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Post by Phibs » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:24 pm

Would like to put two guages in my car, ideally on a steering wheel mount like Julian has. Can anyone recommend:

a) the mount
b) Two guage models that would be appropriate and not break the bank like
DEFI? :) (Boost and Oil Temp would suffice)
c) Where to buy!
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Re: Guages

Post by hotsam » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:28 pm

Phibs wrote:Would like to put two guages in my car, ideally on a steering wheel mount like Julian has. Can anyone recommend:

a) the mount
b) Two guage models that would be appropriate and not break the bank like
DEFI? :) (Boost and Oil Temp would suffice)
c) Where to buy!
Perrin makes a decent mount:

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Post by HappyIdiot » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:00 pm

You can pick up something like this from ebay for about 20 bucks. I have one similar to this installed in my car.

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Post by Phibs » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:11 pm

hot thanks! hmm that guy god bad reviews for selling counterfeit springs :(
Is there another place to get the dash pod?

How about guages, for people who have them... I know you read the forums!
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:28 pm

I'm thinking the same thing. Gauges are alittle pricey..
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Post by hotsam » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:29 pm

Phibs wrote:hot thanks! hmm that guy god bad reviews for selling counterfeit springs :(
Is there another place to get the dash pod?

How about guages, for people who have them... I know you read the forums!
Autometer makes the same gauge pod.

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Post by Phibs » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:40 pm

Hmm yeah found it for $70 online. Seems high for some plastic ;0
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Post by HappyIdiot » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:15 pm

There are a ton of them on ebay from different sellers, that was just the first one I saw.
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Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:19 pm

Phibs wrote:Hmm yeah found it for $70 online. Seems high for some plastic ;0
it's a piece of plastic you look at constantly when you're in the car, spend appropriately.

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Post by Phibs » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:15 pm

Good point Kleen ;) Ok so 52mm guages, what brand would
look decent and be the most effective ?
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Post by sirwilliam » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:04 pm

Phibs wrote:Good point Kleen ;) Ok so 52mm guages, what brand would
look decent and be the most effective ?
Get some Defi's...that is what I would get if I ever got gauges...actually did have a Defi EGT and an APEXi boost gauge but decided just to sell them since I didn't feel like installing them :roll: :lol:
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Post by Phibs » Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:53 pm

Afaik Defi doesn't make 52mm and they are expensive as all get out! I guess I'll just pick something since Julian ain't speaking up :)
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:17 am

Does anyone have anything against autometer gauges? They are decent looking and are on the cheap side of gauges.
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Post by sirwilliam » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:54 am

Phibs wrote:Afaik Defi doesn't make 52mm and they are expensive as all get out! I guess I'll just pick something since Julian ain't speaking up :)
Defi does make 52mm gauges:

http://www.nippon-seiki.co.jp/defishop/
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Post by Cereb Daithi » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:58 am

Have you checked out Prosport? Gives you the same look as Defi at a fraction of the cost and I've read decent reviews on them.

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Post by Sabre » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:47 am

Phibs wrote:Afaik Defi doesn't make 52mm and they are expensive as all get out! I guess I'll just pick something since Julian ain't speaking up :)
lol, you already said you didn't want to spend money on the autometer gauge bezel, so why would I recommend the gauges? ;)
Bluestreak2006 wrote:Does anyone have anything against autometer gauges? They are decent looking and are on the cheap side of gauges.
Nope, I have them and they have been very good to me. I'll probably be adding a few more soon too :)
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Post by Phibs » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:05 am

Sabre wrote:
Phibs wrote:Afaik Defi doesn't make 52mm and they are expensive as all get out! I guess I'll just pick something since Julian ain't speaking up :)
lol, you already said you didn't want to spend money on the autometer gauge bezel, so why would I recommend the gauges? ;)
Bluestreak2006 wrote:Does anyone have anything against autometer gauges? They are decent looking and are on the cheap side of gauges.
Nope, I have them and they have been very good to me. I'll probably be adding a few more soon too :)
Hehe no I meant I thought the bezel was cheaper, I'm ok with spending the money if that's what it costs to play. I'll check out the prosports and if those don't seem like a good deal the autometers should do fine. Electrical or Mechanical for boost + oil temp? ( Ie, what is easier to install )
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Post by Sabre » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:37 am

A mechanical boost is very easy to install.
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Post by Phibs » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:00 am

Looks like ProSports it is, they look NICE. Gonna try to pick up two at
Mach5 today. Is it bad to get them both electrical or just stick with the
cheaper mechanical guages? ( IE is there anything to gain cides the cool startup sequence by going electrical )

http://fastwrx.com/prboga.html
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Post by complacent » Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:26 pm

electrical devices tend to be more accurate. that being said, mechanical was fine for me in both my wrx and my sti...

pick how you wanna spend.

(teh sweep is pretty cool though...) :on2me:
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Post by Phibs » Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:37 pm

Picked up the prosport electrics along with the Dash mount for $205 @ Mach5. Added to the stuff to install during the modfest! Thanks for all
the help guys, will take pix and post my thoughts after they are installed.
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