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      02-09-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Boosted M3's looking for a boost gauge?

FI owners, or potential one's, what do you think of this Boost Gauge from Turner Motorsports? I had a setup like this in my Audi, I liked it. I may go with this when I go FI.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...CT_ID=BOOST335







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Which kit are you gonna go with? ESS?
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Im not FI but maybe down the road ya never kno... Anyway i like it,matches well and not overdone and looks easy to manuever in any case
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Well being that its SC and its a set boost. As long as you just confirm every now and than that the car makes the specified boost I would run more necessary gauges before a boost gauge.
If it were turbo I would monitor it, but its more for show in an SC car

But personally if you need one I prefer the one they have out for the 335i the Turner gauge looks sloppy

http://www.p3cars.com/catalog/p3-335...tal-interface/



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Well being that its SC and its a set boost. As long as you just confirm every now and than that the car makes the specified boost I would run more necessary gauges before a boost gauge.
If it were turbo I would monitor it, but its more for show in an SC car

But personally if you need one I prefer the one they have out for the 335i the Turner gauge looks sloppy

http://www.p3cars.com/catalog/p3-335...tal-interface/



I like this one way better.
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Well being that its SC and its a set boost. As long as you just confirm every now and than that the car makes the specified boost I would run more necessary gauges before a boost gauge.
If it were turbo I would monitor it, but its more for show in an SC car

But personally if you need one I prefer the one they have out for the 335i the Turner gauge looks sloppy

http://www.p3cars.com/catalog/p3-335...tal-interface/



Agreed on all points. And yes it's all for show. But this is a much better show than the Turner one
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Well being that its SC and its a set boost. As long as you just confirm every now and than that the car makes the specified boost I would run more necessary gauges before a boost gauge.
If it were turbo I would monitor it, but its more for show in an SC car

But personally if you need one I prefer the one they have out for the 335i the Turner gauge looks sloppy

http://www.p3cars.com/catalog/p3-335...tal-interface/



I was going to post that as well, but you beat me to it! I completely disagree that the turner gauge looks "sloppy," lol, some prefer an actual gauge rather than a digital one, but each to his own Bro. I do however like the P3 one a lot.
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I was going to post that as well, but you beat me to it! I completely disagree that the turner gauge looks "sloppy," lol, some prefer an actual gauge rather than a digital one, but each to his own Bro. I do however like the P3 one a lot.
I agree but I actually prefer the Macht schnell and 3D design style ashtray mount because I prefer real gauges as well

Turner I say is sloppy because I like some symmetry and clean interior lines.
Having just sit in the middle of the vent looks a little goofy.
But I'm with you on real gauge over digital read out
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Well being that its SC and its a set boost. As long as you just confirm every now and than that the car makes the specified boost I would run more necessary gauges before a boost gauge.
If it were turbo I would monitor it, but its more for show in an SC car

But personally if you need one I prefer the one they have out for the 335i the Turner gauge looks sloppy


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We're using the Macht Schnell ashtray mounts in our M3 project:
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I agree but I actually prefer the Macht schnell and 3D design style ashtray mount because I prefer real gauges as well

Turner I say is sloppy because I like some symmetry and clean interior lines.
Having just sit in the middle of the vent looks a little goofy.
But I'm with you on real gauge over digital read out
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I was going to post that as well, but you beat me to it! I completely disagree that the turner gauge looks "sloppy," lol, some prefer an actual gauge rather than a digital one, but each to his own Bro. I do however like the P3 one a lot.
I would also pass on the digital gauge.

ECS Tuning sells the same boost gauge:
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/335i/ES259975/
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I bought these from Tom a few months ago.. I freaking love mine.

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I bought these from Tom a few months ago.. I freaking love mine.

EAS FTW.
EAS makes incredible stuff and Tom knows what he's doing, love that setup, what do you think of this one? I think it looks solid!

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ok so lets all get a GB on the damn gauges!

I am up for it.
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EAS makes incredible stuff and Tom knows what he's doing, love that setup, what do you think of this one? I think it looks solid!


those aem gauges look sick. imma have to get me some of those REAL SOON!!!
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Analog gauge needs to be rescaled... unless you plan on running your SC at or near 30 psi. Which would be frickin' awesome btw
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I'm getting that gauge , PG how close does the red/orange match with the rest of the car ?
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IMHO on the S65 with FI, an AFR gauge is the most important, you have to keep that in check. This is not a crazy boost level turbo setup, but of course it's always good to know you are making the proper amount. I like keeping the boost and AFR gauge right next to each other, those vent gauges although nice, won't allow that. I wonder if it's possible to integrate an AFR reading with that vent gauge as well, that would be cool.
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IMHO on the S65 with FI, an AFR gauge is the most important, you have to keep that in check. This is not a crazy boost level turbo setup, but of course it's always good to know you are making the proper amount. I like keeping the boost and AFR gauge right next to each other, those vent gauges although nice, won't allow that. I wonder if it's possible to integrate an AFR reading with that vent gauge as well, that would be cool.
Yep, we can program the gauge to read from a wideband (lc-1 or equivalent) instead of a boost sensor... it cannot do both (yet).

We have also looked into doing this, for people that don't want a vent anymore:



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Now that's nice!

At such low boost levels I'm not that concerned about the boost gauge, but it's always nice to know. You never know when you might have a bad seal or the belt starts slipping.
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Yep, we can program the gauge to read from a wideband (lc-1 or equivalent) instead of a boost sensor... it cannot do both (yet).

We have also looked into doing this, for people that don't want a vent anymore:



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