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Oct 5, 9:23am - #292161 
What type of gauges?

I am about to buy the SF turbo kit for my GTS and I was wondering what type of gauges I should get. I want to have them on my A-pilar, but I dont know if I want to have the pod with 2 or 3 gauges. I am also open to ideas of placing them in other places, but I just dont know where.
I am also going to buy a turbo timer and boost controller and have them custom fit into where the little console door is. Im thinking of taking off the door and then filling in the gap and having the timer and controller custom mounted in there. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas for me, please let me know.

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Oct 5, 8:33pm - #292162 
anyone???

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Oct 5, 9:03pm - #292163 
i think it would be smart to have a boost gauge, fuel pressure and oil temp, just to make sure that the boost is correct, that your fuel line is okay, and that your engine oil is not getting too hot, i would also try to get an a/f ratio gauge too...just to make sure that your not running to lean/rich while the turbo is active, that could be very bad hehe.

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Oct 5, 9:21pm - #292164 
EGT it up!.. You should hit up the GB interest on New-Celica.org.. for autometer gauges!

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Oct 6, 8:00am - #292165 
^^^ good idea guys thanks for the info thumbsup

But isnt the oil temp gauge in the cluster gonna do the same thing as an aftermarket one?


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Oct 6, 8:40am - #292166 
YOU MUST HAVE AN A/F ratio gauge. this is a must. Your whole turbo system depends on A/f too much and you are robbing yourself of horsepower, and too little KAAAAAABBBBBBBOOOOOOOMMMMMM DETONATION. bye bye ENGINE. Ithink you should have boost, egt, oil press, a/f.

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Oct 6, 8:41am - #292167 
what's egt?

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Oct 6, 12:38pm - #292168 
I believe it stands for exhaust gas temp. a good gauge to have on a turbo car


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Oct 6, 1:06pm - #292169 
What is the point of having it?
I dont want to have gauges and me not know what they do, and what is a good or bad read.

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Oct 6, 1:15pm - #292170 
Well I don't know about performace aspects but making sure exhaust gas is hot enough for the cat to work is important when passing emissions. Same with air/fuel. I would say these are two very important gauges to have. I use the Air/fuel for N/A tunning. I couldn't tell you a good read on the EGT, sorry?


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Oct 9, 12:16am - #292171 
Where is a good place to buy these gauges and learn all I need to know about them?
Thanks again for all your help guys thumbsup

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