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This is a discussion on gauges within the Forced Induction forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; well im slowly getting my car preped for turbo and want to make sure i get all the right guages ...

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    well im slowly getting my car preped for turbo and want to make sure i get all the right guages for it. So far Ive decided that a vac/boost gauge in PSI, a digital F/A guage with wideband senor and maybe datalog capability, and for good measure since im getting a stall, a tranny temp gauge. Already picked out the ones i want. THey match the interior very well. Gonna run a triple A-pillar pod. I was wondering if i need any other? DO i need a fuel pressure or a oil pressure (near the turbo) gauge? Im getting these guages for actual funtioning reasons and monitoring, not for show.
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    Triple pillar pod

    Trans Temp gauge.. Id get it in red colors can be changes

    Boost gauge.. also red.. colors can be changed too

    A/f Guage.. not sure which to get. both have wideband and datta log capability. I like the one in red though

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    Make sure you get a high quality wideband set up. The Innovate Lc-1 is top notch in my opinion. I would not trust a "glow shift" guage to tell my if i suddenly go lean. The dynojet models are also very nice.

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    whats wrong with glowshift widebands?

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    Ive never heard of anyone using one, so i dont really have anything negative to say against them. But the innovates are very accurate. And accuracy is key for tuning and knowing if something goes wrong.

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    this is what comes with the A/F guage im considering right now. this is the one without data log. But theres this one and then one with data logging.

    52mm (2 1/16 inch) black face with magnified lens
    3 Color LED range indication and a 3 digit LED active numeric display
    Digital 12 volt Wideband Controller Unit
    Bosch LSU 4.9 Wideband Oxygen Sensor
    13 ft. Sensor Wire Harness
    16 ft. Control Unit to Gauge Wire Harness
    5 ft. Power Wire Harness
    Weld- In Sensor Bung
    Mounting and Installation hardware
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    Give it a try. whats the cost.

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    189.00 without datalog

    199.00 with datalog

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    I do like the red gauge from innovate. they are about the same price i noticed.

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    yea. like 10 bucks more.

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    you will need a fuel pressure guage. Also if you can I would get a tru boost gauge. it measures your bost level, and you can change the boost level as well. I will be running glowshifts with my new set up. never heard anything bad about them, the people that do run them like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofKrypton View Post
    you will need a fuel pressure guage. Also if you can I would get a tru boost gauge. it measures your bost level, and you can change the boost level as well. I will be running glowshifts with my new set up. never heard anything bad about them, the people that do run them like them.
    You do not need a fuel pressure gauge with a wideband A/F gauge...

    If the wideband shows you to start going lean, you know your fuel pressure is not proper and vice-versa.

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    Well my trans temp gauge is here. gonna do a vent gauge install. Waiting on a speedinc gauge adaptor to fit it in tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    You do not need a fuel pressure gauge with a wideband A/F gauge...

    If the wideband shows you to start going lean, you know your fuel pressure is not proper and vice-versa.
    Trueish. i would get a fuel pressure guage if youre running after market pumps or an adjustable regulator. you can set the regulator if you cant see what psi you are. just get one that stays under hood and goes into the end of the fuel rail. maybe 20 bucks and itll take 5 minutes to install cuz you dont have to run any lines or wires

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    I think a really good wideband gague (if your willing to spend the coin) is the Autometer Nexus Wideband Air/Fuel Ratio PRO Wideband A/F Kit $299.99 and here's some of the stats on it:

    Includes 8 ft. tubing or wiring harness.
    LED digital display.
    Requires purchase of Sensor Module, Model #6400 or #6401.
    Includes custom tuned .1 AFR Resolution Bosch LSU4.2 Sensor
    Display data in Lambda or numerical A/F ratio
    User programmable range
    Peak recall/memory
    10:1 to 20:1 AFR Range for Gasoline Applications
    Adjustable for Alternate Fuel Types (Ethanol, Methanol, Propane, CNG)
    6:1 to 18:1 AFR Range for Alternate Fuel Types
    User Programmable Warning Function

    From the #6400 or #6401 modules u can download the data right to your laptop and review it which is a nice feature.

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    ^^^ the problem with that setup it you also have to buy the whole nexus control module. i had looked at those guages cuz i like the way they look but theyre all wired into one central hub. and the module is like 400 bucks i think.

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    holy cow, thats a bit much for some gagues but im sure they are worth it if you need em for slightly more extreme setups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A98 View Post
    ^^^ the problem with that setup it you also have to buy the whole nexus control module. i had looked at those guages cuz i like the way they look but theyre all wired into one central hub. and the module is like 400 bucks i think.
    I believe the 6400 and 6401 modules (the control modules for the Nexus Gauges) are like $199 if im not mistaken........BUT........ If your going to do a triple A-pilar gauge setup with 3 Nexus gauges and the control module your looking at like ~$900 for gauges which is a bit nuts... I have to agree with Joshuagrooms83 in saying that those gauges are more for an extreme setup car or for those who like to burn Benjamins!

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    they are nice looking guages though. i originally wanted them until i realized what the cost would be

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