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Carrera  



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:50 am    Post subject: Extra Gauge Pod, but where? Reply with quote

So the question is for those of you who have installed and extra gauge.
I was sitting in my car today wandering where the heck to put it... (AFR gauge and the pod of cource)

Where have you guys found room for the extra gauge and its pod?
There doesn't seem to be much room on top of the dash...
... and no, I'm not going to drill any holes to the dash.

Pictures would be nice to see as well
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan gonna be smilin for this post, You put a smile on his face.
He has a piller pod, other than getting one of those youcould cut upthe speker grill and use that. The piller pods are nice more spendy cause you
end up buying the whole piller cover with a guage pod fabed in. Quite nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pop the clock out...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In order now bam bam bam..123. Popping the clock has the top spot
followed by cutting into the speaker cover.. in the rear though & I dont know why is buy the a piler pod.
The piller pod should be at least 2nd though there
relative newness to the market maybe is the answer
& the cost.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joes924Racer wrote:
Dan gonna be smilin for this post, You put a smile on his face.
He has a piller pod, other than getting one of those youcould cut upthe speker grill and use that. The piller pods are nice more spendy cause you
end up buying the whole piller cover with a guage pod fabed in. Quite nice.

Gotta check out the piller pod! Need to check if Dan has it on his pages...

Would not like to cut the speaker grill... I happen to have a speaker in there so it might become a bit tight...

Rich H wrote:
Pop the clock out...

Unfortunately that's already taken
The VDO boost gauge goes in there...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A pillar dual gauge pod.

Here's the one in my 941, loaded with PLX Devices Boost & AFR gauges:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPcaQ_EOtpI


Here's the one in SONIC06, loaded with Volt meter & Vac gauge:


And here's a dual pod concept that I'm having Classic 9 Leathershop copy for my 941 as well:

(thanks to Cédric for this photo)
...with which I will be using a set of these to provide offset angle toward the driver:

(thanks to Stefan for this tip)

I need the extra dual gauge pod in the 941 because I'm planning to add an oil temp gauge. So I'll put oil temp and oil pressure in the center speaker location; volt meter, A/C knob, and clock in the stock three-gauge location; and the boost and AFR gauges on the a-pillar.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pillor pod on my 931 on the windshield side has warped slightly. I may remove it and fg it closer to A pillar.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pillar pod on my 931 on the windshield side has warped slightly. I may remove it and fg it closer to A pillar. The plastic is flimsy.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dans speaker pod is nice.. I was watchin west coast customs llate lastnite and they were sticking material on door cards and center consoles much like the speaker grill dan has.. its alot like laminating, You spray it with adhesive stick and pull tight. Im kind of with Dan on the guage thing if yer gonna be runninga turbo the more guages the better chance of survival ..
. if things get hot cuase you broke something or whatever the point is its better to keep tabs on the how the motor is running on all points that being water temps ,oil temps, AFR and boost. Using more than one guage
in diff. locations isnt a bad idea erither.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ideola wrote:
A pillar dual gauge pod...

Thanks for the pictures!
The A pillar version could work for me as well.
No room really on top of the dash... I think.
The speaker grille installation would definitely look good, but since I have a factory speaker in there I don't think I will be going in that direction...
I might buy a few cheapo pods and see which one would fit best
We have this no-name brand cheapo car accessory chain that sells made in China versions very cheap... I don't know if the "brand names" made in China are any better though

An other "problem" I have is that my interior is "stylish" brown
... so a little paint job might be in order.
Here's a selection of the cheapos.
#1 = 4,99€
#2 = 0,49€
#3 = 2,99€






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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take that third gauge pod (the external, classic-looking one), and mount it directly to the right of the RPM gauge, on the outside of the cluster. it is unobtrusive, yet you can still read it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not go with the Lo-tek a-pillar model? They come in brown I believe.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1^
The Lotek A-pillar dual pod is an exact fit replacement for the OEM a-pillar trim piece. Remove the OEM piece, load up your gauges, route the wiring, and install the Lotek piece in its place. Once installed, you can't really tell that it's not OEM unless you get real picky and look at it from through the windshield, where you might be able to see some small gaps.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, lo-tek is pretty good fit. I know mine has about a 1/4" or so gap when you look at it from the windshield, but I'm sure if I took a heat gun to it, could fix that pretty easily if I was that anal.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

flosho wrote:
Why not go with the Lo-tek a-pillar model? They come in brown I believe.

ideola wrote:
+1^
The Lotek A-pillar dual pod is an exact fit replacement for the OEM a-pillar trim piece...

... only found the 2-pod option. I would just need 1
...at $70 for the 2-pod option that is quite a bit more than I was planning to spend on a pod
... I was thinking more in the $10 neighborhood

Just got the AEM UEGO to night, so I'll shop around for the pod next week... now its time for a short Easter break
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