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This is a discussion on Boost gauge? within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey all. I'm new to the forum and new to my new 14' wrx hatch. It's all stock but I ...

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    Boost gauge?

    Hey all. I'm new to the forum and new to my new 14' wrx hatch. It's all stock but I was looking to get a boost gauge. Something inexspensive. Any thoughts or recommendations greatly appreciated!

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    You pretty much get what you pay for with gauges. I think one of the better brands that won't empty your wallet is Prosport. That's what I'll be getting when the time comes. I'm sure there are people who will disagree with me, but I have read a lot of positive reviews of them. Your best bet is to research this. There are plenty of threads on here and other forums that discuss this. Also, look into manual vs electronic boost gauges, and decide which is right for you. (Manual is usually a bit cheaper.)

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    P.S. Welcome to the forum!

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    Thanks! Yea I don't know much about them but I'd like to be able to see the boost. I will check into it thank you!

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    Inexpensive gauges are really inaccurate like prosport gauges and glowshift.. If you really want a boost gauge pay the money to get a gauge that will actually be accurate. AEM is a really good gauge for the money relatively affordable.

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    AEM, Defi, what he said^^
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    Actually after doing research I might pass on the guage right now until I become more familiar with being handy and DIY on this car. I don't like the fact of pulling stuff off the motor to do a guage...at least that's what the video I watched showed...

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    for a boost gauge you pull a hose off, cut it in half, T fitting for boost gauge hose, route hose, wire up gauge for lighting or if electronic(which is better, shorter time than air in a long hose), mount gauge. very simple beginner mod.
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    ^^ what he said, its not all that hard to put a boost gauge in the car its just a gauge. If you really don't feel comfortable have a mechanic install it. It's not that hard tho.

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    +1 for Defi, I love mine.

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    See the video I seen the dude pulled a part off the top of the motor, idk I'm a noob haha sorry :/

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    +2 on the Defi

    That was the intercooler, not necessary to remove but apparently makes it easier when routing the wires through the firewall. ( I didn't remove the IC during my install)

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    Wouldn't you only be routing the boost line through the firewall and then using fuse taps to get the power from the fuse box inside the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blknylw View Post
    Wouldn't you only be routing the boost line through the firewall and then using fuse taps to get the power from the fuse box inside the car?
    If its a mechanical gauge, then yes. With an electronic gauge (Defi) you run the sensor wire from the boost sensor to the gauge itself, the vacuum line goes to the boost sensor which is mounted in the engine bay, thus never making it through the firewall.

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    i would recommend defi. i had prosport before and the motor is just loud. can hear it when it moves.

    As for the installation, it's very easy. took me 30 mins to do mine.

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