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Analog or Digital Poll ended at Sun May 08, 2011 6:54 pm
Analog 83%  83%  [ 24 ]
Digital 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
No Preference 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:04 pm 
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Analogue, VDO is my preference. :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:09 pm 
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Old school smith gauges were aweful, the new stuff is great, Almost everything british ran smith stuff. back in the 50-70's that is, One of the funniest things I have witnessed thanks to smiths, doing the east coast rally, E-Type Jag, was navi for the run. Revs were 3700rpm, the smith guage was bouncing between 2500rpm the 4000rpm, all the smiths stuff I have seen fitted to brittish stuff of this era all did it, just a very bouncy gauge.

But the later stuff is great.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:14 pm 
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Analogue. My boost and oil pressure are analogue only, however AFR has a digital readout with an analogue style outer ring.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:22 pm 
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VDO analogue gauges have been my preference for 30 years.

I just fitted mechanical oil pressure & oil temp gauges in the centre console. It's more interesting watching needles move up and down than numbers flashing on and off. The soft glow of illuminated gauge faces is a nice effect too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:30 pm 
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All mine are analogue. I run fuel pressure, oil pressue, nitrous pressue and boost as analogue, But i have a digital water temp. It has an analogue face with a needle that sweeps, but recieves its input from a digital sensor.

The Boost and water are inside the car, the others are outside, and i run only Autometer sport comp guages. They are the same price as the cheap stuff from super cheap, if you know where to look to buy them

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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 2:14 pm 
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re autometer pricing, yeah here (in Oz) they're f**k expensive. Buy from the US (especially now with the AUS$ > US$) and they are very reasonable - still not the cheapest stuff around, but much better quality.

Ford's (and a lot of others) OEM dashes/gauges are VDO. Good solid gauges, not always the most feature packed or aesthetic though.

And Brett, I think we were talking about the gauge face analogue vs. digital. A analogue face with electric sender is fine (all of mine are electric senders). All nasty engine bay stuff stays in the engine bay. And the boost/vac gauge is just as quick as any mechanical one I've seen.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 3:59 pm 
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Head Up Display (HUD) for mind.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:03 pm 
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The Gauges shown are just for an example. The question is "display" not "brand" or "mechanical v electrical". When I do pick the gauges they will be electric senders to the gauge. Todays cars do not lend themselves too well for running mechanical type gauges into the cabin.
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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 8:26 pm 
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analogue FTW, nothing beats seeing the needle race past the numbers :twisted:

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 8:39 pm 
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analogue FTW, nothing beats seeing the needle race past the numbers :twisted:


especially if it's this gauge...
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:twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 3:27 pm 
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my xr6 isen't turbo :(, so i just watch the vacuum gauge plummet to zero as i "clean the injectors" :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gauge Type Preference
Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 7:20 pm 
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