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Any thoughts and opinions on Electrical vs. Mechanical gauges? I would think the electrical ones would have easier, cleaner installations... Thanks. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Electrical vs. Mechanical Boost gauges: Preferences, Pros & Cons? (TexasV70R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TexasV70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Any thoughts and opinions on Electrical vs. Mechanical gauges? I would think the electrical ones would have easier, cleaner installations... Thanks. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have the DC Blitz Gauges... I like the fact that I only have to run the vacuum to the controller box and then it's a much smaller, simpler control wire to the gauges themselves. Plus, the one controller box manages 3 gauges, records data, etc.<p>My install looks a lot like blots as far as placement and it's very easy to do because the gauges are lighter/smaller (I would imagine). They will also fit in that nice CF pod that CFW sells, for the spot by the mirror. They are a bit more expensive, but I like the look.. a lot.<p>Example - <br> <A HREF="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/94381674.jpg" TARGET="_blank">See picture here</A> , from <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?cmd=print&id=47369" TARGET="_blank">this thread</A>
 

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Re: Electrical vs. Mechanical Boost gauges: Preferences, Pros & Cons? (Jeremy7o2)

Prosport Digital Boost guage currently installed.<p>PRO:<br>Easier installation.<br>Included filter for vac line.<br>Easy to read!<br>Looks A W E S O M E!<p>CON:<br>Little more expensive than most mechanical.<br>If you install yourself, you have to tap into a lot of fuses.
 

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Re: Electrical vs. Mechanical Boost gauges: Preferences, Pros & Cons? (GiRaff3)

Electrical gauges tend to be a a lot smoother in their movement as the map sensor is located right next to the vac. line and the signal is smoothed out to the gauge.
 

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Mechanical is less $$$$$. A lot less.<p>Electrical aren't as deep, which allows you to mount them in different places sometimes.
 

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Not a lot less, a decent electrical can be obtained for around $100. This autometer cobalt fits in pretty nicely. <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Autometer-Cobalt-ELECTRIC-Boost-Gauge-6160-30psi-NEW_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a0Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem270368590944QQitemZ270368590944QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ories</A>
 

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Re: Electrical vs. Mechanical Boost gauges: Preferences, Pros & Cons? (GiRaff3)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Prosport Digital Boost guage currently installed.<p>PRO:<br>Easier installation.<br>Included filter for vac line.<br>Easy to read!<br>Looks A W E S O M E!<p>CON:<br>Little more expensive than most mechanical.<br>If you install yourself, you have to tap into a lot of fuses.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Only if your a newb <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Main reason to go electrical is there seems to be a issue of finding a passthrough for your hose for the boost gage . <p>Now running two really tiny wires into the carparment is alot easier and you dont get boost noise in the cabin due to that plastic hose in the car. <p>
 
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