Review & Install Video
What's going, guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and this is my detailed review and breakdown of the Raxiom Vent-Integrated Boost Gauge without Housing, fitting your 2015 through current F-150. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this might appeal to, what you should expect to be spending, and then we'll take a quick look at installation, where you're gonna be looking at an easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour to get this onto your truck.
So this kit that I have here in front of me today should definitely appeal to any EcoBoost owner or a blown Coyote F-150 owner that's not only looking to incorporate a very cool convenience into their cabin, but more importantly, to monitor your boost that your turbos are producing or turbo on the fly. So not only is this gonna be a very cool, modern convenience as well as getting away with a factory-style look for your F-150's cabin, but for an EcoBoost owner, like myself, or for any blown Coyote truck owners out there, you're gonna have the ability to see what kind of boost you're producing on the fly.
Now, for an EcoBoost owner, like myself, again, I do have a tendency to add performance parts onto my truck, even though it's not a Mustang. But I actually wanna see what kind of numbers I'm making right then and there, as if I'm gonna installing a cold air intake, and then a throttle body, and then a handheld tuner, and then maybe getting into some downpipes, I actually wanna see just how much boost both of my turbos are producing. Now, another cool feature about this gauge is that you're actually gonna have the ability to measure your battery voltage. So if your truck is something where it doesn't get driven daily, you're gonna have the ability to see just how well it's performing and keep everything in check. Now, I do wanna mention, if you're gonna be looking for a little bit more functionality, like having the ability to measure, say, air intake temperatures or measure 0 to 60 times, I would definitely suggest checking out the multi-function gauge, which we do have on site separately.
So in terms of the construction of this kit, everything that I have here on the table in front of you today is gonna be what you're gonna receive in the box. Now, that's gonna be from your module, your vacuum tap, the face plate itself, some quick-splice connectors, as well as a couple of zip ties. There's really nothing more that you're gonna need to get this onto your truck, but I do wanna add that, if you're gonna need to stretch that hose, we do have a separate one on site, which is a little bit longer.
So in terms of the pricing here, you should expect to be spending around 230 bucks for this kit, which, in my opinion, is pretty affordable, considering some of the other options out there may make you pick the gauge itself as well as picking up the housing after the fact. Again, for the money here, I think you're gonna be getting away with a ton of functionality. But not only that, you're gonna be getting away with some great OE-style looks, which is definitely a conversation piece inside of your F-150, as this is gonna sit very flush as well as not have some bright and kinda ugly colors, which I don't think would mesh too well with the interior of your F-150.
So switching gears and looking at the installation here, just like I had said in the beginning of the video, you're gonna be looking at a very simple one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour to get this onto your truck. So let's take a closer look at what's gonna be entailed. You're gonna have to start by pulling your driver's side vent housing, which you essentially need to be pulling out and then up to remove that. So after this, essentially disconnect the line of the bottom of the vent housing and pull the fascia trim by releasing the clips on the sides. After that, you're gonna need to pull the slot assembly, and you're damn near done. So once that's done, you're g
Digital Vent Boost Gauge.
A Raxiom Vent Integrated Boost Gauge is a must have upgrade for any force inducted F-150 owner. This Boost Gauge will allow you to carefully monitor your F-150's boost and vacuum pressure to ensure peak performance. Raxiom designed their Boost Gauge to install into your F-150's left hand HVAC vent for a clean sleek OE appearance. When installed this Gauge will not obstruct the airflow of your F150's HVAC system. Boost / Vacuum Pressure.
Raxiom engineered their Boost Gauge to monitor your F-150's boost and vacuum pressure in real time. Using the supplied 45 PSI high resolution boost sensor this Gauge will accurately measure your F-150's manifold, turbocharger or supercharger boost pressure. By tapping into a vacuum line the Raxiom Boost Gauge will provide more precise readings than those taking from the OBDII port (PCM).Battery Voltage.
The Raxiom Vent Integrated Boost Gauge not only monitors your F-150's Boost and Vacuum, it also monitors your battery voltage as well. Raxiom's Boost Gauge allows you to easily check your battery voltage with just a push of a button. This is a great feature for Trucks that are stored for long periods of time.Auto or Manual Dimmer.
Raxiom designed their Boost Gauge so that it can be dimmed automatically in conjunction with your interior lights or manually with a push of a button. This is a really nice feature that further enhances its function and sleek appearance.Recommended Upgrade.
If you find that the supplied vacuum line included with this Boost Gauge is too short for your needs, you will be glad to hear that Raxiom offers a 60" (5ft) Extension Kit
. AmericanMuscle recommends purchasing the Extension Kit at the same time to avoid any installation headaches. Sold separately, see option listed above.Full Warranty.
Raxiom features an "Industry Leading 2 Year Full Warranty," ensuring you the highest quality of materials and reliable craftsmanship.Application.
The Raxiom Vent Integrated Boost Gauge without Housing is perfect for any supercharged or turbocharged 2015 to 2018 F-150's, including the King Ranch, Lariat, Limited, Platinum, XL and XLT models. HVAC vent housing is not
included, reuses your existing factory vent.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Digital Display
- (1) AuxBox w/Sensor
- (1) Vacuum Tubing
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.3L V6 - 18
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Raptor - 17, 18
- 5.0L V8 - 15, 16, 17, 18