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Old 11-16-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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its the 30 psi one, with the little pic of a explotion at 30 psi. It has 2 studs on eaither side on the back. The guy said it was backlit.. was he lieing?
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How about instead of starting a thread about it, you call FM?
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I have an FM boost gauge and it has a light. I don't know it they've had variations of their boost gauges over the years though.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:08 PM   #4
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I think the old ones were made by Westac and the current gauges are made by Autometer?
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called FM and it does, it was just in a seperate bag! haha thanks guys. /thread
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:28 PM   #6
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I've heard the newer autometer gauges are made by a somewhat newer company and are decent.

I'll be honest though... my older autometer boost gauges SUCK for accuracy.

The newer/older thing was mentioned to me by someone who works for them.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:49 PM   #7
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They may suck compared to a proper industrial-grade gauge, but as far as inexpensive automotive-styles gauges go they're better than a lot of the others.

After having been very unimpressed with VDO in the past I decided on a 30" to 15PSI Borg-Warner mechanical boost gauge when I built by current setup. 'Twas worse than the VDO- the needle exhibited lots of stiction and it never went below about 18" of vacuum even at closed-throttle decel at 4,000 RPM. I replaced it with a 30" to 20PSI Autometer Sport-Comp, and it's *much* better. The needle movement is perfectly smooth, it behaves correctly in high-vacuum situations, and my eyeballs say that it tracks my MAP sensor pretty damn closely along the full range.

Specifically, this is the one I have now: http://egauges.com/vdo_ind.asp?Type=...mp&PN=ATM-3301
Very happy with it.
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