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My P3 Boost Gauge arrived. This does much more than just read boost though, as it's more of a "Multi-Functional Gauge". Perfect if you don't want to take up extra space. In this unboxing video I cover all the features of this multi-functional gauge, why I chose it, and what you need to properly read boost with it on our cars. Hope you guys enjoy it!


UPDATE (install video):
A full walkthrough install video of the P3 Multifunctional Boost Gauge. I cover where to tap for boost and parts, so this will help anyone installing any boost gauge that is not plug & play.

The video covers a lot and there are timestamps in the description to make it easy for people to jump to certain sections. Hope this helps people in the future! Shout out to @sharkcohen and @Greg for their useful posts on this forum about installing a boost gauge (mentioned in video but most may not see it (y))


UPDATE (host melted shut):
The thin/hard plastic hose that P3 supplied crimped closed...had to swap it out.

 

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Very cool. I love all the functions and data that this makes readily-accessible. Let us know how the install process is.
 
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I've been researching this unit more since you made this post and shared your video. I know there are a lot of questions out there about how certain piggy-back units play with signals and change certain parameters. This unit might help some of us demystify those variables with real data. I know many have asked in past threads about AFR/Lambda and timing, which this unit reads. Useful stuff!
 
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Very cool. I love all the functions and data that this makes readily-accessible. Let us know how the install process is.
Installed it yesterday and editing the install video now! Will upload it within the next few days on YouTube and update this thread with it. Wasn't too bad, just this 1 particular clamp took forever to get off (hard to access)

I go in-depth and include all the parts I sourced from Amazon for the install to work. I basically bought a bunch of parts, not knowing what will work properly, but now I have the perfect list of parts that work which I will share as well in the video for anyone else looking to tackle this install (or basically any other boost gauge that is not plug and play and needs a source for boost)

You do a great job of making videos. I can't wait until the next one.

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Thank you Greg! And huge HUGE thank you for helping with the parts on what hoses, T's etc. to use!

I've been researching this unit more since you made this post and shared your video. I know there are a lot of questions out there about how certain piggy-back units play with signals and change certain parameters. This unit might help some of us demystify those variables with real data. I know many have asked in past threads about AFR/Lambda and timing, which this unit reads. Useful stuff!
Yea it's not cheap, but between the OEM vent look, keeping vent functionality, and allowing to read a ton of different things, I personally think it's worth it. I know some folks can use an iPhone app to see some of these parameters (which I plan to use as well as needed), but even with that the boost won't read accurate to my knowledge since it's through the OBD2 port which is limited. With this gauge, you can tap into a boost source so you have the correct boost reading as well as all the other things being pulled in through the OBD2 port.
 

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Here's a short first drive clip right after installing it. (install tutorial video should be live tomorrow, YouTube taking forever to go over the copyright claims so it's in queue):

 

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A full walkthrough install video of the P3 Multifunctional Boost Gauge. I cover where to tap for boost and parts, so this will help anyone installing any boost gauge that is not plug & play.

The video covers a lot and there are timestamps in the description to make it easy for people to jump to certain sections. Hope this helps people in the future! Shout out to @sharkcohen and @Greg for their useful posts on this forum about installing a boost gauge (mentioned in video but most may not see it (y))


 

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A full walkthrough install video of the P3 Multifunctional Boost Gauge. I cover where to tap for boost and parts, so this will help anyone installing any boost gauge that is not plug & play.

The video covers a lot and there are timestamps in the description to make it easy for people to jump to certain sections. Hope this helps people in the future! Shout out to @sharkcohen and @Greg for their useful posts on this forum about installing a boost gauge (mentioned in video but most may not see it (y))


Great video, Pat! Thanks for posting this, as I've been toying with picking one of these up and didn't quite know what to expect when pulling the dash. Super helpful that you posted this up. Lots of cool features on this gauge.
 
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Wow, P3 instructions have you remove the dash trim to remove the vent? That's not necessary.
 

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My P3 Boost Gauge arrived. This does much more than just read boost though, as it's more of a "Multi-Functional Gauge". Perfect if you don't want to take up extra space. In this unboxing video I cover all the features of this multi-functional gauge, why I chose it, and what you need to properly read boost with it on our cars. Hope you guys enjoy it!


UPDATE:

A full walkthrough install video of the P3 Multifunctional Boost Gauge. I cover where to tap for boost and parts, so this will help anyone installing any boost gauge that is not plug & play.

The video covers a lot and there are timestamps in the description to make it easy for people to jump to certain sections. Hope this helps people in the future! Shout out to @sharkcohen and @Greg for their useful posts on this forum about installing a boost gauge (mentioned in video but most may not see it (y))

Great Video! P3 added to the bucket list!
 

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If anyone is thinking of picking up this gauge, I reached out to P3 to try and get a discount for my followers and they just got back with a 5% discount code. It’s not much, and I get zero kickback (just savings for you guys). They’re currently running 10% off now on their site and I just tried and the code works on top of the current sale, so right now you can get it for 15% off. Code is DRIVENDISTRICT

If you’re not already, below are my Insta/FB and YouTube links, if you’re interested, follow/subscribe as it will also help me grow and be able to try and get more deals for the community! Thanks!

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That is very nice of you!
Btw I know you like mods:
I just put in the MX5things.com
Automatic window lowering unit
With key fob control
It is sold out currently but
I am sure they will restock it (maybe they have a
Waitlist?)
Install was easy hardest part was removing the door panel.
when you lower the top it lowers the windows
Put top back up and it rolls the windows fully up
( you can change the default to, after retracting the top, it will raise the window if you prefer)
They have a ~10.00 USD accessories that will allow you to raise and lower the windows using the key fob.
item worked flawlessly
I highly recommend watching site for when back in stock
Best
CDNA
Ps thx for shipping my shirt promptly!
 

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That is very nice of you!
Btw I know you like mods:
I just put in the MX5things.com
Automatic window lowering unit
With key fob control
It is sold out currently but
I am sure they will restock it (maybe they have a
Waitlist?)
Install was easy hardest part was removing the door panel.
when you lower the top it lowers the windows
Put top back up and it rolls the windows fully up
( you can change the default to, after retracting the top, it will raise the window if you prefer)
They have a ~10.00 USD accessories that will allow you to raise and lower the windows using the key fob.
item worked flawlessly
I highly recommend watching site for when back in stock
Best
CDNA
Ps thx for shipping my shirt promptly!
I remember checking out their site a while back...I gotta go see what else they got!

And thanks so much for grabbing a shirt, really appreciate it! :)
 
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The thin/hard plastic hose that P3 supplied melted & crimped closed...had to swap it out.

 
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