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Old 04-10-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default STRI 60mm boost, oil press and temp

I bought these gauges from Chris at CVR motorsports. Upon opening it everything looked great. I had no issues installing the sensors or wiring. I fitted it with the ATI clock pod which had to be sanded down a little bit for the 60mm gauges to fit in. I used the Greddy sandwich adaptor for the oil pressure and temp sensors which seem to be fine.

The only problem I had was the T fitting for the boost gauge. The T fitting that it came with the gauge was plugged up, seems like the plastic mold was not made right from the factory. I did a vacuum test earlier today to confirm it was plugged up. I went to autozone and replaced that fitting. This was a 2 dollar part that gave me a headache for the past two days. Anyhow everything works fine now, I recommend these guages as a cheap Defi replica solution if you don't need all the features the Defi has.

Pictures will be up after I wash my car.
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:01 PM   #2
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Haven't you washed your da mn car yet??? Hurry up, I want more info on these gauges!
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:30 AM   #3
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same here
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:06 AM   #4
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Sorry about that, I've been pretty busy. But here you go!












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Old 04-27-2007, 12:30 PM   #5
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how do you like them so far? and which line of gauges is that? dsd or xline?

thx for the pics
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:22 PM   #6
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They're cool. These are the DSD line with the smoked lens. They do what they're suppose to do. I had a small issue with the install because the vaccum T supplied by STRI was clogged, it took me 2 days to figure out the problem. The connectors and sensors look to be of good quality.
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:05 PM   #7
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No EGT gauge?
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:53 PM   #8
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I would've but I dont trust myself tapping the header.
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:09 PM   #9
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It`s really easy and with some instructions from here you can do it. It`s the next important gauge to the boost gauge.
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:15 PM   #10
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does it say where the gauges are made on the box or the gauge itself?
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:02 AM   #11
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I think it was China or Taiwan. I'll check when I go to my garage.
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:21 PM   #12
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These are made in Japan. www.Stri.jp
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:44 AM   #13
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Where did you tap power from and do they dim?
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Old 05-06-2007, 02:21 AM   #14
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They look real nice. Are they hard to read in the day time and what is the difference with the clear ones?
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Not hard to read at all in the day time. I believe the clear lens does not turn on during the day time... I could be wrong
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:36 PM   #16
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does anyone have any pics of the amber ones?!?!
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:16 AM   #17
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The DSDs have peak recall but, how are you supposed to do that with no control unit? I think I might get a set. Is the Oil Pres sensor under the alternator? Also, did you have the factory boost?
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I just installed my STRI gauges (boost and water temp). Looks nice but I have a queston about how the needles move. When they're doing the opening sequence they move nice and smooth/fluid but when they are in reg. operating mode i noticed that my boost gauge's needle moves sorta like a clock, e.g. tick tick tick instead of moving smoothly. Its more noticable when your just idling and the boost gauge is just moving up and down very slightly. Is this normal?
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These are made in Japan. www.Stri.jp
I don't believe it. someone could easily setup a website and address based in japan.

someone could easily make the gauges in china/taiwan, buy out a advertisement in option magazine, and promote the gauges as the newest bling JDM gauges here back in the states to make a killer profit.

I have no problem with making a profit but to do so by deception is not cool.

ok did a quick google and here is their official website http://www.striracing.com/contact.htm

"We want to hear from you! At Yitron Technology, we care about what you think and we know the value of good Customer Relationship Management. Please contact us for our products & services, request after sales supports, discuss technical issues, and business proposition.


6F, No.51, Hou-Sheng Rd. , Lu-Chu Hsiang Taoyuan (338), Taiwan


Tel: +886(3)222.0196


Fax: +886(3)222.0195


StriRacing@yitron.com.tw "

MADE IN TAIWAN. not made in japan.

just think about it. If they were made in japan don't you think we would've heard about them before? I have nothing against the company. I actually think the gauges look great and the price is reasonable..I just don't agree with vendors promoting the gauges as made in japan when they obviously are not. isn't that false advertising?

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Old 05-13-2007, 09:46 PM   #20
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I've been wondering the same thing as well because Ive never heard of the brand and they just popped out of nowhere, so I did some digging and I was linked to this site, http://www.stri-racing.com/contact/
Netherlands????

I have nothing against the company myself but, I dont understand why numerous vendors are saying that they are from Japan when people ask, and thats it. Ive also read about someone inquiring about the accuracy of these gauges and the response was, as accurate as DEFI? Hmmm
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #21
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Bump this for new reviews!! I'm thinking of getting these or Prosports.
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Can you daisy chain these like the Defis? Pretty nice.

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Old 06-26-2007, 01:51 PM   #24
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I bought these DSD gauges and I think they are a good setup for the price. Everything was about $500 shipped. Boost, Oil Press. Water Temp. I got the ATI pod also....The color of the pod is a pretty good matching color of the dash.

My boost gauge was only reading ~10 psi and I had a weird sound from my turbo (it was no longer a wooosh sound)
I think the "T" fitting it too restricted so I drilled it out and then it was back to normal and now the gauge reads ~16psi

I still have to hook up the oil pressure, but I have put it off because the gauge is NPT threads and the galley plug is BSPT and I don't want to use an adapter because the area where near the IC is pretty tight....

Anyone use the stock sending unit under the alternator? Does that require an adapter?? I'm still trying to find that answer out.

All I have so far is a night pic. I will have to post up some day pics soon.

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So ur boost gauges is reading acurate now ?
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