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This is a discussion on Boost gauge in Air vent within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just got an autometer boost gauge for my 02 wrx and was interested in mounting it in the driver ...

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    Boost gauge in Air vent

    I just got an autometer boost gauge for my 02 wrx and was interested in mounting it in the driver side circular air vent. It should fit perfectly. My question is if anyone has ever done this and if they can give me some advice. I assume I'll have to plug up the air vent, and I want to know how serious a project i'm getting into.

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    boost gauge in vent

    Hey.......first of all its gotta be a 60mm gauge if u want it to look right.Ive done this to a couple WRXs.I got this idea about 2 1/2 years ago.Kinda surprised me when i seen it on that wrx in the magazine.Anyways if u want some info how to put it in there just sent me ur email addy.Ill be gladly to help u.......

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    any info would help

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    It's not too hard. I just did it with a 52mm gauge. When you dremel out the face of the vent go only as far as the ring inside the vent. Then slowly start making it bigger so that the gauge fits in, but is still a snug fit. The hardest part is getting the vent out. Once that is done, the next hardest part is getting it back in.

    Here are some pictures of my gauges.







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    bumping an old thread, do we have any moe examples/pics on how to do DIY this mod?

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    so, I did this myself.

    what i did was take the vent out completely and fabbed a 3" round w/52mm hole panel, painted it flat black and glued onto the back of the trim ring then just installed the trim ring back in place. Looks like it was meant to be there! oh I also balled up a piec of faom and jammed it inside the ducting so more air gets flowed to the other vents and not behind my dash

    I'll post pics later.

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    Hey i wanted to do this today. Does anybody have pics of this done??
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    Why you guys would want to permanently sacrifice a valuable dispenser of sacred A/C for a guage that can be mounted anywhere else is beyond me... but hey if you like it, guess its all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flabele View Post
    Hey i wanted to do this today. Does anybody have pics of this done??
    Here's some pics from my old 03 rex. I liked how clean the look was and how the gauge matched the bezel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithoss View Post
    Why you guys would want to permanently sacrifice a valuable dispenser of sacred A/C for a guage that can be mounted anywhere else is beyond me... but hey if you like it, guess its all good.
    It wasn't much of a sacrifice for me, my car stayed at the right temps without that vent, I still had the other vent on the center console if I really need the air to be hitting me in the face. Plus you can always put it back when it's time to sell or trade out.

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    Its been just a few years since the last post on this thread hopefully they got it done.
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    Way to bump a 6yr old thread....
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