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Old 01-14-2001, 06:57 PM   #1
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Question Q: Should a Factory Turbo have Factory Guages? (Rex Question)

Reason I ask this is because, if I get the WRX and buy aftermarket guages would that screw up my warranty? I mean if an aftermarket boost gauges tells me I'm running 16 PSI when I'm running 22, I'm screwed.... But the way I see it is if it's a FACTORY installed Turbo, then I should get factory gauges so I can blame it on them and still be in warrenty if the gauges fail.... Is my thinking skewed or what?
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Old 01-14-2001, 07:28 PM   #2
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That is why the dealers will make a killing with the dealer installed gauge pack. How could you live without it?
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Old 01-14-2001, 08:18 PM   #3
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The only reason you'd need a boost guage is if you were upping the boost right. In that case, I think your waranty would have been void long before the aftermarket boost guage failed. A factory warranted guage wouldn't make any difference. Upping the boost would basically void the warranty for the entire powertrain.
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Old 01-14-2001, 08:22 PM   #4
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swap and N20. gone. : (


Yeah, if you don't mess with the Turbo and the gauge is wrong, It's not your fault. If you do play with the boost, you are at your own risk

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Old 01-14-2001, 08:35 PM   #5
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I was under the assumption that any fuel/air mods to a turbo'ed car would change the gauges... like headers/exhaust/gutting the cats... whatever....
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Old 01-15-2001, 07:40 AM   #6
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a/f mods will give more boost, and a crappy factory guage would read wrong. but those mods would not cause the turbo to fail, and there is nothing wrong with adding a aftermarket guage as far as warranty is concerned.
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