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I just wanted to see if anyone could recommend a diesel/performance shop in, or around, the LA area that could do a guage pod/guages install for me. I don't have the tools/space to do it myself and would like to have someone's recommendation if possible. I'm just looking to get it done right. I appreciate your help.
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If no one bites try and see if there is an alarm installer that turns wrenches. One good buddy of mine was a professional installer but built race cars on the side.
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Dokken, where in SoCal are you? and what is your vehicle make/year. If it is a Dodge, I would be willing to help with the gauge install no matter what year, and for a fraction of the cost of what a shop would want. If it is a Ford or GM, I may be lost beyond belief.

Argh I just typed all that and saw you are in LA area. I am in South OC myself. Anyhow let us know what kind of truck and year it is, and I will reply tomorrow morning/after I hear from you. As far as I am concerned, if it is something I can help with, I am more than willing to either do it real inexpensive, or for free + a 12 pack (of cheap beer of course )

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Yeah, I'm up in LA, the perfect spot for a crew cab diesel right? Anyway, it's an '04 250. It's something I'd like to try and tackle myself, but never having done it before I'm a little hesitant. Just thought I'd see if there are any shops out here that would have experience with it. If it's going to be someone's first time doing it I'd rather save the money and try it myself. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
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Call Nick at NorCal 925-447-7800. You'll be happy.

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Aint norcal a bit far from socal, for a simple gauge install? Heck I'd do it but I just dunno when it comes to drilling and tapping an exhaust manifold on a turboed V engine. Sounds like a real PITA to me. heh

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Thanks for the info. I think I've actually found a diesel shop thats local, here in Van Nuys. Didn't know they existed around here. They quoted around $300 for the install. Is that about right?
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As I said, with what you have to do to be able to drill and tap that manifold (at least what I think would have to be done) would take an hour or so if not more. Then I have no clue as to where you plug the boost line into on one of them engines. Though I would say $300 sounds reasonable IMO.

Is the shop just a fix it shop type shop or a performance shop?

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It's actually a "diesel performance shop" in Van Nuys according to the info I came across. I can pass along more info in a PM if you're interested.
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yeah, forward on over to me, i am just curious bout em. thanks!

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