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Today I went to dealer and I saw that there is an airbag under the cover.<p>I don't want the gauges stick on my face!<p>What about the center speaker's cover.If I make a fiberglass part and cover it with leather,like the Imprezas?<p>Do you have any other ideas?<p>
 

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Re: A pillar is not a good location for gauge pod.There is an airbag under the cover (xenophobic)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xenophobic</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What about the center speaker's cover.If I make a fiberglass part and cover it with leather,like the Imprezas?<p>Do you have any other ideas?<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yea I don't think the gauge in face look is ready to come in style. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That sounds like a good idea to put it in the center speaker I just wonder if you can. I think if the guages were sunk in it would look really nice and part of the original design. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: A pillar is not a good location for gauge pod.There is an airbag under the cover (xenophobic)

This topic has been discussed (at length) before you started becoming involved in the R Fourm. For newcomers, I'd recommend trying the search function (which, admittedly, is poor). <p>Nevertheless, for your entertainment and perusal, check these out:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=56411" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=56411</A><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=57844" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=57844</A><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=56563" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=56563</A><p>Cheers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yeah,a few hours ago I started a project near the Apillar but not on it.<p>Will post some pictures in the following days.
 

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i've looked into this whole thing..gauge pod and where to put it.. etc etc.<p>my opinion is that the center speaker is a bad place to put it b/c you have the problem of blocking speaker sound - and I think it would look cluttery.<p>i think the cleanest, coolest, and best place for gauges in our car is to do what kai did and mount a dual gauge pod up near the sunroof. if you use thin gauges, like defi or blitz DC meters - they are thin, and will fit.<p>the hard part is getting the pod made. kais was a one off custom job. no one has takent he plunge to invest the money to make a pod and have it mass produced. i looked itno it and i think you're looking at about a $2000 investment - which will get you a run of 50 or so pods. you'd have to sell them all off to even get your money back and make a bit of a profit.<p>i don't think there are enough people on SS, or the entire R community, that would buy up dual gauge pods to mount in the sunroof...and also pay the money to buy the gauges, sender units, and have them mounted.<p>it's a neat idea..but the cost/benefit makes it a low priority mod for most R owners. most guys woudl rather spend a couple grand on an ECU and springs...and they're done. a dual pod, with two nice gauges....installed...you're looking at at least $500. mabyea bit more <p>then, no matter what gauge pod setup you make/sell - there will be some people who don't like it and won't buy it..further cutting into what you can sell..not worth it.<p>not to rain your parade....i just figure i'll wait for someone with more $$ to do it. like IPD or EVOLVE....then i'll buy ONE. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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