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Hey guys, <p>I just bought my T5 less then a month ago, and man do I love it, I was hooked on volvos ever since my friend bought his back in 98 it was a s70 T5 and I drove it the day he got it and that was it for me.<br>Anyway I need your advice on what kind/type of boost gauge I should get for my car, so any advice is welcome and appreciated. <br>Thanks All
 

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Get a GReddy or Defi... the Greddy shows you the peak boost you hit. The Defi has replay over the duration and peak data.
 

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in everything ive ever had gauges in ive either had autometers (MANY MANY to choose from) or di-pricols depending on what i needed at the time. <br>both would be a fine choice
 

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Thanks everyone, I will browse the types and see which one to get, also I don't think I want to have it on the pillar I want to concele it and I was thinking maybe on the console in front of the speedometer, What do you guys think?<br>and another thing I have my warranty on it up to 100k so the only mods I was thinking about going with are the downpipe, exhaust and intake, any advice on those would also be appreciated.
 

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to see what my turbo is putting out, and keep my eye on it, and if I start modding like making the engine breathe better by adding the dp and intake and exhaust that sould also take off strain from the turbo and would not need to put out to so much psi for the same power/torque ratio, which would give me more room to play while staying within sage psi range by monitoring it.
 

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dont get me wrong. if you want to have a boost gauge, water temp gauge, oil pressure gauge and 20x other gauges, its your car.... no one is saying you CANT.<p>but this is a forum, so i guess we all like to have opinions. and in my opinion, its unnecessary. <p>if you are going to push boost by a EBC, or tuning, then fair enough.<br>but in a stock set up, or a lightly modded stock set up i.e. exhast and filter, its really not required. <p>its a small (make that tiny) turbo. its never going to give you boost leak, or boost spike problems, that a bigger turbo will do.<p>so there is no real need to monitor it. and as such, it puts you into possible warranty issues with your dealer, for no good reason.<p><br>
 

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don't worry I wasn't being defensive or anything and I definately don't want all these gauges I was just thinking about the boost gauge only, I did not know that having a boost gauge can cause an issue with the dealer either, what about having a dp?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Lagaffe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I did not know that having a boost gauge can cause an issue with the dealer either, what about having a dp?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you change anything at all you run the risk of having your dealer freak out and give you trouble for a warranty repair.<p>I've had Defi gauges and Autometer. Both are fine but the Defi's are a lot nicer. However, the Defi's with peak hold and playback need the Defi Link system with the control unit and they are $$$$.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mistral</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">if you are going to push boost by a EBC, or tuning, then fair enough.<br>but in a stock set up, or a lightly modded stock set up i.e. exhast and filter, its really not required. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Totally agree.<p>You see, the thing about a gauge is that it needs to tell you about things you can actually do something about. With a highly developed ECU, the gauge is little more than a distraction. It ends up making you slower, maybe really slow as you whack into the thing you should have been looking at.<p>If you want to do research, just get a shop gauge, a tee and six or eight feet of tubing. Run the thing through the window and hang it on the rearview. Watch the meter go to .6 bar stock, 1.something bar chipped, and be satisfied that this is what your car does every time. Then put it back in the toolbox until you think it's needed again.<p>MHO.<p>Tom.
 

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I disagree that a boost gauge will be nothing more than visual masterbation. At the very least, you can see if your car's boost is within specs. <p>Save yourself some money and go with Autometer. You shouldn't really need memory for peak or replay as there's nothing you can really do to manually change those values.
 

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cool thanks, everyone, I do respect all your different opinions but I do beleive that it's worth having just to make sure that the car's boost is within specs like MarvynDR said, and I will be chipping it eventually, now my first upgrade is going to be the K&N 69-9000TP Typhoon; Cold-Air; Polished <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Hey has anyone of you had the Stainless Steel 3" Turbo Down Pipe w/Cat - T5 Models<br>from eurosporttuning installed or know someone that did, so I can get some feedback on that as well?
 

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hey guys just to give you a quick update, I spoke to my volvo dealership and was informed that an intake will not in any way void my warranty so as soon as I got home I placed an order for the K&N Typhoon CAI <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I just installed the K/N 69 series polished intake on my T5 last night. Took a few hours...but it was right on the money..had to relocate/mount the ECU, and a few other things. Noticeable difference in sound and power.
 

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Do a search... I asked the same thing, but I can't remember the exact title of the post. It's a hose that is slightly exposed near the bottom left corner of the engine cover.
 

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Probably going in or around the turbo...do you have any images of your car? Also curious about how much performance increase the BSR program gave you
 
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