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    JDM Subaru Boost Gauge Question

    Has anyone here installed the jdm meter set in their 08+ WRX/STI? I am looking to buy these gauges and I know the jdm connector is not the same so it's not plug and play but I was wondering if these gauges kept the same start-up as the gauges. Like the needles illuminate when the door is opened and they sweep when turned to IG2. These are expensive compared to the defi red racer gauges so I would like them to match exactly.

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    Do you have a link to these gauges? Are you getting them for a good deal and thats why you want to install them or because they are JDM?

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    Id rather see PSI. Thats why I dont want those. My buddy offered to sell them to me for cheap, but again... id like english measurements.

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    do you mean this? https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/18127

    if so I don't know if I would feel comfortable spending that much on products that are not as reliable as others that would be cheaper just because they have a white needle.

    And as reliable I am going by how many people have had to have warranty replacement of their SPT boost gauges. Now I don't know if they are made by the same company but for 600 I would get something like this. http://smyperformance.com/sti-wrx/20...stall-kit.html.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    do you mean this? https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/18127

    if so I don't know if I would feel comfortable spending that much on products that are not as reliable as others that would be cheaper just because they have a white needle.

    And as reliable I am going by how many people have had to have warranty replacement of their SPT boost gauges. Now I don't know if they are made by the same company but for 600 I would get something like this. SMY Performance SMY / DEFI Boost / DEFI Oil Pressure / Remote Oil Pressure Install Kit - Interior - 2008-2014 STI - STI / WRX.

    Yes, those would be the gauges. I like them because they will match the cluster perfectly opposed to the defi red racer gauges. I have no desire to buy these just because they are JDM I would prefer they were not JDM and in English units. My OCD for things matching and looking stock makes these gauges appeal to me especially since the face of the gauges actually say Subaru on them.

    These are rumored to be made by Defi that is what the sender for the boost gauges is stamped, I am sure quality for these is equal to any Defi gauges.

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    JDM Subaru Boost Gauge Question

    Good luck with them if you decide to go that route. I can understand wanting them to match. Though another option with just as good quality is the AEM digital gauges
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    JDM Subaru Boost Gauge Question

    If you really have OCD spend the money and get a clear bra put on the car the paint chips will bother you
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    FYI, Defi is releasing a USDM model of their gauges to match our clusters perfectly...

    New USDM series will be released in July 2014. | Defi - Exciting products by NS Japan

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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    If you really have OCD spend the money and get a clear bra put on the car the paint chips will bother you
    The paint chips do bother me but I just live with them since I only really notice them when I am washing or waxing the car. While the gauges I have to see everytime I get into and drive my car every day. I do realize it is sort of crazy since there are many good options for gauges out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D's WRX View Post
    FYI, Defi is releasing a USDM model of their gauges to match our clusters perfectly...

    New USDM series will be released in July 2014. | Defi - Exciting products by NS Japan
    Yayyyy

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    Quote Originally Posted by D's WRX View Post
    FYI, Defi is releasing a USDM model of their gauges to match our clusters perfectly...

    New USDM series will be released in July 2014. | Defi - Exciting products by NS Japan
    Awesome! Good to know they are finally coming out with a white needle gauge set.

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    I think they had them demo at SEMA when they first came out with them as white needle. http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-inter...efi-gauge.html

    Looks like when ever my prosports go I know what im going to change them to.
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