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      01-10-2008, 01:12 AM   #23
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Ya, I remember he said a custom one had to be made.
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I had a nice set up in my old Evo. center mount on the wheel hub.. It didnt block any of the stock gauges, and was built of carbon fiber.

I still have the piece and put it on wheel, and man it looked sweet! Didnt fit of course.

Perfect placement, right in front of you, no looking down, taking your eyes off the road.

It was built by RMR.......... I also have a Greddy boost gauge sitting around.

But really 11-14 psi is a joke, reading in bars. The needle barley moves.

Now 20-23 lbs. was fun to watch the needle sweep.

I know its for measurements and not "looks".
I had that exact gauge pod for my evo as well paired with defi's. I've recommended it to a few other evo owners and they all love it! Something like that would look hot in our cars only thing is it would block the car info and odo in our clusters. Something to look into though... I'm sure carbontrix could make a carbon mold if someone wanted to send them their plastic steering column.
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1clean335i, what kind of gauges are you using? From what vendor did you purchase the gauges?

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This is what I'm looking for too. It's just a matter of time until someone offers one.
Helix is working on it.
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Here you go man. The three I like belong to Retrodrive, M3to335 and Eugen:
i like the first pic with the 3 guages. is that retrodrive??
btw, i am guessing one is a boost guage, and what are the others? a/f ? and ??

looks like the guage brand is "JC" i do not know much about guages, are they a good brand?

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1clean335i, what kind of gauges are you using? From what vendor did you purchase the gauges?

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btw, who made the mounting bracket??
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How nice would it be if i-drive displayed a digital boost gauge
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How nice would it be if i-drive displayed a digital boost gauge

Uh, didn't you read my post?
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1clean335i, I like your low profile set-up.



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i like the first pic with the 3 guages. is that retrodrive??
btw, i am guessing one is a boost guage, and what are the others? a/f ? and ??

looks like the guage brand is "JC" i do not know much about guages, are they a good brand?

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I think its Exhaust temp. He'll have to confirm that though. I've never heard of JC. I've always loved Blitz and Defi personally.
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so what sizes are you guys doing for the most part, 52mm??
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so what sizes are you guys doing for the most part, 52mm??
yep.
If STRI made a smaller one then I would get that for sure.
This way it could be put in more areas.
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I want something this size, does anyone know of any? It could make for a super clean install

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this might work...

http://www.turbobits.co.uk/acatalog/...ure_gauge.html

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lots of clean installs here, but I like to use my ashtray...

I like jpsimon's idea...
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I'm almost positive I'm gunna go this route with that small digital one
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I'm almost positive I'm gunna go this route with that small digital one
Just in case you haven't seen this thread, I thought I'd post it here.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107134

I'm not a fan of the digital gauge but everybody has their favorites.
To me there's nothing like watching the needle rev up during boost.
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I saw that.. i just don't want to put a boost gauge up onto my dash board. I too would much rather have a defi gauge like that over a digital gauge... it just seems like this tiny digital gauge will make for a much cleaner install.

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107134

I'm not a fan of the digital gauge but everybody has their favorites.
To me there's nothing like watching the needle rev up during boost.
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1clean335i, what kind of gauges are you using? From what vendor did you purchase the gauges?

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The boost gauge is an Autometer sport comp II gauge. I got it from jegs.com. The air/fuel gauge is a no name brand. Its currently there to fill the hole until i get downpipes so I can wire up the wideband. I made the set-up from scratch using the sunglass holder
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In my wrx I had it mounted on my steering column* (it didn't block the view of the RPM's as much as it appears in this pic):




* ya i know this isn't necessarily "clean", but I would do it right with the bmw..
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That looks pretty good. And, even if you did block some of the RPMs, it's not like you would be driving above 7k rpms anyway. Good location!

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In my wrx I had it mounted on my steering column* (it didn't block the view of the RPM's as much as it appears in this pic):




* ya i know this isn't necessarily "clean", but I would do it right with the bmw..
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I might end up doing this on the 335, we'llll see.

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That looks pretty good. And, even if you did block some of the RPMs, it's not like you would be driving above 7k rpms anyway. Good location!
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