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Autometer or Glowshift

im looking to get a pyro, trans temp, and boost gauge. I havent had any dealing with either company so not sure which is best to use? also any other gauges you guys would recommend getting?
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I have the glowshift and the only thing I do not like is the backlighting is so bright that it makes it hard to see past them because of the glare. They are mounted on the post and I have them on the low setting, I am probably going to tint the faces of the gauge.


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their prices are alot lower than autometer but im worried about quality.
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I have the auto meter GS series. Its a black face and green led lighting looks great in my opinion.

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I started out with the glowshifts but hated how bright they were and my trans temp and egt stopped working they were reading way wrong so I went to autometers I've had them for about a year with no problems I would say spend the extra cash and go for the more reliable autometers.

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dont waste you time with the glow shifts. My boost gauge is so erratic. Sometimes it reads sometimes it doesn't.

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I like the ISSPRO EV2 better than both. But from your two choices, I'd get the AutoMeter's

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I run the autometer factory match gauges (the needle and number font match the factory dash gauges). I've used glowshi t gauges only to have them fail after a season or two.

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Idk why everyone's had problems with glow shifts. I've had mine in for almost 2 years and never had a single problem with them.

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I have the glowshift and the only thing I do not like is the backlighting is so bright that it makes it hard to see past them because of the glare. They are mounted on the post and I have them on the low setting, I am probably going to tint the faces of the gauge.

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This is the complaint I have with them, too. I did tint mine but the downside is that it's not bright enough to read them in bright sunlight.

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