Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:04 PM
Looking to install some new gauges into my S13, but not sure where to mount them. I know most people put them on the dash, but mine is mint and would rather not put holes in it. Also, I am looking to keep the interior as clean looking as possible which is something to consider ...
Very open to installing anywhere listed in the poll - would have no problem tearing out center vent etc.
Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:10 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:23 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:41 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:45 PM
like this. I've always run with this in all my sports cars. Water temp, boost, volts/oil pressure. Sorted.
Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:53 PM
anyway i believe you should be easily able to read them at a glance. down near the cd player sucks for that
Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:55 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:00 PM
Also reading at a glance..I've never found it particuarly labour intensive to view while on the DIN.
I love the clean finish install as well as the fact it's relatively 'out of sight' from a quick glance into the cabin from passersby and the authorities etc.
Still, each to their own eh?
Edited by Yippykiyay, 17 November 2011 - 02:02 PM.
Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:20 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:26 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:47 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:38 PM
Aftermarket gauges everywhere + supra = nightmare/awful as f**k
Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:19 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:01 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:40 PM
nahh but really if you dont use the ac/heater vent thats the best place for it. if its down low and out of you sight you wont see it and you'll just forget about it, i mean theres a reason why the cluster is right in your line of sight
Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:28 AM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:48 AM
Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:34 AM
But its really just personal preference i suppose.
EDIT:Totally changed my mind on this, need to be able to see the boost gauge in my line of sight, have moved it. Stick it on the windscreen right next to the A-Pillar - Much better!
Edited by klv180sx, 18 May 2012 - 01:57 PM.
Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:36 PM
Edited by Gurglar, 19 November 2011 - 12:37 PM.
Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:02 PM
When I drive on road I normally cover my gauges with baseball cap
Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:30 AM
Anywhere else is just aids except for pillar.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:48 AM
Edited by The Panda, 22 November 2011 - 10:49 AM.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:56 AM
I cut the tail off my pillar mount thing so it sits prety much flush with the dash.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:10 PM
Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:12 PM
My dash was f**ked anyway, so I used a mat to cover everything. The benefit of having the cups is that its easier to point to wherever yoyu decide to sit. I made that AC vent bracket, next design is going to try to point the gauges at the driver. BUT if one day you decide to move your seat, or you get a lower seat or whatever, then it'll be pointing in the wrong direction (yes, I am that anal about things that don't matter)
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