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Old 21 Nov 2008, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gauges -- boost & which other 2???

evening all...

now then, for a while ive been pondering on a boost gauge.
now the full decat and remap is upon me on the hawkeye, im thinking it wise to get me one soon so as to keep an eye on things.


now heres the problem... i thought -boost gauge, single pod pillar mount, bang, done....
but, i do like the whole 3 gauge central console malarki.


so, which ones are purposeful/essential and which are gimmicky?


exhaust temp.
oil temp
oil pressure
ball sack sweat density
wife/girlfriend complaint volume
blah blah blah...


which other 2 will i really need?
obviously my sensible cost-worry side wants everyone to say 'boost gauge is all you need just have that on your steering cover or pillar only'
but then after looking at the defi ones, my thrifty side wants the full christmas tree light up show gauge extravaganza, as one on its own wouldnt seem to work.


so boys and girls, the boost is obviously a deffo, but which other two gauges will i REEEEALLLLY need and make good use of and why?


also photos of your own gauge setups are very welcome
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Old 21 Nov 2008, 12:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gauges -- boost & which other 2???

Id definetly go for the boost then oil temp and oil pressure as the oil pressure guage would show a fault if oil pump on the way out and id like to keep an eye on the oil temp to to see what way it is and engine running wise have a look at the auto guage one in pic have it mounted by side of vent was going mad i could not get a green buld to match the dash il find one even put like a green rubber over bulb to change the white but didnt work but find my auto gauge grand

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Re: Gauges -- boost & which other 2???

yeah the defi gauges come in a sweet looking amber/red its called.
but my dash is the same as yours, green with red needles. blue and red needle i think it the closest sadly

is that boost on a sucker mount? never seen one like that. pretty good for moving about
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Ya that the one a sucker mount and secured it with no more nails adhesive strip stronger again to prevent it from falling as did not want to drill any holes................defi guages are nice
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Re: Gauges -- boost & which other 2???

Agree with Darren re the gauges. Def the 3 you want.
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Re: Gauges -- boost & which other 2???

Lol put oil temp an pressure in an watch how paranoid ya become lol ive seen it before
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