I am planning on tapping my manifold this weekend. I have the Autometer Pyrometer (Sport Comp) and will be using the Autometer probe. I have heard some bad things about these probes melting and/or breaking off and going into the turbo, but no real hard evidence. It mostly seems like NASIOC snobs trying to stop Noobs from buying USDM gauges instead of JDM gauges more than anything. I figure that the gauge is set up to read at most 1600 F, so the probe must be able to handle much more than that (I forget what the factor is but all probes and gauges are always set up for like 20-30% more load than they read). I have seen Autometer gauges in tons of race cars, pro sreet cars, and the like. I do not think these guys would be using these gauges if they were faulty. I also do not want to put it in the downpipe because the readings are not very accurate and I do not want to have to be adding 200? 250? 300? degrees to my temp all the time.
What is everyone's opinion on this?