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      08-18-2014, 01:25 PM   #1
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Boost gauge location

im planning on installing a boost gauge but finding a suitable location difficult,i would like to use a vent holder but i cant find one in the UK,does anyone have any pics of their boost gauge for ideas,cheers
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There are a few which go where the cigarette holder is. But thats just stupid imo.
You need a boost gauge in a visual location.

You can get gauge pods which go around the steering wheel, but unless you are boosting to 550bhp plus then it looks silly again.

Just use a gauge hi jack feature?
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love the last one. where can you get that?
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The last one is just like the cars my uncles had in the 60s (my father was too sensible). It looks very old fashioned to me.

TBH I can't see the point of boost gauges. If you are at max boost and want to know how many psi that is you would be better looking at the road instead :-).
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That vent pod one looks awful! The gauges are way too big! Even my old S3 one looked better than that!



LOVE the digital vent one though, im sure it displays loads more than just your boost too. I know of a lad running one and it displays his pressure readings for his air ride system...very cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtnBK6tNzM4
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Buy a VI monitor, plugs into the OBD socket, get your gauge fix then you can remove it if/when you get fed up/ sell the car, it also has a lot of other features.

I'll sell you mine if your interested.
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Does the Vi monitor work on a diesel car?
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I don't want an OBD plug in gauge as they are not 100% accurate , and as for looking at the road etc .....peak value button mate , pull up and press
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Does the Vi monitor work on a diesel car?
Yes, they work with most cars with a OBD2 socket.

Depends what you want, I used mine for track days etc you can also do other stuff like clear engine fault codes, read engine codes etc. On my 335i it gave you loads of info, it was my understanding that it was accurate because it was getting its info direct from the ECU.
It looks like a sat-nav & fits nicely on the dash/window right of the steering wheel .
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Yeh they are good but i have bmwhat and dash command for obd data , thing is though boost is never accurate and I want oil temp too , I intend on going for hybrids , quaife etc etc and using it on track (also as a weekend car which it is at the mo tbh), it was a toss up of wither selling it and buying another skyline or just sensibly build the bmw up to a decent enough spec to use on track .....as much as I love a good rb engine noise the bmw is just as capable as an R33/34 GTR round a track (and I know as I have owned eight skylines ), it should keep me happy for two or three yrs till I get my R35 GTR dream
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This is an rx-8 we need a bmw one



Or a custom pillar pod?
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