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streamline
05-25-2007, 04:06 PM
I am looking for a electrical boost gauge. I like the omari and defi but don't want to pay $250+ for a gauge. I came across another named Swoosh but haven't heard anything about them before. I think they look good and will match well. Anyone know anything about these?

http://wusautogroup.com/swoosh_eBay/swoosh_2.jpghttp://wusautogroup.com/swoosh_eBay/swoosh_5.jpg
http://socalevo.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10753/swoosh_white_led.jpg

onemoremile
05-25-2007, 05:52 PM
There hasn't been much of anything said around here. Try searching nasioc.com or evolutionm.net.

AudiTurrbo19
05-25-2007, 06:13 PM
I have a prosport manual boost gauge and its sweet but they make electronic ones too, check it out...

http://www.prosportgauges.com/Performance%20Gauges-Amber.htm (http://www.prosportgauges.com/Performance%20Gauges-Amber.htm)


Oh and the color matches perfectly

AudiTurrbo19
05-25-2007, 06:21 PM
Here is mine...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/Auditurrbo19/Pictures004.jpg

seank
05-25-2007, 09:28 PM
2nd on the ProSports i have them in the WRX and they work great and the price is awesome as well.

4ringAR
05-25-2007, 09:46 PM
what about VDO?

seank
05-25-2007, 09:55 PM
I'm pretty sure VDO makes nothing like these which are based off super expensive Defi gauges.

4ringAR
05-25-2007, 10:11 PM
i just saying why not use vdo? they are a reputable brand, it will tell you your boost, and it matches really well.

speedydragon
05-25-2007, 10:40 PM
don't want to thread jack, and this may be off topic, but what is vaccum? when does it occur? seems like the guage always reads in vaccum when accelerating from a dig. i've done some searching, but it never gave me an easy definition, always gave me some scientific nerdy definition :| in my mind when I hear vaccum in cars i think about brakes...but how does that relate to the boost guage? the more the better? the less the better? err help! :D thanks :]

audi_dude
05-25-2007, 11:16 PM
When the piston comes down and the intake valve is open, it sucks air (and fuel) into the combustion chamber. That sucking temporarily lowers the air pressure in the intake tract. The lower pressure is called vacuum. Technically vacuum is the difference between static pressure level of still air and the absolute pressure level in the intake.

Boost is the other direction -- if you force air into the intake tract (using a turbo or supercharger), it has a higher pressure than static air pressure and that difference is called boost.

The car will be in vacuum at idle and the vacuum level will decrease (meaning pressure level in the intake increasing) as you hit the throttle. As the turbo starts coming up to speed, it starts adding some positive pressure and you get into boost.

speedydragon
05-26-2007, 12:27 AM
that makes it like hawaiian ocean water clear..not crystal clear yet :] thanks tho..definitely made my mind open up and think about other alternate definitions :D

Mawhitey
05-26-2007, 07:27 AM
I have the swoosh guages and they look good,but intil i get the engine running properly i cannot say how well,Sorry

streamline
05-26-2007, 03:44 PM
4Ring_Jelly i dont think VDO has any electrical boost gauges.

Mawhitey, how do the swoosh look during the day, are they bright enough?

streamline
05-26-2007, 04:09 PM
AudiTurrbo19 do you have a picture of what it looks like in the daytime?

4ringAR
05-26-2007, 04:12 PM
4Ring_Jelly i dont think VDO has any electrical boost gauges.

oh....i didnt realize he wanted an eletrical boost gauge.

AudiTurrbo19
05-26-2007, 06:59 PM
AudiTurrbo19 do you have a picture of what it looks like in the daytime?

The gauge is tinted so you cant really see the numbers on the gauge when its off but you can see it fine when its on. Ill try and get a picture of what it looks like tomorrow

bitterchild
05-26-2007, 07:11 PM
oh....i didnt realize he wanted an eletrical boost gauge.

electronic as in electronic signal data. All gauges with lights are electrical by definition.

A4Shizzle
05-26-2007, 10:53 PM
That bezel might have to be painted black, but the price definately competes with VDO.

AudiTurrbo19
05-26-2007, 11:11 PM
As you can see from my pic I left my bezel silver and I think it looks good...Ill post more pics of it tomorrow when its light out. My car is also silver so that might be why it looks good.

Mawhitey
05-27-2007, 10:58 AM
4Ring_Jelly i dont think VDO has any electrical boost gauges.

Mawhitey, how do the swoosh look during the day, are they bright enough?

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/audimad/27052007127.jpg

I have not actually tried driving around to see what its like as my car is still dead, but here is a pic of what it looks like lit [up]

AudiTurrbo19
05-27-2007, 03:07 PM
Here are a few during the day of my prosport

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/Auditurrbo19/Pictures007.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/Auditurrbo19/Pictures011.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/Auditurrbo19/Pictures010.jpg

AudiTurrbo19
05-27-2007, 03:25 PM
A couple with the gauge on...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/Auditurrbo19/Pictures015.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/Auditurrbo19/Pictures016.jpg

Ewok_Fetus
05-27-2007, 03:52 PM
I like to use VDO because they are the OEM gauge manufacturer anywho... Not to mention cheap and look good and functional...

streamline
05-29-2007, 08:33 AM
Those seem hard to see in the daytime, does anyone have a pic of one switched to white #'s to see if that stands out better.

AudiTurrbo19, did you cut the vent yourself?

Cosmic Fur
05-29-2007, 09:25 AM
electronic as in electronic signal data. All gauges with lights are electrical by definition.

Are there analog/mechanical gauges? What's the difference?

streamline
05-29-2007, 10:41 AM
When is say electrical, the boost sensor is located in the engine bay and only a electrical wire is run to the interior, opposed to running a vacuum line to the interior to the boost gauge.

Tiluleshpingen
05-29-2007, 10:53 AM
I like to use VDO because they are the OEM gauge manufacturer anywho... Not to mention cheap and look good and functional...

so true and am not a big fan of flashy stuff, Autometer and VDO are fine looking and not expensive speacially Autometer

Cosmic Fur
05-29-2007, 11:07 AM
When is say electrical, the boost sensor is located in the engine bay and only a electrical wire is run to the interior, opposed to running a vacuum line to the interior to the boost gauge.

Which is the better/more accurate way?

AudiTurrbo19
05-29-2007, 11:11 AM
Yes I cut the vent out by myself

streamline
05-29-2007, 11:37 AM
i agree i dont want anything flashy, i just want a electrical gauge that matches the interior. If anyone knows of others that are reasonable let me know. I like the plain omari but just too much $$$

streamline
05-29-2007, 11:41 AM
Which is the better/more accurate way?

This is debatable, but people say the mechanical gauges make hissing noises which i would like to avoid. Also its nice not to have to run a vacuum line and just a wire instead.

A big benefit of something like the Defi gauges is that you can daisy chain them so you dont have to run a tone of lines to you gauge pod. Very cool if you are running multiple gauges, but i probably wont run more than 1 or 2