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Old 01-23-2009, 10:51 AM   #21
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I'm actually considering tryin these when I ditch my pos Prosport gauges.
I have two ProSport gauges, boost and CLT. What kinds of problems are you having?
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I have two ProSport gauges, boost and CLT. What kinds of problems are you having?
The 1st boost gauge lasted about 1 month until it would stay at 5psi WITH THR CAR OFF. The sent a 2nd and it did the same thing WITHIN 1 WEEK.

I also have a CLT and oil temp gauge. They were fine except for the whole color change thing. They only change sometimes. Then when I put the motor back in after rebuilding it both temp gauges just stopped working. Just like that, they were fine and then they were fubared.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:12 AM   #23
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hopefully I can find an omori for that price because the lighting on those is ****.
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I just can't bring myself to spend $140+ on a gauge. They are nice though.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:33 AM   #25
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I just can't bring myself to spend $140+ on a gauge. They are nice though.
actually, they're ugly. I can get another greddy for that price and although I will have to deal with metric measure, it will look clean as ****. Its not that hard to go "100*C, all hell is about to break loose" when looking at water temps.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:35 AM   #26
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hopefully I can find an omori for that price because the lighting on those is ****.
How is the lighting ****??

You wanted something close to the OEM illum.

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I just can't bring myself to spend $140+ on a gauge. They are nice though.
Most full-sweep electrics are pricey.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:56 AM   #27
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I have two ProSport gauges, boost and CLT. What kinds of problems are you having?
I had nothing but fail with my prosport gauges. The gauges themselves were not bad aside from being very difficult to see during the day, but I did like the dual color modes for day and night driving.
But the senders were awful, I had electric boost, egt, and oil pressure.
The sender on the boost gauge went out after a month, and I got it replaced under warrenty, the second boost gauge went out after about 9 months and was not covered by warrenty.
The EGT probe went out 3 times; first two under warrenty the last not covered.
The oil pressure gauge went out last and after that I just thew them all away.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:57 AM   #28
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How is the lighting ****??

You wanted something close to the OEM illum.



Most full-sweep electrics are pricey.
the lighting on the autometer gauges is abhorrent.
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the lighting on the autometer gauges is abhorrent.
Right, you said it looks like ****. I get that. I am asking "how". Specifcally, what makes it look like ****??
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I got tired of my Autometer boost gauges being inaccurate after a year of use, so I tried GlowShift which failed miserably, ended up going to AutoZone and paying $40 for a black faced Sunpro boost gauge. It works like a champ, I was actually running 2psi more than I thought I was.. (19psi, not 17psi.. lol)

Thats a different style gauge, but I say go for it. I probably wouldn't mess around with their electric gauges though.

Good to know. The Sunpro boost gauge that I bought at Advance Auto was $24.90. I just wanted a close reference and didn't want to spend a bunch.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:29 PM   #31
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Right, you said it looks like ****. I get that. I am asking "how". Specifcally, what makes it look like ****??
if you look to them at an angle you can see the bulb shine through and reflect of the bezel. One side of the back lit gauge is brighter than the other.
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if you look to them at an angle you can see the bulb shine through and reflect of the bezel. One side of the back lit gauge is brighter than the other.
Gayness.

Have you seen the GS in person?

Autometer claims they are LED backlit, I was hoping they looked better then their standard shitty illum.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:09 PM   #33
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Gayness.

Have you seen the GS in person?

Autometer claims they are LED backlit, I was hoping they looked better then their standard shitty illum.
Its been a few years...I may just run that one though because
1. its not a show-car
2. its easy
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4. i'm a mothafuckin hustla, betta aks somebody

any chance that gauge uses a 1-wire probe...and does anyone know the resistance range of the stock gauge? Maybe I can hook it up to the stock plug rather than drill and tap.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:53 AM   #34
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I ended up grabbing an electric 52mm water temp gauge in green back lighting with a yellow needle, with warning for $100 from j-spec. I wish I found these guys sooner.
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I ended up grabbing an electric 52mm water temp gauge in green back lighting with a yellow needle, with warning for $100 from j-spec. I wish I found these guys sooner.
Hustler,you never asked,next time,ask,someone will gladly help you out.

When will the gauge arrive,post some pics up when it does.
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Can I convert to orange dash lights?
Some of the AW/D faces light up orange.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:18 PM   #37
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Hustler,you never asked,next time,ask,someone will gladly help you out.

When will the gauge arrive,post some pics up when it does.
my camera refuses to work, or I'd show you guys what I'm making for the begi scooper/r-pack lip cut/oil cooler/shrouding/4"+ splitter, lol.
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Quit being so gay and just borrow a damn camera.
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Here's my pick for best gauges:

If we're talking about dash replacements, I like and
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I like my prosport
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