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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Scott Hart <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=63016&page=1" TARGET="_blank"><B>in this thread</B></A></b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> ... We could manufacture a similar product. Rough estimate on a similar design covered in fabric w/o gauges would be around $225-$250. <p>Thoughts?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Post if you are interested, if IPD were to manufacture, an A-pillar gauge pod like Xenophobics in the thread posted in the quote. Maybe if we could get enough people interested in an A-pillar gauge pod IPD will look further into developing this.<p>I would be hoping that IPD could possibly make a couple different styles.<p>Maybe something along the line of:<p>Single pod 52mm<br>Single pod 60mm<br>Dual pod 52mm<br>Dual pod 60mm<br>Triple pod ... etc.<p>Let's keep this <B>on-topic</B> please!<p>The position of the pod and the fact about the airbag have been discussed in several different threads and is a dead horse. If you feel you have to say something, do it in these threads:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=56411" TARGET="_blank">Boost gauge pod</A><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=47813" TARGET="_blank">Gauge pod ideas</A><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=47369" TARGET="_blank">R Gauge pod</A><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=15323" TARGET="_blank">Boost Gauge</A><p>I'm sure there are more threads discussing this topic so please lets keep this on-topic.<p>I wanted to do this without the dreaded poll.<p>I posted this thread here because the R forum is where I frequent and I know there is some interest here for this pod. Please cross-post this thread if someone thinks this would gain interest in the V70 or S60 forums <p>So I'll start; I am definitely interested and would purchase an A-pillar pod if IPD would make one. I'd like a single pod 52mm A-pillar pod. If IPD only made a dual pod, 60 or 52mm, I would still purchase it.<p><br>Thanks,<br>
 

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that seems a little expensive for a gauge pod considering you can get a similar 2 or 3 gauge pod (A-pillar design) for $50-$70 and modify it slightly.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">that seems a little expensive for a gauge pod considering you can get a similar 2 or 3 gauge pod (A-pillar design) for $50-$70 and modify it slightly.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, but it's ready fit versus hacking, not that I got anything against that. Done a bit of it myself over the years and what I've learned is, it's very time consuming and.. can also in the end be no better off than if you'd just shoveled out the shackels for a ready made piece.<p>Now, let me talk about custom work as I've got some experience there too.<br>I bought a R cluster months ago, sent it and a custom fabricated aluminum pod that would fit on the column and asked for some gauges to be made that would be identical to the stock cluster. It's been 4 months and I got nothing as of yet, but I gotta be patient as first I know the guy is busy making money on other peoples projects and mine is lo-budget and second he's not going to charge me an arm and a leg for it in the end.<p>That's not all, I've looked into injection molding before and unless you either A. Know someone with machinery who will let you use it or B. Order a boat load of parts, it's <B>VERY</B> expensive to have pieces run off in small lots. <br>I suspect they've done an anlaysis of how many they expect to sell, and I'd bet that it's no more than 200 in a year. <B>AT THE MOST!!</B> Most plastics factories want runs of minimum 500 with much better pricing coming at the 1k or even better 10k mark. That means they would have to sit on a <B>whole lot</B> of inventory. That is how many businesses in this field go under. Otherwise, ..they pay big mark up to mfr for smaller runs.<p>So, due to small market, deal with bigger prices. <br>It's economics.<p>Want cheap, buy a Honda or Chevy and start tuning. <p>Oh btw; Count me in for either a single or double 52 mm pod.<br>Need Boost monitor and would like Air Fuel too.<p>-
 

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Re: IPD Gauge pod - Who's interested? (wrxownr)

The $225 figure was derived after xenophobic made his a-pillar design (which looked incredible). I can understand the higher cost if the pod is wrapped in fabric and really well made but I won't pay anything more than $200. Any higher than that and I'll figure out my own solution. Just my $.02
 

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Re: IPD Gauge pod - Who's interested? (BongeR)

If the price is right I would perfer a dual but would consider a single.
 

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Re: IPD Gauge pod - Who's interested? (BongeR)

Dual pod ALL THE WAY. Boost and air/fuel gauges. I would hop on it even at 250.00 For the guy that is going to put these gauges in (that we don't need) what's another 250.00 for an EXACT FIT four ouR quiRky Volvo's. Let's see what you can do for US Scott! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: IPD Gauge pod - Who's interested? (Mash)

I'd be in for a dual pod as well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: IPD Gauge pod - Who's interested? (jdog)

I can't make up my mind OK single POD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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You should've made a closed poll. Been much easier.<p>Good luck guys getting one of these done <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Xeno's looks great
 

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Re: IPD Gauge pod - Who's interested? (cloaked)

The most important guage to have is actually egt (besides a boost guage), but ideally, you want a 3 guage settup with boost, egt, and oil temp. If you guys are really crazy about guages, replace the dash with a stack 8130......food for thought. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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three gauges AND a pod and the electronics to run it would be a lot of money.<p>i'd be up for buying this if it was reasonably priced. you have to remember, a dual gauge setup, and then buying nice electric full sweep gauges and the elecronic brain to ru nit - means even a dual gauge setup PLUS a $200 pod means the entire gauge setup would run $800+<p>i'd honestly prefer a single gauge. 60mm. to mount a single boost gauge. but if ANYTHING was released that was as COOL and QUALITY looking as xeno's setup was for sale, I think i'd be tempted to jump on it.<p>fabric, stitching, and all - xeno's pod is NICE!
 

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Re: IPD Gauge pod - Who's interested? (gonelaxin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gonelaxin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The most important guage to have is actually egt (besides a boost guage), but ideally, you want a 3 guage settup with boost, egt, and oil temp. If you guys are really crazy about guages, replace the dash with a stack 8130......food for thought. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE>The EGT is only good if you know how to read it and the reading could have different safety parameters depending on where its mounted on the manifold or DP area, oil pressure nope. A good tune and boost gauge is all you need <br>IMOP obviously. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: IPD Gauge pod - Who's interested? (cloaked)

I am just a fan of safety. Egt, oil pressure, and oil temp in my opinion are necessary for any car that is modified and driven hard. Of course we are all turbo'd in here, so boost is the most important(when modded at least). But if you are gonna do 1, why not do 3 or 4 to ensure the life of your motor. And egt's are usually tapped into the manifold where they get the most accurate readings.
 

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i wish there was another way to conveniently mount 3 gauges, other than the A-pillar.
 

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Use your imagination...anything imaginative can be done for a price <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I should post some pics of my old 500 whp wide body integra, to prove money can buy some very cool things.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> ... i'd honestly prefer a single gauge. 60mm. to mount a single boost gauge. but if ANYTHING was released that was as COOL and QUALITY looking as xeno's setup was for sale, I think i'd be tempted to jump on it.<p>fabric, stitching, and all - xeno's pod is NICE!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know you have started some threads on this in the past ... I was hoping we could get a lot of people interested enough for IPD to make a pod.<p>This is the <A HREF="http://www.defi-shop.com/product/br/br_top.html" TARGET="_blank">Turbo boost gauge </A>I want to install. It's 52mm and the black outer part is removable and is aluminium. It also does not require a "brain" and is just a nice gauge for a nice price.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cloaked</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">More than one gauge in a "R" looks too ricy IMOP. The "R" is class with performance. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agreed, that's a big reason why I have an R and not something else.<p>That's why I also say if your going to have one gauge, its got to be boost.<p>Really they should come from the factory with them but as I've stated in another thread (I forget which) the mfr's don't want people to be able to say, "it's supposed to be boosting this but it's only doing this" or worse, overboosting, and then the dealer will not be able to blow people off saying "working to spec" anymore. With the almost unpredicatble life span of solenoids such as the Boost Control Valve, this would mean millions more in warranty bills, not to mention the cost in adding the gauges to the cars in the first place.<br>So basically, mfr's have no desire to put them in at all. <p>As someone said, regarding EGT's and others. If you drive it that hard, that long into boost, you should know better and know what you need.<br>Good Air/Fuel is again a troubleshooting gauge and also with it right, a EGT is not needed so much. As for oil, if you have built up and have made significant power added, you should also know that an oil cooler upgrade should have been in built into the plan as well. Otherwise, you should seriously question if you really know what you're doing. For the amount of guy's with crazy built up R's, I suspect only a couple, (at least on this forum) they are the only one's who need be concerned with these other gauges. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Dzljet at 12:11 PM 8-19-2006</i>
 
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