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#16 Old 12-10-2013, 02:49 PM
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They put a Wideband on the muffler tip to do dyno tunes.

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They put a Wideband on the muffler tip to do dyno tunes.
My tuner runs a cable thru the trunk and to the muffler during the road tune portion.

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My tuner runs a cable thru the trunk and to the muffler during the road tune portion.
Or that for a road tune....

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so not necessary to have gauges for a protune?

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Not unless your tuner requires it....

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I will talk to them tomorrow

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^Yeah some don't require gauges.

The most important info for most tuners is A/F ratio. Some have their own wideband setups, so they don't require you to have your own.

It doesn't hurt of course, and extra gauges can help you spot trouble early to help avoid damage. (If you see your A/F swing lean or your Oil pressure drop for example you can let off the throttle).

Most common gauges people get are:

Wideband A/F
Boost pressure
Oil Temp
Oil Pressure
Water Temp

If you like the "Opening Ceremony" type (Think Defi or stock STI ceremony) then check out "STRI" gauges:

Import STRI DSD SLM II Smoke Lens Gauges at PRO Import Tuners

Smoke lens, opening ceremony, fully digital, lab grade sensors, ect...

The AEM digital gauges are actually really cool too:

Import AEM Analog Face Digital Gauges at PRO Import Tuners

They have interchangeable lens faces and LED color back lighting choices, so you can customize them to match your audio deck, stock gauges or whatever.

You can also use the pressure and temp gauges for different uses by swapping out the face and tapping into the other source. (The Oil temp gauge could also be used for Water temp ect...)


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EGT (exhaust temperature) has been helpful for me because there have been a few times trying to keep up with other vehicles at high speeds where I've come close to the melting point of aluminum. Scary. This is at WOT and the boost pegged. Problem is you have to either weld in the probe or thread a hole for the probe in your exhaust manifold.

I'm also partial to Defi, but that's because they were the ones that supplied our cluster. I don't know if this is still true for current years.
Proof our gauges are made by Defi

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Vew, like some of the guys said in the start of this thread, I think some of the brains on the forum should make a sticky for this!

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I'm getting the SMY gauge cluster. its pretty clean looking, only down fall it only hold 2 gauges. I'm
def getting a A/F gauge (AEM UEGO) and for the other side i was thinking maybe a boost gauge most likely AEM UEGO to match the other side.
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Although the thread contains helpful information, it doesn't really contain enough organized technical information to warrant a sticky. It's heavily weighed toward brands and cosmetic opinion which can change very quickly. Like Haw1es said, if someone were to re-write it in a clear concise manner sticking to technical data preferably with sources (unless it was a known expert), then perhaps. Personally, I do not know enough to write one. I have the gauges I have because it was personal needs/wants.

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Yea, I figured this thread wouldn't be stickied. If I had the knowledge I would def write one but I can't guarantee itd be right FOL.

Along with gauges, would it make sense to get a down pipe with an additional O2 bung already welded into it? I know rallysportdirect has an invidea one that has that. Would paying a little more to have that in make it easier in the long run to install an a/f gauge?

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Cobb DP comes with an extra bung for a gauge. I currently have the Cobb DP.

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I have the cobb dp as well, and they have a blocked off whole on the top of the dp that can be removed to have the bung in there

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