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Old 02-10-2003, 07:17 PM   #1
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I'm not really sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'll try anyways.

I don't know much about guages and I'm looking into getting some. I've noticed that with many guages you have a choice between mechanical and electrical, what is the difference between these. I've heard that many people get EGT guages, why is monitoring my exhaust temperature important? What range of Oil pressure guage should I get: 0-100psi, 0-150psi, or 0-200psi? What sizes do 2-1/16" and 2-5/8" translate to in mm. Finally, who has the best prices on OEM, or something similar, center guage pods.

I know I've asked a lot of questions and your help is appreciated.

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Old 02-10-2003, 07:50 PM   #2
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OK, I can help with some answers....

1. Monitoring your EGT is useful when determining your A/F mixture.
2. Oil pressure guage? I'd go for 0-150psi, although 100psi should be adequate..
3. 2"-1/16 = 52mm, 2"-5/8 = 67mm.
4. Shop around for best pricing.
5. Do a search of these forums.
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Old 02-10-2003, 08:50 PM   #3
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I am also looking for gauges and I found that autometer has everything anyone could ever think of. They are not super fancy like defi or hks, but they are good, cheap, and available.
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Old 02-11-2003, 12:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help and useful information. I'm still wondering what the difference is between mechanical and electrical gauges and where I can get the best price on an OEM, or something similar, center gauge pod.

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Old 02-11-2003, 01:01 AM   #5
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Heres my understanding. Mechanical guages, such as oil presure or air pressure, have piping going directly to the gauges with no use of sending units. They use little or no electricity to power them(unless they're lit). The electrical guages use sending units and have ti be hooked up to a 12v source to run. This is simple info. If I'm wrong someone please correct me, but I think this is a pretty simple idea of them. Hope it all works out....
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Old 02-11-2003, 09:02 AM   #6
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So which are more accurate - mechanical or electrical?
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Old 02-11-2003, 09:45 PM   #7
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I don't know which one is more accurate, yet I think they are very similar in accuracy. For ease of use and installation I think electrical gauges would be a lot easier. I am getting autometer guages because they're cheap and very good. Look in the Legacy Forum. There is another thread with some similar questions.. Good Luck
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Old 02-11-2003, 10:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help. One last thing. Where can I get the best price on an OEM center guage pod, or something similar.

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Old 02-11-2003, 10:05 PM   #9
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Mike aka C dust. You can get the OEM center pods at
http://subaruwrxparts.com
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Old 02-11-2003, 11:27 PM   #10
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Thanks Gargantua.

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Old 02-12-2003, 04:02 PM   #11
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Hey what do you guys think about nordskog digital guages from summit. For some reason I cant post a pic. Im thinking of those versus autometer sport-comp. http://store.summitracing.com/
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The faceplate for the factory pod is a trick to find though
I have a copy of the blueprint for one of these if you like. I am getting a faceplate made of aluminum for a bout $40.
If you like I can send you the face plate blueprint. E-mail me at
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