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    Which Gauges are best choice? Boost+etc..

    Sups all. Im thinking of getting gauges for my wrx. And trying to decide which make most sense, and which would be most usefull.

    BOOST, AIR/FUEL, WATER TEMP, OIL PRESSURE & VOLT <<< choice.

    Personally i think the best 3 would be "boost / oil pressure / volt"
    What do you think?

    a) boost / oil pressure / volt
    b) boost / air/fuel / volt
    c) boost / water temp / volt

    Thanks for the help

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    hehe.. personaly i think it looks nice, and ill be able to tell if anything funny is going on??

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    i thought oil temp was important?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotts05
    i thought oil temp was important?

    idk, im just trying to find out what would make most sense... i definetly would like to see whats happening with my boost, air/fuel perhaps when im driving. Would keep me aware of things.


    just my thought..

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    depends on your mods.
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    boost and egt should be the first two
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXmex
    boost and egt should be the first two
    egt = ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezzzey
    egt = ?
    exhaust gas temperature
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezzzey
    Sups all. Im thinking of getting gauges for my wrx. And trying to decide which make most sense, and which would be most usefull.

    BOOST, AIR/FUEL, WATER TEMP, OIL PRESSURE & VOLT <<< choice.

    Personally i think the best 3 would be "boost / oil pressure / volt"
    What do you think?

    a) boost / oil pressure / volt
    b) boost / air/fuel / volt
    c) boost / water temp / volt

    Thanks for the help
    Boost for sure.

    You have a factory water temp guage.
    I've not seen a volt guage in a car in a looong time.
    EGT (exhaust gas temp) is a popular one, but it depends on your mods. If you're going to be tweaking the ECU, then you should be watching it.
    Oil Pressure is a useful. Some say oil temp is more important because they don't want to drive it too hard till the oil warms up.. well, you can tell when the oil is warm with an oil pressure guage too. The pressure will drop to 'normal'.

    I have boost and oil pressure. If I were to add another, EGT would be first, then A/F ratio, then oil temp.

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    If you're doing air/fuel, look for a wideband. I've heard and been told by an owner that the narrowband air/fuel is just a light show gauge and doesn't tell you much.

    I've got boost, egt, oil pres, and another boost (stock) running in my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluerex47
    If you're doing air/fuel, look for a wideband. I've heard and been told by an owner that the narrowband air/fuel is just a light show gauge and doesn't tell you much.
    +1 Narrowband is usless and won't tell you much.

    An oil pressure I would say is better than oil temp. An oil pressure gauge will tell you something is wrong (leaking) before your idiot light comes on.

    Boost is a good one

    EGT is good for when you really start modding your engine and upping the HP.

    I'm currently running Autometer Cobalts: electric oil pressure, electric water temp, and mechanical boost and I love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blarg
    depends on your mods.
    I don't know I think gauges are a good idea regardless of how modded you are. However I wouldn't go off and by $1000 worth of gauges and sensors if I was stock.


    I'd go with Boost, EGT and oil pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavallino333
    I don't know I think gauges are a good idea regardless of how modded you are. However I wouldn't go off and by $1000 worth of gauges and sensors if I was stock.


    I'd go with Boost, EGT and oil pressure.


    That's exactly what im thinking. Go with 2-3 gauges that give nice looks and serve their purpose. I think it'd be nice to know how your cars running while driving. Know whats going on with the oil, and how your psi's is working.

    just my 0.02c

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