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Old 08-20-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Thought i'd share a little review and a few pics of gauges i got.

These are Koso gauges, they are made in Taiwan but the company is out of Canada. I had a Koso dash on one of my scooters and it worked really well.

I found these gauges on ebay, but made a deal with a seller outside of ebay.

The quality is awesome. The installation instructions are the best i have ever seen. They were super easy to follow and are very detailed.

I got a 15psi (they have 30psi too) boost gauge and an EGT gauge.

Both gauges are electronic and have controll boxes. The cool thing that you only have to wire one box for power and ing the other boxes can be pigybacked. Both gauges have peak and warning lights that are adjustable.

The gauges come with all the hardware and bunch of extra wires for pigybacking.







full sweep too :-P









If you want to get one or two PM me.

The price is $75 for a gauge. I got two with EVERYTHING for 147 shipped. That includes the probe for the EGT too.

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Why bother installing gauges when you put them out of useful eyesight?
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seems to me gauges need to be where you can see em hence why i run mine in the air vents it does look pretty though.
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I can see them very well there. I dont want to rice out the car with gauges in the piller. Looks dumb.
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Can you see the road at the same time?
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seems to me gauges need to be where you can see em hence why i run mine in the air vents it does look pretty though.
i was thinking about that but i need my vents to work. I live in MN and it gets cold at night in the fall and spring so i blast the heat and have the roof open.
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Gauges look nice. Not too bad of a price, might check it out for the EGT. Not really a fan of the whole "Control Box" thing, last thing I need is more boxes in my car.
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Can you see the road at the same time?
It takes a second for me to see if the EGT is ok and boost is at where i want it to be. Plus the best thing about these gauges they have Peak and Warn functions. So if EGT is getting too high a bright light will go off and Warn me.
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Gauges look nice. Not too bad of a price, might check it out for the EGT. Not really a fan of the whole "Control Box" thing, last thing I need is more boxes in my car.
yeah thats the only thing that kind of sucks, but it does not really bother me.
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Gauges look good. Definitely not a bad price for elec. full sweep.

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I can see them very well there. I dont want to rice out the car with gauges in the piller. Looks dumb.
It's one thing to not like the way it looks, but just because the ricers do it doesn't always mean it's rice. People were installing gauges on the dash and pillars in their muscle cars long before imports were popular. Just sayin...
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i know what you mean. I actually would like to have them on a pillar, but just cant do it because i know all the rice boys have their volt meters and vacuum gauges there. And it just screams "lets street race". I am probably going to move the boost and wideband somewhere i can see them better, but i have no idea where. I really dont want to get A pillar pod tho.


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Gauges look good. Definitely not a bad price either for elec. full sweep.



It's one thing to not like the way it looks, but just because the ricers do it doesn't mean it's rice. People were installing gauges on the dash and pillars in their muscle cars long before imports were popular. Just sayin...
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I am probably going to move the boost and wideband somewhere i can see them better, but i have no idea where. I really dont want to get A pillar pod tho.
I've wanted to mold something similar to this for our cars (might block some of the view to the fuel and coolant temp gauges though):
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I've wanted to mold something similar to this for our cars (might block some of the view to the fuel and coolant temp gauges though):
Thats exactly what i had on my WRX and i loved it.
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I've wanted to mold something similar to this for our cars (might block some of the view to the fuel and coolant temp gauges though):
I would like that or the "winglets" type that are molded on the sides of the gauge top.

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Gauges below your hands on the steering wheel are 100% worthless.
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Gauges below your hands on the steering wheel are 100% worthless.
I agree with that statement for the track, but position is much less critical for street use.

Dammit Taras, I wish I had seen these before I bought my gauges two days ago.
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Those look great! If i ever redo mine i'll look for those first.

+1 gauges below the vent level cannot be seen when both hands are on the wheel ,however for DD i have no problem keeping an eye on mine but they are where the radio was so it is a little higher. I have the most important above my arms. boost on column and A/Fr in vent, EGT, oil lbs, and water below, not installed in pic though

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I agree with that statement for the track, but position is much less critical for street use.

Dammit Taras, I wish I had seen these before I bought my gauges two days ago.
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i like it.
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Their website lists that EGT Gauge for $206 and you got it for 75? Thats one HELL of a markup if hes selling them for 75 a gauge?? He'll sell MORE to you/us for the same price?

One nice thing I can comment about the controller, at least most gauges with external controllers usually have nice wiring harnesses already made so you don't have to screw with that stuff so much..
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