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Boost gauge

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  1. jazzyc
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    i want to fit a boost gauge to my car but am unsure where to locate it.

    could anyone who has done this please post up some pics of theres so i can get an idea of where to put it and what it looks like there.

    thanks

    also, any gauges that you recommend and where to get them.
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    AWE vent gauge, comes complete, mounted in a vent pod ready to pop into one of the centre vents in the dash, good colour match for the existing lighting and works a treat, about 180 quid with pipes and wiring
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    they are not cheap then!

    didnt realise gauges/kits were that much

    like the idea of colour match but cant run to that kinda cost. Thought we were looking at £20 touch for a gauge
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    Here mine custom fitted.

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    ok here is mine! not as flash as docs, but it matches the dash lights perfect and gets the job done!

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    Here's my AWE vent gauge, pity it's a low-res cameraphone pic

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    thanks for the pics docurley

    like the metal rings you have round the dials. Where did you get them from?
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    like what you have done here, quite simple but looks good. This is the kind of thing i am after.

    Where did you get the gauge and was it much work to put in?
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    thanks shineydave

    another nice job.
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    i was lucky and got the gauge of a mate for cheap, cant remember for sure but i think they go for about £20 new, took the inside of the vent out, and had a mate lay up fibreglass over the vent, cut a hole, bit of alcantara, job done.
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    ebay i belive, if you use the search button you can find out for sure!
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    hiltoa VAG erfahren

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    You could go a little unconventional like mine:
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    Not the most popular, but I like it. :haudrauf:
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    Dude where did you get your gauge faces??
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    Just standard quattro sport faces as fitted by Herr Audi... I guess they look a little different due to flash reflection?
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    I think he's on about your boost gauges.
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    Ahhhh!
    They are Saber gauges from Tweakit in Australia (!)
    shhh, don't tell anyone, but they're just over £50 each at current exchange rates - Bargain!
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    I just recently bought a boost gauge and am wondering where exactly will i want to install the sensor for the boost gauge? Does anyone have pics on how to install it? Thanks
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    Hi mate I put mine in the vent too, took 5 minutes with a dremmel, really easy to do and seems the best place for it!
    will try and get a picture
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    does not need a sensor, it is 't' pieced from vacuum hose
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