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In preparation for my future mods I went ahead and put on a boost gauge.
I went with GlowShift black gauge, which is perfect for my taste. Ive had GlowShift Boost and AF gauges on my old S40 and I was very happy with them. And hey - you can't beat $39.99 with free overnight shipping (ordered it yesterday and got it today)

Since I'm VERY electrically inclined, I'm waiting for my friend to do the electrical work - I just hooked it up to the vacum line. It works, but it has no light. Once the electric stuff is hooked up, I'll be able to select from 7 diffrent colors.

Now, the pod. I bought this universal swivel pod from glowshift's website. Initially I was going to stick it on the dash but then I realized it was too tall. I was then going to cut the legs and retrofit it somehow to its stands that way it would sit low. but THEEEN I've had this great idea of flipping the pod upside down and sticking it to the windshield. Well, I think I got the best of both worlds now! The gauge is sitting low, AND I have full swivel adjustability.

The line will get hidden behind the pillar once I'm done with all the electricals

Now...hopefully I'll be able to report on performance mods very soon








Modified by tomedkaz at 5:04 PM 6-19-2009
 

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Niffty where did you get the pod from ?

I like it


And I would of gone with a electrcial boost guage then you would only of had three small wires back there that could of been hidden extremly then the hose http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

Still like
 

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Re: (Chilled Man)

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Niffty where did you get the pod from ?

I like it


And I would of gone with a electrcial boost guage then you would only of had three small wires back there that could of been hidden extremly then the hose http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

Still like

http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/

I bought a gauge pod from them for my custom dash speaker dual pod, from an STi, and they are great!
 

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Re: Installed a new boost gauge (tomedkaz)

Did you consider mounting it on the steering column?

I'm still considering moulding a gauge pod into the top of the steering column shroud for an AFR gauge.

Cheers,

J
 

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Re: (Tiny)

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I don't think that looks hideous... but I'm not sure I would want that on my car.
I prefer an OEM look, but yours looks MUCH better than others I've seen.

I agree that it doesn't look bad, but how does the taped bracket look from the outside?

Any reason that you didn't consider the universal housing?

 

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Re: (SteveP)

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I agree that it doesn't look bad, but how does the taped bracket look from the outside?

Any reason that you didn't consider the universal housing?


Ehhh.... the universal housing was just too big and clunky - I wanted something small.
The bracket is barely noticeable from the outside - it's just a black outline - no biggie.
 

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looks discrete...i like it. btw, you must be from ny
that registration "sticker" gives you away. you can get a free replacement if you mail a request letter in, google it to find out how (or just go to the dmv). i've already been through it i figured i would spread the love.

Evo
 

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looks discrete...i like it. btw, you must be from ny
that registration "sticker" gives you away. you can get a free replacement if you mail a request letter in, google it to find out how (or just go to the dmv). i've already been through it i figured i would spread the love.

Evo

Hehe thank you, and yes - good guess. That peeling sticker is actually my inspection sticker - for some reason nothing sticks to that glass. I made sure I cleaned the glass before I installed the pod there though
 

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Looks good man. What part of Queens are you? I may have to drop by and check out that "R"...posting from the plane now and will be driving the "R" from JFK in a few.....hehehehe.
 

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Looks good man. What part of Queens are you? I may have to drop by and check out that "R"...posting from the plane now and will be driving the "R" from JFK in a few.....hehehehe.

Thanks
For now i'm in Middle Village. Where are you?
By the way, your nick says you live in Tampa? I lived there for a year; had a place in Brandon, Riverview and then Hyde Park.
 

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Re: (tomedkaz)

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Thanks
For now i'm in Middle Village. Where are you?
By the way, your nick says you live in Tampa? I lived there for a year; had a place in Brandon, Riverview and then Hyde Park.

I'm the black "R" you used to see in Brandon. Now in Brooklyn, working in the city. See you around the city man.

Cheers.
 

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Re: (tomedkaz)

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connected the electricals
Two best matching color options

The blue one looks great.
Are these boost guages (no matter what brand) easy to install?
 

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Re: Installed a new boost gauge (tomedkaz)

That's a pretty nice setup

Can you easily detach the electrical/vacuum lines from the guage? I was thinking in terms of theft prevention. It would be cool if you could just take your gauage with you when you parked - that thing probably looks way to tempting to thieves...
 

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Re: Installed a new boost gauge (jdog)

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That's a pretty nice setup

Can you easily detach the electrical/vacuum lines from the guage? I was thinking in terms of theft prevention. It would be cool if you could just take your gauage with you when you parked - that thing probably looks way to tempting to thieves...

nope; but i've never heard of anyone stealing a boost gauge. That thing is only $39 bucks.

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The blue one looks great.
Are these boost guages (no matter what brand) easy to install?

Well, it depends on your skill level. Basically you have to run a vacum hose and split a vacum line that goes to the intake manifold. Then, after routing the silocon hose through the engine and in to the cabin, you need to fit it to the gauge. The most "complicated" thing is connecting the electricals, but even that turned out easy.
 
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