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      10-05-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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VEI Installed- Steering Column

I previously had my VEI gauge on the side of the dash where Rixster's pod is, except I just had in a temp. gauge holder that comes with STRI gauges. The wiring was exposed and it looked ugly.

I re-did it and wedged in between the steering column and speedo area.

What do you all think?
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      10-05-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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Nice job,looks good!
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Looks good to me.
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gimme your steering wheel.
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      10-05-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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nice job, i wish it was mechanical, it would match perfectly!
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looks good but from the pics it looks like it blocks your view of your info screen that displays mpg and miles to empty, but i guess thats not that much of a problem if you dont use that much, but overall nicely done
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      10-06-2008, 08:47 AM   #7
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nice job, i wish it was mechanical, it would match perfectly!
I had the STRI gauge before and that was mechanical and matched the lighting perfectly.

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looks good but from the pics it looks like it blocks your view of your info screen that displays mpg and miles to empty, but i guess thats not that much of a problem if you dont use that much, but overall nicely done
True. I can still see the info, just not head on.
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Looks good just gotta move it 2 mil to the left to center it
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I had the STRI gauge before and that was mechanical and matched the lighting perfectly.
so why did you change it?
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could you put this in the corner of the steering wheel column and maybe add two gauges so you could see the mpg/mls info? or does it cover to much of the instrument panel?
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so why did you change it?
If his gague was like mine, I question the accuracy... The needle on mine sits quite a bit below "0" when the car is off, and it seems to droop more with each passing week. I'm about to install one of the VEI gauges myself, I just have to find myself in a mood where I feel like playing with wires, heh.
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From straight on it looks good...from the side: not so good
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so why did you change it?
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If his gague was like mine, I question the accuracy... The needle on mine sits quite a bit below "0" when the car is off, and it seems to droop more with each passing week. I'm about to install one of the VEI gauges myself, I just have to find myself in a mood where I feel like playing with wires, heh.
+1 The STRI was not accurate and only thing nice about it was the color match to OEM.

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could you put this in the corner of the steering wheel column and maybe add two gauges so you could see the mpg/mls info? or does it cover to much of the instrument panel?
There's room for another gauge. It only covers up the Mileage/Trip computer area.
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I really like the location..
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