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View Poll Results: What should I do?
Keep selling the gauges and pod kits forever, they are awesome! 72 80.90%
Finish out the summer months, do the new group buy, and then move on to something else... 10 11.24%
I don't think a boost gauge is something that anyone needs... 7 7.87%
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      05-29-2008, 09:21 AM   #23
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its a nice addition, but only if you are worried about overboosting or just like the extra display and lights IMO.
honestly, its one of those mods I would like to have but not spend too much on. also, not sure about placement of gauge and look of pod. I hope to get a look at one locally.
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      05-29-2008, 09:31 AM   #24
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Dinan supposed to have done a ton of R&D but as we crudely learned, they didn't even test the latest stage II updated tune on Autos (bulk of 335s out there) before releasing it. I was one of those who got bitten by this. Spent $220 on Dyno visits about 1500 miles of pointless testing to validate and prove this tune, only to get confirmation that I was running stock. This after being ridiculed and told the Dynos were no good etc. If I had a gauge (an after though. Hind sight 20/20 they say) I would have been able to prove instantly that the flash was crap and did nothing at all.

Now Rix, please tell us why we need to remove it for dealer visit. Is it warranty voiding or what is the deal? I thought this is an innocuous device and BMW shouldn't care if you have one or not? Whats the deal with that. Am I wrong to assume its ok?
I personally don't see why they would care, but to address this issue,I have made the pod very easy to install/uninstall, and including quick disconnects for the wires. It wouldn't take more than 5 minutes to remove the pod/gauge,and tuck the wires/tube into the dash.

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      05-29-2008, 09:36 AM   #25
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I have pod #2

Its worked perfectly since the day I got it. Rick was a very stand up guy, and went to a lot of work to get his product out. I was mostly using it while I had a tune, but have since sold said tune. I still like watching my boost, just because I am a techno geek like that. You always should be watching your boost, that way you know if everything is working right.

I say keep selling if there is a demand. I know that I love mine Rick!!
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      05-29-2008, 09:38 AM   #26
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its a nice addition, but only if you are worried about overboosting or just like the extra display and lights IMO.
honestly, its one of those mods I would like to have but not spend too much on. also, not sure about placement of gauge and look of pod. I hope to get a look at one locally.
Find somebody around you that has one. Very good placement, and doesnt block vision at all. I was very worried about it too when I got it, but now that I have been driving around for several months, I havent had any issues with it. Even didnt slide out while I was at the track taking corners at 55mph+.
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      05-29-2008, 09:40 AM   #27
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Thanks Parker!

It's quite an undertaking creating a quantity of a hand made product, but when I hear people happy with it, and getting good use of it, it makes it all worth while!

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I have pod #2

Its worked perfectly since the day I got it. Rick was a very stand up guy, and went to a lot of work to get his product out. I was mostly using it while I had a tune, but have since sold it. I still like watching my boost, just because I am a techno geek like that. You always should be watching your boost, that way you know if everything is working right.

I say keep selling if there is a demand. I know that I love mine Rick!!
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      05-29-2008, 09:50 AM   #28
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Find somebody around you that has one. Very good placement, and doesnt block vision at all. I was very worried about it too when I got it, but now that I have been driving around for several months, I havent had any issues with it. Even didnt slide out while I was at the track taking corners at 55mph+.
also, i place my nav in the same spot. so i'd have to move it up and it may obstruct my view. nav or boost gauge???
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also, i place my nav in the same spot. so i'd have to move it up and it may obstruct my view. nav or boost gauge???
I never thought of that. Is it possible to put the Nav to the right? I have I-Drive, so I dont have that issue.
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      05-29-2008, 01:34 PM   #30
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I never thought of that. Is it possible to put the Nav to the right? I have I-Drive, so I dont have that issue.
I put my nav in the center of the dash...
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      05-29-2008, 05:32 PM   #31
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also, i place my nav in the same spot. so i'd have to move it up and it may obstruct my view. nav or boost gauge???
put your nav in the cup holder!!
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      05-29-2008, 06:24 PM   #32
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I really like the idea, most of the design, and am especially impressed by the execution.

"Continuous improvement" wasn't a choice in the poll... What about a hooded design?

I hope I don't sound like a broken record .

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Hooded designs look very bulky... you could always just use one of these:
http://prosportgauges.com/gauge-hood-visor--52mm.aspx

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I really like the idea, most of the design, and am especially impressed by the execution.

"Continuous improvement" wasn't a choice in the poll... What about a hooded design?

I hope I don't sound like a broken record .

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      05-29-2008, 10:26 PM   #34
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put your nav in the cup holder!!
I do that sometimes too... works out nice. I don't use nav often though... my car is mostly a daily commuter.
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      05-30-2008, 12:12 AM   #35
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You kill me!!!!

Let me see if I can make a custom one off... I will chop chop on a 52mm
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Hey guys... Just wanted to update that this will in fact be the last time to get these pods... I will stop making them after this run
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Hey guys... Just wanted to update that this will in fact be the last time to get these pods... I will stop making them after this run


That sucks Rick. I guess there just isn't enough money in this...

Ha, I have the very first pod made....
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Collectors item right there...

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That sucks Rick. I guess there just isn't enough money in this...

Ha, I have the very first pod made....
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Hey guys... Just wanted to update that this will in fact be the last time to get these pods... I will stop making them after this run
How come... ITs a great product.. you really should keep making these. If the money isn't there, raise the price (after the group buy) Orders may go down, but you can do it on the side..

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How come... ITs a great product.. you really should keep making these. If the money isn't there, raise the price (after the group buy) Orders may go down, but you can do it on the side..

Mike
I think he is just now starting to see a small bit of profit and that is not including the price of his time....

Great products like this come and go, I am just glad I had a chance to work with Rick and get this great product.

Everyone should jump on these ASAP!
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I will probably start selling/re-selling more products for the 3 series eventually... Its fun to have a little side business selling things that you enjoy working on.

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How come... ITs a great product.. you really should keep making these. If the money isn't there, raise the price (after the group buy) Orders may go down, but you can do it on the side..

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Great Product. Rick is the Man!
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Hey rix,
I really do hope you continue making/selling things on this board... you're really a great guy with great customer service and a great product (soon-to-be "products"). Finance-permitting, I'd buy anything from you anytime. Thanks for contributing so much to this board!
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Hey rix,
I really do hope you continue making/selling things on this board... you're really a great guy with great customer service and a great product (soon-to-be "products"). Finance-permitting, I'd buy anything from you anytime. Thanks for contributing so much to this board!
Thanks! I enjoy providing good customer service, and at the same time getting to interact with fellow bmw enthusiests!
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