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    a question about 52mm gauges

    a set of boost, fuel pressure, oil pressure defi gauges are on the way. they are 52mm looking to get a dash pod for them i am thinking about getting the auto meter one. its alittle cheaper than the defi one. my question is does anyone have it what do they think about it. also 52mm is the same as 2 1/16 correct. thanks in advanced.
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    2 1/16" = 52.39mm

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    I have the Autometer dash pod.

    Its good..... and it's good quality.

    However, the lack of a "hood" over the top of your gauges will cause a significant reflection in the center of your windshield at night.

    I've gotten used to it over the years... but it was VERY distracting at first.

    If someone were to trade me a hooded dash pod for my Autometer non-hooded dash pod..... I would accept.

    EDIT:

    This is a terrible, blurry picture of the interior of my car.... but if you look at the very top of the picture, you can see the "reflection" I'm talking about.

    Again.... the pod is smaller, and more discreet than the massive hooded pods.... but you have to deal with the reflection at night.

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    Get a "hooded" clock pod. As ninefourteener pointed out, the glare on the windshield sucks at night. Also, the hood helps keep the sun reflection on the gauges down, making them easier to see during the day.

    I have an ATI pod in my car, and sitting in the driver seat, I see my hood scoop over the pod. It's not as obtrusive as you may think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    2 1/16" = 52.39mm
    ok thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    I have the Autometer dash pod.

    Its good..... and it's good quality.
    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Get a "hooded" clock pod.
    thanks. i will get one with a hood. autometer one has the gauges angled. some of the other ones are not angled is there a big difference when you look at them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irvin787878
    thanks. i will get one with a hood. autometer one has the gauges angled. some of the other ones are not angled is there a big difference when you look at them.
    Here's the view of mine from the drivers seat:


    I have no visibility issues unless the sun is coming through my back window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Here's the view of mine from the drivers seat:
    I have no visibility issues unless the sun is coming through my back window.
    awsome thanks. what gauges are they. they are a perfect match.

    i got them from ebay used the only thing is they dont have instructions. bummer
    i have an 07 wrx tr
    will i need adaptors for the sensors to screw in.
    i seen a post on where to put the oil sensor in but i cant seem to find it. any help on that would be great. also where does the fuel pressure on screw in. i havent searched for the boost pressure on yet but any help there would be great also. thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Here's the view of mine from the drivers seat:
    I have no visibility issues unless the sun is coming through my back window.
    i found a post u made to a person on the install of a boost gauge and pics but its an 05 would that work for my 07 also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irvin787878
    awsome thanks. what gauges are they. they are a perfect match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irvin787878
    will i need adaptors for the sensors to screw in.
    i seen a post on where to put the oil sensor in but i cant seem to find it.
    You have two options:
    1) Galley plug. I tapped my oil temp gauge into the galley plug under the TMIC. It's on the engine block near the turbo. I believe it's an 8mm hex socket.
    2) Sandwich adapter. This goes between the block and the oil filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by irvin787878
    also where does the fuel pressure on screw in.


    Looks like I found ninefourteener's install pic

    Quote Originally Posted by irvin787878
    i havent searched for the boost pressure on yet but any help there would be great also.
    Tap the vacuum line coming off the BPV. You can see his T in the left part of that picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Defi Red Racers



    You have two options:
    1) Galley plug. I tapped my oil temp gauge into the galley plug under the TMIC. It's on the engine block near the turbo. I believe it's an 8mm hex socket.
    2) Sandwich adapter. This goes between the block and the oil filter.





    Looks like I found ninefourteener's install pic



    Tap the vacuum line coming off the BPV. You can see his T in the left part of that picture.
    no adapter needed for the galley plug and my sensor right.
    is the brass looking t fitting in the pic on the car from factory or do i need to find that.
    got it on the boost gauge.
    thanks for your help i appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irvin787878
    no adapter needed for the galley plug and my sensor right.
    https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...roducts_id=961

    I got mine from my local dealership.

    Quote Originally Posted by irvin787878
    is the brass looking t fitting in the pic on the car from factory or do i need to find that.
    http://prosportgauges.com/fuel-press...g-adaptor.aspx
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    can i use regular teflon tape for the threads of the sensors or should i get something else that may be better? sorry for all the questions. thanks for all ur help and giving me these links above. i might take the part number to the local dealership before getting it online also. thanks again
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    I don't recall using teflon tape on mine, ever. Reasons: threads are tapered and shouldn't need it. #2: the sensors need grounding, and do so through the threads. Teflon tape can hinder this.

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    ok thanks alot
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