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    Mechanical vs. Electronic Boost Guage?

    Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of mechanical and electronic boost guages? I did some serching here but didn't come up with anything.

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    The only pro to a mechanical would be that it's cheaper. Pros for electrical gauges include not running a tube from the manifold all the way to the gauge, better accuracy, peak-hold and warning lights.

    I'll admit, I've been tempted by a cheap VDO mechanical setup, but I keep holding off, saving my pennies for an electrical one. Or maybe someday I'll just build one as a project.
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    Yeah... I admit, I've been tempted by the price. At this point, I don't have any engine mod, so peak hold and warning isn't much of an issue. I just want to be able to see what the turbo is doing. And I like gadgets and meters and stuff, just like any boy (and some girls I'm sure) does .

    And when you say accuracy, how much? Are we talking tenth or two PSI, or one or two PSI? And finaly, what does VDO stand for? Thanks!

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    It seems like a lot of the Autometer mechanical boost/vac gauges are off a PSI or so, which is pretty significant. VDO is a German gauge company, I like their Vision series, which matches the WRX pretty well. No one has complained about their accuracy (that I've seen), so they're probably my first "cheap" choice.
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    what about a mechanical faze boost gauge? good?

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