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    I'm thinking of getting the obd2 for my iPhone 5 so I can use the torque app but I'm not sure which one I need to get. Anyone who has one for their iPhone 5 can you please send me a link to where I can get one. Thanks

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    After reading a lot of reviews I seen that most people were having problems with iPhones and syncing them so I won't end up getting one. I already returned my boost gauge and all my vac line so I'll have to go and purchase all that again. Can you tell me which line I can tee into to read boost? Thanks

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    Hi was just wondering if you ever install it on the Vac Line on the throttle body? I have did it but i didn't get any boost reading at all. I need help??? I have a Electronic boost reading gauge.

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    I think mechanical boost gauge would be much better - faster reaction.
    Electronic is great for oil if you are afraid to bring oil into the cabin

    As for your problems.
    You go of the MAP sensor. Best approach is to get a vacuum block from a vendor here.
    If not, you could tap into throttle body - just need to be sure to install it correctly.

    Second is the gauge itself - did you test it? Attach your tire air compressor to see any pressure increase at all...
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    I installed mine off of a throttlebody spacer. I wasn't getting a reading at first then I realized that when I pulled the line through the grommet in the firewall the rubber insulation stuff pulled through a little with it and pinched off the line. I gave it a little tug from the engine side until it came free.
    Now my only issue is that it buzzes/rattles annoyingly.

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    I actually ended up using a hole that was for the clutch in AT.
    The MT I had previously - I went with pushing the line through the big harness.
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    Actually, i Tee it on the Vaccum Line on the throttle body like how the Veloster did theres. It didn't read boost at all. I'm pretty sure i did everything right. I also tried it on another vaccum line on the intake manifold aswell but it didn't read any boost either. My Electronic Boost gauge was good i took it off from my other turbo car and tested it on the forte. I'll try again once i go buy a mechanical boost gauge. If that doesn't work I'll get a Map vaccum adapter block off see if that work.

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    Well, extend the line into the cabin and start driving. A very shirt trip will tell.
    If there is any air flow you will hear some hissing. More boost more hiss. Same for vacuum.

    No, do not worry about engine going crazy. The tiny 3 mm (1/8") line will not provide enough flow to make some problems.
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    Okay, so i went to harbor freight and bought myself a mechanical boost gauge with boost line ect... I tee it back on to the throttle body vacuum line and it works. Boost Psi reading is around 17 psi stock? I got a xs bov on it and just recently took off my stock air filter and box and put on a cone air filter on it for now until my 3.5inch tms intake arrive. It pulls pretty good.

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    Yup, 17 psi sounds about right. OEM may push momentarily 18 psi, at lower speeds.
    The higher you go (RPM wise) the less boost you get.

    That is where the tune make a huge difference.
    I was amazed how much power it may produce if boost is kept at 22-25 psi.
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    2019 Chevrolet Bolt
    2015 AUDI Q5 (for wife...)
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    2016 KIA Forte5 SX 1.6 T-GDI, A/T (for sale some remaining aftermarket parts - see SALE forum)
    2014 FIAT 500e (my first EV - awesome toy!!)
    2015 KIA Forte5 SX 1.6 T-GDI, M/T
    2016 FIAT 500X Trekking Plus AWD (for wife)
    and many others like: Dodge Intrepid, Kia Rondo, Fiat 126p, Trabant 1.1...

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