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Living up Boost
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I will be going with the F-MAX stage I kit and will not boost past 10 psi. I wanted to get a three gauge setup. I am thinking boost and oil pressure. Any ideas on what the 3rd should be?...I know the A/F gauges are useless (according to mike kojima). I was thinking maybe a fuel pressure gauge? Any ideas on the gauges and what brands to buy? Also where should I get the pillar pod? Thanks in advance,

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Well, on mine I have Oil Pressure, Water Temp, and Boost in the pilar pod and an EGT gauge on my steering column in a gauge cup. But, since you're in OH, I doubt you have any major problems with overheating, right? I would go with EGT for the third gauge. The pilar pod is from Lo-Tek. As far as brands, it's personal choice. I like AutoMeter, so I went with that. Greddy is really good too, but a bit pricier.
 

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Living up Boost
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I know the autometer gauges are cheaper than greddy...but how is their accuracy? That is pretty important to me.

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?? I've heard good and bad things. Some say "They're Grrrreat!" And others say, "They suck!" I'm happy with mine and have had no problems yet. I hooked up a scanner and watched the readings on the scanner and they matched what the gauges were telling me, so I trust them.

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Here's my gauges and the 2-gauge pod pillar from Lo Tek.



I like them, but I should have gotten black on white instead of white on black. I think black on white is easier to read.
 

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Wow somebody makes pods for B13s? Lo-tek? Where can I get mine?

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Go with Boost (Autometer) and Greddy for the EGT with the peak hold. cause sometimes people don't watch the gauges. it will recall the highest egt #s you hit. Road Race Engginerring sells them for $190 that with the probe and everything.
 

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sorry to bring back an old thread, but i'm starting to look into gauges as well. would fuel pressure be a useful one? also, does anyone make a 2-1/16" egt gauge (same size as autometer)? thanks.
 

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Zak, are those the 2 5/8" gauges from summit racing. Did you have to modify your gauge pods any to fit the gauges?
 

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I have the following in my 98 Sentra SE:

Greddy 52mm Boost
Greddy 52mm Oil Pressure
Greddy 52mm EGT
 

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The 52mm Greddy oil pressure gauge from 0kg/cm2 to 6.0kg/cm2 which is perfect. I think* that is 0psi - 85psi. Correct me if I am wrong.
 

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AZ_TURBOSE said:
The 52mm Greddy oil pressure gauge from 0kg/cm2 to 6.0kg/cm2 which is perfect. I think* that is 0psi - 85psi. Correct me if I am wrong.
85 psi is correct.. so you will never likely see oil pressures above that range? thanks.
 

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On average in my car when it starts up it sits around 4.0 and then when it warms up it sits about 1.0 at idle. 3.0 @ 3000rpm on the freeway in 5th gear. This is about right from what I was told. This gauge also once saved my engine. The line to the turbo broke and spit all the oil out. I was at a light when it happened and noticed that the oil pressure was dropping fast so I shut the car down and saw what happened.
 
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