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thekamikaze kid 11-08-2012 08:15 PM

newb lookin to buy boost gauge
ok so i wanted to buy a boost gauge to monitor my turbo, and i found a guy selling one right down the road from me. i know nothing about this stuff and was wondering if this is a good deal for $50, comes with the pod. says it goes to -30-30psi this is all i have to go by. thanks.


brfatal 11-08-2012 09:48 PM

I would pass and get something more reputable.

thekamikaze kid 11-14-2012 06:06 PM

ok so i bought this gauge and pod fer 40 bucks (i know u guys said not to but it was convenient and cheap). i know its missing stuff. just wondering what i need extra to hook this up, or if anyone can point me in the right direction. all i got is what is in the picture.

man show 11-14-2012 06:27 PM

It's hard to tell from that picture... it looks like it might be electrical. If that's the case, you'll need a "T" fitting to splice into the hose going to your stock bpv, a length of tubing to connect the "T" to the sending unit, a sending unit, wires going from the sending unit to the gauge, one or more fuse taps to get power and whatnot from your fuses, a gauge, and a gauge holder. It looks like you'll at least get some of those parts... let us know when you get the actual gauge. Try to get more details - like what brand, what style gauge, and exactly what parts you were given and we'll go from there.

thekamikaze kid 11-14-2012 06:37 PM

ok i picked it up already, all i got was the pod and gauge, i ###### will post good pics of it tomorrow. i believe it is a blue led readout. i was thinking of getting it professionally installed, but i didnt think that it was all there. i dont know the make or anything, just a generic gauge and pod. thanks for any info u guys can give.

pzr2874 11-15-2012 05:53 AM

Glowshit or Defi.... maybe even MadDad.

brfatal 11-15-2012 06:44 AM

Nooooo....not Glowshift.

Defi, Greddy, a used Omori, or Blitz.

thekamikaze kid 11-15-2012 08:31 AM

alright heres a few pics. i know it looks like a poc but fer 40 dollars why not? also the pod fits and looks perfect.
u cant see it but the gauge has a three digit led readout
ok just figured out it is a glowshift...

thekamikaze kid 11-15-2012 10:41 AM

i take it glowshifts are not very good...

pzr2874 11-15-2012 11:54 AM

[quote=brfatal;287804]Nooooo....not Glowshift.

Defi, Greddy, a used Omori, or Blitz.[/quote]

LOL, I was referring to what brand his looked like.

I agree... Omori/Defi

pzr2874 11-15-2012 11:54 AM

[quote=thekamikaze kid;287813]i take it glowshifts are not very good...[/quote]

You would be correct.

thekamikaze kid 11-15-2012 12:35 PM

It's def a glowshift gauge. I texted the guy i bought it from What exactly makes them bad? All I need is sum thin that is somewhat accurate. So what parts do need to make this complete after seeing what i have?

brfatal 11-15-2012 08:37 PM

They constantly fail and are frequently inaccurate. Prosport and Glowshift use the same gauges with different brandings on them.

pzr2874 11-16-2012 05:43 AM

Well, I don't see a sending unit in your pics. Unless they run different?

thekamikaze kid 11-16-2012 01:01 PM

Yah all i got what was inthe pic. I took a gamble. R electric gauges the same as mechanical gauges as far as running the tube to the valve?

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