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This is a discussion on Prosport Gauges within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I am thinking of adding a few gauges to my 04 WRX. Probably boost, volt, and oil pressure or EGT. ...

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    Prosport Gauges

    I am thinking of adding a few gauges to my 04 WRX. Probably boost, volt, and oil pressure or EGT. I don't want to break the bank, so I was looking for something cheaper, but not too cheap that I'm going to get a piece of crap. I stumbled upon prosport gauges and I have read some good stuff about them. Does anyone have any suggestions either way on whether or not to get these and if so, what style? (performance, evo, peak...)
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    Skip them. They tend to fail (or just be inaccurate) at an alarming rate, and while they may replace them, it gets annoying having to uninstall/reinstall a gauge every few months.
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    ^ that. It will cost more but defi's are a much better bet if you want to stay with tuner preferred gauges. I like autometer myself and they're fairly accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    ^ that. It will cost more but defi's are a much better bet if you want to stay with tuner preferred gauges. I like autometer myself and they're fairly accurate.
    I do like the defi gauges...but they are so much more expensive.
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    I really like the autometer gauges. Granted not what you normally find in a tuner car but a good quality gauge is a good quality gauge. The fan base doesn't matter as long as the info is accurate.
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    I had prosports for a year and they all broke. I have defi now and absolutely love them

    My boyfriend however hasn't had an issue with his prosports. They are very hit or miss

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    I have Prosports. They were the only ones I could find that absolutely matched the interior of the car. I haven't had any issues with them so far. Only thing that pisses me off is this constant whirring sound from the Oil Pressure gauge. Although I can hear it mostly when the car is idling & the music is off.
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    dont forget about maddad gauges

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    I like the maddad gauges, but they do not have a very big selection. Anyone have any insight on the Subaru spt gauges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake2004
    Anyone have any insight on the Subaru spt gauges?
    You talking about the Boost / Volt / Oil Temp gauge pack they sell? I'm not a fan.

    As for the difference in price Prosport vs Defi...a lot of people have had issues, a lot of people haven't, and a lot of people don't know they have an issue (accuracy). I considered them for a while, but went through and evaluated that my time was worth more than the price difference of having to replace any of the gauges vs just buying the more expensive ones in the first place.

    For your car, I'd pick one of these:
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    I have decent experience with Prosport gauges, my recommendation, skip them. Although I've never had an issue with my mechanical boost gauge, so that one is probably a safe bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    I have decent experience with Prosport gauges, my recommendation, skip them. Although I've never had an issue with my mechanical boost gauge, so that one is probably a safe bet.
    How long ago did you buy your prosports? I have noticed that purchases that were not within the past year or two have all terrible reviews, but ones bought more recently have much better reviews. I am having such a hard time getting away from prosport because I just want them for an easy indication. I am not doing any high performance stuff, so 100% accuracy is not that imperative.
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    I bought them in 2010. The oil pressure and EGT have both been replaced three times. I did notice the last time I sent them back the ones I got in return were slightly different (Different wiring, which kinda irked me because then I had to cut the old plugs off and solder the new ones on. And the new ones have cheap looking plastic tabs around the outside of the gauge face.) They still only lasted about three months each. In all fairness, the EGT gauge might have just got the sensor fouled up because my engine is blowing excessive carbon. Also, the new oil pressure gauge seems to be working, but when I turn the engine off it jumps up to (and stays at) ~12psi, which gives me zero confidence that it will actually be of any use in the situation that I have an oil delivery issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake2004
    I am having such a hard time getting away from prosport because I just want them for an easy indication. I am not doing any high performance stuff, so 100% accuracy is not that imperative.
    High performance or not, an inaccurate gauge is worse than no gauge at all. If you'd be content with an inaccurate gauge, why not just install a Magic 8 Ball on your dash and shake it when you want to know if XXX parameter is in line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    High performance or not, an inaccurate gauge is worse than no gauge at all. If you'd be content with an inaccurate gauge, why not just install a Magic 8 Ball on your dash and shake it when you want to know if XXX parameter is in line?
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