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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:01 am 
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okay,

im not a huge tech head on auto gauges ( im not hektic shift light with a 5" rpm etc etc kinda person ) I used SpitFire gauges on a 4agze twincam corolla hatch i built many years ago mechanical water filled gauges on the bonnet fuel press, oil press, water temp and a simular mechanical boost gauge in the cabin, they ended up being far from accurate and even faulty i had to remove both oil and fuel press at a later stage,

so my question is what gauges is everyone using and is it really worth spending the big bucks??? this time around im leaning toward autometre,

is it worth buying second hand??? im not into flashy bulls#!t i want accuracy reliability bang for buck

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:31 am 
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Autometer have a huge following in the V8 crowd,but I've not been impressed with them.
I've had a couple in the past,and they were at best,over-glorified VDO quality. You'd be better off with actual VDO gauges.

From the japanese stuff,I own greddy,blitz and defi stuff,and have only been let down once,by a greddy boost controller. Defis are brilliant (literally and figuratively),but so is their price tag.
Greddy gauges have been fine for me,and the blitz boost gauge/turbo timer I have has been in 4 of my cars over 12 years,so that speaks for it's reliability.

I'd suggest that you have a good look at your budget and decide how much you want to spend,and how accurate and long lasting you need the gear to be.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:52 pm 
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I use Apexi mechanical gauges , (boost, oil temp, oil pressure) i bought them all second hand (ebay) and have no issues with them at all they are accurate.From what i have heard Defi are the top of the range but they are expensive even second hand. i wouldnt buy brand new keep an eye on ebay you can find some real bargains.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:49 pm 
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yer i looked at some apexi and some greddy gauges greddy are resonably priced and seem to be of simular quality as autometre, still not sure hahas just gona keep shopping around i hate mixing gauges i want everything to be of the same series/brand

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Greddy > Autometer. I've never seen a japanese-branded gauge fail. I've seen several autometer boost gauges go bad.


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