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    What guages to get?

    I plan on getting an Cobb Stage 2 accessecu. I also plan on getting a turbo back exhaust. I was wondering what guages, besides boost, yall think I should get so I can make sure everything is running right?
    I was thinking Voltmeter and boost for sure
    Also, where can I get the 3 gauge box at the top of a center console without the gauges for the subaru? Thanks.

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    Two of the three you mention can be had here:

    http://www.subaruwrxparts.com/04wrx-interior.html

    Many here like an EGT gauge as well.

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    I would get boost, egt, and oil pressure.
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    Don't bother with the voltmeter. Get things that tell you the health of the engine. Boost and EGT are a must. 3rd is up to you, fuel pressure, oil temp, oil pressure are all good.
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    is egt the exhaust temp? whats the egt?...
    And will i need a vacuum pump? Im not sure what thats for...

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    Exhaust gas temperature.

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    why would that matter?
    and whats the vacuum gauge tell you? and is it important...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrxRick
    why would that matter?
    and whats the vacuum gauge tell you? and is it important...
    I have a relatively conservative (Cobb stage 2) tune and do fine without an EGT gauge. If you have a custom tune and are pushing some of the tuning parameters on the high side an EGT gauge is must to tell if all is OK.

    I do not have a definitive answer to the vacuum gauge question. I should know this better

    I do know there are devices on your engine that use engine vacuum to operate. The gauge lets you know all is within range for all to work correctly.

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    I think im gonna end up going with the three gauge assembly consisting of Vac/Oil Temp/Volts. Too bad im gonna have to get rid of the clock

    Since these come from subaruwrxparts.com do yall think the guages will match the stock tachs (mph and rpms) ?
    That would be nice....

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    First of all, if you want to get the stock "performance gauge pack", you would get the one with the boost gauge, not vacuum. Vacuum is for N/A cars.

    Personally, I think you would be better off with aftermarket parts. Voltage is rather pointless, and most people feel that oil pressure is better than oil temp, as it is a better indication of the engine's health, and will alert you to a problem more quickly. EGT is a good idea too, to monitor the health of the engine. If your EGTs climb too high, you're risking serious damage to the engine, so it's always a good idea to watch. Personally, I like the combination of Boost/EGT/Oil Pressure, in either the OEM gauge pack, or something like the Defi triple gauge dash pod (http://www.gruppe-s.com/Subaru/subint/defi_hood.jpg). It's more expensive, but I think it looks much nicer. Also, for what those OEM gauges cost, you could have some much nicer gauges (or you could have similar gauges for less).

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    alright, I cant seem to find cheap exhaust temp guages in price. Anybody have a recommended website to buy gauges?

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    [QUOTE=WrxRick]I think im gonna end up going with the three gauge assembly consisting of Vac/Oil Temp/Volts. Too bad im gonna have to get rid of the clock

    You can put a clock in one of the three ports!, like I did! I hated the fact of loosing my clock too!

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    [QUOTE=j69raw]
    Quote Originally Posted by WrxRick
    I hated the fact of loosing my clock too!
    Get a watch, cry baby! jk.
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    [QUOTE=j69raw]
    Quote Originally Posted by WrxRick
    Too bad im gonna have to get rid of the clock
    Yeah but you will be everywhere early with your new Mach V Speed Racer.

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