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So im sure a few of you are planning on getting TK.com's turbo kit, and with the kit, you're going to need a few gauges...boost obviously, wideband, and exhaust temp (not nessecary but useful)

Unfortunatly, no after market companies make a gauge pod for the forte, so with the help of koreanautoimports.com, and glowshift gauges i think i've solved the problem. i got the tv mount adapter that replaces the clock, and with that, I plan on gettin 1/8" thick plastic sheet to mount the gauges. right now for the mock up i used cardboard just to get the right dimensions but as you can see.... its a perfect fit. it puts the gauges right in clear view. i little more tweeking and i think i can get this thing to look almost OEM.
 

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I like it, but the gauge placement is kind of clumsy. Look into Westach gauges... I know they make a two in one boost/ EGT gauge that would help you clean it up quite a bit, and would free up some room for a timer or allow you to lower the cowl so it doesn't stick up so far.

And I'm not sure if you've boosted cars before, but a WB O2 gauge is not really that important. It's vital for tuning, but once your maps are built and loaded, it's not something you need to constantly monitor, especially if you have an EGT gauge. I'm not telling you what to do, but I'm throwing it out there for people to see so they can put that money towards fuel management instead of the gauge if they want.

If you start selling these clusters, be sure to post up... I'll buy one when I get around to boosting mine.
 

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I like it, but the gauge placement is kind of clumsy. Look into Westach gauges... I know they make a two in one boost/ EGT gauge that would help you clean it up quite a bit, and would free up some room for a timer or allow you to lower the cowl so it doesn't stick up so far.

And I'm not sure if you've boosted cars before, but a WB O2 gauge is not really that important. It's vital for tuning, but once your maps are built and loaded, it's not something you need to constantly monitor, especially if you have an EGT gauge. I'm not telling you what to do, but I'm throwing it out there for people to see so they can put that money towards fuel management instead of the gauge if they want.

If you start selling these clusters, be sure to post up... I'll buy one when I get around to boosting mine.
Agreed & Agreed.

First thought was Mickey Mouse.

Oil Pressure would be a better choice than a wideband. Wideband O2 sensors burn out quick and you will be replacing it often. Might even want to add water temp as these cars do not come with it (Atleast not the sedans)
 
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Agreed & Agreed.

First thought was Mickey Mouse.

Oil Pressure would be a better choice than a wideband. Wideband O2 sensors burn out quick and you will be replacing it often. Might even want to add water temp as these cars do not come with it (Atleast not the sedans)
That's what I thought too, but actually the wideband was recommended just to monitor the whole system, plus this does some funky crap like self adjusting doo hickey lol
 

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Agreed & Agreed.

First thought was Mickey Mouse.

Oil Pressure would be a better choice than a wideband. Wideband O2 sensors burn out quick and you will be replacing it often. Might even want to add water temp as these cars do not come with it (Atleast not the sedans)
no... no... no. nononononononononono
lol damn man.. never do extensive work to your car if you think a wideband isn't necessary oil pressure is not nearly as necessary wideband sensors do not burn out quick if you get the right ones.. shit i've had mine for 2 years and it still reads spot on and why would you need a water temp? and how do you figure they dont come with a coolant temp sensor? how do you think your thermostat works in your car?

the 3 gauges that are a must for a car with boost are : boost gauge, wideband, and scan gauge ( something that can read knock) you can have more then that if you want but these 3 are must haves to getting the car tuned correctly and monitoring it
 

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no... no... no. nononononononononono
lol damn man.. never do extensive work to your car if you think a wideband isn't necessary oil pressure is not nearly as necessary wideband sensors do not burn out quick if you get the right ones.. shit i've had mine for 2 years and it still reads spot on and why would you need a water temp? and how do you figure they dont come with a coolant temp sensor? how do you think your thermostat works in your car?

Wideband is only needed during tuning. Other than that all you get to see it a pretty green and red light flickering around. Get it properly tuned and there is no need for it. There is no point in dumping the money to have it sit there and degrade.

Oil pressure is pretty necessary when you have fuel running to a turbo with potential leaks. You want to be sure the turbo is getting the proper amount of oil. I guess realistically speaking no gauges are "required".

Where did I say they don't have a water temp sensor? I said they don't have a water temp gauge ie. the reason to need one. FYI though, you may want to look up how a thermostat works because it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with a temperature sensor. It's a mechanical device that operates on its own. There is a temp sensor but only to flag the ECU to throw a code.
 

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Wideband is only needed during tuning. Other than that all you get to see it a pretty green and red light flickering around. Get it properly tuned and there is no need for it. There is no point in dumping the money to have it sit there and degrade.

Oil pressure is pretty necessary when you have fuel running to a turbo with potential leaks. You want to be sure the turbo is getting the proper amount of oil. I guess realistically speaking no gauges are "required".

Where did I say they don't have a water temp sensor? I said they don't have a water temp gauge ie. the reason to need one. FYI though, you may want to look up how a thermostat works because it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with a temperature sensor. It's a mechanical device that operates on its own. There is a temp sensor but only to flag the ECU to throw a code.
lol .. ok man.. if you say so.. if you think you dont need to monitor your afr even after your tune.. then so be it .. lol no you dont just see the pretty red and green lights every time i go WOT i at least glance down.. because changes in temp, gas, humidity are all things that can effect AFR .. esp on a speed density car like your guys

and no realistically speaking if you're going to boost a car properly the very least you need a wideband and scan gauge.. boost gauge isn't necessary if you're running off wastegate pressure and know what the spring will definitely give you



my fault on the thermostat.. but why do you need an exact gauge .. (unless the car doesnt have a standard hot cold gauge)

and you never have fuel running to a turbo oil yes.. but even then.. you'll be able usually see a leak.. and unless it's a bad leak it wont really effect the oil pressure.. the only other reason to have one is if you're not sure what restricter to use.. and even then thats a set it and forget it
 

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all bs aside though.. i think a steering wheel pod would be nicer.. or pods molded into the corners of the cluster housing
 

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lol .. ok man.. if you say so.. if you think you dont need to monitor your afr even after your tune.. then so be it .. lol no you dont just see the pretty red and green lights every time i go WOT i at least glance down.. because changes in temp, gas, humidity are all things that can effect AFR .. esp on a speed density car like your guys

and no realistically speaking if you're going to boost a car properly the very least you need a wideband and scan gauge.. boost gauge isn't necessary if you're running off wastegate pressure and know what the spring will definitely give you



my fault on the thermostat.. but why do you need an exact gauge .. (unless the car doesnt have a standard hot cold gauge)

and you never have fuel running to a turbo oil yes.. but even then.. you'll be able usually see a leak.. and unless it's a bad leak it wont really effect the oil pressure.. the only other reason to have one is if you're not sure what restricter to use.. and even then thats a set it and forget it

These cars do not have a water temp gauge on the dash.

Who said fuel ran to a turbo? lol Either way I think a oil pressure is pretty important. If the pressure drops and no oil is circulating through the turbo you are SOL.
 

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These cars do not have a water temp gauge on the dash.

Who said fuel ran to a turbo? lol Either way I think a oil pressure is pretty important. If the pressure drops and no oil is circulating through the turbo you are SOL.
Actually your previous response stated "Oil pressure is pretty necessary when you have fuel running to a turbo with potential leaks."
I knew it was a typo on reading it, but it was stated.

Sucks that our cars do not have a temp gauge. My previous old cars required them. lol
 

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Actually your previous response stated "Oil pressure is pretty necessary when you have fuel running to a turbo with potential leaks."
I knew it was a typo on reading it, but it was stated.

Sucks that our cars do not have a temp gauge. My previous old cars required them. lol

O lol my bad yeah I meant oil derp.
 
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