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This is a discussion on Gauge Pod within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I would like to mount 3 52mm gauges in the "clock slot' but it doesn't look promising. Who can make ...

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    Gauge Pod

    I would like to mount 3 52mm gauges in the "clock slot' but it doesn't look promising. Who can make a suggestion? A-pillar (boy racer look)? Defi (which is unpainted).

    I would expect some of the clock wiring could even be useful for a center pod mount.

    Help?

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    I painted my defi pod with black BBQ grill paint and it looks fine. I even have friends that build hot rods say it looks stock. It is a great looking housing and I wouldn't let the fact that it needs some paint stop you.
    Ride on!
    Road Runner a.k.a. Mark

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    Yes the clock wiring does supply you with the power you need. At least it did for my Defi gauges.
    Ride on!
    Road Runner a.k.a. Mark

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    Someone on I-Club suggested that a color called Ford Smoke M was a good match. They used a flat spray paint for bumpers. I was too impatient to order this stuff and wait for it to come through the mail so I used Plasti-Kote number FM 8128 (Ford Smoke M) gloss paint and it ended up looking pretty good. I also filed off some of the hook part on the tabs so I could get it out easier when I needed to replace guages or bulbs.

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    Somebody told me the silver paint on the dash looks good too. Anybody know the subaru paint code or hoe to find it?

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    I can't find a defi gauge pod to save my life. Does anyone know of a source with one in stock?

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    I bought my Defi pod at Altered Atmosphere in Gaithersburg MD. I think that they moved since I was there last so I don't know the address.

    Edit: I just remembered that Mach V in Virginia carries them as well. Check their website at www.fastwrx.com.

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    Originally posted by russ
    I can't find a defi gauge pod to save my life. Does anyone know of a source with one in stock?

    Godspeed

    I got mine from Dan. He has a few diffrent gauges to go in it. I went with the Defi.
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    I found one at http://www.wrxtuner.com/. I think iI tried everybody else.

    Gauges, VDO, came from egauges.com. Boost, oil temp and pressure.

    For the wiring using clock wires check this gentleman's very helpful web page: http://mikeegan.stormpages.com/Gauges.html.

    For the oil pressure and temp sending unit bungs, go to: : http://www.spipowerexcel.com. This eliminates drilling, etc and fits just under the oil filter. They shipped like lightning. Good people.

    Why nobody uses VDO is a mystery to me. These are high quality gauges at a very reasonable price.

    I'll install this weekend.

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    The local speedshop where I bought my Altimeter gauges also carries VDO. They recommended against the VDO. Said that they had a lot of returns of defective gauges with their VDO units.

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    Not to be a smart alek, but how did the price compare? There is less mark-up in a VDO. VDO is OEM in BMW and Mercedes.

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    I don't remember exactly but I think that the price wasn't that much different. The margin (profit) on them may be different and therefore a shop might steer people away from them. But why carry an item if you don't want to sell it (or don't make a good profit on the sale)? Oh well, I don't understand business anyway especially overpriced speedshops.

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