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#1 Old 02-22-2008, 01:51 PM
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What you think about these gauges?

Well, i've been trying to find some good gauges that ren't expensive, and i found two OK companies, both sell boost gauges for around $40... Well, heres both sites, so do these look like good gauges? Bcuz they do to me. The GLOWSHIFT gauges look cool and are actually cheaper than the equus gauges that look all plain and stupid
This is glowshift:
Black 7 Color Gauges

This is the equus Boost:
2" Vacuum / Boost Gauge - EQUUS PRODUCTS, INC.

equus AFR:
2" Air / Fuel Ratio Gauge - EQUUS PRODUCTS, INC.

and equus doesn't make an EGT apparently...
I kinda like the glowshift company better, they are cheaper in price and theylook better... Plus the boost gauge goes up to 30psi, when the equus goes only to 20psi...

But anyway, what's your guy's opinion on these gauges? I know they aren't really nice like HKS, GReddy, Defi, or whatever, but they are in my book...

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well, you really don't need gauges until you get into actually adjusting things. A stock or stage 2 car really doesn't need that stuff. Next, you have to keep in mind that most cheap gauges are manual gauges meaning they're highly inaccurate and mostly for looks. To actually get some useful info out of AFR, you're going to want a digital wideband gauge which is of course more money.

I'd not worry about gauges till much later in your build and then I'd save for something more useful than just ascetically pleasing.

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oh ok, i guess i'l get gauges at the same time as my upgrade turbo/intercooler... But it would be nice to have even just a boost gauge

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Check out prosport.com.I have heard good things about them and about the same price. I havent heard many people talk about the glowshift.

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Check out prosport.com.I have heard good things about them and about the same price. I havent heard many people talk about the glowshift.
i was about to say "Thanks for the advice, i'll go check these out" BUT, that site is a chiropractic site haha...

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Dang, my bad, its prosportgauges.com. Forgot the import "gauge" part, sorry about that.

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my car came stock with a boost gauge (it was a factory option I couldn't get the car without). You may already have one on the car when you get it...

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yeah, but just in case, i wana make sure i know a good boost gauge. Do the 02's have that option? Bcuz i never see them with it, i see hte 05's with it tho

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Its an option for any years. My friends 02 had it when he got it back in the day. Mine has it, but I hate it. I think Im going to trade the steering cover with my friend who has a wagon and wants all this subaru/SPT stuff for his.

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prosports are great gauges. i recommend them. if you get an O2, get the one from innovate motorsports.

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i checked out those prosport gauges, and they look pretty nice, but whats the difference between the mechanical and electrical gauges?

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i am still considering the equus gauges because my friend works at a Kragen, and there, the equus boost gauge is $25, and the AFR gauge is like $40, but he can get a pretty hefty discount, like several $... We saved $10 with hiz discount on brake pads for my bro's Altima yesterday... Anyway, what you guys think about the equus company? Even if i don't get those, my brother is looking for some gauges too for his Altima (which is about to be turbo'd soon... Just needa get the injectors and then piece everything together) and he is cheap, so he'd probably get the equus...

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alright...the prosport electrical boost gauge...where is the best spot to connect to a signal for boost pressure?
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idk, that's why i'm askin, does the electrical run into the electrical system or something? and the mechanical into somewhere, idk where it goes... into the turbo?

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Electrical are quicker and more accurate. As far as hooking them up I dont know. And if you are talking about just an AFR gauge, that wont do you much good unless you have the wideband sensor for it.

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