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akielb
03-26-2008, 02:26 PM
I know this is most likely out there somewhere in another thread, but you try searching "boost gauge" and finding it.

I currently own a "glowshift" gauge. I did the center vent DIY to install it. Lately the needle has been sticking and causing it to jump erratically up and down and then stop dead. So I want to spend a little bit more $ and get something that will last.

Any suggestions?

minira
03-26-2008, 02:39 PM
Defi...defi-shop.com

jlien08
03-26-2008, 02:43 PM
vdo's are cheap and will last. not as fancy as a defi or some of the others, but i like mine!

Tiluleshpingen
03-26-2008, 03:36 PM
autometer ftw

Rhinop21
03-26-2008, 03:42 PM
Megan racing FTW!

Stampy
03-26-2008, 03:59 PM
I have had many Guages in my days. I find that Autometer is the best bang for the buck. They seem to be the most accurate. VDO is right behind them. I have had issues with VDO like I am now though. Needle never settles on 0. I use my Blitz Boost gauge too, but it reads in bar. Never had an issue with any of my Apexi or Blitz gauges.

AudiSport12
03-26-2008, 04:05 PM
I love my AWE. Sure they are expensive, but I didn't have to pay [:D]

VZWalex
03-26-2008, 04:26 PM
I currently am running a Prosport gauge .. so far so good. no issues ... I really wanted a Defi unit though ... 8)

Jared71482
03-26-2008, 04:36 PM
The AWE gauges are made by another manufacturer, but are great gauges and match the dash lighting perfectly! ISSPRO gauges are also very high quality and dead on accurate... they also have great lighting as their gauges tend to use more than one bulb... stick #194 or #74 LED bulbs in there and they look great! VDO gauges are accurate, but im not a real fan of the single bulb illumination...

Jared71482
03-26-2008, 04:38 PM
Oh, keep in mind, VDO makes the cluster in the dash of our cars... as well as MANY others.

jbrentd
03-26-2008, 06:25 PM
VDO with the red bulb condom will match your dash pretty well. Good gauge especially for the price.

Alan
03-26-2008, 06:29 PM
I'm currently using Autometer, and they have worked perfect since I've got them put in.

GetBoosted84
03-26-2008, 07:11 PM
My VDO buzzes but its pretty damn accurate so I like it. Price was right.

I need to put an inline fuel filter inline with the gauge to stop this buzzing.

jbrentd
03-26-2008, 07:20 PM
purems.com sells a no-buzz T fitting.

UN-PIMP-Z-A4
03-26-2008, 08:16 PM
vdo stock looking and functional... but the needle is always below 0

Stampy
03-26-2008, 08:19 PM
My VDO buzzes but its pretty damn accurate so I like it. Price was right.

I need to put an inline fuel filter inline with the gauge to stop this buzzing.

Cotton from a Qtip in the vacuum hose going into the Gauge works too.

k0mpresd
03-26-2008, 08:21 PM
i have a red vei gauge

boost and wideband on the same screen [up]

Siggiepop
03-26-2008, 08:21 PM
Defi i say.

Yaktizzle417
03-26-2008, 09:25 PM
Autometer ftw!
http://www.fenixnr.com/~yaktine/pics/95c61708d633e87fb5e1a76bc955c2bc.jpg (http://www.fenixnr.com/~yaktine/#95c61708d633e87fb5e1a76bc955c2bc.jpg)

akielb
03-27-2008, 03:46 AM
Wow - thanks everybody - Its a toss up between VDO and Autometer. Defi is definitely not what I'm going to buy. Wow those are expensive.

Euro-Tuner
03-27-2008, 06:19 AM
autometer suck...Stewart Warner Maximum Performance gauges FTMFW...

http://www.concept1.ca/images/SWB%20Boost%2030-25%20200w.jpg

http://www.concept1.ca/images/SWB%20Air-Fuel%20200w.jpg

...I might be selling mine, the lighting actually matches perfect with some Super Bright LED's in them, thats what I've always used.

k0mpresd
03-27-2008, 06:49 AM
here are some pics i posted in the b5 s4 section..iphone pics :(

boost and wideband is currently in my car but these are the only pics i have...

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/k0mpresd/photo-155.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/k0mpresd/IMG_0488.jpg

here is boost only..

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/k0mpresd/photo-152.jpg

audiFUEGO
03-27-2008, 08:10 AM
AWE ftmfw

sixfiveoh
03-27-2008, 10:04 AM
Autometer ftw!
http://www.fenixnr.com/~yaktine/pics/95c61708d633e87fb5e1a76bc955c2bc.jpg (http://www.fenixnr.com/~yaktine/#95c61708d633e87fb5e1a76bc955c2bc.jpg)

Lol, you fucked up your vent adjuster lights too?

winston@podi.ca
03-27-2008, 11:20 AM
The ones I am making [:D]

100% electronic

http://members.shaw.ca/myaudi4/White%20Boost.jpg

jlien08
03-27-2008, 11:24 AM
that's pretty sexy[up]

jbrentd
03-27-2008, 11:34 AM
In case you wanted to see a picture of the VDO without the red bulb cover.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w192/jbrentd/2001%20A4%20Avant/IMG_4858.jpg

sixfiveoh
03-27-2008, 11:50 AM
Hmm, I kinda like it without the all red...

That pic makes me want to fix my vent scroll lights even more [:(]

Here's my gauge setup

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/aprpod.jpg

audiFUEGO
03-27-2008, 11:56 AM
Any suggestions?

You got all those? [:p]

Rhinop21
03-27-2008, 12:20 PM
autometer suck...Stewart Warner Maximum Performance gauges FTMFW...

http://www.concept1.ca/images/SWB%20Boost%2030-25%20200w.jpg

http://www.concept1.ca/images/SWB%20Air-Fuel%20200w.jpg

...I might be selling mine, the lighting actually matches perfect with some Super Bright LED's in them, thats what I've always used.
Pm'd!

pac1085
03-27-2008, 12:46 PM
These marshall gauges are nice..

http://www.streettunedmotorsports.com/parts/marshall_gauges.htm

Only 60 bucks too.

Yaktizzle417
03-27-2008, 02:41 PM
Pm'd!
Yep.

They usually work, but idk.

It IS enough power for that gauge though.