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Old 12 Mar 2004, 05:28 pm
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I would like to purchase a boost gauge, but would like some feedback as to which one to buy. I like the Mopar one because you can get it with a silver face, but at over $200.00 I'll take a pass. I have heard of some buzzing or clicking in some models but are not sure which ones those are. Any inf would be appreciated.
Also I have read on this forum and others about where to tap into for the boost gauge. It seems everyone has different thoughts and reasons on this one. I don't want to loose my brakes or get oil in the gauge. I geuss the $100.00 question is: where does the SRT-4 tap their boost gauge? I would think being stock from Mopar, this would be the best place as they would want to avoid any possible warranty work if something went bad.
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Old 12 Mar 2004, 08:38 pm
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I got the Autometer "phantom series" they match, and have a green cover for the back light, looks pretty "stock"
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Old 12 Mar 2004, 10:12 pm
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I have the Autometer Phantom Series gauges. The price for these gages is pretty reasonable. I have a boost gauge and a voltmeter. I used the green bulb covers and used a blue Sharpie marker to color over them. This gives you a blue-green glow when the gauge lights up. It's pretty close to the color of the lightup numbers on the stock gauges. I painted the pillar pod grey. It's very close to the color of the original piece. I've had people ask me if the car came from the factory that way. I used this link as a guideline for the installation:

http://www.vinylguy.com/boostgauge.htm

Autometer has a Cobalt Series and a Lunar Series of gauges. The Cobalts look like the factory guages. Both of these series tend to be pricey.
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Old 15 Mar 2004, 11:52 am
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Where did you buy the phantom gauges? Did you have to also buy tubing, t-fittings, etc. separately?
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Old 15 Mar 2004, 05:10 pm
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Check out a couple of "topic" lines down, marked SPW guages.
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Old 16 Mar 2004, 01:46 am
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I got the gauges and pillar pod from Race & Street:

http://www.raceandstreet.com/ptindex/

The Autometer Phantom guages came with hardware - fittings, tubing, etc. The plastic T fitting I used to tap into the vacum source came from the local auto parts store.
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