gauge my boost levels before/after future mods as well as being able to monitor when I'm "in" boost for fuel economy. I do have a Scangauge so if anyone knows how I could use it to monitor boost levels I would appreciate it.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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  3. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Thanks for the input but i don't need (or want) a boost gauge that measures all the way to 25 psi (or higher) when my SC willnever even reach 10 psi-hence the reason for my interest in the TRD Gauge. Also, I understand how the gauges work (elec and mech) and certainly have the ability to hook any gauge up. I guess my questions may be unclear.

    Can anyone confirm that the TRD Boost Gauge for the 1st gen will work correctly on the 2nd gen? Can a guage pod be mounted on the 2010 A-pillar considering the PIA airbags?
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    Suscribed I would like to have a boost gauge too
     
  5. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    I have Prosport boost & oil pressure gauges in this type of pillar pod.

    * Will post a pic tonight.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    another option is this. It only goes up to 15 psi, but does not measure vaccumm and can be had for abou 35 bucks from summit

    [​IMG]

    The boost gauge from the 01 will work just fine in yours truck, the pod that comes with it will not.

    I thought the side curtain airbags from the newer trucks were in the seats?

    if so, you should be able to put the lotek pod up there

    or, here is another option that wont mess with the pillars

    http://www.cravenspeed.com/index.php?productID=284

    good luck

    Justin
     
  7. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    $139 bucks for those pods, wtf!
     
  8. Feb 23, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    They are machined aluminum and powder coated, the price isnt that bad considering

    but the design is pretty damn sweet

    Justin
     
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  11. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Do you knpw were these guys are located? Im trying to find that gauge A Pillar setup.

    I found these gauges. I ordered them. Very nice for the money...

    http://marshallinstruments.com/catalog/scx_pro_gauges.cfm


    Can you please tell me were you connected the sender for your Oil Pressure gauge? Mine is oil Temp though. Thanks!
     
  12. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    Totally Twisted Creations is located in Statesville, NC

    you should be able to T in under your stock oil pressure sensor ( just the left of the filter)

    Justin
     
  13. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    I use an oil filter adaptor plate. It has four ports, you can run two gauges and an oil cooler with it. Prosport sells them for $38.99

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    That is a much cleaner option.

    Justin
     
  15. Feb 26, 2010 at 5:51 AM
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    Thanks for your input. That helps alot!

    Also, it does look like the 2010's are SRS equipped and the bag extends into the A pillar and goes down to the bolted on handle. I don't see the gauges becoming projectiles because the handle would have been first. The handle is bolted in with (2) 10mm bolts. HOWEVER, you'd better bolt those gauges securely into the pod with a metal bracket. Because expanding gases could launch the gauges. This is my opinion after removing the A piller on my 2010.

    Has ANYONE mounted the Gauge A Piller in there 2010?
     
  16. Mar 17, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    I have just recently installed mine on my 2010. I did notice the air bag, but figured if it was to go off it should go downward and not effect the gauges since they are on the other end of the handle.
     
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