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1990CelicaGT-S
04-10-2007, 01:00 PM
I'm not sure if this is in the right section, but I'm looking at a set of autometer sportcomp gauges that are selling locally to me. I was just wondering if they are a good gauge and what you guys think of them. It would be for Oil Pressure and Water Temperature and he's selling them for $125.



Thanks,

Matt

1990CelicaGT-S
04-10-2007, 01:01 PM
Whoa...sorry about the huge picture.

Hookecho
04-10-2007, 02:04 PM
auto meter makes a good gauge. you can buy both of those brand new for that price though.

1990CelicaGT-S
04-10-2007, 02:12 PM
Thanks for the info.

Hookecho
04-10-2007, 02:25 PM
welcome

1990CelicaGT-S
04-10-2007, 02:26 PM
You know you should do a write up of your coolant bypass mod. A lot of your work is Sticky material.

burnyd
04-10-2007, 02:31 PM
125 bux haha dude are you serious? You can get those at advance for 40 dollars for both.

Hookecho
04-10-2007, 02:46 PM
^^maybe sunpro, but not auto meter.

1990CelicaGT-S
04-10-2007, 02:56 PM
So should I go for it? I got it down to $100.

burnyd
04-10-2007, 02:59 PM
well... why do you need those gauges exactly?

Hookecho
04-10-2007, 03:01 PM
yes...$100 is a decent deal if they are in great shape. i would offer less just on principal. the oil guage goes for $65 and the water temp goes for $45

1990CelicaGT-S
04-10-2007, 03:07 PM
well... why do you need those gauges exactly?

I saw them on my local selling forum and thought they would be a good buy. I would like something to monitor whats going on in my motor or I can keep them for another project down the road.

Hookecho
04-10-2007, 03:12 PM
^^ plus they're cool to look at! the oil pressure gauge is a must have. the water temp gauge is good if you prefer a more accurate reading than what the stock gauge gives.

1990CelicaGT-S
04-10-2007, 03:30 PM
It's more of a reasurance to me to be able to see if theres any changes in my motor.

Playfortoday
04-10-2007, 03:34 PM
Are they electric or mechanical, first off. And do they come with the sending units if electrical. Also, even $100 is WAY too much for used, but since you were going to bite at the higher price, I doubt you will get a better deal from him.

Go to summitracing... 41 for water, 51 for oil. Sending units included.

1990CelicaGT-S
04-10-2007, 03:38 PM
They are electrical and include the sending units.

NDMstang65
04-10-2007, 03:42 PM
Way too much money as others have said, brand new ultralight sport comp gauges from autozone are ~49-59 dollars a piece....and they look MUCH better.

1990CelicaGT-S
04-10-2007, 03:50 PM
Alright guys, thanks for the imput.

burnyd
04-10-2007, 04:00 PM
your wasting money for that jdm look y0.

grayscale
04-10-2007, 04:20 PM
It's not a waste to take care of your car by monitoring it. I am looking for some gauges myself right now.

burnyd
04-10-2007, 04:43 PM
lol... if it was you would have it on the gauge cluster already!

Murgatroy
04-10-2007, 05:17 PM
Are they electric or mechanical, first off. And do they come with the sending units if electrical. Also, even $100 is WAY too much for used, but since you were going to bite at the higher price, I doubt you will get a better deal from him.

Go to summitracing... 41 for water, 51 for oil. Sending units included.
Summit is my bible. I suggest you all do the same, memorize the parts and prices. I have had Advance and Autozone match Summits prices before. Every race car I have built has had parts ordered from Summit. They still send me catalogs telling me what a great customer I am. Thier customer service is top notch (got me next day air on a starter and flexplate free once) and thier prices are very competitive.

Plus those are the price for brand new, not used, and they have many many different styles to choose from.

Dan_Q
04-10-2007, 08:41 PM
I love autometer gauges, I've just replaced my old ones with a set of pro-comp ultralites, one imported from your country :bigthumbu I always like to keep an eye on whats going on. Soon I'm adding an oil temp, currently have water temp (its a cyl head temp gauge really but its tapped into water) vacum and oil pressure.

Those gauges look like mechanical ones to me, unless they are "full sweep" electrical gauges- in which case they are a lot more expensive than the normal short sweep electric ones. Best thing to do would be to take the 4 digit code off the label on them and type it in the autometer website to see exactly what your buying.

The one I got was about $80 ish I think, that included shipping to the UK, but I'm not sure if the ones I have are as good as the sport comp ones.

grayscale
04-10-2007, 11:31 PM
lol... if it was you would have it on the gauge cluster already!
Riiight, cause oem gauge clusters are oh so accurrate to begin with.

T-spoon
04-10-2007, 11:37 PM
I like my stock boost gauge. It looks like this with the car off ->. Then when I get on it, it does this! ->. Then I let off and it just kind of does this. -> Yep. Stock gauges rock.

Dan_Q
04-11-2007, 03:48 AM
Also remember that stock temp gauges are "dont panic" gauges. The "normal" central position is from 140F to 220F when the fan kicks in.

Also like to keep an eye on the oil pressure, because by the time the stock red warning light comes on your bearings are probarly toast. I've plumbed in an extra 20psi switch for oil pressure- with a large red light, just incase i'm not looking at the pressure gauge when something does happen.

Its all opinion of course, but I like to know whats going on! :)

slow_yota
04-11-2007, 03:59 AM
Gauges rock..but not too many and only the essentials and def no a/f ratio ricer gauge..I did order a wideband one though..WOot WOOOT !

I def also agree on summit..always a 1-2 day mail wait and awesome customer service..Did order from jegs here and there but summit is the best !

1990CelicaGT-S
04-11-2007, 04:06 AM
Best thing to do would be to take the 4 digit code off the label on them and type it in the autometer website to see exactly what your buying.


Where can I find this digit at?

slow_yota
04-11-2007, 04:19 AM
http://store.summitracing.com/egnsearch.asp?N=400442


*Type the part # on this page

1990CelicaGT-S
04-11-2007, 04:23 AM
I mean the number on the guage. Would it be on the back?

slow_yota
04-11-2007, 04:31 AM
ya, they're should be a lil decal sticker thingie on the back like 1/8th of an inch by an inch big that will have a 4 digit number

1990CelicaGT-S
04-11-2007, 07:16 AM
Thanks.