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    Autometer gauges?

    I'm new to the gauges thing, I've never had a car that needed gauges and my bike had everything I needed (minus oil pressure)

    Anyway, I've been looking at cheaper solutions as far as gauges go. What is the quality difference between auto meter sport comp gauges compared to Defi gauges. I don't feel that I need a link or anything fancy truthfully, just want good accurate readings.


    Looking to get a boost (In metric) Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and EGT for the time being. Will auto meter give me good accurate readings over a long period of time? Is there something I don't know about gauge quality that I should?

    Basically eventually I plan on data logging through open source, but using Cobb AP for EM. Sounds stupid, but simplicity of the AP is unbeatable, and I can pick up a V2 AP for a good price.

    Anyone?

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    Bump...

    No one runs autometer? Or has any opinions on their quality?
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    I've run autometer gauges before. I have plenty of friends who use them. The quality control seems to be a bit less as I did recieve a broken EGT gauge/sensor from them. However, it was sent back and they replaced it with a brand new one in the box. I still have it if anyone needs one.

    After that though, I decided to switch to GReddy for gauges.
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    What series EGT is it?

    Are they as precise as Jap. gauges? I really really like the Genome setup, but cannot bring myself to spend $500-1200 on 3 gauges....

    My Sport Comp 2 5/16 Metric Boost Gauge should be here Wed.
    And I'm going to run EGT/Oil Pressure/Oil Temp 52mm Sport Comp II with an ATI Dash Pod.

    I just want to be able to keep an eye on things. Not looking for eye candy just want good accurate reliable readings truthfully.

    How about the ATI Dash pod fitment and quality.
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    Hi im new to the forum and this is my first post,
    i bought a Autometer vac/boost gauge about 2 weeks ago and installed it myself, ive had not problems with it so far my boost is axactly were it should be for my bug eye. The only thing i had to do was buy a brass T to connect to the vaccume hose the plastic one in the box it came with was ****. I think the gauge is good and works fine.

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    I use Autometer exclusively...... and have used them in several cars of the past.... mostly classics.... been using them for 20 years.... in probably about 8 different cars.

    Currently have 9 (yes, nine) of them in the WRX

    Are Defi, Greddy, and Apexi better? Yes..... they also cost three times s much.

    Autometer makes a fantastic product.... they also make crap.

    the "old" lightbulb backlit gauges...... they are crap (pro-comp, sport comp, etc)

    The newer, electronic, led backlit gauges are just as good as anything else you can buy.... dead-on-balls accurate. (C2, NV, cobalt, etc)

    Just be smart when you buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    I use Autometer exclusively...... and have used them in several cars of the past.... mostly classics.... been using them for 20 years.... in probably about 8 different cars.

    Currently have 9 (yes, nine) of them in the WRX

    Are Defi, Greddy, and Apexi better? Yes..... they also cost three times s much.

    Autometer makes a fantastic product.... they also make crap.

    the "old" lightbulb backlit gauges...... they are crap (pro-comp, sport comp, etc)

    The newer, electronic, led backlit gauges are just as good as anything else you can buy.... dead-on-balls accurate. (C2, NV, cobalt, etc)

    Just be smart when you buy.


    Why? Because they are hard to read? Or are they not accurate? Haha I actually just installed a Sport Comp 2-5/8 Mech. Boost gauge. The reason Chose the Sport Comp and not the Sport Comp 2, I needed a 2 5/8 gauge for its fitment. It seems to be dead nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    I use Autometer exclusively...... and have used them in several cars of the past.... mostly classics.... been using them for 20 years.... in probably about 8 different cars.

    Currently have 9 (yes, nine) of them in the WRX

    Are Defi, Greddy, and Apexi better? Yes..... they also cost three times s much.

    Autometer makes a fantastic product.... they also make crap.

    the "old" lightbulb backlit gauges...... they are crap (pro-comp, sport comp, etc)

    The newer, electronic, led backlit gauges are just as good as anything else you can buy.... dead-on-balls accurate. (C2, NV, cobalt, etc)

    Just be smart when you buy.
    i was thinking of getting the Nexus series gauges from Autometer. does anyone have personal experience with these?
    here is the site. http://www.autometer.com/demos/nexus/

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    ^^^^ Same as the C2s I use... just a different color/background.

    You'll love them
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    I have used autometers in the past. I think I have owned 7-8 of them. They are cheap and get the job done.
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