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Decent turbo timer and boost guage??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jnoshad, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. jnoshad
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    [Oct 5, 2006]
    Hello can anyone recommend a boost guage with oilar pod and turbo timer as am looking to but some very soon cost is not a problem.

    Thanks
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    What scale do you need?
    The Defi gauges are very nice. The face is blank until the gauge is turned on.
    I've got a pilar pod in mine. It doesn't look as bad as I thought it would.

    Here's a picture I found.

    [​IMG]
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    Cool where abouts did you find this? I want it to be diplayed up the right hand side pillar. Please let me know.
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    A friend of mine has Defi gauges and I thought they looked good.
    I’m not sure where is the best place to get them. I did a quick search and found this place:
    http://www.srbpower.com/defi/
    Click on Defi-Link Meter BF and Defi-Link Control Unit II
    They explain what the gauges do and what you need to use them.
    I’m sure if you look yourself you’ll find some more suppliers.

    I used a Revotech single gauge pillar pod to trimmed to fit, to mount my boost gauge on the A-pillar.
    [​IMG]

    Sorry, but this the only image I could get at the moment, but I’m sure others here must have something similar.
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    Thats great thanks alot for having a look now i need to just sort out fitting etc as i dont want it to look ****.
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    How much boost is running there?
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    Looks like 1.5 bar. Could that be right? Not au fait with boost pressures on cars...

    Rich
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    Thats a good amount of boost
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    Ah yes. It's just off peak boost. 1.4 bar I think.

    How is it going jnoshad? I'm still saving for my Defi gauges.
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    Do they do the defi gauges in 52mm?
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    I'm pretty sure they do.
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    Just had a look on the awesome gti website and i can see why your saving up. Not cheap are they!?
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    [Oct 10, 2006]
    Full cost of having this gauge is:

    gauge £140
    Unit 2 box for gauge £60
    Pillar mount in leather £25

    It has cost me £225 so far not bad will lokk quality though. Wwill post pics at a later date.
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    It will be easy to add more gauges too. They just daisy chain together IIRC.
    Has anyone here got a gauge mounted in the side air vent? I've seen a couple of Golf IVs with this.
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    [Oct 11, 2006]
    Secret Squirrel: Where did you get the Revotech single gauge pillar pod? And how much was it?
    Thinking i need a boost gauge in my life at the moment :eyebrows:
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    I got it from Demon Tweeks [spit] before I had enough of them.
    IIRC it was ~15. I got the leather grain effect pillar mount.
    It requires a little trimming to fit the A-pillar trim, and takes a 52mm gauge, although it can be modified to take a 60mm gauge.

    It looks like I spelt the name wrong in my earlier post, it should be Revotec.
    Here's a link.
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    Cheers, I take it you didn't think much of Demon tweeks customer service?
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    [Oct 12, 2006]
    I didn't really want a pillar mount, but I wanted a boost guage. The one that comes as part of the Apexi AVC-R is pretty cool.

    [​IMG]
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    Errr... No.
    10 years ago they would bend over backwards to help, and were very reliable.
    Now I think they're only really interested in selling stick on parts for the likes of Saxos.

    I didn't either really, but I couldn't stand not having a boost gauge, so needed a quick fix.
    Personally I don't like digital boost gauges. I much prefer to be able to glance at a needle.
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