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I'm going to be getting a boost gauge soon. Wondering what everyone else uses out there. I want something that matches my cluster gauges.<p>I'm going to get the pod from CFW. What boost gauge will look right?<p> <IMG SRC="http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/7656/pod20large.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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what ever you get make sure its a electronic one since it will be retarded stupid getting a mech one. <p>I heart prosport <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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What's the difference between a electronic on and a mechanical one?
 

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Re: (xUNiQuE)

Electric gauge is not as deep as a mechanical one and it requires mounting a sending unit somewhere which isnt really a problem. Electric gauge you dont have to worry about running a separate vacuum line through the firewall and getting kinks in it. However a mechanical gauge is more precise in readings and there is virtually no delay. with an electric boost gauge you get a little bit of a delay.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what ever you get make sure its a electronic one since it will be retarded stupid getting a mech one. <p>I heart prosport <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>...Why when you can get a mechanical boost gauge for MUCH less, and just as accurate. There is no point in wasting $200+ on a BOOST GAUGE?!?!?! Spend $40-$50 and get an autometer mechanical gauge, no computer lag, and you have the same accuracy since it will be connected right to the manifold.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>...Why when you can get a mechanical boost gauge for MUCH less, and just as accurate. There is no point in wasting $200+ on a BOOST GAUGE?!?!?! Spend $40-$50 and get an autometer mechanical gauge, no computer lag, and you have the same accuracy since it will be connected right to the manifold. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I have a Glowshift tinted series gauge(mechanical) and I am very happy with it. Glowshift has the 7 color series which has a green color that is very close to the lighting on our dash. They are very good gauges and pretty cheap too.
 

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Re: Best boost gauge? (xUNiQuE)

It will be difficult to run a vac line to the door mounted gauge, using an electric gauge will be better for your application.<p>
 

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Re: Best boost gauge? (jstro)

I bought the VDO gauge from IPD. It is a really close fit to the stock gauges. If you want a stock look, go with it!<br>I'm putting it in the same pod as you, it's gonna be a sick install.
 

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Re: Best boost gauge? (Tiny)

@TINY<p>how did your install go? im thinking of doing the exact same thing. I really dont care about the type of gauge i just want something that looks like the regular dash.
 

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Glowshift gauge here... mechanical and using the door pod... no problems here
 

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Re: (BoostFreak)

i think im gonna go with the VDO 150063. its affordable and somewhat matches the stock look in my 2.5T. did you go CF or FRP?
 

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FRP and used interior gray rattle can paint from autozone... matched perfect!!! it was a little can... heads up bring your corner piece into autozone to try and match
 

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For the door pod I would recommend a electric gauge if you have the money for it.<p>I ran a mechanical in the door for a while, it is doable but kind of a pain<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cjones16</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">For the door pod I would recommend a electric gauge if you have the money for it.<p>I ran a mechanical in the door for a while, it is doable but kind of a pain</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1 if you can afford... it wasn't the easiest thing... but its super accurate... no delay like electric <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (BoostFreak)

yeah im not too keen on the lag and im a little low on cash so im gonna roll with the VDO. Thanks for the imput!
 

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No problem, keep us posted <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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