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Gauge opinions needed

With a shortage of space for gauges, i want to find out if there is interest in these aircraft type gauges. Allows 2 readings, and I am looking at white face special order as well.


http://www.westach.com/old/images/sh...-Boost-EGT.jpg

I want to market a gauge that shows boost on one side, and cool charge (post intercooler) temperature on the other.

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I would have to see something like this in person. It is really confusing cause in that pic when everything should be reading 0 it look like it could be reading 5-6K in EGTS and 12 psi boost :shrug:

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I see what you mean. Just look at the red. Forget it is a needle. One thing I would ask them to do is make the needle (except the tip) the same color as the background

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white face plus white needle. Less confusing?

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I am perfectly happy with the X-Monitor. It doesn't take up a lot of room, and is digital, with memory.
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Second one is better. I dont really like the look but if they came up with a Intake air and post IC air temp gauge that would be cool!

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Second one is better. I dont really like the look but if they came up with a Intake air and post IC air temp gauge that would be cool!

aren't they the same?

If you knew that compressor temps range from 200 to 600F, would you want to know that?

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It looks something like this helicopter RPM gauge:

http://www.cybercom.net/~copters/mec...s/R22_tach.jpg

Makes me nervous when the needles don't match!

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The only issue I have ever had with the Westach gauges is they are very busy in the smaller sizes (under 3") that get used in pickups and cars. They make the bigger sizes and it works well for reading them but take up more space. I do not think you can do much in the limiter space of a 2" gauge to make it any better. You really need to look at the gauge to get a reading instead of glancing at them to know with the dual readouts and small sizes.
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I have another idea in the works.

It is very cooool. A gauge that will display any parameter that is scannable, over 40 common parameters. It even plugs into the obd port. You can even read and clear DTC's, log 0-60 times, etc.

When I get it, I'll take some pics.

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