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#1 Old 12-25-2007, 11:50 AM
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i think i need some gauges for my car since cobb ap only reads up to 18.4 psi...i was planning on getting some gauge but dont kno where to start...what kind of gauge should I get...and which gauges should i get (boost, oil pressure, egt,...etc) ...any helps...thanks
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You have a boost gauge already on your STI, right ? I believe what everyone says to get is oil pressure, oil temp and boost to start with. Are you wanting to get rid of the column boost guage you have ?
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boost, EGT, oil temp.... egt is just a good gaugeto have, and when tuning time comes helps a lot.

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### is the best brand of gauge...i was thinking HKS, Greddy, and Apexi...
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Defi.

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+1 Defi gauges are awesome, but expensive

Prosport gauges are also pretty good and less expensive - I'm thinking about getting these for my car

as far as what to get... boost, oil pressure, and exhaust gas temperature seem to be the most popular three to start out with

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I was going to get boost, egt on my 02 and was told by the shop by my house it would be $600.00 for the gauges bezel & instal is that high
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Install them yourself it would be cheaper. I would recommend boost, oil pressure, and Quartz clock. I use Autometer, but everyone has there own personal choice.

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Prosports ftw! I am going with boost, air/fuel wideband, and egt.
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+1 to wrxman420. Thats what I will be going with also once I get the chance.

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I have Prosport boost and EGT. I installed both myself. Easy to do. I think I have a pic in my gallery of them. I used Autometer single gauge pods and attached them to my a-pillar. I just liked this look better then the a-pillar gauge pod.

My boost sender was out of wack a few days after installing, but Prosport customer service was awesome; they quickly sent me another one. I have had no problems ever since.

I plan on getting a wdieband O2 with gauge [innovate] and a Prosport oil pressure and oil temperature gauges soon as well. Very happy with Prosport.

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I like ProSport.. I just got a boost/egt gauge for Christmas (thanks to my loving g/f). I have the boost gauge in already and it works great.

As to answer the OP's question, I would get Boost/EGT/Oil Pressure/Oil Temp and maybe A/F wideband if you can afford it.
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It seems to me that the air/fuel gauge is slightly less necessary during the very beginning stages of modification... I would think it would be best to start out by keeping an eye on things that could slowly increase or decrease to a point of destruction (like pressure or temperature) to make sure you don't reach this point instead of watching a gauge that constantly changes when you drive like the air/fuel gauge (I guess the boost gauge is similar to this, but you can still sort of keep an eye on it when you hit your max boost to make sure it doesn't go too high). Maybe I am completely wrong, but from what I gather, the air/fuel gauge becomes more necessary during later stages of modification when you start tweaking specific parameters of the ecu with more hardcore tuning software (UTEC? enginuity?) and want to observe patterns or data log exactly how your engine is running... please correct me if I'm wrong because I'm still trying to learn this stuff.

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WOW!!!! you guys sure do like alot of gauges in your cars. I only have a oil pressure and boost don't see a need for anything else really. What's the point of having a oil temp for a mostly stock car that doesn't see alot of long endurance racing? The A/F gauge is only useful when tuning, which is the only real time I have one plugged in and it's a setup on my laptop not and an actual gauge. Now the EGT *goes to put flame suit on*

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WOW!!!! you guys sure do like alot of gauges in your cars. I only have a oil pressure and boost don't see a need for anything else really. What's the point of having a oil temp for a mostly stock car that doesn't see alot of long endurance racing? The A/F gauge is only useful when tuning, which is the only real time I have one plugged in and it's a setup on my laptop not and an actual gauge. Now the EGT *goes to put flame suit on*
Agreed. If you are not tuning yourself, you really do not need all of the gauges.

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