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    Replacing Stock Boost guage?

    hey I got the stock boost gauge installed and was curious if anyone knows if its a mechanical or electronic unit? I was considerign replacign it with somethign that matches teh rest of the interior lighting is all, btu wasn't sure what will fit int he rubber pod they mounted ont he steering column.

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    The omori gauges might fit into that small pod. If not you could just put a bezel there that will hold two 52mm gauges and then have a variety of companies to choose from.
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    Question is, is it mechanical or electric? wish I saw the thing before they installed it, lol...

    I looked at the omori's, very nice. I guess I need to measure the gauge's face. see if an Omori will fit.
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    well its mechanical, I saw the tube and the splitter that is used to send pressure to it.

    but I dont have a meauring tape to figure out the stock size. I really want those Omori gauges too *so pretty*.

    Do all EGT gauges require you to drill to place the probe in the path? or does one exist that can read off the ECU?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kip
    well its mechanical, I saw the tube and the splitter that is used to send pressure to it.

    but I dont have a meauring tape to figure out the stock size. I really want those Omori gauges too *so pretty*.

    Do all EGT gauges require you to drill to place the probe in the path? or does one exist that can read off the ECU?
    Sorry I didnt respond sooner, yes it is mechanical. I think all of the egt gauges you have to drill.
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    let me us know if you end up gettin the omori guage and fit it into the stock pod

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEMENTED
    let me us know if you end up gettin the omori guage and fit it into the stock pod
    J-Spec Tuning actually makes look a like stock boost gauge pods that fit perfectly to the omori.
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    sell me ur stock gauge

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    just get a red bulb cover aka bulb condom and make the stock gauge red, i did it in my 04 STi, matches perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by kip
    Question is, is it mechanical or electric? wish I saw the thing before they installed it, lol...

    I looked at the omori's, very nice. I guess I need to measure the gauge's face. see if an Omori will fit.
    Hey did the Omori fit in the stock pod off of the steering wheel???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteys02bugeye
    Hey did the Omori fit in the stock pod off of the steering wheel???

    it will fit with some patience, yes. But the kit version with the new pod works best and will cover the factory holes. But you can make it fit into the rubber pod.
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    stock gauge is 42mm. The closest omori gauge to that size is 45mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordcon
    stock gauge is 42mm. The closest omori gauge to that size is 45mm.

    J spec tuning's website shows it can be done, the pod stretches enough to fit.
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    The Omori gage will fit just fine into the stock pod. Give a ring to Thaison at J-Spec he will set you up with everything you need.

    I have a few shots of mine after I did the install in the thread below.

    Omori Gage Install Photos (56K Hmmm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Stoyer
    The Omori gage will fit just fine into the stock pod. Give a ring to Thaison at J-Spec he will set you up with everything you need.

    I have a few shots of mine after I did the install in the thread below.

    Omori Gage Install Photos (56K Hmmm)
    I just checked out those pics and it is damn impressive....how high does the stock gauge sit up off of the steering wheel column??

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