Boost Gauge Recommendations - 2014 GT w/Roush

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So, I’m boosted now with a Roush Phase 3 Kit, and several related upgrades to the kit. All is working well, but I’d like to see the boost levels with my own eyes.

I don’t need to monitor it constantly, it’s a daily driver, and gets no track abuse (strictly street abuse ;)).

I’d prefer an electronic gauge, but I’d like to know what you guys like best, and why (if there is a particular reason).

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I also have a '14 with pretty much your same setup and was dead keen on being able to see for myself what boost I was actually getting. I remember agonizing over which gage, what mount style and all the details of installation.

I ended up getting the mechanical, (not electronic) Autometer 6107 Cobalt series gage and mounted it into the Roush vent pod installed on the left side of the steering wheel.

Pros:
- gage range 30" vacuum to 20 psi boost fits the around 20" to 10 psi you are likely seeing.
- gage looks like it came with car and color matches the blue setting I was already using for dash lights. Vent pod works great and still allows a/c air to get by.
- cheap at around $80 for the gage (Rockauto) and $40 for the pod from local Ford/Roush dealer.
- install was simple. Need to pick up one brass adapter fitting for the pressure hose/line to go where the plug is on the rear pass side of your Roush intake. Didn't even hook up gage light as it was easy to see without.

Definitely get combo vac/boost and not just boost. Good for spotting vacuum leaks and any change from normal.

You're right about not looking at it constantly after the first few days but it's nice to know you're getting your correct boost numbers. You'll be amazed how fast the gage switches from cruising vac to boost when you hit the gas.

Good luck with your choice.
 
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Buy an NGuage. It will do everything u need to do now or in the future. Being able to data log is great and if u modify more and need different tunes it works much better than the hand held tuners. Much easier to use and far much easier to switch from pump gas to E85.
 

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Buy an NGuage. It will do everything u need to do now or in the future. Being able to data log is great and if u modify more and need different tunes it works much better than the hand held tuners. Much easier to use and far much easier to switch from pump gas to E85.
I could be wrong but he will also need a boost box if you want to monitor boost. The ngage by itself does not monitor boost to my knowledge

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No that's true. Needs boost box as well. I just like the data logging features but the Boost gauge works flawlessly. It logs Boost as well and the signal is analog which I prefer but two each his own.

I could be wrong but he will also need a boost box if you want to monitor boost. The ngage by itself does not monitor boost to my knowledge

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Thanks for the replies. I’d love to have the nGuage/Boost box but, I feel it’s too pricey for the amount of use it will get. I already have an SCT. and I only want to have a quick look at the actual boost pressure. The rest of the features are no doubt great, but over the top for my needs right now.

Right now I’m trying to chase down a stall problem too. It dies out sometimes when rolling up to a red light. That has already cost me a lot of $ indirectly. I got my windshield busted out today while driving to the tune shop to investigate. It’s not a cheap fix (the windshield) and who knows how much more it will cost to figure out the stalling problem. So I’m looking for something middle of the road price wise.
 

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It sounds like this is something you are looking for. Auto Meter 6359: 2-1/16" Sport-Comp Digital Vacuum/Boost Gauge 30 Hg/30 psi | JEGS.

Jegs also has their own brand that are significantly cheaper but I'm not sure of the quality.

Roush makes a nice gauge pod you can stick in your air vent which should be perfect.

As for your stalling problem I know you don't want to hear this but I can guarantee you it's tune related.

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Yeah, I figured it was. He made an adjustment yesterday but I don’t think it helped. Told me to drive it a day or two before declaring it a fail.
 

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It sounds like this is something you are looking for. Auto Meter 6359: 2-1/16" Sport-Comp Digital Vacuum/Boost Gauge 30 Hg/30 psi | JEGS.

Jegs also has their own brand that are significantly cheaper but I'm not sure of the quality.

Roush makes a nice gauge pod you can stick in your air vent which should be perfect.

As for your stalling problem I know you don't want to hear this but I can guarantee you it's tune related.

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That AutoMeter looks like a really nice Kit. I’ll probably set my sights on that one. Sadly I made a big mistake today and wasted about $350 on a new windshield from a glass shop locally. I didn’t get to inspect the work before leaving because they pulled the car outside when finished, and it was raining really hard. I really didn’t expect any issues.

I took it home, then after it stopped raining, I could see that it wasn’t positioned optimally, and has large frame gaps on one side, and is tight as a well-digger ass on the other. Then I noticed optical distortions in the areas near the bottom is where there is a slight curvature.

I’ll take it back Monday, but I expect I just threw my boost gauge money out the window.

Next stop, dealer body-shop to find out who does their OEM glass installs on new-damaged arrivals. I guess I’ll do an insurance claim. Stupid me... I never even considered the possibility of cheap knock-off glass. It even has the Ford screening and etched numbers/logo indicating it’s OEM but it clearly isn’t...

Anyway, thanks for the recommendations... When the time comes around again, I’ll plan on the AutoMeter and Roush Pod.
 
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i went with a different route with my choice to the Boost Gauge.

i'll be running a snow performance kit so i got the roush gauge pod( the A/C vent one) and i'll be using the gauge to read my boost.
 

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