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Old 01-10-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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Question Gauge Choice Help Wanted

I've decided my first upgrade on my 03 WRX daily driver is going to be gauges so i can monitor some vital stuff before and after my stage II+ VF34 AccessECU upgrade.

I think the most important gauges to get are boost, EGT and oil P. and I like the Omori 60mm WRX look with a DEFI pod.

However, I think the Autometer dual 52mm instrument bezel is an excellent product that would attract less attention from thieves. Unfortunately I would have to leave out the oil P gauge going this route, but could save significant $$ because I also like the Greddy gauges and they are a great price in this size.

I'd appreciate comments from people who have made similar choices:

- What did you go with and are you happy with the setup or do you wish you had gone with something else.

- Is the peak-hold feature of the 60mm gauges useful or not.

- How important do you think oil P gauge is to monitor engine health over time.

Thanks a lot for any and all comments.

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Old 01-11-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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i have every same question...and would like others opinions...i just got my twin gauge bezel...it's just chillin w/o gauges on my car.
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Old 02-06-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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I'm interesting in knowing too. bump!
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Old 02-07-2004, 05:06 PM   #4
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Default Gauge choices

All you guys need to do is figure out what the upgrade path of your car is, what your budget will allow.
The mods you make willl largely dictate what gauges you need to monitor the increased performance.
Boost and EGT are pretty much agreed on by EVERYBODY. After those come Oil pressure or temp, A/F ratio, and so on.
As for manufacturers, Defi,Greddy, Omori are the upper eschelon
as far as price and features go. VDO makes accurate gauges that are surprisingly inexpensive. Autometer is also very affordable.
Consider the looks of each gauge. Do they have to match exactly?
Do you want US or metric readings? Greddy are metric I think.

I'm a form follows funtion type of person. They have to work right before they look good. I just popped in the new Autometer triple gauge pod (replaces clock) with Boost and EGT by Autometer. My Oil pressure gauge is VDO cause it goes to 150p.s.i.
Man what a rant that was....
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Old 02-07-2004, 10:38 PM   #5
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I got the defi gauges. The only pain in the ass is that you need to learn how to converty everything over. Like the boost gauge is not in psi. It's cool though. I like my gauges and it came with everything needed to install the gauges. All the gauges are cool. It's just depends on what you are willing to spend. There are some nice sti gauges too.
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