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Old 03-14-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Prosport Gauge Needles Bounce

So I have been using these gauges for about a year now and I've kind of just gotten used to the fact their a little wonky at times. I mean they do the job normally and they were quite cheap and look pretty good, but I'm wondering if I'm the only one that has had this kind of issue. All of my electrical gauges the needles bounce when I go over bumps which if you live in Oklahoma and our roads are bad it's all the time. I've checked all the wires and everything seems to be intact, I can't replicate it while the car is sitting still, but once it's moving it just happens every so often. If it was just one of them I might consider a bad ground, but it's all three. Any ideas?
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:34 AM   #2
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You're going to get this a lot, but Prosport are junk.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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I just can't justify paying 1,000 dollars for 4 gauges at this point.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:46 AM   #4
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This is kind of an unrelated note, but I find it ironic that mods clearly speak out against specific products like prosport, and even cheap hid kits yet you allow vendors through these companies I suppose money is money though. Don't take that as me blaming anyone else for buying prosports I knew what quality they were long before buying them and they do their job most of the time just general glitches. I've read a whole bunch of threads about them, but haven't found anything directly relating to them. The ex-employee had quite a lot of negative things to say about them thought that was also ironic.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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I never have any issues with either of my prosport gauges. For the price, they do what they are supposed to do.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #6
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I have the electircl prosports as well, I haven't had a any issue at all with them
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #7
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Call Prosport. They actually help their customers. Because they appreciate them
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #8
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Quote:
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You're going to get this a lot, but Prosport are junk.
I agree

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Call Prosport. They actually help their customers. Because they appreciate them
I disagree
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #9
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Prosport truly is junk... that's why I went with Defi. Was it expensive? Hell yea... but how often do you hear of them failing? Do it right the first time with quality parts and you won't need to worry about it so much.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #10
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i have them and they look awesome anyone who gets in my car thinks they are sweeeeet. anyways let's get down to brass tax, i have the boost ext temp and oil pressure. the boost works fine its 5psi off and the ext temp i never thought was hooked up but after a year of driving i just got a tune and went stock airbox tmic and rerouteed some things it just started working. oil pressure isnt hooked up i am taking it out to get a air/fuel
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #11
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As much fun as everyones un constructive feedback is why not bring it back to the actual question?

My mechanical boost gauge works just fine it might maybe like 1-3 PSI low.

However all three of my electric gagues (water temp, oil temp, and oil pressure) the needles will bounce over bumps randomly and it's not constant. I've checked all my wires more then once and my water temp sensor doesn't take the entire same path as the oil ones.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:36 AM   #12
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Shot in the dark and probably not it, but have you checked the battery terminals to make sure they aren't loose? Also make sure the gauge grounds are on an actual chassis bolt (not a screw) with the paint sanded down.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:24 PM   #13
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This is kind of an unrelated note, but I find it ironic that mods clearly speak out against specific products like prosport, and even cheap hid kits yet you allow vendors through these companies I suppose money is money though. Don't take that as me blaming anyone else for buying prosports I knew what quality they were long before buying them and they do their job most of the time just general glitches. I've read a whole bunch of threads about them, but haven't found anything directly relating to them. The ex-employee had quite a lot of negative things to say about them thought that was also ironic.
Mods can't have opinions? Weird.....

You see, I had prosport gauges in my 04 WRX. They were junk. It was 6 years ago, and quality might have changed, but my review of them is they sucked. Many product reviews also back this up. On a budget, they can work.

And obviously NASIOC cannot restrict items that vendors will sell. Vendors are free to come and go from the website, and they only have to pay their dues to be a vendor on here.

But thank you for your concern.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #14
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I have everything wiried into the clock pod, and it doesn't ever turn off the gauges main power just the needle moves which should indicate a short in the power/ground to the receptor.

Relating to mod opinions by all means everyone is welcome to opinions.

Prosports are apparently up to 30% off although the 30% is most likely worst case scenario I would say mine were about 5% off from what I've seen compared to others cars. In all honestly though all these cars were design for no gauges being needed. However it can be nice just incase. Even a stage 2 having gauges is really not needed it's more of a precaution although I'm not sure how likely you are to catch something. The most it's done for me is when my brothers lower radiator hose came off without me knowing the temp started climbing really quickly. I was almost home just drove the rest of the way then noticed it was off. It seems gauges have become more a commodity much like anything with STI or JDM around here.

However I was a little shocked that you allow a hid kit vendors seeing as how dangerous they are as well the clear outcry in the community against them. Clearly you could prohibit the sales of specific items in your ToS, but I suppose if they can't get it here they will just go somewhere else which Nasioc would lose the revenue from the vendors dues.

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