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Old 10-15-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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Has anyone here use one and are they worth getting?
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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This is not going to go well for you, friend.
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Specifically what the hell exactly is it that you're looking for in a boost gauge, and how much do you want to pay for one?

That helps determine whether you need this or not
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:58 AM   #4
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I really like the gauge I use to monitor my electronic boost. Electronic boost is far more environmentally friendly than conventional boost.
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ive never used an elctric boost guage, but i couldmake one in about 15 seconds.

multimeter + 3bar mape sensor + a peice of vacuum hose = electronic boost guage.

why havent i done this already? because i have a normal boost guage and it works very, very well...
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:10 AM   #6
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But isn't it awesome to dump 60+ on an electric boost gauge though? Isn't it?
Don't we all just LOVE dumping extra cash on completely unnecessary ****? lol
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:15 AM   #7
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like 600$ just got paid need to spend
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:16 AM   #8
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Seriously?

Get one. It won't do jack **** differently as far as showing you pressure level, but hey its your money lol
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:18 AM   #9
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the one I have that I bought from autozone only shows me 3lbs of boost it sucks
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The shitty autozone ones can be off by a few psi. Even the better "autometer" ones can be off by 1-2psi. Get a 3bar map sensor, go maf-less, and record boost with ms or another engine management system. Don't rely on a boost gauge for 100% accurate readings. Or waste money on an electric one which can still be off sometimes.
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Is there a way to take that air flow meter off or bypass it where the air filter fits on?
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like 600$ just got paid need to spend
Here: https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t40100/

Only one left at $550
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yes
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I like my vgauges electronic boost gauge. It's accurate, fast, and solid in construction.
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Is there a way to take that air flow meter off or bypass it where the air filter fits on?
It's actually all one piece, from the filter to the bottom of the shortblock, you're gonna have to get an angle grinder.
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yes
Hey, that's my arbitrary response!
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It's actually all one piece, from the filter to the bottom of the shortblock, you're gonna have to get an angle grinder.
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Help a student in need, buy me shocks.
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Do you want us to buy you pancakes with maple syrup, too?
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