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What Gauges Should I Get

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by asmallsol, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    For sure i am going to run NA but i am not sure what engine i am going to get but I am getting there. I want to have the Swap be one of the last steps I do and have all my others leading up to it. For suspention i know what i am getting and when spring comes i am ordering it.

    Anyways one thing that I am planning on doing is buying some Gauges for stuff like Oil pressure, Air/Fuel mixture and stuff like that.

    What kind of gauges should I look at if I am going NA?
    Keep in mind all my sol has is Gas, speedo, tach and water temp.

    I was probally going to just get the kind that mount up on the A(?) piller cause it looks clean.
    What brands should I look at how much am I looking at?
    How is the Install, wiring wise?

    Thanks for the help,
    Collin

    *EDIT- will they work with what ever ecu I use in the swap?
     
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    SolReaver Senior Member

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    egt, oil pressure, oil temp is what i would get for n/a. Maybe battery voltage. I have a/c autotechnic factory gauge faces and the 2 inch boost, oil pressure, and a a/f gauge made by a/c autotechnic. It looks badass, everything is reverse indiglo.

    I would get those- and i know where you can get the 3 gauge pillar pod, made specifically for the sol. Looks perfect, no seams and it replaces the entire a- pillar



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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    what is the egt? So you dont think i need the A/F guage? How much did you spend on your gauges?
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Come on guys i need more opions, what you have been happy with, what you will never do again.

    SolReaver, what brand was that one 3 pod a piller thing for the sol?
     
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    EGT- Exhaust gas temps. Critical for turbo setups, and im not sure about n/a but im sure it is better than any other gauge. Most cheap a/f meters are useless, a wideband would be nice so you can tune your car. My oil pressure gauge was 40 bucks, boost is 35 and a/f is 30. Damn good prices for how nice these gauges look, especially at night. They are of solid construction and im sure the accuracy is good (ac is a reputable company, sponsoring many drag cars)


    The 3 pod pillar is made by Al Hajek, (blownsol over at hondalife.com) Mine cost me 110 but you can get them for 65 if you pm him on hondavision.com.

    I like automoeter gauges too, just that the ac reverse glow looks soo much nicer.


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    http://www.importtrenz.com/importtrenz/acc...auge_race.shtml
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    where does that mount up dude?
     
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    Honestly.. who gives a fuck about how pretty they look. I want my gauges 100% function and acuratcy (sp?).. Autometer or VDO IMO are 2 of the best.
     
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    Here is a pic of the pillar pod that i have- up close in person, its flawless. Looks much nicer than the gay add on 3 pod pillar things that you drill into your factory a pillar.

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    Here is the ebay link-

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...item=2400200080

    B- I have no idea where that thing in that pic mounts, i just got it to show how the ac gauges look at night.

    Domeskilla- I care about how pretty they look. In my experience with these gauges, they work just as good as the autometer ultra lites that i used to have. In fact- i actually had some problems with my autometer boost gauge when i had it. AC autotechnic is a reputable name brand, i have heard no complaints about any of their products.

    And besides, why not buy gauges that look a hell of a lot nicer than autometer ones, when they work just as good if not better and are also cheaper? :)

    I like the defi gauges also.
     
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    I hope you didnt place the bid for too much money-

    Go to hondavision and send "blownsol" a PM. He will hook it up if he knows that youre a hondavision member. Thats what he told me- but only after i wont the auction on ebay :(

    Expect that thing to sell for around 100-120 dollars, i think he will sell them to hondalife members for like 65...

    So does this mean the LS/T is still underway :)
     
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    my bid is like 45 :)
    hehe
     
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