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Old 03-17-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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choosing a gauge pod locations

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I was wondering if anyone could give me their opinions/ideas on how to mount my new AFR gauge. Some locations could be for a single pod or I could go with like a 3-pod setup (see pic #4).

I've already pretty much decided against 7 because the visor would block it, and 8 because it'd be too much work and risk of ruining the project drilling into the plastic by the cig lighter outlets.

My a-pillar appears to contain an airbag so I'm not so sure #6 is a good idea.

I am looking to make a clean looking mod with good visibility and ideally the least work. I really like #1, 4, and 5. (4 and 5 would be 2 or 3 gauges in a row... I don't need said gauges yet, but I'll find something to fill the holes til that lovely day when I need a boost gauge)

There's universal gauge pods out there that I was going to look into using since the 09 focus has none on the aftermarket that I can find.


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Old 03-17-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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do #6 get a pillar. i love pillars. ahhhhh pure sex
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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But won't it hit me in the face if my airbag goes off?
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that makes no sense...your airbag is like a baloon if anything it will push it up... it definately will not hit you in your face... or at least i have never ever heard of that.
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+1 for #6 then. I didn't know if the older ones had airbags because the pods online I found are only for 00-07
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the older did not have them in the "A" pillar. I thought some one made a vent pod for the 08-11's. I would look into that if you cant find a pillar pod.
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How-To: 00-04 AC vent (2) gauge pod

http://forums.focaljet.com/interior-...gauge-pod.html

I found these searching and although they are for the older models it's not a bad idea at all. toilet paper rolls and something to shape the thing with, cover it in pantyhose, fiber glass it, and paint it... indeed a neat trick.

though i think if the universal pillar mounts work i'm going to do that since it's only $10 for a single pod. Then I can figure out the fun wiring part
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Or mount it next to your key on the dash so you can see it through the steering wheel. Or attach it to the steering column?
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he doesnt want to drill plastic and risk ruining anything...
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