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    2012 with SPT Boost gauge - Gauge 'chirps' over bumps

    Is it normal for the gauge of the SPT boost gauge to chirp and shake when going over bumps. When I hit a bump in the road, I can see the needle bounce around and if the jolt is hard enough, the guage 'chirps'. Considering the condition of the roads in my area, this can be quite annoying. Do I have a faulty gauge or is this 'normal' behavior?

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    You have a warranty for it.Show it to the dealer.The SPT boost gauge does not have a good reputation.
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    I was just afraid they would say it's 'normal'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    You have a warranty for it.Show it to the dealer.The SPT boost gauge does not have a good reputation.
    What wrong with it? What are they saying about it?? Just picked up a new WRX 2012 and it came with the SPT BG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patastinky View Post
    What wrong with it? What are they saying about it?? Just picked up a new WRX 2012 and it came with the SPT BG.
    Well the dealer replaced it and the new one is just as crappy. Needle still bounces and it still chirps / rattles over bumps. What a POS.

    Are there any aftermarket boost gauges that will work in the SPT mount since I already have the mount and my dash already has a hole in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commbubba19 View Post
    Well the dealer replaced it and the new one is just as crappy. Needle still bounces and it still chirps / rattles over bumps. What a POS.

    Are there any aftermarket boost gauges that will work in the SPT mount since I already have the mount and my dash already has a hole in it.
    Where is it located?

    Best thing to do would be to get an smy cluster pod & some aftermarket gauges.

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    the normal location the factory puts it. i personally don't like the SMY cluster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commbubba19 View Post
    the normal location the factory puts it. i personally don't like the SMY cluster.
    why?
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    I don't know. For one, I'd have to find another gauge to put in it and it. I guess I just don't like the design.

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    The first pic looks like a prosport white needle gauge.The one I have.
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    Will that fit in the mount that the SPT gauge comes in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by commbubba19 View Post
    Will that fit in the mount that the SPT gauge comes in?
    I'm not exactly sure.But it is the same size 52mm.

    The prosport also comes with its own mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    I'm not exactly sure.But it is the same size 52mm.

    The prosport also comes with its own mount.
    I'm just wondering if it would be a direct swap. Re-use the vacuum line and connector. I don't mind the location/mount of the SPT gauge, just the quality of the actual gauge itself.

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    That I doubt would work.The Prosport has its own harness.
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