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OK so i have seen alot of threads about looking at what people have..<p> So now i would like to see something you dont see alot on here and that YOUR boost gauges and where you put those suckers ! <p>Ideas welcome !<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jdsr917 at 5:56 PM 8-1-2009</i>
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (jdsr917)

Sound boost gauges?<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>I posted this awhile back<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=112067" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=112067</A><p>You have to scroll like 3/4ths of the way down to see the final product, at first I painted it with regular paint. Took that off, and repainted it with a rubberized truck bed liner paint, worked out, and looks alot better. Was a pain to run the wire and tubing from where I mounted it though.....If I had to do it again, I wouldn't! I'd try to keep it somewhere on the dash.<br>
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (greencow)

Yeah i was just reading that thread !!!! <p>Looks good i wish i knew how to make things like that haha <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (jdsr917)

Im going with a Garrett boost gauge personally, accuracy is spot on and a decent looking bezel. I order most of my forced induction parts from ATP turbo since i have an account but they have good deals none the less <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (ForceFed Motorsports)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Im going with a Garrett boost gauge personally, accuracy is spot on and a decent looking bezel. I order most of my forced induction parts from ATP turbo since i have an account but they have good deals none the less <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I will look into ATP ! <p>Where are you planning on mounting it ?
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (jdsr917)

Glowshift makes great gauges for a good price. A good place to mount the gauge is in the drivers side vent. <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=123256" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=123256</A>
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (jdsr917)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Where are you planning on mounting it ?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Me and AJ's little secret but ill say in plain site <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (ForceFed Motorsports)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Me and AJ's little secret but ill say in plain site <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Hey you know lots of my secrets lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> hhaa
 

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It's a great place, and if all goes well the next month or so I can produce a few. Maybe I will make it the project for my class. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (jdsr917)

<A HREF="http://s471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/v50t5awd/?action=view&current=PA300079.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/v50t5awd/PA300079.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (samkell)

That is cool. Next you can hook an MBC up to the vent control to adjust the boost.
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (samkell)

Wow That is def different ! <p>What are you using to allow the Boost to be shown on that screen ?
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (jdsr917)

Odds are it has an electronic sending unit. I like those but prefer a dial gauge over an electronic read out.
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (ForceFed Motorsports)

there was an epic thread about 2 years back about a member named laser8302 and his digital boost gauge project. <p> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=86592" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=86592</A>
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (40 Rouge)

Yah, I saw his (laser's) gauge on a GTG we had here in MI. Looked good, if you want a digital gauge, he's def. the guy to talk to. I prefer the analog gauges myself though, just like the sweep of the needle better. <p>I'm also using a glowshift gauge. Cheap, works well, reads the right boost. If it goes, or I tune and need a "better" or more accurate gauge, then maybe I'll change it. For now, it works perfect though.<p><br>I know where AJ is planning on mounting his gauge <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> It'll be cool to see the results of it, and how he likes the end result, I'm definitely interested.<p><br>EDIT: and idea I had back when laser was promoting his gauge, would be to mount it to the dash, and use it like a HUD. I know 3M or somebody makes transparent film, the kind they use for current HUDs in cars. Might require cutting the dash though....and getting the display to run in a mirrored mode, if thats even possible with the current setup.
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (greencow)

Yeah, there are 4 or so people who are in the know. Not really a secret but it is fun making it mysterious, lol. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> I am hoping to hit these projects hard soon. Smaller sized projects are a TON easier than bigger ones.
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (carreragt7)

Hahah, yah, more satisfying. It makes you feel like you actually accomplished something, because you get it done quicker, and you can do a few of em at a time.
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (greencow)

Man im really starting to look at this Volvo and its getting scary because ideas are filling my head and i have no time at all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (carreragt7)

Yup waiting on AJ as usual.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: [B]BOOSt gAuges [/B] (chrisasdf)

LOL. I've been trying to recruit a fellow fanatic to help me out, but it seems like everyone I give swedespeed cards to never responds. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> My Bimmer buddy has been helping me on some stuff but he and I have been uber busy the last few weeks. Just got my portfolio turned in yesterday to continue on in my major, so now I have a little more time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> If only some of you guys lived closer you could lend some hands.
 
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