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Devin_Zhang Jan 8, 7:20pm - #78850 
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connecting lines?

i just bought some gauges, i don't know how to attach the lines, should I cut existing lines and use connectors, or strip existing lines and wrapp the new line around it.
If i'm to use connectors what kind do you guys recommand?
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Gen7fan Jan 8, 8:16pm - #78851 
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are calling wires "lines", if so you just need butt connectors of a gauge the will fit the gauge wire you are using, and crimper helps.
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Devin_Zhang Jan 8, 8:27pm - #78852 
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um, so once i cut the wire, and use a butt connecter, should i stick the three resulting wire ends in one butt connector?
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Gen7fan Jan 8, 8:33pm - #78853 
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OK, you lost me...

...anybody...
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Devin_Zhang Jan 8, 8:42pm - #78854 
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once, i cut the wire, you know, i have the two cutted ends, and one end from the gauge, do i insert all three into one connector?
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Gen7fan Jan 8, 9:09pm - #78855 
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You need to understand that I can't see what your looking at. I don't know what kind of gauge you hooking up. Details my friend, details, and maybe some pics.
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trog2233 Jan 8, 9:14pm - #78856 

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dude...it sounds like you have NO idea what ur doin...before you mess something up...take it to ur local shop and have them do them thumbsup it will save you the problems
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Gen7fan Jan 8, 9:19pm - #78857 
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Originally Posted by trog2233
dude...it sounds like you have NO idea what ur doin...before you mess something up...take it to ur local shop and have them do them thumbsup it will save you the problems


Thats a very good point! thumbsup
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Devin_Zhang Jan 8, 11:06pm - #78858 
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I cant imagine it to be that hard, besides, I would rather be able to do it myself then to pay someone. And if i really fuck it up, i can always take it to a shop.

the gauge I bought is a little (2 and 1/16th) rpm gauge, and I'm buying a air fuel gauge.
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Ok I see where you are confused, a butt plug is a like a pipe, you have your source coming in on one end the then on the other end you have you two other wires, one is the original and the other is the new one.. in your case the other wire is for your new gauges.

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slidr Jan 9, 4:56am - #78860 

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Yeah, a butt connector has two ends, and he's confused cause he has three wires. I just used one of those caps that screw all the wires together, that way I didn't have to crimp anything. But if you are in a tight space, use a butt connector.


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