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Post up let me hear what you think. They are oil pressure and boost gauges from autometer's sport comp line. Both gauges are mechanical. Sorry for the night pic my camera doesn't do a good job.
 

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Not to bad, but the wires r showing though, u should find sum way to hide them alittle bit better, so they dont stand out as much. But it looks good though. Might want to also go get sum gas...lol :laugh:
 

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It is ok, but blocks to much of the regular panel...
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Thats true, it does block it abit....
 

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Should have stuck them in the vent holes... :):):)
 

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Should have stuck them in the vent holes... :):):)
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That would have been a better idea, it would look good and not be in the way too much. But then ull have less A/C
 

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im not really a fan because they block the regular guages, but props for the new idea
 

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im not really a fan because they block the regular guages, but props for the new idea
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Same here, it would make it difficult to see the regular gauges. But good job with the new idea.
 

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I have just finished everything and I added some black wireloom around the wires so now it's not noticable at all. As far as the gauges blocking the stock ones, that purely from the pictures. I was holding the camera above the drivers headrest and letting it rest there to get a decent pic because my camera sucks. From my regular seating position the gauges only occupy the center of the speedo and tach, so you can still see everything. The only thing that's blocked is the odometer. You can still see the idiot lights throught the bottom of the gauge mounts.
 

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Eh I don't like it... Looks kinda tacked on, I think the gaugepod is a better look.
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Hmmm i agree with buckeye, it may be sumthing different, but i would prefer the gauge pod alot more. :D But props to ya for the idea though. :yesnod:
 

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and that mechanical oil pressure gauge... I am not sure if i remembered right but i thought it was strongly againsted by gauge companies for users to install mechanical oil pressure gauge (or was it oil temp gauge) inside your cabin as if there is a leak in the oil feed line, you could be squirted in the face with burning hot motor oil...... might wanna look into it just to make sure.
 

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and that mechanical oil pressure gauge... I am not sure if i remembered right but i thought it was strongly againsted by gauge companies for users to install mechanical oil pressure gauge (or was it oil temp gauge) inside your cabin as if there is a leak in the oil feed line, you could be squirted in the face with burning hot motor oil...... might wanna look into it just to make sure.
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ouch that shit would burn like hell. Hopefully it wont happen.. good thing i didnt get anything for the oil..i got transmission temp, vaccum, and voltage... :yesnod:
 

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and that mechanical oil pressure gauge... I am not sure if i remembered right but i thought it was strongly againsted by gauge companies for users to install mechanical oil pressure gauge (or was it oil temp gauge) inside your cabin as if there is a leak in the oil feed line, you could be squirted in the face with burning hot motor oil...... might wanna look into it just to make sure.
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Holy shit, how bad would that suck! Not to mention you'd probably run right off the road if that happened.
 

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I highly doubt that would happen, they do sell gauge isolators to prevent such a thing. The thought had crossed my mind but I have never heard of it actually happening. I the only gauge I read not to install in the cabin is the mechanical fuel pressure gauge without the isolator. These are per autometers instructions. In case anyone was wondering I don't like electrical gauges and I try to avoid them whenever possible (That pretty funny coming from an electrician). I have an oil temp gauge and a water temp gauge both mechanical awaiting installation. The voltmeter will go in with those in the lotek pod. Hopefully the capillary for the oil temp will reach the block. Otherwise goodbye cigarrette ligher . . .
 

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haha, id go knock on some wood.

It looks decent. I think the A/C is the best, but then again like u said, loss of AC and in the cold winters like we have, a loss of heat SUX!

Good luck!
 

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haha, id go knock on some wood.

It looks decent. I think the A/C is the best, but then again like u said, loss of AC and in the cold winters like we have, a loss of heat SUX!

Good luck!
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Yup, thats what im saying, i wish they would hurry up and make us a pillar gaugepod....then we wouldnt have to worry...
 

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The pillar pod isn't going to do you much good if you have side airbags, which I believe most people do, in Canada at least , if you didn't get the bare bones base model you will have side airbags.
 

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I don't like it......is there digital ones you can get and that are low profile? The boost gauge would be the one that i want.
 
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