I finally received the highly anticipated SMY Cluster for MY02-07 WRX and STi yesterday. All I gotta say is WOW. I was given one SMY Cluster from the test batch before mass production. The finished product looks factory. It has the same texture and all mounting tabs on the back for perfect fitment. I took some pics of the other dual gauge cluster and the SMY Cluster.
The SMY Cluster is on top. The other gauge cluster doesn't have the mounting clips on the bottom so the cluster will flop around when you hit a bump.
You will need to reuse these from your factory bezel on the new SMY bezel.
Easily installed on the new bezel.
Finished product in my car. I will take more pics tomorrow with the gauges lit up. It doesn't really block much. I can see the E line on the fuel gauge and 140 on the speedo.
The only 2 things I don't like about the bezel is the finish right behind the 2 gauge pods. Its a shiny finish and doesn't match the rest of the bezel. Its nothing you can really see but its kind of annoying. The other thing is a small gap on the bottom inner part of the bezel. I spoke to SMY about it and he's having it fixed before mass production.
All in all it's an amazing product. I'm happy with it and anyone that's particular with the way things look in their cars will be very happy. Its a must buy. If you have the other dual gauge bezel and not happy with the way it fits, you'll want to buy this. Its worth every penny.