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04-03-2013 01:06 PM
zetecDon Moved to "MK3 Interior Mods & Upgrades".
04-02-2013 10:27 PM
_RED_
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Originally Posted by StingRay View Post
Why EGT AND wideband? Just wondering.
Down the road may spray some N2o, so wide band to tune in the fuel and N2o pills, and EGT to make sure I don't fry a valve lol
04-02-2013 09:29 PM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by Casbs_12 View Post
Maybe I'm wrong but I'm not certain I have airbags in the a-pillars. there isn't an "ABS" or "Airbag" marking on them. The b-pillars have the marks along with the steering wheel and passenger dashboard. I don't see any score marks for an airbag deploy either.

In any case, I would be putting the gauges on the bottom 1/3 of the pillar and not near the roofline where the airbags would be placed.

Someone on the focus ST forum added a-pillar gauges so I think it can be done.

In any case from what I've seen the ST gauges are garbage so I'm not interested. too small, not enough information, and I don't have a turbo so the boost gauge would be useless. Maybe I could use the housing but i'd throw out the stock gauges and put in my own.
The side curtain airbags deploy from the roof rails and come down the pillars, and every single 2012+ Ford Focus has these airbags with the inflator mounted in the pillar, therefore there is a risk upon deployment of gauges being launched off that I wouldn't take.
04-02-2013 09:15 PM
StingRay Why EGT AND wideband? Just wondering.
04-02-2013 03:21 AM
RedComet
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Originally Posted by _RED_ View Post
I'd be interested in this I would run a wide band and EGT gauge.

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+1. I'd love an oil temp, pressure, and wideband and EGT guage cluster/pod. I was talking about this the other day too, incidentally.
03-30-2013 07:30 AM
Bliky Interesting... I'd love it if someone made a center gauge pod like the one in the ST... Love me some Prosport Evo Guages!
03-30-2013 04:39 AM
StingRay http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-s...pod-setup.html

This thread might help you guys out :)

The airbags sits way up at the top of the pillar. Running gauges at the bottom like in the thread linked will keep it safe in case of an accident.
03-29-2013 07:48 PM
_RED_ I'd be interested in this I would run a wide band and EGT gauge.

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03-29-2013 07:36 PM
Casbs_12 Maybe I'm wrong but I'm not certain I have airbags in the a-pillars. there isn't an "ABS" or "Airbag" marking on them. The b-pillars have the marks along with the steering wheel and passenger dashboard. I don't see any score marks for an airbag deploy either.

In any case, I would be putting the gauges on the bottom 1/3 of the pillar and not near the roofline where the airbags would be placed.

Someone on the focus ST forum added a-pillar gauges so I think it can be done.

In any case from what I've seen the ST gauges are garbage so I'm not interested. too small, not enough information, and I don't have a turbo so the boost gauge would be useless. Maybe I could use the housing but i'd throw out the stock gauges and put in my own.
03-29-2013 02:32 PM
darkangelism
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Might want to hold off on that a pillar... I'd say find one like the ST that takes over the center speaker. Those a-pillar side air bags are a real life saver!
Also a facefull of guages if it does go off would be painful
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