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    New 2011 WRX on order...no boost gauge?

    Hey guys,

    I'll be ordering my limited 2011 wrx in the next couple of days...I got it all priced out with my dealer of choice today, but when he went to look for the boost gauge in his system it was not there anymore. It seems like subaru has been complaining about how difficult/time consuming they are to install from the factory? (this doesn't seem likely...)

    In any case, i won't be able to get the OEM SPT boost gauge installed from the factory. It would have been $4-500 anyway, but I still think it would have been nice to have (especially if I decide to mod the car).

    Has anyone else had problems getting a boost gauge on order from the factory?

    Can anyone suggest a nice aftermarket solution that would be mountable on the steering column? (If so, is this a DIY possibility? Or will I need to have it professionally done).

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolycooly
    Can anyone suggest a nice aftermarket solution that would be mountable on the steering column? (If so, is this a DIY possibility? Or will I need to have it professionally done).
    http://www.jscspeed.com/catalog/Univ...surements.html

    They come with pretty decent pods. Alternatively, you can buy aftermarket pods. DIY isn't bad on a boost gauge.
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    I've heard the SPT boost gauge isn't very accurate anyway, you're better off going aftermarket anyway

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    Mine was missing from my order also

    My dealer had heard something about quality issues. I believe they didn't even find out until the car arrived and my salesperson (who is a rock star) happened to notice it was missing from the list of options I had asked for.

    My dealer is in the Minneapolis (Bloomington, MN). The Turbo gauge is a port-installed option, which I assume means it is installed once it gets to the state, not at the factory. Perhaps they were having difficulties installing the gauges? Who knows.

    Post up once you find/install an aftermarket one and let us know what you think. I am having trouble imagining the gauge working on the steering column.
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    get a aftermarket triple pod and add a oil temp and pressure gauge as well as a boost gauge, prosport gauges are quite good

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