Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday October 20, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Electrical & Lighting

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-15-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
Nicklz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 94096
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: WV
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
WRB

Default Mechanical VS Electric Boost Gauge

So which is better??
Mechanical or Electric Boost gauge
And why?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Nicklz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
DJ_STI
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 56826
Join Date: Mar 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Worcester, MA
Vehicle:
2006 Subaru Evo IX
Cute & FABULOUS Miata

Default

electric, because it's more expensive.
DJ_STI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 06:30 PM   #3
Nicklz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 94096
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: WV
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
WRB

Default

If your being sarcastic thats not very cool.
I'm asking a serious question.
Nicklz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 06:32 PM   #4
WRXDriftR
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 65065
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
04 WRX/ STi Hybrid
6MT, VF43

Default

mech has a small chance of resulting in a leak
WRXDriftR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 06:38 PM   #5
Nicklz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 94096
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: WV
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
WRB

Default

I'm looking at Omori gauges and I'm on the check out screen. I heard once the electric ones weren't worth the extra loot. And there is more things to break on the electric ones.
Nicklz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 07:56 PM   #6
disaster999
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 73197
Join Date: Oct 2004
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Hong Kong
Default

greddy 52mm eletrical gauges are cheaper than ormori or defi mechanical gauges. i got mine off ebay. they are metric units though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GREDD...spagenameZWD1V

130 shipped to your door! excellent deal. matches up the lighting in the WRXs. i would definately get eletrical gauges over mechanical. less buzzing, gauges moves smoother. dont have think of a why to shove a really thick tubing from the engine to the dash.

if you really want mechanical, get name brand ones. dont go cheap and get $50 gauges as i first did.
disaster999 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 08:01 PM   #7
Master2192
RIP 10/12/83 to 02/10/08
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 83254
Join Date: Mar 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Roy, Washington
Vehicle:
98 2.5 RS
04 WRX

Default

I thought the electric where slowering reacting? I guess it really depends on the sensor and gauge manufacturer.

But, i work for the trucking industry. And all trucks to date use mechanical gauges for air pressure and turbo boost. Trucks usually go with whatever lasts longest because downtime costs them money. And they aren't supposed to operate their vehicles without working pressure gauges either.

Just my .02
Master2192 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 08:03 PM   #8
HondaH8er
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3097
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: www.rs25.com Beaverton, OR
Vehicle:
2013 Ford Focus ST
Performance Blue

Default

Mechanical has a vacuum/boost line that runs from where it reads vac/boost to the gauge, while an electrical has the reader right there in the engine compartment, and then sends a signal to the guage. More chance of a boost leak in a mechanical, while electrical is a simpilar install because you are just running wires, and don't need to worry about pinching the line. I don;t know if one type is "better" than the other, that's probably more of a personal opinion. I'd go electrical just for ease of install. Same with an oil gauge, I don't need it springing a leak in the passenger compartment.
HondaH8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 08:06 PM   #9
Nicklz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 94096
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: WV
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
WRB

Default

I went ahead a purchased an electric Omori boost and egt gauge, with pod. From j-spec for $399
Nicklz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 08:06 PM   #10
RobSub
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 88205
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: SoCal: The OC
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy 2.5GT
OBP

Default

I have the 52m electronic greddy unit and love it. almost perfect match for wrx interior. It is very responsive but not too jumpy (just right).
RobSub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 08:15 PM   #11
gc822
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 81217
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicklz
I went ahead a purchased an electric Omori boost and egt gauge, with pod. From j-spec for $399
$399 for two fricken' gauges

that's like enough for like 40 12 packs of decent beer!

To each his own though, hope your happy with them
gc822 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 10:03 PM   #12
BillJC
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 31002
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sonoma, CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
Blue

Default

Mechanical is fine. I have a Autometer Ultralite gauge along with an oil pressure and oil temp gauge. For faster response, I changed the 1/8th" tubing it came with to a " tubing I got from my local hardware store. Big difference in reaction time of the guage.
BillJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 03:33 AM   #13
gc822
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 81217
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Default

if I evAr throw gauges in my car they will be Autometer= cheap n efficient
gc822 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mechanical vs. electrical boost gauge icanbrkurhrt Newbies & FAQs 22 12-03-2007 05:17 PM
Mechanical vs Electrical Boost Gauge Frank Zuccarini Electrical & Lighting 9 05-21-2004 08:34 PM
Mechanical Vs. Electrical Boost Gauge C Dust Newbies & FAQs 5 04-09-2003 05:23 PM
Mechanical vs. Electrical Boost Gage CWasko36 Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 5 09-06-2002 02:25 PM
Mechanical Vs. Electrical Boost Gauge erice1984 Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 7 07-26-2002 07:58 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.