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Old 11-29-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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Anyone using this boost gauge? Would like some feedback on it. Thanks
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Old 11-29-2004, 02:11 PM   #2
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I don't think that a digital readout boost gauge would do you much good. The numbers would be changing too quickly to tell what boost you are running, and then oops, boost spike. A sweeping needle would be better to tell the boost and keep from spiking the boost. It may look cool, but you may end up damaging the car by not being able to react fast enough.
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Old 11-29-2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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I've used the Dynotune digital boost and EGT gauges for over a year. Real world experience is the opposite of what Skyhawk said. You want the highest sampling rate and fastest gauge readout you can get. The Dynotune gauge has a very linear progression and lets me know about a spike MUCH faster than any analog gauge I've ever used. That allows me to back off faster which is better for my car. You can see the gauges mounted in my car at this link. Boost is on the left, EGT on the right. I've since removed them from that location and am mounting round versions in an Autometer gauge bezel surround.

One other thing to consider... The backlighting has failed three times for me on the LCD displays (green backlighting). I'll be installing an STi cluster so I've gone with round red LED displays instead. I expect they'll hold up better besides matching the new cluster's illumination.

I believe the guy's name is Dan. If you decide to go that route let him know I put in a good word. His customer service is top shelf.

Good luck,

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Old 11-30-2004, 02:40 AM   #4
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e28... care to do a write up [if you haven't already... in another thread so as not to derail this one if you haven't] on the Engine Start button and its wiring?
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:03 AM   #5
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e28... care to do a write up [if you haven't already... in another thread so as not to derail this one if you haven't] on the Engine Start button and its wiring?
Follow THIS LINK to a thread discussing starter buttons in the WRX. I posted a couple of pics and some thoughts near the end. That's the closest I've come to a write-up.

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Old 11-30-2004, 08:15 AM   #6
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Personally, i think that looking down where your meters are located is kinda... unsettling to me. my car has an spa design boost/egt combo gauge. its nice and all, great features. just inacurate as nuts.

when accessport reads 17.7, the spa reads 20.8

also in my "peak recall" feature. it says the highest egt recorded was 1870. now THAT is just wierd.....

my preference is for good old mechanical gauges.... or the defi, but thats another issue

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Old 11-30-2004, 09:09 AM   #7
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Personally, i think that looking down where your meters are located is kinda... unsettling to me.
I agree. I wanted a stealth install for the gauges that wouldn't scream, "Look at all my cool gauges!!". And though I ended up with stealth, they were a pain to read at that location. That's why I'm moving them to a bezel surround. That option wasn't available a year and a half ago but looks like it'll be a very good solution now.

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Old 11-30-2004, 12:05 PM   #8
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Without trying to annoy the Mods...

Look out for custom cnc machined aluminum digital guages in the near future.
45mm (to fit into the Subaru guage pod without having to dremel it) and 52mm versions. Boost coming first. Blue 7 seg led display. Matte black background. 0.00 to 22.2psi
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Thanks, Scott.
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