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Old 05-29-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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I'm getting a dynotune on Thursday and my FM issued boost gauge is 20psi limit, does anyone have a suggestion of a compatible size gauge that will fit in their A-Pillar mount that will use the same line (if possible)? I don't expect the gauge will like being pushed over 20psi I'm looking for probably 30psi limit..
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Oh wow, I really like those. I'll probably use them for boost, but I wish they had a combo gauge. Something like oil+water temp, so I could get a 3-gauge pillar mount for EGT, Boost, Oil+Water temp...
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http://www.veisystems.com/home.html

Check these out for dual purpose gauges.
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Stupid question, but where the hell do you buy the VEI gauges? I can't find them on the site.
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Stupid question, but where the hell do you buy the VEI gauges? I can't find them on the site.
http://www.vgauges.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=21_25

More options on the left on that page. I am going to buy 4 VEI's to fill my blanks since I have 6 spots and only two gauges. 2 duals and 2 singles. 8 real time engine monitors, holla
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Ohhh. Those VEI gauges look good, they don't match my dash color scheme though hmm.

Was thinking they would be mounted on the A-Pillar in the following order, top to bottom;

EGT
Oil+Water temp
Boost / Vac

Not sure though. I need to find a 3-gauge mount..

Edit- The EGT gauge only goes to 1800F, is that high enough? The ProSport goes to 2400F in comparison..

Edit2- GWR seems to have a full replacement for a tripod mount for gauges.. I'll have to pick this up as well.

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I would just get an Autometer 30psi boost gauge.
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EGT is over-rated, north of 1600*f is getting dangerous, past 1800 and it's over for the motor.
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I have autometer. cheap, works.

How much power/boost are you going for?
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North of 400hp with a bigger turbo towards the end of the season or early next spring, for now I'll go 25psi or 300hp, whichever comes first. If I can, with this churbo of course.

Edit- On an unrelated note, I beadblasted the control arms today. Holy **** that stuff is a fight to get clean.
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what about the stewart warner boost gauge? The rest are too common.
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I use Autometers
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Spoke with a few guys at Vei, they offer an EGT+AFR gauge, it's just not on their website. Red 89 / Orange 99 / Blue 109, I think I'll get one. Just gotta get all these sensors and probes now, bah.
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Anyone already have one of these VEI gauges? I'm also planning on buying and was wondering how they look/brightness/etc.
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