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Old 10-25-2001, 11:12 AM   #1
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When your driving around does the needle on any of the gauges flutter? I'm considering on getting a few. I have read that they are not very accurate. Is that true? Are they worth the money or should I get something else?
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Old 10-25-2001, 11:25 AM   #2
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A gauge is only as good as it's sender . For instance, the standard EGT probe autometer uses isn't very good, yet the competition probe is VERY good- the gauge is the same .

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Old 10-25-2001, 11:28 AM   #3
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"You get what you pay for" could probably be used here. My boost gauge is off by about 1/2 pound. It reads a just a tad lower than zero when the car's off, and about 4 1/2 pounds when I'm at full boost (the wastegate spring is set at 5 pounds. I got a blitz boost gauge that I'll sell you if you want. It works fine, and the only reson that I changed it is because I was having issues reading Bar.
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Old 10-25-2001, 12:03 PM   #4
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Impreza Ride, using the wastegate for boost control isn't too accurate, so the gauge might not be that far off. Before I added an EBC my wastegate spring would roll boost from 6psi to 3psi towards redline. That was a 5lb Deltagate wastegate.
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Old 10-25-2001, 12:07 PM   #5
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that is why autometer offers different level's of guages. If you want the best expect to pay big...pro-comp guages are NOT cheap

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Old 10-25-2001, 01:06 PM   #6
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North Ursalia- I'll make a note of the comp probe, if I get Autometer.

Impreza Rider- 1/2 psi off...well that's not too bad. I saw Pic where the guys boost gauge was like 2psi off. I'm not sure if it was an Autometer gauge. About the Blitz gauge- How do they light up? Does it match the dash lights? I think I would have the same problems with reading bar, the same goes with Celcius. I was looking into Greedy but all they provide metric gauges. I like the idea of there warning gauges.

HndaTch627- Procomp guages not cheap is right.

Does Autometer have some kind of warining light for there boost, EGT, and Fuel pressure gauges? I saw somewhere that you can get a separate large or mini warning light but that was for the water temp and oil temp gauges.
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Old 10-25-2001, 01:34 PM   #7
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The Blitz gauge is backlit, lights up amber, But during the day the gauge looks like stock. White face, with a red needle.
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Old 10-25-2001, 01:48 PM   #8
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t.rod- they do offer warning lights, not sure how they work, never really looked at them, but you can damn well guarantee that once my turbo kit starts going together there are going to be at least 2....EGT Temp and oil pressure prolly...might add a fuel one as well. goto www.autometer.com ..actuallyi was mistaken, pro-comp is good for what we need but if you want the best go ultra-lite....if you have a million to blow on guages.

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I have sport comps in my truck and they work but not always the most accurate.

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Old 10-25-2001, 06:21 PM   #9
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I checkout the Autometer site and I have a couple of Q's
So the Ultra lites are better that the Phantom series. I mean are Ultra lites more accurate? I like the Phantom series better.
There was something about liquid filled gauges and the gauge reading more accurate. I'm just not sure about the Autometer Phantom series gauges. I just want more info on them. LIke does the need flutter when you drive over dumps? etc.
I've been checking them out on Ebay. Prices seem to be decent.
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Old 10-25-2001, 06:24 PM   #10
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look here...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cg...093697&r=0&t=0

does that mean that this gauge would read incorrect?
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The autometer gauges tend to stick where they were last reading when power was shut off to them. That gauge should be fine.

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Old 10-25-2001, 10:57 PM   #12
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Actually i think my boost guage is 2 psi off... and the needle "flutters" often... i thought it was the vacuum lines and i had done a sloppy job of installing them.... but having re adjusted again and again... i found nothing wrong with what i did...

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Old 10-25-2001, 11:52 PM   #13
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I think im going to go with the autometer ultralite guages, the 2 5/8" ones
for the center guage pod, now i just need to get the center pod.
Toby are you going to use yours ?
Will three 2 5/8 " guages fit in the center pod ?

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3 2 1/16" gauges barely fit in the center pod...I can't imagine 3 2 5/8" gauges fitting there.
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Old 10-26-2001, 09:10 AM   #15
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I'm using three 2 1/16" or 52mmm gauges.
I'm using my pod.
I already have the gauge mask thing.
I just need gauges.

I think I might go with ultralite but they only have them in silver. I wanted the ring around the gauge to be black like the Phantom series. Unless somebody can post other wise.

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Where would be the best palce to buy gauges?? What gauges do you recommend?
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Old 10-26-2001, 04:29 PM   #17
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preza: Just order the center pod thing. Andres just ordered one for like $40 I think. and then get Derres Catalano's gauge mask for the pod.

And 2 1/16" are already a pretty tight fit in there. I'd doubt you'd be able to get anything much bigger in.
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Where do i get this guage mask for the pod ?
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dealer... i think... maybe subaruparts.com has it...
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