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I was curious what the most popular boost gauge is for the R, with IPD's introduction of their R gauge how many have changed to IPD and where did you mount it?
 

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Re: What boost gauge do you have (bpray9223)

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Re: What boost gauge do you have (CM2RAS)

MIne is mounted in my cubby.
 

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Re: What boost gauge do you have (Johnr352)

IPD R Mechanical but not yet installed.
 

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Re: What boost gauge do you have (CM2RAS)

I put this ugly thing in a dash cubby:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?cmd=print&id=111186" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...11186</A><p>Not as bad looking as you'd think.
 

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Re: What boost gauge do you have (CM2RAS)

prosport electrical smoked lens dual color blue(night)/white(day) display mounted in a custom pod mounted on the door in the same location as the CFW pod.<p>I have heard other people complain about smoked lenses on gauges being difficult to read during the day, but with the white display on during the day (tied to the DRL) I haven't had any problems, and the blue at night actually compliments the blue R gauges nicely. For the money, it is hard to beat.<p>That being said, I would seriously consider the IPD gauge, but only if I went with a different mounting location.<p>Cheers,<p>Jeff
 

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Re: What boost gauge do you have (Filson)

Someone else has a vintage orange boost gauge? One more and it's a new subculture.
 

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Re: What boost gauge do you have (soupandspoons)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soupandspoons</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">prosport electrical smoked lens dual color blue(night)/white(day) display mounted in a custom pod mounted on the door in the same location as the CFW pod.<p>I have heard other people complain about smoked lenses on gauges being difficult to read during the day, but with the white display on during the day (tied to the DRL) I haven't had any problems, and the blue at night actually compliments the blue R gauges nicely. For the money, it is hard to beat.<p>That being said, I would seriously consider the IPD gauge, but only if I went with a different mounting location.<p><br>Cheers,<p>Jeff </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey Jeff I am going to be installing that same gauge in the same place with the same mount, what I do not know is how to wire the DRL for the white light and the blue for night. Did you have to add wire to lengthen the harness to make it work?
 

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Pro Sport Electric..........<p>............being installed this Thursday <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Pro Sport Electric..........<p>............being installed this Thursday <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>If I can get a handle on the lighting I would install mine tonight! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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sunpro as of now until i get one that matches really nice. its in my cubby
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Hey Jeff I am going to be installing that same gauge in the same place with the same mount, what I do not know is how to wire the DRL for the white light and the blue for night. Did you have to add wire to lengthen the harness to make it work?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey,<p>Yes, what I actually did was feed a cat 5 ethernet cable through the door up to the gauge from the fuse panel in the driver's side of the dash and then I soldered the wires from the harness to the twisted wire pairs of the ethernet cable. I used heat-shrink over all of the soldering points and used scotch locks to tap into the "fused" side of of the fuses that I've indicated below.<p>Here is a link to my install thread on v70r.com: <A HREF="http://www.v70r.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=15876" TARGET="_blank">http://www.v70r.com/forums/ind...15876</A><p>Just in case the link doesn't work, here's the bit about what fuses I used (note that these fuse numbers are <B>ONLY CORRECT FOR AN 04 R</B>)<p>For anyone else looking to install a similar gauge, I ended up tapping the following fuses in the driver's side dash panel: red wire from gauge for constant 12V = fuse 1 (low beams), orange wire from gauge = fuse 14 (passenger seat), white wire from gauge = fuse 10 (DRL). This gives me a white display during the day while the DRL's are on and blue at night when the headlights are on.<p>Best of luck!<p>Cheers,<p>Jeff
 

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IPD R gauge, to be delivered on Friday (after being backordered). I also have a CF Werks FRP Mirror pod coming in the next couple of weeks. I'll post up install pics when I do it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Evos_R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">IPD R gauge, to be delivered on Friday (after being backordered). I also have a CF Werks FRP Mirror pod coming in the next couple of weeks. I'll post up install pics when I do it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No you won't, because it won't fit.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kmagnuss</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>No you won't, because it won't fit.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Being a mechanical gauge, is it too deep?
 

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From my understanding, yes, it's too deep.<p>Plus it's pretty difficult to get the vacuum line there unkinked, and keep it unkinked while opening/closing the door daily.
 
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