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This is a discussion on Guages! within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Getting ready to order some gauges and I have a couple of questions. First off, I have a 2005 WRX, ...

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    Getting ready to order some gauges and I have a couple of questions. First off, I have a 2005 WRX, no mods at the moment, but going to be Stage 2 shortly. I already know that I am going to purchase an Autometer Boost Gauge and an AEM Wideband for A/F Ratio. I want to buy another gauge, but I do not know which would be the most useful. I also do not know which pod is easier to install, the 3 guage pod that go on the pillar beside the window or the clock gauge pod. So here are my questions...

    1)What should my 3rd gauge be?
    2) Which gauge pod should i get, based on wich is easier to install and which is easier to install the gauges into?
    3) What the easiest way to run the wiring for the gauges?

    Thanks for any help!
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    EGT would be my bet.. I like both options of the pillar and the clock pod, I do however lean more to the pillar is a little cleaner.

    third option would be stick with the two gauges and run a cluster pod.


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    never thought about the cluster pod.

    I think both gauges are 52mm. Think they would look good there? Not too big?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005sti View Post
    cluster pod...?
    Yea it replaces the factory black trim around your gauge cluster and puts a gauge pod in the bottom of each corner. So all gauges are readily available at 1 single glance..
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    Never thought about that one. I love it though. Looks great! Where is the best place to T in for the boost gauge?
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    Is an EGT gauge necessary if he's going to get a wideband O2?

    I thought that your first three gauges are usually boost, egt (or wideband O2) and oil pressure. After that it seems to vary a bit. After those, my next three will be oil temperature, volt, and a clock (since there'll be both an a-pillar for 52mm and clock pod for the 60mm...and I really like having a clock).
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    I dont know.. I dont run gauges.. My computer tells me


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    Damn. :P Does anyone know the best place to T in the boost gauge? And the easiet way to wire the gauges. This is assuming im using the cluster 2 gauge pod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005sti
    Does anyone know the best place to T in the boost gauge?


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    Cant see the picture...... but right on top of smaller line coming off the top of the BPV.

    3rd gauge.... oil pressure.

    02-05 clocks are useless (06+ had airbag indicators)

    But with that said... I would look at the clock replacement pod before going with the A-pillar pod.
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    I would go with a a-pillar pod.

    I have the glowshift apillar with
    boost
    oil pressure
    volt

    very easy to install. I tee'd the vac line for the boost with the BPV. And through the firewall gromet(sp) hole.

    I suggest you or anyone here NOT to but anything glowshift.

    My boost stopped working and is stuck on 6psi and other times at 11psi I have to send back to them to test and replace.

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    So, how good are the glowshift gauges overall? Accuracy, problems, how long do they last?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005sti View Post
    So, how good are the glowshift gauges overall? Accuracy, problems, how long do they last?
    I bought the pillar and three gauges for 180.00 from glowshift.

    The accuracy is pretty good only problem I have had has when it was shipped the button that changes the backlight got stuck. All I had to do was twist tje gauge a little bit and it worked. I fixed my boost problem just after work today by doing the same thing. I am not sure how long they last. I have had mine since December 09. I would like to install a killswitch I guess you would call it for when I am driving and night, sometimes tje colord light gives me a headache. Other than that they are good. I'd just say buy others but if tight on cash like I was then glowshift works.

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    Anyone reccomend any other gauges? I found a package on glowshift for a pillar and 3 gauages for like 179, but would like some other ideas on gauges.
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    I used glowshift gauges in my Lexus GS300 Na-T application.

    I WOULD NOT use glowshift. I found them to be cheaply made and the boost gauge wasn't very accurate.

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