AutoMeter 4301 2" Mechanical Boost Guage

[2/26/2005] Reviewed by: Aaron Ramsay -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Boost guage for Turbo or Supercharger applications

After I was not getting the performance I expected from my new Turbo, I decided to install a boost guage just to be sure of how much boost I actually had. I do not like the look of the A-Pods. This unit installed in about 30 minutes, with easy to read instructions. I installed it directly into the ventilation "eyeball". Other than having to drill a small hole in the back of the duct to run the vaccum line, it was a snap. It is effective, and looks like it was built into the car. Also, it does not make my car an obvious target for theives trying to find an easy to steal little turbo!

I am very please with the product and would buy it again!

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Auto Meter: 20662 - Dual Gauge Pod/3375 - Air/Fuel Gauge/3391 Volt Gauge

[7/7/2003] Reviewed by: Leo Diaz -

Applicable to: '99 +

* Auto Meter Dual Gauge Pod for A-Pillar * Auto Meter Sport Compact Air/Fuel Gauge 2 1/8" * Auto Meter Sport Compact Volt Gauge 2 1/8"

The gauge pod seemed to fit and match up perfectly with the a pillar in size and color. I have a black interior and to me it looked perfect. The only thing I did was to trim a little of on each side with a razor blade to match the pillar. The gauges were both fine. They fit a little sung in the pod but look good and the quality is very good.

I had my gauges installed by a local installer. I watched the installer and told him that I wanted the A/F gauge on the bottom since that led would be distracting. Then when he installed the pod, it was up too high to my face. He said he put it that high, so that DMV can replace my inspection sticker. So when I got home, I removed the pod completely and had to cut off the fasteners. Then with a glue gun, black electrical tape and black glue, I covered up the holes and remounted the pod as far down as possible. After I re-installed it, I realized that the backlit on the volt gauge was yellow while my car is all green. Remember that the a/f gauge is not backlit. So when you order you gauge, make sure to get the green or red rubber glove that goes over the bulb to match the rest of your lights. I just ordered the green glove from Auto Meter and 4 new clips to fix it. Overall, I am very pleased with the look of the gauges and would do it again.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

Autometer Air/Fuel meter

[4/4/2000] Reviewed by Chris Rummel -

Applicable to '90 - '97

An 2inch Air fuel ratio meter by Autometer, that mounts anywhere you can mount a 2 inch gauge. ie pillar mounts etc.

I got the Autometer A/F meter as an extra tuning aid for my BEGI turbo kit. I'm really glad I did too, since it was what I used most to get the fuel mixture under boost correct. Had I been forced to rely only on the fuel pressure gauge that comes with the kit, I would have been pulling my hair out in frustration, due to the cheapness of the included gauge.

This gauge works great, and looks professional when installed in the car. I mounted mine in an Autometer dual gauge mount for the A-pillar.

The install was very easy, just a 12volt hot, ground, and a sensing wire that is tapped into the red wire with the blue stripe coming from the O2 sensor to the ECU. When the engine is running the light goes back and forth as the EFI looks to give the correct Air Fuel ratio. Under boost the gauge then goes into the green for rich to indicate that the proper fuel is being added for boost. The autometer works great, and is a nice aid in tuning a turbo or supercharged car.


Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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