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#1 Old 12-04-2013, 03:23 PM
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Well, since I am about to that point to where what ever extra I want to do I will need to get a pro tune, I think it would be a smart step for me to get some gages.
What 3 gages should I get first?
Also why those?
I understand I can read most of this on my AP but shops around here require you to have gages to do so.

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I've done similar research and got a variety of opinions on it. I like the centre dash cluster with boost, oil pressure and oil temperature.

I'm going with these 3 to monitor operating vitals at the track when I push the Rex hard, but boost gauge has good curb appeal and is good for diagnostics.

BTW, I haven't bought them yet.
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I feel like I see this question a lot, myself asking it included. May be a good idea for the smart guys on here to write up a sticky if there isn't one? Just explaining why different gauges are important/what they really tell you, for example you A/F gauge tells you if the car is too rich/lean.
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I strongly recommend a a/f ratio gauge for tuning purposes.

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Actually I highly agree with Shane on this!!!
Should really make a good sticky for this!
And I was going to go with the A pillar set up

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I'm with you on the A-piller setup, but the pods I want are in the 135 range. They are made to OEM color and texture specs.
Www.jcs-pods.com

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BTW, I haven't bought them yet.
Don't. Prosport gauges are long known for being inaccurate (making them pointless since the readings won't mean much) and prone to failing.

Boost
Oil Temp or Pressure (probably pressure for a lightly modded car)
Wideband AFR (will help tuners) or EGT
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I'm with you on the A-piller setup, but the pods I want are in the 135 range. They are made to OEM color and texture specs.
JCSPODS.com - Custom A-Pillar Gauge Pods And Cubby Pods For Subaru's, Mitsubishi's, Hyundai's, And Saturns That Maintain A Factory Look.
These are actually the people I will be going threw to get mine made as well haha

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Man, you're killing us with your spelling.

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I'll buy you a fourth grade spelling book, if you'd like
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Here's a thought, you get the a-pillar pod. Okay neato. You put three gauges in it. Then God forbid you get in an accident and the a-pillar air bag goes off, where are those gauges gonna go, your head? Also the air bag might no be able to function as it should. This is obviously on the newer models like yours Nathan. Just an FYI. IMHO I wouldn't get that. I like the smy but that only holds two gauges, I currently have one and love it. My second option would be the pod that goes where the clock is.

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Gauges.
Man, you're killing us with your spelling.

Haha
I'll buy you a fourth grade spelling book, if you'd like
sheesh!

isn't there spell check built into this? the red line underneath the word indicates a misspelled word. if you right click it you get a list of suggested spelling.
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Wow guys really ripping into me today huh?!
Yeah grammar has never been my strong point!
But if you ask me why I couldn't spell right, my answer will always be " because race car is importanter" and the a-pillar will be the way I will be going, looks more clean to me, regardless of what might happen, I had the center pod holders and feel like the pods that go infront of your cluster will mess with my view
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sheesh!

isn't there spell check built into this? the red line underneath the word indicates a misspelled word. if you right click it you get a list of suggested spelling.
Yes only if you're on the computer though. If you're on the app it is all up to you.

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Ok guys, so I haven't seen much activity on here.
So what would be some main gauges I would need for a protune? or are they not needed?

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I would get boost. I also have EGT which has been helpful, but I'd ask the tuning shop you're going to. A wideband o2 is crucial (most expensive too). However, I know many tuners use an external setup they move from car to car.
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