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      01-22-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Smile Cobb Accessport - Mount it up and use it as a boost gauge.

Hey guys, I haven't seen any posts here on people mounting their Cobb AP to use it as a boost gauge instead of buying one, so I figured I'd post the idea up for people to use. If I at least help one person save money, I'll be happy. You can use your Cobb as a boost gauge, but of course comes the problem of being able to see it while you drive. Here is a simple solution. Buy yourself a universal GPS / cell phone automobile mount. You can get one that mounts on your windshield, or one that mounts on your air vents. I prefer the air vent method personally. If you slide the mount over all the way on the vent, you'll still be able to get most of the air coming out of it. Personally, I'm a windows down kind of guy, so air doesn't matter to me.

This particular mount can be purchased at Best Buy for $18 (on sale), or I'm sure you can get an ebay mount for around $5. You can also purchase it online for $11 shipped here (thanks to BkNy3): http://www.restockit.com/bracketron-...&ci_sku=U75567





Here are some pictures of how it looks mounted.







Enjoy!
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awesome! I have always wanted to do something like that.
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It just clips to the air vent correct?

oh by the way get some gas before you run out
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Going to stop by best buy tomorrow. Great thinking.
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I've been doing this with Velcro tabs for over 9 months. Surprised it took this long for someone to post about it on a public forum.

Just be sure to disconnect it if you're parked overnight or you will trigger some voltage codes or possibly drain your battery.
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awesome! I have always wanted to do something like that.
Thanks!

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It just clips to the air vent correct?

oh by the way get some gas before you run out
Yep, just two clips. I can't wait until cars run on water instead of gas!

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Going to stop by best buy tomorrow. Great thinking.
Thanks, can't take credit for it though, many people have done this before on Evos, STIs, etc... Just sharing with the E9X community!
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Definitely a good idea for those who are into live data motoring or of course to use at as a boost gauge!
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Great idea..I will probably do this until I get around to selling my JB4...for now I get built in boost gauges but later on will suck...unless Cobb plans to have hijacked gauges in the future? Haha wishful thinking..
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I rather mount it to the other said in case it rains or gets wet from opening the window or door.Still good
Idea .I mounted mine like Themis did with Velcro .
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this will stay on with the ignition off?
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this will stay on with the ignition off?
Yeah, just unplug it.
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i've been using the exact same mount from Best Buy for about 5 months now....works great! i keep mine on the right side of the steering wheel in the center vent...and usually only keep my the AP in there when i'm datalogging or at the track.
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make sure you always unplug it though when you go out.
Last thing u want is for someone to jack your cobb
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Great idea..I will probably do this until I get around to selling my JB4...for now I get built in boost gauges but later on will suck...unless Cobb plans to have hijacked gauges in the future? Haha wishful thinking..
I might have a buyer for your JB4. I will let you know though

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Yep, just two clips. I can't wait until cars run on water instead of gas!
Sounds good to me and I wish cars ran on water too! haha
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Looks good. Does it mount securely? Does it scuff up any surfaces?
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Looks good. Does it mount securely? Does it scuff up any surfaces?
Yep, mounts great. Doesn't scruff anything, although I can't speak for other universal mounts.
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You can get windshield mount versions of this:

http://www.bracketron.com/mobile-gri...ield-mount-kit
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Hey guys, I haven't seen any posts here on people mounting their Cobb AP to use it as a boost gauge instead of buying one, so I figured I'd post the idea up for people to use. If I at least help one person save money, I'll be happy. You can use your Cobb as a boost gauge, but of course comes the problem of being able to see it while you drive. Here is a simple solution. Buy yourself a universal GPS / cell phone automobile mount. You can get one that mounts on your windshield, or one that mounts on your air vents. I prefer the air vent method personally. If you slide the mount over all the way on the vent, you'll still be able to get most of the air coming out of it. Personally, I'm a windows down kind of guy, so air doesn't matter to me.

This particular mount can be purchased at Best Buy for $18 (on sale), or I'm sure you can get an ebay mount for around $5.




Here are some pictures of how it looks mounted.







Enjoy!
Why did you photoshop the mileage and decided not to show it? Just out of curiosity.
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Why did you photoshop the mileage and decided not to show it? Just out of curiosity.
Just in case a stealership tries to give the owner of the car shit for having Cobb or something :P
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Great idea!!!!!
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I just used velcro tape to attach it to the dash. The only thing is you need to remember to hide the AP everytime you leave the car. Someone could possibly steal it and it would cause you a huge headache having a married ecu & no ap.
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Maybe flip the miles back for resale or lease return.
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