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    Mechanical vs. electrical

    The price difference of mechanical and electrical gauges is a significant one. Is there a reason why I should pay the extra cash for an electrical gauge??? Thanks.

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    Peak hold, warning and memory are a nice feature found on some electronic gauges and not on mechanicals...

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    So as far as accuracy they're both the same?
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    Electronic gauges are reportedly more accurate. Certainly this was the case when comparing my Greddy electronic to my Autometer mechanical. You get what you pay for.

    Electronic gauges look cooler too. When you turn the ignition switch on, all the needles swing to their home position.

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    Originally posted by pace
    Electronic gauges are reportedly more accurate. Certainly this was the case when comparing my Greddy electronic to my Autometer mechanical. You get what you pay for.

    Electronic gauges look cooler too. When you turn the ignition switch on, all the needles swing to their home position.

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    It's just that I like the HKS DB gauges, but they only come in mechanical in the 52mm size. Any suggestions for electronic 52mm gauges that light up the same way the HKS do?
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    In what way do the HKS light up?

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    Do electrical guages just hook up to your ECU? I take it you splice the wires?


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    Originally posted by pace
    In what way do the HKS light up?

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    They look like indiglos. Check out the white face ones here http://www.hksusa.com/images/?id=1463
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    Originally posted by KanosWRX
    Do electrical guages just hook up to your ECU? I take it you splice the wires?
    They do not hook into your ECU. The electronic gauges that I am familiar with use 'mechanic senders/sensors', electronic head units, and an electronic gauge.

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    Originally posted by WRXin'


    They look like indiglos. Check out the white face ones here http://www.hksusa.com/images/?id=1463
    Check out Apexi's EL series gauges.

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    Originally posted by pace


    Check out Apexi's EL series gauges.

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    I like those, but they're on the pricey side.
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    I've heard that mechanical gauges are more accurate due to signal differences/noise in electronic ones. Is this right?

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    Originally posted by wrxinthehouse
    I've heard that mechanical gauges are more accurate due to signal differences/noise in electronic ones. Is this right?
    Even if it is right, I believe that can be aleviated with the grounding mod. Correct me if I'm wrong here people.
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    which kind of gauges u like better not mech or elec i'm saying autometer, blitz, hks etc....

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