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Old 02-21-2013, 01:07 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I have heard very conflicting reports about this but i wanted to know if anybody knew this for sure. Im currently in the process of fully rebuilding my 06 wrx and i got a great deal on an AEM meth kit. What i want to know is can i run this kit with an Aquamist meth gauge. I really like the Blue Meth gauge from aquamist and i want to put it in but the two companies are not answering my questions because they just want me to buy their system and gauge together. Does anyone have experience with this or know it for sure. Heres a link for the aquamist replacement gauge:

http://www.aquamist-direct.com/syste...acement-parts/

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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I can answer your aquamist question. The aquamist gauge will not work independent of the system controller. I assume the AEM stand-alone gauge will work with an aqauamist system based on the fact that they are offering 4mm fittings on their flow sensor ports. No other meth maker uses metric hose.

Unfortunately life would be much simpler you have an aquamist system but prefer to use an AEM gauge.

I cannot remember receiving any email asking this particular question. My email is richard AT aquamist.co.uk. Quote your screen name if you decide to email me so I can look back if I have receive a post from you unanswered.

On your link, there are over fifty aquamist products there, can you be a bit more spercific.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot, I will have to rock an Aquamist setup instead because I really like that gauge. As a pilot i love gauges and instruments and your gauge looks and functions better. Thanks for the answer i must have emailed the wrong person, you have been very helpful.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:54 AM   #4
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I was gonna say, if you got a great deal on it, relist it, get what it's worth, and then buy what would work best.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:59 AM   #5
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There are other differences you might like to consider. One of them is the aquamist system runs on constant pressure whereas the others run on progressive pressure. The quality of atomisation is consistent across the entire flow range.

Look into the finer details and you will find many more advantages. Price is important but you only get what you pay for.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:58 AM   #6
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Thank for all the help. I will have to do some research to see which kit is best for my build. I still have a couple of weeks before i even get to the meth installation. I will email you when i get to that stage of my build.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:27 AM   #7
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I know that this isn't your question, but I actually read the thread title wrong because I assumed the other way which made better sense. I wouldn't advise using the aem gauge with an aquamist hsf2 kit, but it makes better sense. For the dollar the hsf2 is a no brainer. It operates like an additional injector controller and comes with a high speed vavle and same pump as their top of the line unit.

Comparing the price point of the top end hsf4 to a standard aem kit the price difference is great, but the hsf2 to nearly any kit is not worth asking.

I've been running methnaol since the 90s and have always ignored pwm systems till getting one recently.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:01 AM   #8
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Thanks to all that have answered. I ended up not running a gauge at all. I really wanted to sort out this problem but the reality is that the meth kit was one of the last things that i had done to my car. i basically went from a stage 2 (if you could call it that, a cobb down pipe, spt cold air intake, spt cat back and cobb access port) all the way to 400+ hp stage 4ish, The stock motor before the rebuild had blown due to neglect and cylinder 4 not getting enough oil/fuel. I was a senior in college and the car had a bunch of problems but graduation was a month a way and i thought that i would just wait to deal with all of them after i got home. to make a long story short i got bored one night and went for a spirited drive which consisted of a couple of launches and big pulls and the engine let go. After a bunch of planing and research i decided i wanted a street car/a weekend track warrior out of my 06 WRX. I set a budget and started my build. Once i was mid way through my build i had already added 25% more on to my budget than i wanted too so i had to start dropping stuff off of my build. I encountered many problems during the build that i hadn't considered in the planning phase to accompany the amount of power i was going to put down, for example, a full Killer B oil system, fuel rails, new heads, all new buckets, racing timing belt kit, and many other parts ect, ect. So basically I got a great deal on the AEM meth kit and install from a local shop that was excited about the build and adding a 200+ dollar gauge just because i though it looked nice wasn't needed. When i decide to take on the next part of my build, when the car goes from street/weekend track warrior to full race mode i will exchange the prosport gauges out for a full set of really accurate and professional gauges. Thanks all to answered my questions i really appreciate it and when i do the next part i might swap out the AEM system for the aquamist because i have heard so many great things.

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:32 AM   #9
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i know thats a lot but as you can tell their is a bit of frustration/excitement going on in the final stages of my build!
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