'13 Turbo 6MT
I'm looking to install aftermarket gauges in my 13VT as this car has some of the most terrifyingly thin instrumentation I've ever seen. Looking for oil pressure (I want a gauge, not a stupid light that flickers briefly after the engine is already fried, that's worthless), oil temp, and boost at a minimum; IMO these are all things the car should have come with. I asked the tuning shop that put it back together and got this in an e-mail:
Now obviously that is quite a bit to take in all at once. Lot of different brands for the gauges themselves, but I'm not sure which ones are the most accurate overall. I'd also considered going all the way to one of those racing digi-clusters, but that sounds potentially very expensive. Looking around the forum I see some people using a smaller digital readout system that plugs into your OBDII port and displays basically whatever you want. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of each setup?Local Import Shop said:Tech notes are always fun to read. I am basically just gouging to type up his opinions word for word.
I can find A pillar pods in 1/2/3 gauge.
Or steering column ones in 1 or 2.
I like the Innovate ones because they have dual function ones.
For example they have-
oil pressure/oil temp
or you can go just boost or just AFR.
They also have a shift light but not a fan of that.
AEM makes good stuff but I dont like the look of it but thats personal preference. I also don't like some of their wiring.
Defi is nice but is sometimes really expensive.
Autometer and STRI are ok brands.
Prosport is kinda cheap.
Glowshift.... well he didn't have any nice words for this one so I recommend not doing that one.
Hopefully this helps you get some ideas of decent brands and what is available.