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Old 02-20-2006, 03:38 AM   #386
Psyk
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Bergen County
Vehicle:
2012 SWP WRX Hatch
RIP 05 WRX

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Originally Posted by twentynine
Ok! I finally finished my stupid gauges. I did the standard Trunk_Monkey mod with the condoms from partsexpress.com, but I added my own twist of "selective hotspotting and dimspotting" to even out the color. To fix the dimspots, I also ordered 2 12V 35mA LEAD LAMP .12" diameter bulbs. You can see where I mounted them in the pics below. To get rid of the ungodly bright hotspot on the fuel and oil temp gauges, I used a sheet of computer paper as a diffuser to "dim" the light to the rest of the cluster. I also swapped out the larger bulbs for smallers ones, but I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it. I only did that because partsexpress.com large condoms were on backorder.

I won't lie and say that they came out 100% perfect, but they are damned close to the human eye. Or at least my eyes heh. There is a slight dimming around the H and C of the oil temp gauges and near the 0 of the tachometer. Also the 140 mph area of the speedo is a little bright, but my boost gauge kind of masks that. Without further adieu, here are the pics:

damn man, that looks friggen good! I'm not a big fan of the red, but that makes me like it a lot! Congrats
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