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boostedx 03-23-2003 01:31 PM

dumb question
I am purchasing the hka boost gauge but it is measured in this stuff called KPA and the gauge only goes to 1.5 if my car is gonna run like 16 pounds of boost how will i no if it does go that hight does like 1.5 mean 15 pounds of boost i am confused some one please explain this to me before i get it

weindan 03-23-2003 02:29 PM

The gauge is probably calibrated in "bars". 1 Bar = 100 kilopascals (kPa). 1 pound (pound per square inch or psi) of pressure = 6.895 kPa.
So the maximum reading of 1.5 bars (150 kPa) converts to 21.75 psi.
Check with hka to be sure it's graduated in bars.

moldyhands 03-27-2003 09:01 PM

weindan has got it right. hks does a lot of its stuff in kpas because the rest of the world uses the metric system and we stupid americans can't accept that it's better. my suggestion, don't get something unless you can get it in psi.

koki 03-29-2003 07:06 AM

if you want boost in lbs get the omori gauges they are great and the color they light up is the same as the cars dash

boostedx 03-29-2003 07:54 AM

does anybody else make a nice 60mm gauges in boost psi?

wrxratedII 03-31-2003 05:46 PM

boost, i didnt want a guage in bars had hard time finding a small guage in psi, so my fix was i bought the subaru replacement console for the clock without the guages for like 45 bucks made my own face plate installed a auto meter guage and clock in it, works great looks good, IM me if you want a picture.

rexboy72 05-15-2003 07:23 PM

does the auto meter carbon fiber boost guage measure in psi????

TheRex 05-18-2003 03:33 AM

i know that the autometer cobalt series measures in psi. im staring at mine right now

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