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hey folks ... trying to determine what 3 guages are the most commonly purchased for the cars, usually in a Pod setup, but which guages specifically do you all get...?

I think, obviously for FI cars....:

boost
Oil pressure
fuel pressure

correct...?



and then, what about......:

AF ratio...? (i would use the Safc for that if i have one right...?)
Water temp...?
Oil temp...?
voltage...? (if you have lots of electric addons & need to monitor that...?)
Trans Temp...? ( more for Autos...?)



I'm thinking of adding some gauges to the car before i go FI in the space below the stereo console behind the cig lighter... i have a custom CF panel i made for this spot, & will put at least 2-3 guages there... so i am trying to learn which are most common or important guages to have to help monitor for a NA car...


Also, I noticed that some boost guages show boost AND vacuum,.... while others are JUST boost... is there a reason to choose one Vs the other if i am going SC in the future...? do i need a vacuum/ & boost guage...?




thanks a bunch!!


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with my n02... i had defi a/f, egt, oil pressure.

since turbo is around the corner... im going to add fuel pressure and boost pressure.
 

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curious, why with all what ltuned&boosted has done, why wouldnt he have any gauges with his set-up?? he has all the controllers and such, but no gauges.....I usually see the gauges as being the first things to get by most boost users...

hmmmmm
 

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boost
egt
fuel pressure
 

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tsopranoMB said:
curious, why with all what ltuned&boosted has done, why wouldnt he have any gauges with his set-up?? he has all the controllers and such, but no gauges.....I usually see the gauges as being the first things to get by most boost users...

hmmmmm
he went broke marc turning his is to a beast :lol:
 

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tsopranoMB said:
curious, why with all what ltuned&boosted has done, why wouldnt he have any gauges with his set-up?? he has all the controllers and such, but no gauges.....I usually see the gauges as being the first things to get by most boost users...

hmmmmm
dt1313 doesn't have gauges in his car either. only a BC!
 

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my setup

BF defi's-boost, egt, oil pressure

and a lital pfs wideband :D

but no trd gauge pod yet :oops:
 

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lexluger180 said:
tsopranoMB said:
curious, why with all what ltuned&boosted has done, why wouldnt he have any gauges with his set-up?? he has all the controllers and such, but no gauges.....I usually see the gauges as being the first things to get by most boost users...

hmmmmm
he went broke marc turning his is to a beast :lol:

i think you mean he made his parents broke since they paid for it all!!!!
 

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wannabedark said:
lexluger180 said:
tsopranoMB said:
curious, why with all what ltuned&boosted has done, why wouldnt he have any gauges with his set-up?? he has all the controllers and such, but no gauges.....I usually see the gauges as being the first things to get by most boost users...

hmmmmm
he went broke marc turning his is to a beast :lol:

i think you mean he made his parents broke since they paid for it all!!!!
thats a little harsh and unnecessary to poke fun like that....and none of anyone's business how or where any of us on the board can afford the car and all the parts along with it.....leave it at that....
 

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tsopranoMB said:
wannabedark said:
lexluger180 said:
tsopranoMB said:
curious, why with all what ltuned&boosted has done, why wouldnt he have any gauges with his set-up?? he has all the controllers and such, but no gauges.....I usually see the gauges as being the first things to get by most boost users...

hmmmmm
he went broke marc turning his is to a beast :lol:

i think you mean he made his parents broke since they paid for it all!!!!
thats a little harsh and unnecessary to poke fun like that....and none of anyone's business how or where any of us on the board can afford the car and all the parts along with it.....leave it at that....
Yeah.
I whore myself for $$$ for mods.
 

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i won't work for anyone for less than $30hr and i still get jact for less when hard up during these turbo times :lol:
 

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tsopranoMB said:
curious, why with all what ltuned&boosted has done, why wouldnt he have any gauges with his set-up?? he has all the controllers and such, but no gauges.....I usually see the gauges as being the first things to get by most boost users...

hmmmmm
Hey only got an autometer boost gauge

He got some hot gauges on the way but they're on backorder, along with the pod

I will be going with boost, egt, and fuel pressure
 

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We have water temp in the stock gauge cluster so I didn't get that.

Here's what I got...

Boost : for obvious reasons

Oil Temp : So I know when the car is fully warmed up so I can hammer it

EGT : General health of the engine. Helps indicate running rich or lean.

Ideally i've heard a wideband AF gauge is better, EGT is suppose to be the poor man's wideband.

I've also heard of people getting 2 EGTs. One for each header bank.
 

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hmm,

since I am getting the pfs wideband does it make any sense to get the egt??
I was told its a good idea to have both anyways..

I also did not want to get water/coolant temp, b/c it is in the gauge cluster and can be seen on the tec III through laptop.
 

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My boost controller already has a boost gauge built in so i dont need one. A lot of the newer electronics are having multiple features so you dont have to have tons of gauges.

LT&B and dt1313 dont have gauges, most likely becuase they not doing the actual tuning of the car. Im sure they have the $$$ to have it dyno tuned by the pros where everything is checked and set periodically.

brokeassme on the the other hand needs as many gauges as I can rice out.. cause i cant afford to have someone else tune my car.. I need to read my gauges and tune it myself on an as needed basis :crazy:

Im running Defi Dseries gauges .. EGT, A/F, Fuel Press.
my Turbo Timer and Boost Controller both do electronic boost gauge so I will use them for that as well.
 

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I have boost, egt, fuel pressure, oil temp, and a wideband. The bolded ones are in my trd pod. :D
 

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Whether you can afford it or not, it is always safe to have real time measurements of your vital engine functions with gauges so you are always aware at that second of fairly accurate conditions and state of your car. I like rice, so I like gauges or is it because I have lots of things going on at once... As to the gauges, in the TRD pod (Boost, EGT, Oil Pressure). Separate suction cup (Oil Temp and Fuel Pressure). I also have a fuel pressure gauge in my engine bay attached to my FPR. I have knock sensor meter also for tracks when I'm pushing the car to the limit. I also have other gagues, but it's for non-turbo use. Will be adding Wide band very soon. Hopefully that covers it.
 
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