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This is a discussion on Wife post: What turbo gauge for X-mas, 2013 WRX within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Thanks in advance for your help. I'm looking to buy a turbo gauge for my husband's (stock) 2013 Subaru WRX. ...

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    Wife post: What turbo gauge for X-mas, 2013 WRX

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    I'm looking to buy a turbo gauge for my husband's (stock) 2013 Subaru WRX. It's the five-door (hatchback) 5-speed manual transmission model with a turbo and sunroof/moonroof if that makes any difference. (I know it's not STi, but it's not the base package either ...)
    Who makes a reliable turbo gauge that mounts to the A-pillar (right? that's the one between the windshield and driver's side window?) in the ~$200 price range?
    Is it something a novice can install or does it have to be done by the shop? Does tinkering with the turbo at all void Subaru's warranty?
    Any other tips/advice welcome. Thanks!

    Dear hubby if you see this please pretend you didn't.


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    I would recommend Defi. Don't forget the gauge comes by itself so you'll have to buy a pod to mount it to the a-pillar

    There are a lot of step by step instructions for install but if you don't feel comfortable with wiring and what not it would probably be best to have a shop install it.

    As far as voiding the warranty- nothing can void it but things can lead to a claim being denied. A boost gauge most likely wouldn't unless they prove that installing the gauge caused something to fail

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    Defi is usually top of everyone's favorite list. They are pretty much the best, but consequently they are some of the most expensive out there. Some others for consideration are Greddy, AEM, Maddad. --these other gauges can get more into personal taste because they have different looks.

    The best bet if buying for someone else is probly Defi. It matches OEM design and color pretty well. Can't go wrong with it's features, quality, and looks.

    I have heard mixed reviews about the SPT boost gauge; if you want an OEM part from Subaru.

    Installing should be pretty straight forward. I didn't find any of it hard (not even the Defi gauges), especially with directions in your hand.

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    As far as recommendations on gauges, what others have suggested would be the best.

    As Dez stated though, the only issue I see with your ~$200 price is that it is going to have to include the cost of the gauge + pillar pod which will put you down a bit on what type of gauge you'll be able to afford in that price range. I'd say it's safe to assume he's dead set on a pillar mounted gauge?
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