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Old 01-08-2003, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Factory Boost Gauge ???

will there be a factory boost gauge in the sti ???

if not... this is seriously disapointing...

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Old 01-08-2003, 04:40 PM   #2
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It's not listed on the spec sheet but I bet it will be an option.
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Old 01-08-2003, 05:06 PM   #3
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It's not listed on the spec sheet but I bet it will be an option.
an option on a 30K + car ??? ... i think there will be more than enough room for a STOCK gauge where the stereo should go ...

they better have a stock boost gauge ...

in dash would be really good, like some DSM`s
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Old 01-08-2003, 05:13 PM   #4
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in dash would be really good, like some DSM`s
If you're talking about GSX I'd rather skip something like this. This "gauge" was just guessing what is the boost.
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Old 01-15-2003, 03:35 PM   #5
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I am hoping the Defi pod in my current WRX will fit the new STi so Ican carry over the Boost, EGT and oil pressure gauges.
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Old 01-15-2003, 03:44 PM   #6
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Unless you are modifying your engine, why would you need or want a boost gauge?

Don't you trust the Subaru engineers?

How will the presence (or absence) of a boost gauge change the way the car performs or the way you drive?

Intake charge temperature is an infinitely more useful bit of information but I don't hear anyone whining that it isn't included.

If you want a boost gauge just to satisfy your curiosity for the first 3 minutes you own the car, install it yourself


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Old 01-15-2003, 04:25 PM   #7
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boost gauge was removed for weight savings.
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Old 01-15-2003, 04:37 PM   #8
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Why would this be a surprise? Stock WRXs and Uk or JDM STis don't come with boost gauges...they are dealer installed options.

I'm sure the Defi pod will work, doesn't appear any changes were made to that part of the dash (based on pictures). Go here http://www.japanparts.com/SubaruPart...2003/Meter.htm to see what you can get...probably be available through US dealers when the cars arrive.

I don't know any Mitsu owner who trusts their stock boost gauge...

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Old 01-15-2003, 04:55 PM   #9
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Unless you are modifying your engine, why would you need or want a boost gauge?

Don't you trust the Subaru engineers?

How will the presence (or absence) of a boost gauge change the way the car performs or the way you drive?

Intake charge temperature is an infinitely more useful bit of information but I don't hear anyone whining that it isn't included.

If you want a boost gauge just to satisfy your curiosity for the first 3 minutes you own the car, install it yourself


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For one, A boost gauge is useful to make sure that you are staying out of the boost while the engine is cold. One key (IMHO) to long turbo life is not running it hard until it is warm.
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Old 01-15-2003, 04:56 PM   #10
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an option on a 30K + car ??? ... i think there will be more than enough room for a STOCK gauge where the stereo should go ...

they better have a stock boost gauge ...

in dash would be really good, like some DSM`s
My 41K Audi S4 doesn't have a factory boost gauge, even as an option, so I'm not supprised.
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Old 01-15-2003, 05:58 PM   #11
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My 41K Audi S4 doesn't have a factory boost gauge, even as an option, so I'm not supprised.
A friend of mine has a tt 996 turbo porsche. He was showing me how it accelerated so I asked him where was the boost gauge and he asked me what that was. I looked and couldn't find one. This on a car retailing over 130 with a famous turbo. Anyway, someone later told me you could get the readout from the computer I guess in digital form (just a number). But a nice race type boost gauge would have been nice...
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Old 01-15-2003, 06:02 PM   #12
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A friend of mine has a tt 996 turbo porsche. He was showing me how it accelerated so I asked him where was the boost gauge and he asked me what that was. I looked and couldn't find one. This on a car retailing over 130 with a famous turbo. Anyway, someone later told me you could get the readout from the computer I guess in digital form (just a number). But a nice race type boost gauge would have been nice...
....Two "Famous Turbos" .
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Old 01-15-2003, 08:43 PM   #13
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But a nice race type boost gauge would have been nice...
Tell me why again? What are you going to do with a boost gauge that the STi engineers haven't already planned for? If you are running stock, the car will work. Boost gauges are tools for after-market turbo installations or manual boost controllers. Production cars have no need.

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Old 01-15-2003, 08:49 PM   #14
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Do you realize that if the STI came with a boost gauge many of the same people who want one now would replace it with
something aftermarket




cabalisticfire: "staying out of the boost while the engine is cold" how does a boost gauge help that? You can tell when the engine is at standard operating temperature so just be gentle with the gas before that time.

IMO all vehicles benefit from not pushing them while the engine is cold.
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:25 PM   #15
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A friend of mine has a tt 996 turbo porsche. He was showing me how it accelerated so I asked him where was the boost gauge and he asked me what that was. I looked and couldn't find one. This on a car retailing over 130 with a famous turbo. Anyway, someone later told me you could get the readout from the computer I guess in digital form (just a number). But a nice race type boost gauge would have been nice...
turbo boost is available w/digital readout in bars of atmosphere in the central computer display just under the tachometer, it is adjustable with a stalk contol which is on the left of the steering wheel, only a turbo X50 upgrade usually lists for over 130, unless you add lots of custom leather or carbon fiber interior parts. I agree a nice race type boost gauge would be cool though
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:30 PM   #16
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Tell me why again? What are you going to do with a boost gauge that the STi engineers haven't already planned for? If you are running stock, the car will work. Boost gauges are tools for after-market turbo installations or manual boost controllers. Production cars have no need.

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For the same reason as I would prefer an STI to a geo metro.. For the same reason as I want to shift my own gears (but I would settle for one of those ratchet shifter things). For the same reason I eat lobster pancakes for breakfast ifen I want to... This is America having extra do-dads is at least 50 percent of what makes being semi affluent here worth while......... Follow your train of thought.. lets see. all you need is a speedo. fuel gauage, everthing else can just be an idiot light that comes on when the car decides it is time to overload you with what was before useless extra info....and of course you wants a slushbox soze you don't have to worry what gear your in.. I wants a nice big boost gauge if I get one of these cars. Heck.. what I really want is a bunch of gauges like in a jet-figher or at least a helicopter or flying saucer.
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:33 PM   #17
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Subaru seems to just not like putting boost gauges in their dash clusters. One theory is that it is just one more thing to distract drivers, but I am unconvinced.
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Old 01-15-2003, 11:13 PM   #18
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Not that you would with an STi, but when I was towing a trailer with my wagon, I often checked the boost gauge to make sure I wasn't boosting. Sometimes, its hard to tell at higher speeds and low boost. You don't wanna be boosting too much with a trailer...
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Old 01-20-2003, 10:56 PM   #19
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Heck.. what I really want is a bunch of gauges like in a jet-figher or at least a helicopter or flying saucer.
Flying saucer gauges would be sweet! At what psi do saucer turbos operate?
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Flying saucer gauges would be sweet! At what psi do saucer turbos operate?
4 million metric kilotons per square micron at redline (3 googolplex rpms).

Go look up how big a googleplex is and you will begin to appreciate the fine craftmanship that a proud alien puts into his motors!

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Old 01-21-2003, 02:13 PM   #21
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some people learn how to drive off their boost gauges to reach optimal power when shifting. i agree you really dont need one in a stock, un-tuned car. it sure would look sweet as an A-pillar gauge though
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...Or what?
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