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Old 11-01-2007, 04:07 PM
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Question pillar mount pod for boost gauge?

I'd like to mount a 2 1/16" boost gauge on the pillar of my 90 350 SDL. Any one know where I can buy a mounting pod for it?

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Old 11-02-2007, 03:56 AM
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:08 AM
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I agree, pillar gauge in an S-Class would look very out of place.

Ashtray gauges are popular.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:39 PM
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i had this debate with myself. the ashtray is a good friend of mine holds my coins and my parking passes. plus the ashtray is not in the line of sight. the guage piller is not very good looking but it is better for driving and lets you keep the ashtray.
i bought a universal A piller pod set and with some glue and some bondo and almost every spare moment i had for 3 weeks, i made my A pill gauge pod.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:09 PM
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loneranger asked if anyone knew where to buy an a-pillar mount, not your opinion of it.


Loneranger, please post pics if you get your a-pillar gauges installed.

SirNik, if you have any pics, I'd like to see them.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:37 PM
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loneranger asked if anyone knew where to buy an a-pillar mount, not your opinion of it.

I don't know where to buy one, but check any asian getto ricer shop that also sells rear wings, fake turbo sound devices and stick on hood scoops- they'll have it for sure.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:48 AM
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Here is where I mounted mine. Not the ideal spot but it works and looks good.

http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/OM617BoostControl
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:39 PM
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people here are so close-minded, it just makes me sad.

I've seen plenty of dodge cummins with gauges mounted on the a-pillar, theres nothing 'rice' about that.

Apparently its perfectly fine to shoehorn in an intercooler in your classic benz, and put ridiculous 'bling' on your grille...but the moment you come to the conclusion that in order to keep your ashtray and mount 3 extra gauges you are 'asian getto ricer'... nice.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:44 PM
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When I get my EGT gauge I am going to consider mounting them on the A-pillar. As long as they are done nicely and are tasteful, I see nothing wrong with it. As long as they are small also, that would look ridiculous having a big 2 5/8 gauge up there.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:34 AM
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I'm soliciting input on the performance forum to see if it's worth it to produce pillar and dash pods specifically for MB's. All I need is about 20 to commit for a production run. No response yet...
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:40 AM
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Personally, I think A-pillar gauges look silly on anything, including rice and POS trucks (but I don't much care when they are hacked up). It's your car, do whatever you want.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:00 AM
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I agree... sticking anything on the A-pillar of a luxury car (or anything other than a rally car, really) looks ridiculous.

If you want to put a boost gauge on the car, I definitely recommend an ashtray one. On my 83 300D-T, I have the ashtray removed, and a boost gauge / volt meter installed.. with a piece of zebrano wood as the backing so that it looks "stock".

Not the best picture, but here's an example how it looks on my car:
http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/Zerohour3k/?action=view&current=CIMG0195.jpg
http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/Zerohour3k/?action=view&current=CIMG0196.jpg
http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/Zerohour3k/?action=view&current=CIMG0204.jpg
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:09 PM
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(a) the owner can do what he wants with his car -- I considered pillar mounting my gauges
(b) modifications should be reversible (the car can be put back the way it was without major surgery and expense)
(c) modifications should look like they came from the factory (the novice is fooled, the journeyman asks "is that stock?" and the expert wants to know how you did it)

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Old 11-07-2007, 05:52 PM
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(a) the owner can do what he wants with his car -- I considered pillar mounting my gauges
(b) modifications should be reversible (the car can be put back the way it was without major surgery and expense)
(c) modifications should look like they came from the factory (the novice is fooled, the journeyman asks "is that stock?" and the expert wants to know how you did it)

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Couldn't have said it better myself. I pride myself on doing installs to that quality. I went far enough to make the harness for my remote entry look like factory harness.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:33 PM
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Corvette uses a "holographic" display that sits in front of your eyes

Now thats the real way to do it

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