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I can remember being in a car years back that had an OEM digital boost gauge. Is something like that available now-a-days? Since the instrument cluster/steering column really isnt the best place to plop a big old round gauge i was thinking that there might be a rectangular shaped digital gauge that mabe could be mounted along the top of the instrument cluster. That would more or less keep your cars vitals visable.


I dunno this could be a totally stupid thread but im really not diggin putting a gauge on my column and i dont want to use a vent or the Navigation Area.

If any of you know of something, let me know...but i suspect that this isnt something thats available.
 

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heres an LED bar gauge. although, digital boost gauges tend to be less accurate than sweeping gauges. sure it's more stealthy, but the whole point of a boost gauge is accurately measuring your boost.
 

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heres an LED bar gauge. although, digital boost gauges tend to be less accurate than sweeping gauges. sure it's more stealthy, but the whole point of a boost gauge is accurately measuring your boost.
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I agree- i want to "accurately" measure....theres gotta be something out there that does this..
 

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Now were getting somewhere, i like that unit..... I read that you couldnt use a turbo-timer on our cars, is that true?
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You can use a turbo timer on our cars, chances are you will have to lock the doors with a key and live without the factory "alarm."
 

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I know the mazdaspeed protege owners were able to cut a wire (keysense?) to the keyless module and it allowed the factory alarm to work and lock the doors.

I may try to disconnect the keysense wire when I finally do order my turbo timer. I'm afraid the advanced keyless system with the card is going to be quite a bitch about it.
 

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oops, typo. when i said "here", i meant "there". but "here" is a link to a DIY one.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dgace/diy_boost_gauge.htm

theres also ones that were integrated into the audi's clusters. its pretty slick.
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Thats pretty slick.

I saw one posted on a board somewhere, it was about an inch tall by 2 inches wide and it was red digital leds. I can't find it now. I think it would fit perfect between the spedo and tach on the bottom of the cluster.
I'm still waiting on my Amber Defi! :)
 

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Grand Prix GTPs use (or used to, my old one was a 1999) a digital bar gauge. It didn't give you any kind of info, such as PSI, just when the boost was there.
 

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I used this one before I installed my Nexus gauge. I had it velcro'd to the dash cluster, the sensor installs in the engine bay so only 1 wire needs to be fed through the firewall. It was very accurate.
 

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I used this one before I installed my Nexus gauge. I had it velcro'd to the dash cluster, the sensor installs in the engine bay so only 1 wire needs to be fed through the firewall. It was very accurate.
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Ah, yes, that is the one I had in mind!
 

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I used this one before I installed my Nexus gauge. I had it velcro'd to the dash cluster, the sensor installs in the engine bay so only 1 wire needs to be fed through the firewall. It was very accurate.
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so why did you go with the Nexus??
 

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While it's the perfect "little" gauge I wanted a real one. It's for someone who doesn't want a full size gauge of which I wanted at that time.
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Do you still have the other one? If it's still functional and in good shape, are you willing to sell it?
 
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