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Old 02-21-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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Well, the time to put my turbo kit in is nearing, i am making sure that all my ducks are in a row before i roll down to the base autoshop and rent a lift. Anyways, I have the double, super ricey a pillar mount and I need a gauge to fill up the top one, the bottom one is a boost gauge. So i was thinking a pyrometer, or maybe a coolant gauge. Since the stock one is in the same place from 165-190 according to the ms, i would assume it is fairly inaccurate, or i could do an additional oil pressure gauge, since the factory one is junk. What do you think?
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Wideband?
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Oh, sorry i have the digital read out already (maybe i should have mentioned that lol).
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Move your wideband up to it. Wideband is the most important gauge you can have IMO, even more important than boost.
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Its mounted infront of where the check engine light and stuff go on the main cluster. It's the square digital read out, it wouldn't work there. But, if you think i should run a gauge in addition to that, then I guess I will, even though I don't see the purpose of 2.
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Volt meter. It'll tell you if you've lost the water pump belt.
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Its mounted infront of where the check engine light and stuff go on the main cluster. It's the square digital read out, it wouldn't work there. But, if you think i should run a gauge in addition to that, then I guess I will, even though I don't see the purpose of 2.
Nah, no reason to run 2.

In that case I'd say a PROPER water temp gauge. Like the track guys are running. One that actually shows temps instead of just on/off.
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Its mounted infront of where the check engine light and stuff go on the main cluster. It's the square digital read out, it wouldn't work there. But, if you think i should run a gauge in addition to that, then I guess I will, even though I don't see the purpose of 2.
Which AFR gauge are you using?
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Water or oil temp
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If its not a track car, then you only need a boost gauge and wideband gauge. The rest is for show...but I guess an EGT would provide valuable info...which I have a Greddy EGT in a box if you want one on the cheap.
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EGT, water temp, oil pressure...all of the above?
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I ended up getting a water temp gauge for the third hole in my TDR mount. I have AFR, Boost, and Water temp for a street car
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Oil temperature!!!!
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I'm running WBo2, boost, and oil pressure. I'd recomend oil pressure, since it's probably more important than temp... If your temp goes up, it shows signs and you can smell it... You loose your oil, you have a VERY small window to run before you're completely fucked.
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