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Gauges?

Postby VexXx Dogg » December 2nd, 2011, 9:48 pm

Looking for some gauges.
Anyone care to share their experience with brands/accuracy?

Prosport=TOOSE. I have a set on my car and they never worked properly.

Looking for something electric, preferably close to the OE colours of the LGT. (black bg, white digits, red dial)

willing to sacrifice theme for accuracy, and midrange price.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby Samiir_Tuner » December 4th, 2011, 8:25 pm

in terms of accuracy and quality it seems as though AEM is holding up pretty well..i have prosport oil press and temp in my car and the oil press doesnt work after a year. but everyone i know with AEM is still going strong..i recently got my boost and afr aem so i cant vouch just yet

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Re: Gauges?

Postby VexXx Dogg » December 4th, 2011, 8:35 pm

Was looking at these too.
The digital series right?

Thanks Samir.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby Samiir_Tuner » December 4th, 2011, 9:41 pm

yea the digital series..i got spoiled with the digital numbers..much easier to look at. here is a pic of mine
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i dont know why the cam cut out the numbers lol..i guess the glare
and i still had the plastic on in that pic. but u can see how nice it blends in..not too fancy

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Re: Gauges?

Postby BANzai Rastafarai » December 4th, 2011, 9:53 pm

Autobahn 88's

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got them from Shift Performance in Arima. Have them since June and ZERO issues... in fact the water temperature is more accurate than the in car-temp guage.

Guages come with an option of color combinations. I chose the white back lit with red needle to suit the LGT's other gauges...and it does the same intro sweep as the LGT.....suits it perfectly...

Paid (at the time) $2,200 for Oil Pressure, Boost and Water Temp Gauge set. Comes with the "Defi style" mounting pods and stands for varying space applications.

Im thinking of getting an Exhaust Temp and Fuel Pressure Guage as well....

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Re: Gauges?

Postby SR » December 4th, 2011, 9:56 pm

cost of a oil pressure and a boost just like yours???? :)

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Re: Gauges?

Postby BANzai Rastafarai » December 4th, 2011, 10:33 pm

Call Dwain @ 689.9702. Give him my name as the reference.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby VexXx Dogg » December 4th, 2011, 10:43 pm

Thanks guys, I'll have to read up on these.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby Lance » December 5th, 2011, 1:28 am

I'm also looking for gauges.

my wrx came with 3 prosport gauges (oil pressure, boost, narrowband a/f and volt). NONE work properly. Oil pressure always reading 100%, the boost is malfunctioning (even tricked me once in thinking I was underboosting), the voltmeter digits are also scrambled.


Shift Quoted me $800 for a one of the Autobhan88's (oil pressure, water temp and Boost).

Actually he showed me the ones in your vehicle Banzai. They look sleek, I like them a lot.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby BANzai Rastafarai » December 5th, 2011, 9:30 am

then theres the defi gauges. This is from Pornie's Evo 8..

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they are Defi though,so pluck that money tree in the back yard....

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Re: Gauges?

Postby DSM_05 » December 5th, 2011, 11:13 am

VexXx Dogg wrote:Thanks guys, I'll have to read up on these.



I've been told that both the Autobahn88's and the Prosports are made by the same company.

So if the OP doesn't want Prosport....well......its up to him.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby BANzai Rastafarai » December 5th, 2011, 1:09 pm

^^^.... heard the same. I have a colleague that bought Prosport around the same time i got mine and he wanna pelt them through the window nao.....

you may want to try this as well OP.

http://www.striracing-usa.com/pro_d_e.htm

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Re: Gauges?

Postby DSM_05 » December 5th, 2011, 1:11 pm

^Wham......men doh use Sunpro dong here orrrr?

http://www.sunpro.com/product_detail.php?pid=16432

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Re: Gauges?

Postby Lance » December 5th, 2011, 5:31 pm

I've been looking at Glowshift as well.

Any one has any experience with them?

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Re: Gauges?

Postby BANzai Rastafarai » December 5th, 2011, 6:10 pm

never heard of Sunpro b4....

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Re: Gauges?

Postby DSM_05 » December 6th, 2011, 6:50 am

BANzai Rastafarai wrote:never heard of Sunpro b4....



Pfft. At this rate you'll say you never heard of Autometer?
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Sunpro has been on the scene for AGES...mainly for the muscle car group. Solid gauges.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby wagonrunner » December 6th, 2011, 9:37 am

Lance wrote:I've been looking at Glowshift as well.
Any one has any experience with them?

they work.

i have the tach w/ shiftlight. happy with it.
know some other folk who has water temp / oil pressure and it's the same what is seen via the diagnostic port.

one point to note. connect according to their instructions. a jackass of an electrician said "nah that can't be right", and blew some of the colors in a multicolor gauge.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby BANzai Rastafarai » December 6th, 2011, 9:39 am

DSM_05 wrote:
BANzai Rastafarai wrote:never heard of Sunpro b4....



Pfft. At this rate you'll say you never heard of Autometer?
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Sunpro has been on the scene for AGES...mainly for the muscle car group. Solid gauges.


zeenments!!

*man buff meh yes...

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Re: Gauges?

Postby Samiir_Tuner » December 6th, 2011, 12:16 pm

lol the ajp shop car has a sunpro oil press gauge since day one in 07 and it still going strong lol

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Re: Gauges?

Postby VexXx Dogg » December 6th, 2011, 3:52 pm

who is the local AEM dealer?

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Re: Gauges?

Postby Lance » December 6th, 2011, 6:57 pm

Did you check out the autometer Z series?

It seems to be a cheap option.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUTOMETER-Z-SER ... 3c9a754385

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUTOMETER-Z-SER ... 483281da08

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Autometer-5701- ... 3a5d0baa8c

The boost gauge in this line is mechanical though...The others electrical

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Re: Gauges?

Postby copper_shot » December 6th, 2011, 7:55 pm

D&D in bamboo has a used set of DEFIs

-accurate
-can record runs
-peak and warning alarms

i guessing probably around 4500. for the set, about 4 or 5 guages

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Re: Gauges?

Postby BANzai Rastafarai » December 17th, 2011, 1:45 am

what was ur final decision OP?

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Re: Gauges?

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Re: Gauges?

Postby Lance » December 18th, 2011, 8:34 am

Nice, Those look sweet

I'm going to try the Autometer Z series. I just got a paypal invoice from the seller, $169.00 shipped in the US for the 3 gauges (Water temp, Oil Pressure, Boost).

I'll also let you guys know how those work.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby VexXx Dogg » December 22nd, 2011, 6:58 pm

Got these from tuner Imports.

very satisfied with price and build quality of the gauge units as well as the sensors.
I also love the fact that it was shipped with both black and a white backing, as well as a silver+black bezel.

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Got the autometer 2204 cups to mount em on the dash
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will post a pic or review after I install - during the engine rebuild.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby belalegosi » December 22nd, 2011, 11:57 pm

My 2c:
Stay away from glow shift gauges, they're just cheap junk. I have a friend who had a glowshift wideband and oil pressure. He warrantied the wideband twice and each time glowshift kept sending him new units. All were defective.
The oil pressure seemed to work. Had no way of really testing the actual oil pressure though.
Sunpro isnt any better. Sunpro is junk you would find in the local parts store for the high school kids who wanna "sports up" their car.

I really liked my aem wideband gauge. Only reason I sold it is because the Innovate LC1 was better suited for tuning/datalogging. The innovate also has more features.

For the non critical gauges I rock autometer. Never had a problem with them. They're nothing fancy and not too rough on the wallet.
Defis are awesome.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby stikid09 » December 23rd, 2011, 12:03 am

defi bf series are really good
the colors match the subaru dash too

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Re: Gauges?

Postby fafrumlosin » December 28th, 2011, 8:25 pm

i initially wanted to get the aem in a full line as i run boost, water and oil temp and oil press to monitor but couldnt get at the time. i ended up with autometer sport comp and used while leds to illuminate them...they dont match the sti gauges but it looks cool i am looking for an electric fuel pressure if anyone knows where have available. they really arent the flashiest but the sure do work well.

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Re: Gauges?

Postby Samiir_Tuner » December 31st, 2011, 2:19 pm

cant go wrong with aem. good choice

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