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      10-09-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Which Boost Gauge?

I've heard that some boost gauges start buzzing when reading boost. I know that would bug the $h!t outa me! Anyone have any experience with either of these before I buy?

Trying to decide between these two boost gauges:
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Sunpro - $28
http://www.sunpro.com/product_detail.php?pid=16373
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The Sunpro seems REALLY cheezy (more cheezy than the Prosport).
I'm leaning towards the Prosport because it can light up amber or white - it'll go nice with my dash ...
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Would one of these help?
http://www.boostcontroller.com/index.php?item=161
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Nice work on the dash! Did you replace the LEDs?
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my buddy has the prosport and i was in the car with him a couple times the only thing thats annoying is the opening ceremony it buzz's really loud twice .Other than that no no buzzing (that i know of).

P.S. he has the prosport prak boost recall.
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Nice work on the dash! Did you replace the LEDs?
Yea, did it myself.

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my buddy has the prosport and i was in the car with him a couple times the only thing thats annoying is the opening ceremony it buzz's really loud twice .Other than that no no buzzing (that i know of).

P.S. he has the prosport peak boost recall.
From what read, the one with the boost recall is the electrical not mechanical, BUT maybe I'm better going THAT route. hmmmm.
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Yea, did it myself.



From what read, the one with the boost recall is the electrical not mechanical, BUT maybe I'm better going THAT route. hmmmm.
Was it a bitch? I assume they are all SMDs right?
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Was it a bitch? I assume they are all SMDs right?

Not in my opinion. I had a thread about it, but the forum mods deleted it because I offered to do the mod for people for $. Do a search though... You should find all the info you need. Yes, they're SMD's.
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Not in my opinion. I had a thread about it, but the forum mods deleted it because I offered to do the mod for people for $. Do a search though... You should find all the info you need. Yes, they're SMD's.
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An electric boost gauge uses a remote mounted boost sensor to convert the pressure into an electronic signal so that wire (not tubing) can be run through the firewall and up to the back of the gauge. This is helpful if you have sharp turns or tight clearance behind the gauge that could kink the tubing. Keep in mind the Mechanical boost does not perform the opening ceremony.
After reading this, I think going for an electrical gauge even though I'd prefer not to have the start up sequence. It's a a no brainier for ease of installation and I wouldn't have to worry about buzzing. Their electrical gauge with a clear lens sells for $55 + shipping.
http://prosportgauges.com/Clear-lens...gauge-1-1.aspx

Placed my order today for the proline model # 216CLWAEBO270PSI.
They responded to my emails rite away. I'll post up some install info and a review with pics when I get it in.

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