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Old 08-11-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Most important gauges?? also prosport gauges question!

Hello guys if you guys where to use some gauges to monitor your engine despite modifications, in what order would you buy them???

wich is the fundamental order to own this gauges...

BOOST
EGT
OIL TEMP
OIL PRESSURE
FUEL PRESSURE
AIR FUEL

i think first is

1. BOOST
2. ???
3. ???
4. ???
5. ???
6. ???

also i have a question i saw this video and wanted to ask if this is possible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj22OSz6B3A

aparently this guy has a green/white 52mm boost gauge, but he gets the 3 colors is this posible with this gauges...amber gauges will display green and viceversa??

thanx guys i hope you guys will help me, pardon my english, its my foreign language!
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:27 PM   #2
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I think boost, oil pressure, egt temp and afr, knock are the most important if you ever plan on tuning. I have all of those and it makes it way easier to see the results of changes. I have 3 glowshift gauges that have 7 colors and I have had nothing but consistant accurate readings from them. If you are just using something like AP then I would think you could get by with just a boost gauge. Oil pressure gives you a good idea if your oil is too thin (or if you oil is low), and egt will just give you piece of mind that you aren't running too hot.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:17 PM   #3
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i can get red with my green and white prosport, i forgot what wires need to connect to get the effect, bu just test them out when your installing it
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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Boost, EGT, OIL Pressure.

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Old 08-11-2007, 10:47 PM   #5
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I think boost, oil pressure, egt temp and afr, knock are the most important if you ever plan on tuning. I have all of those and it makes it way easier to see the results of changes. I have 3 glowshift gauges that have 7 colors and I have had nothing but consistant accurate readings from them. If you are just using something like AP then I would think you could get by with just a boost gauge. Oil pressure gives you a good idea if your oil is too thin (or if you oil is low), and egt will just give you piece of mind that you aren't running too hot.
Do your GS gauges have a Indigo or something close to the WRX dash colors? I've been trying to figure out what will match.
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:52 AM   #6
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Boost, EGT, OIL Pressure.

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Old 08-12-2007, 01:53 AM   #7
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:55 AM   #8
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:05 AM   #9
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:53 PM   #10
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Thats what i got... Boost,EGT,Oil Pressure.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:35 PM   #11
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Doh! Moved to the other ol' thread...

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Old 12-10-2007, 05:41 PM   #12
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I was curious why you would rate Exhaust Gas Temperature over oil pressure. I don't have any experience with turbo-charged cars, but do have more experience tuning older "carbed" cars, and in my experience, the most important "non-factory" gauges is your oil pressure and temp, since you can destroy your engine so quickly if their is a problem in those departments.

Is this because the motor is turbocharged , and it will display if detonation is occurring? Would an Air/Fuel gauge do the same thing?

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Old 12-10-2007, 05:59 PM   #13
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EGT can give you a good indication of your AFR, thats why its higher than oil pressure. The only thing better than an EGT would be a Wideband O2 AFR
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:38 PM   #14
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I was curious why you would rate Exhaust Gas Temperature over oil pressure. I don't have any experience with turbo-charged cars, but do have more experience tuning older "carbed" cars, and in my experience, the most important "non-factory" gauges is your oil pressure and temp, since you can destroy your engine so quickly if their is a problem in those departments.

Is this because the motor is turbocharged , and it will display if detonation is occurring? Would an Air/Fuel gauge do the same thing?

Thanks
Once you modify your car the oil pressure should be fine. Its a good idea to keep an eye on it as low oil pressure can destroy a motor but generally unless something is going terribly wrong (failing pump, low oil) you wont have a problem.

EGT will let you know when you are about to destroy your motor from racing it. You want to keep it around 1600-1650 max. Anything above that will take its toll on the motor, and eventually melt something. IE a piston...

A wideband A/F is also a very nice gauge to have....Although I'd rather have EGT then a wideband if you are not tuning the car yourself. If you are, then wideband is a must IMO....
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Has anyone used the prosport gauges? how are they? im looking into buying a oil pressure/and boost gauge from prosport. How reliable are they?
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