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Well i sold the a-pillar pod and am doing a dual steering column pod instead. That means i need ANOTHER gauge to fill the second spot. At the moment i have:

Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature, and Voltage in a DIN panel and Boost filling one of the spots that will be on the steering column. My options for the 5th gauge are as follows:

Air/Fuel
Water Temp
Trans Temp
Fuel Pressure (they list that as an option, but i didnt think you were supposed to have those inside your car...)

Im thinkin Air/Fuel even though i dont have a wideband because I have never heard of anyone reccomending water or trans temp gauges. I need another one though because i hate the look of the single pod on the steering column (i dont like the center one because it blocks all the important stuff).

Ideally i would like to get a BLING gauge there like the picture floating around, but i dont think anyone actually makes that :(

So from my options what would you guys reccomend?

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-Jordan
 

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voltage doesn't do much for the engine itself...only the battery and alternator.

water temp i don't find too useful either because you already have a pseudo water gauge on the dash. if it ever goes above 190, then you know you're in trouble.

a/f is kinda useless for the narrowband.

fuel pressure i don't think there's much of a need for, but if you did get one, get a sender in the engine bay and you'd be fine. most gauges, other than boost and volt use senders anyway.
 

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What about a EGT gauge, I know there popular on diesels, my cousin have three in diesel, two on each end of the manifold and one post turbo.
 

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i think it would be cool to know.. lets you see if you are heat soaked or not
you can just check it via the vag-com. part of the point of the gauges is to know when the engine could be in danger. IAT's dont (directly) cause he engine to be in danger, but if the water or oil temp goes to high, or oil pressure goes too low, then you know there's a problem.
 

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you can just check it via the vag-com. part of the point of the gauges is to know when the engine could be in danger. IAT's dont (directly) cause he engine to be in danger, but if the water or oil temp goes to high, or oil pressure goes too low, then you know there's a problem.
true, but the car comes with a water temp gauge, and he said he has a oil pressure and temp gauge already
 

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voltage doesn't do much for the engine itself...only the battery and alternator.

water temp i don't find too useful either because you already have a pseudo water gauge on the dash. if it ever goes above 190, then you know you're in trouble.

a/f is kinda useless for the narrowband.

fuel pressure i don't think there's much of a need for, but if you did get one, get a sender in the engine bay and you'd be fine. most gauges, other than boost and volt use senders anyway.
So if you HAD to pick one of them though which would you do?
 

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What about a EGT gauge, I know there popular on diesels, my cousin have three in diesel, two on each end of the manifold and one post turbo.
The EGT gauge is EXPENSIVE...plus i have to run a sender from the exhaust which seems like it would be a PITA...
 

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Well i sold the a-pillar pod and am doing a dual steering column pod instead. That means i need ANOTHER gauge to fill the second spot. At the moment i have:

Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature, and Voltage in a DIN panel and Boost filling one of the spots that will be on the steering column. My options for the 5th gauge are as follows:

Air/Fuel
Water Temp
Trans Temp
Fuel Pressure (they list that as an option, but i didnt think you were supposed to have those inside your car...)

Im thinkin Air/Fuel even though i dont have a wideband because I have never heard of anyone reccomending water or trans temp gauges. I need another one though because i hate the look of the single pod on the steering column (i dont like the center one because it blocks all the important stuff).

Ideally i would like to get a BLING gauge there like the picture floating around, but i dont think anyone actually makes that :(

So from my options what would you guys reccomend?

TIA
-Jordan
id say air/fuel only if its wideband not the nerrow bend(its point less)
otherwise i would go with the oil pressure guage
 

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You already have some of these covered, but I would add gauges, starting from the basic 4, in the following sequence:
oil pressure
oil temperature
volts
manifold vacuum (V6) or turbo boost (1.8T)
ATF temperature
 

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You already have some of these covered, but I would add gauges, starting from the basic 4, in the following sequence:
oil pressure
oil temperature
volts
manifold vacuum (V6) or turbo boost (1.8T)
ATF temperature
why does everyone think voltage is so important???
 

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So if you HAD to pick one of them though which would you do?
what mods do you have? if you've got a big turbo, or you're pushing your turbo to the limit then wideband a/f and egt would be good. but if you don't wanna get those, then water temp, and only because water pumps have a tendancy to break with those flimsy plastic impellers.
 
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