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Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by Iron 1, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Iron 1

    Iron 1 Senior Member

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    I am doing the turbo set-up, and was wondering what gauges are the most helpful. I am thinking of getting:
    1. boost---Auto meter, ultra lite
    2. Egt---Autometer, Phantom
    3. Oil pressure---Auto meter, ultra lite
    4. Boost control---apex avcr
    5. Turbo timer---Blitz
    Should I lose any of these for others, maybe even other brands?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    autometers suck. get some real gauges... greddy, apexi, or if your loaded, Defi.

    EGT, boost, and oil pressure are the min. if you ask me....

    the avcr might be overkill for you, but works well.
     
  3. Iron 1

    Iron 1 Senior Member

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    Is 60mm the same as 2 1/16in.? If these are the min. what others would you reccomend?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    thats all im running...

    as for the conversion, i dont know off hand
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    :no: .
     
  6. Iron 1

    Iron 1 Senior Member

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    So I need the 52mm... thanks for the conversion numbers
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    If they're so shitty why do a good amountof the professional racers run them?
     
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    I love my autometer gueages they work great, besides thay have been in the business longer than anyone and, professionals use them on their cars :p
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Umm, most guages are the same, if they do the same thing accurately, then you don't need a name brand. All your doing is paying for the name.
     
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    I think this is off topic but the autometer carbon fiber series are sexy as hell

    P.S.
    This doesnt make me a ricer does it? they are real carbon fiber not carbon fiber look nothing is wrong with a little style right?
     
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    what psi should I get for the oil press? you guys are the best!!
     
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    B i dont know what u got against autometer, but they have sexy gauges, i love my Air/Fuel and oil pressure gauges, as well as my autometer tach.





    :no:
     
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    they are the 2nd most inaccurate gauges next to sun pro. end of story.
     
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    autometer gauges are the shittiest gauges ever. on my buddys talon it would read like 10 in/hg when the motor was off. On my boost gauge it always read off...not to mention they are hideous. I have ac gauges now, and they are more accurate and much better looking

    and for all the noobs saying "they are the best cause everyone uses them!!!"

    well everyone has altezza tails, and apc parts, does that make them good?
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Now I see your point, spend the extra money and get some good guags. Anyone who uses APC anything return it and bring ur car back to stock. I wouldn't be caught dead with an APC symbol in my or anywhere near my car. I still have altezzas but they're not APC. Fuck Pep Boys and APC
     
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    holy shit, you just admitted you have altezzas.

    :owned: by yourself.

    :fr:
     
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    AGREED!! Thank you! I know MANY people with 1000+ whp cars, and guess what they ALL use... Autometer... I know people with 68 camaros pushing 900whp, 69 nova's with over 800whp, runnin guess what... AUTOMETER... Bottle fed & boostin mustangs, running AUTOMETER gauges...

    For those that think they suck, it must be because they aren't JDM... :p <_< :blink:
     
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    no, its because they are inaccurate.

    muscle car heads are fucking cheap bastards. I know because i know 5 of them. I told them i spent 225 on 1 guage, and they said, FUCK THAT.

    Well, I'd rather know for sure what im doing, than a rough guess. And to me, thats more important than 150bucks.
     
  20. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    HAHAHAH, I just read the part where you called me a ricer, I guess the atezzas do kinda make me a ricer in a way...Ricers don't have swaps or turbos or in my case a swap and turbo.
     
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