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Old 06-24-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
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I am recently in the market for a boost gauge and a 'pod' of sorts to hold the gauge. I am looking for something that is not crap, still somewhat respected by people and fairly cheap. If anyone out there has any ideas or info for me please help.
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:33 PM   #2
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Cheap and not crap are a contradiction in terms.


Look at delphi gauges.
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:39 PM   #3
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If I were to get ANY kind of gauges, I would get an Engine Temp Gauge, and if you already have one(i don't) replace the Factory boost gauge, as there are to be a little inacurate.
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:51 PM   #4
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Defi is the only way to go in my book since they match perfectly.
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:09 PM   #5
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Defi is the way to go, their center pod that replaces the stock clock is wonderful. or the Perrin pod that goes on top of the steering wheel.

If I had to recommend two gauges that EVERYbody should have, it's the EGT gauge and boost gauge (that can read vacuum and in psi)

For a third gauge I'd suggest oil pressure gauge, anything beyond that is up to you.
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:16 PM   #6
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STi Genome Gauges by Defi. Just cuz they have Pink.

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W T F kind of brand is that?
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Old 06-26-2005, 03:15 PM   #7
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If I were to get ANY kind of gauges, I would get an Engine Temp Gauge, and if you already have one(i don't) replace the Factory boost gauge, as there are to be a little inacurate.
Thanks for everyones imput but as to this comment I am assuming that you mean get a boost gauge first, correct? Right now i do not have any types of gauges so I'm assuming you mean boost then ETG. By-the-way why should i get ETG? Just to keep down on the overheating and what-not? Thanks again
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Old 06-26-2005, 08:23 PM   #8
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Thanks for everyones imput but as to this comment I am assuming that you mean get a boost gauge first, correct? Right now i do not have any types of gauges so I'm assuming you mean boost then ETG. By-the-way why should i get ETG? Just to keep down on the overheating and what-not? Thanks again
yes, boost gauge first, the factory one is just...not good.

And I assume you mean EGT gauge. Exhaust Gas Temperature. It lets you know if you're car is running lean or rich. The WRX typically runs slightly rich than stoichio, but the EGT lets you know if there are any issues with how its performing.
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:03 AM   #9
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I installed the dual pod gauge housing that replaces the dash cluster housing. It fit very well, looks stock and holds two gauges front and center for easy reading. The gauges had red "light covers" that make it match the STI gauges pretty closely. No other gauge info is blocked by it's location. I'll have to look to remember the brand of gauges; boost/vacuum and oil temp with sensor bolted into a main oil gallery. Any overheating problems will show up in the oil such as too high egt. Never liked the look of those egt gauges with the bar. I like analog. hwy61







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Old 06-29-2005, 06:58 PM   #10
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STi Genome Gauges by Defi. Just cuz they have Pink.

W T F kind of brand is that?
Haha, I don't know what I was smoking... I meant defi.
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:13 PM   #11
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I am recently in the market for a boost gauge and a 'pod' of sorts to hold the gauge. ...and fairly cheap.
For a my2002...
(1) Get an Omori "WRX-Look" mechanical boost gauge for probably US$120(?) + a center-mount pod (US$30?), or..
(2) Get a mechanical boost gauge, like this one below (AutoGage) for about US$28, pry it open, repaint the needle ( < US$4 ), trim an opening in your oem bezel shroud, fabricate a pod made of sheet metal ( < US$5), and install it there.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=705607
(ignore the caption on the pic below)
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