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Old 04-04-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
typhoon116
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Default Boost gauge questions

I have a MY02 WRX and will be getting cobb stage 2/AP soon...i am thinking that getting at least a boost gauge would be a good idea...however, i have searched and searched and gotten all kinds of different feedback on different kinds of gauges...some like Defi, some say they are crap, some like Omori, Greddy, Blitz...and some dont like them either...basically i want a trustworthy product with a good name, all the parts on my car are pretty high quality, i.e. Perrin, Borla, STi, and i dont want to buy something that isnt up to my standards...obviously, price is a factor, but any suggestions towards a quality, reliable gauge would be helpful...also, i am wondering if i should get a mechanical or electronic one, any help either way would be great

thanks,
Eric
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Old 04-04-2004, 05:05 PM   #2
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Well - you will probably get more of the same in response to this post...

I have an Omori electronic boost gauge - it matches the interior lighting of the WRX, and has performed well.

The main difference between an electronic and a mechanical boost gauge (from a user point of view) is the location of the sender - for an electronic, you have the sender in the engine compartment, and only run the wiring harness into the passenger compartment. For a mechanical, the "sender" is in the gauge - you have to run the vacuum line all the way into the passenger compartment to the back of the gauge. Also, getting the dimmer to work with an electronic gauge takes a little work due to the Subaru's floating low system (can be done with a simple circuit built with parts from radio shack, though)
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