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Old 06-16-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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Exclamation GAUGES AFTER SUPERCHARGING????

what gauge besides a boost gauge is a must when puttin a blower on is an wideband A/F gauge a must?
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wideband air/fuel is always important, then another popular one is oil pressure.
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alright thanks for that wasnt for sure on it bc of seeing stangs with just the boost gauge in it. so an additionail oil gauge besides the stock one is a must too?
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I wouldn't say a must....I would say its one of the more common ones used.
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The stock oil psi gauge sucks...its simply an on/off switch...above 6psi(i think) it shows good and below shows bad
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another good one to have is fuel pressure. but any extra monitoring guages are a good safty net
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gotcha that way ya can just keep an eye on every single thing thats going on b4 ya blow smthn or tear it up instead of guesswork. gotcha
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Boost, A/F ratio/ Fuel pressure/ Oil pressure/ Water temperature are all important gauges to be accurate. Get one of the pods that surrounds the stock gauge bezel and include all of these.

Especially a motor that is going to get beat on, keep on eye on all of these things.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:16 PM   #9
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I'm currently running Boost/Vac and fuel pressure... a Wideband is nice but not completely necessary.. and dime is right, the stock oil pressure gauge is simply an on off switch. No information to be had from that.
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gotcha and its not going to be beat on too much maybe the track 2 or 3 times a month but its still kind of a dd. another ting that kinda pushed me away from the fuel pressure gauge was sm1 saying its dangerous to run a fuel pressure line to the interior of your car can ya kinda gauge ya a/f ratio as far as lean/rich by just having the fuel gauge? bc I was under the impression that the a/f gauge was a tuning tool. and jay rod I was gonna go with the autometer instrument cluster that holds 2 gauges. is that the one you are referring to? or are you talking about one of the multifunction gauges? and thanks for all the info!

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