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Old 12-26-2010, 09:25 PM   #1
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Noob Question....

Are sunpro gauges any good?
Or is it better to go with pro comp?

Sorry if it's a noob question never done gauges before
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:06 AM   #2
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I like sunpro. Don't see anything wrong with them but some people like fancier gauges. Or you can go with autometer wich are great gauges. If you can get the electronic gauges that way you don't have a oil pressure line running inside your car that over time could spring a leak and spay oil all over your carpet. Ben there done that.
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The only difference I found was the quality of the gauge.
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I speak for autometer cause that is what i have those in my car and they work great no problems at all and I have had them for better part of a year
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I speak for autometer cause that is what i have those in my car and they work great no problems at all and I have had them for better part of a year
I ran my Autometer Carbon gauges for around 2.5 years. Never had one problem.
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Re: Noob Question....

So an electrical oil pressure gauge is better than the mechanical ones. If so how hard is it to set up one of the electrical gauges?
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I would go with autometer or the like if you want accurate data
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Re: Noob Question....

I've heard great things about speedhut gauges but there spendy! I personally like the revolution models, and you can customize them how you want.



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I've heard great things about speedhut gauges but there spendy! I personally like the revolution models, and you can customize them how you want.



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Those are some pircey gauges lol. I think I might just get procomp gauges...
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So an electrical oil pressure gauge is better than the mechanical ones. If so how hard is it to set up one of the electrical gauges?
Yes most aftermarket electrical gauges are accurate. To hook them up you have a sending unit that screws into place of your factory one and you run one wire to it from the gauge. Some gauges take two wires on the sending unit but one of the wires would be ground and you wouldn't need to run it inside the car just to any ground surface or wire. The gauge itself would have a wire to sending unit, ground, hot to ignition, and light wire if equipped. They're very easy to hook up and most come with very good instructions.
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Yes most aftermarket electrical gauges are accurate. To hook them up you have a sending unit that screws into place of your factory one and you run one wire to it from the gauge. Some gauges take two wires on the sending unit but one of the wires would be ground and you wouldn't need to run it inside the car just to any ground surface or wire. The gauge itself would have a wire to sending unit, ground, hot to ignition, and light wire if equipped. They're very easy to hook up and most come with very good instructions.
So for a water temp sensor it would take the place of the coolant temp sensor in theory, and tell you the temp. My temp sensor is not giving accurate readings and we already replaced it once.
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So for a water temp sensor it would take the place of the coolant temp sensor in theory, and tell you the temp. My temp sensor is not giving accurate readings and we already replaced it once.
Yes, I'm running both my factory gauge and aftermarket mechanical temp gauge on my 94. I will be putting an electrical gauge on later when I have the money to spend on one. But I'm running a a/f ratio gauge, oil, and fuel pressure gauge that are electrical.
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Okay, my dad just wants to make sure that my car doesn't over heat without us knowing it's coming. And I will use the third gauge hole in my set up for a boost gauge when I turbo the car
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