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Thought I would share some pics after installing the R gauge on the center console. Hadn't seen many installs if any on the center dash yet...maybe I missed them.<p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/IMG_2401Large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/IMG_2405Large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/IMG_2407Large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/IMG_2417Large.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R Boost Gauge Pics (Capital R)

I think it looks good. The boost gauge matches the stock gauges really well. How hard was the installation?
 

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That gauge is gorgeous. Definitely my top pick of turbo boost gauges. Great location too, looks great, and fills in the huge gap on the dash left from the aftermarket doubleDIN kit.
 

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That's exactly how I had mine when I still had the aftermarket radio in my dash. Went back to stock stereo, and now the gauge is just pushed into the opening.
 

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Re: R Boost Gauge Pics (Capital R)

Looks good! I would have put it more towards the top, but that's just me.<p>Which line did you tap to get the feed for the guage?
 

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sharp install, <p>i really need to pick one of those up. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks guys! Yeah, I did the entire stereo install myself, wasn't too bad. Originally I was using the stock amp under the passenger seat, but that produced massive feedback, so I got a harness and use the Kenwood for power to the speakers, except I don't have my center speaker which is something I would like to fix! LOVE the Kenwood, with Garmin GPS and iPod connectivity it's a favorite toy of mine! And when you figure the stock nav option was $2k I'm still in the black even with the rear seat entertainment setup. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That first pic does make the gauge look off center and in fact it is (not my intention). When you’re in the driver seat it's not really noticeable, certainly not enough to make me wanna fix it, and I'm pretty picky.<p>As for power, I'm running a switched power line to a terminal block tucked up and behind the glove box. The power/ground terminals make the setup pretty clean and convenient since I've also got the V1, custom rear seat headrest LCDs, the R gauge and the Kenwood all connected to the same power source.<p>I really did think about whether I should center it or mount it above and I went with center because putting it towards the top I think would have given the impression that another gauge or something should be below it to fill the space evenly. I have no intention of running any other type of gauge so I went with the center location. <p>Thanks for the kind words guys! Anyone interested in a similar setup it truly is a piece of cake and the end result is very clean, stock looking appearance I think. Happy Friday all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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That looks fantastic. Just about as close to perfect integration as you can get aftermarket, imo.<p>Anybody done this yet with the stock stereo in place?
 
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