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Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby crankine3 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:40 pm

I am considering the "White Elite Ten" guages from Glow Shift for Wideband 02 and Fuel Pressure. Does anyone have experience with these? http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/White-El ... Gauge.aspx http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/white-el ... gauge.aspx The point is to kinda have a matching theme in my instrument panel, and the glowshit guage in "light blue (all the way to the bottom right) is similar in light and dark to the ebay EL instrument guage covers.
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Also, I've read our fuel regulator hovers between 30 and 45 psi, is that true? And, as it fluctuates from car to car, does anyone know if boost pressure is sent over OBD2 in a gen 1, and thus readable by the Torque app?
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby 1gSE » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:07 am

Can't help you with the first two. The ECU doesn't read boost, you'll need a gauge for it
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby crankine3 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:10 am

Given my current thoughts for a gauge pod setup include 2 gauges and my future plans never have me going over 6psi boost. Would it still be better to keep an eye on O2 and fuel? Or ditch the fuel pressure and get a boost gauge that barely moves?
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby wagonsrule » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:31 pm

A/F Gauge + Boost is great.

If your setup is well done you will be able to see boost very often. Even on the highway at 1800 RPM (50+mph) you can play with boost (1-3psi) by staying in overdrive (if your auto like me) and playing with the throttle. I see boost even in the most normal every day situations like going up hills and going around the highway.
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby crankine3 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:33 pm

Most of the boost gauges start at 30psi and have a vacuum area. I would never see the needle move at 4 or 6 psi. A TRD boost guage would be great, but they are rare. Here is a dirt cheap Chinese ebay gauge that gets the color scheme in too.
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby wagonsrule » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:36 pm

I personally have this one. VDO 0-15 psi with white face (part number 150-211). I don't have night pics cause the led isn't wired up but backlight color changes with led color...
Very precise at the low boost applications for our S/C. It comes with a black face too.
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby 1gSE » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:17 am

my gauge moves all the time but it's usually pegged on the positive side :D
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby wagonsrule » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:40 pm

^ Same reason i never needed a gauge with vacuum :D
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby civictypeR » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:35 pm

I would say get a TRD one. It just matches the TRD Supercharger. If not, get an AEM one. The reason is because you'll even up buying an AEM Wideband too.
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby 1gSE » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:30 am

civictypeR wrote:I would say get a TRD one. It just matches the TRD Supercharger. If not, get an AEM one. The reason is because you'll even up buying an AEM Wideband too.


Have you seen the prices people are trying to sell the TRD gauge for?
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby crankine3 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:29 pm

1gSE wrote:Have you seen the prices people are trying to sell the TRD gauge for?

I've seen the prices they have gone for. But people are buying them.

Anyhow, I've already bought one of the knockoff boost gauges cause it is like $12, but takes 4 weeks to get here form China. Looking at the AEM pair of gauges (Analog Wideband and Analog Boost), I do like them, especially as they don't have stupid buttons sticking out the front (as the GlowShift does). I can't find and videos/images that show how the white face plate and back light looks, but I've seen the back of the white face plate, and it looks like only the numbers and dashes light up (which is desired). The AEM boost gauge is a bit steep compared to other options. But, I will probably end up using the knock off boost gauge to make my custom pods, get the AEM Wideband, and someday give in and get the AEM boost gauge.
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby civictypeR » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:43 pm

Quick Cell phone pic for you.
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Re: Gauges for pending S/C install

Postby 1gSE » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:40 am

Looks good. Old pic of mine

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