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Old 10-04-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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They would probably look something like this:


As soon as my cat back comes in, I'm going to install everything for stage 2 and flash the ecu with an open source map. Because I'm going with open source tuning, I wanted to be able to monitor my air/fuel ratio. To do this, I got an innovate lc-1. The only problem is I had no idea where to put it. I already have boost/egt/oil pressure in the clock pod, and I refuse to get an A pillar pod just because of the rice factor. After talking to a friend, I decided to put it in the ash tray. This presented some challenges, but I think I did a good job of overcoming them, and I'm very pleased with the final result.

I have more pictures and some explanation of what I did here: http://www.cgbagne.com/wrx/?p=172 . This site is self hosted. If it doesn't work, try back later. Historically, it has been very reliable, but it is only a box in my basement.

I took a bunch of pictures throughout the process, so I can make a decent write-up if the interest is great enough.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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Wow, very nice install
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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Yeah man looks sick...
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for the kind words. It has a few minor flaws, but like I said, they are minor and don't bother me very much. The biggest issue is that the area under the window is sunken in a bit. I may redo that part some day, but for now, it will suffice.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:38 PM   #5
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love it, looks really good!


but how is an a pillar pod a "rice factor" and not a clock mount?
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I refuse to get an A pillar pod just because of the rice factor.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:44 PM   #6
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love it, looks really good!


but how is an a pillar pod a "rice factor" and not a clock mount?
Thanks!

It's just personal preference, I guess. The clock mount is lower, and since it is in the center of the dash, it is less visible from the outside. But you are right, even with the oem gauge pod, it isn't significantly better than an A pillar mount.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:12 PM   #7
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this is a very nice DIY.... wouldn't it be hard to see when your driving... but its not like your looking at it all the time lol.... but if it was me i would like it in front of me somewhere.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:20 PM   #8
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wow. Someone get this man a lower member number.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:41 PM   #9
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:21 PM   #10
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Love the quality and thought behind doing it, read your blog on it, but I don't know how much I'd like to be looking down there while going fast. Quick reference looks are fine, but still a bit less usefully placed than I would personally prefer, but damned if it isn't sweet!
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:25 PM   #11
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I have a 2 pod A pod pillar. It might be "rice", but I can see the various color coded LED's for the wideband rather clearly in my peripheral vision.

Kudos for a job well done though!
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:09 PM   #12
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Thanks for the comments everybody.

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this is a very nice DIY.... wouldn't it be hard to see when your driving... but its not like your looking at it all the time lol.... but if it was me i would like it in front of me somewhere.
Though the location isn't ideal for visibility, it isn't bad either. I'll probably watch it pretty closely when I first put a new map on, but once I know it's legit, there really isn't much reason to keep looking down.

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wow. Someone get this man a lower member number.
That would be awesome. I suppose I could just be an honorary <100k member.
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Love the quality and thought behind doing it, read your blog on it, but I don't know how much I'd like to be looking down there while going fast. Quick reference looks are fine, but still a bit less usefully placed than I would personally prefer, but damned if it isn't sweet!
Thanks man. I would have just gone with the Subiegal pod for the sake of simplicity and visibility if my gps weren't already in that location. Since that wasn't an option, I thought this was the next best thing.

Something that I do really like about this location is it sort of reminds me of the James Bond cars. If I close the little door thing, nobody has any way of knowing what is there. My next diy may have to involve a hidden missile system.
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Old 10-05-2008, 04:55 PM   #13
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great looking mod! I'm tired of my LM-1 rolling around on the floor.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:13 AM   #14
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I hate to revive an old thread but in case anyone finds this in a search, the site bellow sells a 3.5mm cable that is made to use wall plates for custom setups, however it only mounts by going threw the hole and then it has a ring on the outside that tightens down and holds it in place. Might make it easier to hold in place.

http://datapro.net/products/dual-pan...tereo-f-f.html
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:06 AM   #15
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Interesting. That would certainly make things a bit easier but one of my criteria for this thing was that everything be flush to the panel. It seems as though that product would stick out some.

If it matters to anybody, this thing its still holding up nicely. No problems to speak of aside from the roughness that you can see below the display in the original pictures. I'd like to redo it at some point to address that but its hardly a priority.
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:16 PM   #16
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install looks OE!

props to ya



question: is there an audible peak warn?

A/F(knock) is one(if not the only) thing I would keep up high in view
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:59 PM   #17
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No, it's just a basic gauge from innovate that I hacked up. It's primarily there for tuning, so it doesn't really require constant attention. I can log with it and my tuner can see it just fine from the passenger seat, so it serves my needs just fine.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:11 PM   #18
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i like it alot, and the fact that you can close the door when you dont want to look at it
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:21 PM   #19
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ah!

in that case cool beans!

as I mentioned, install looks OE! great job!
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:29 PM   #20
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They would probably look something like this:


As soon as my cat back comes in, I'm going to install everything for stage 2 and flash the ecu with an open source map. Because I'm going with open source tuning, I wanted to be able to monitor my air/fuel ratio. To do this, I got an innovate lc-1. The only problem is I had no idea where to put it. I already have boost/egt/oil pressure in the clock pod, and I refuse to get an A pillar pod just because of the rice factor. After talking to a friend, I decided to put it in the ash tray. This presented some challenges, but I think I did a good job of overcoming them, and I'm very pleased with the final result.

I have more pictures and some explanation of what I did here: http://www.cgbagne.com/wrx/?p=172 . This site is self hosted. If it doesn't work, try back later. Historically, it has been very reliable, but it is only a box in my basement.

I took a bunch of pictures throughout the process, so I can make a decent write-up if the interest is great enough.

This is a bit off topic but how is adding an "A pillar pod" a rice factor? the fact your doing this many mods to a wrx "wagon" makes your car already a ricer.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:36 PM   #21
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This is a bit off topic but how is adding an "A pillar pod" a rice factor? the fact your doing this many mods to a wrx "wagon" makes your car already a ricer.
completely opposite of rice.. he just didn't want to do the a pillar pod, who cares? this was super innovative!
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:52 PM   #22
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This is a bit off topic but how is adding an "A pillar pod" a rice factor? the fact your doing this many mods to a wrx "wagon" makes your car already a ricer.
Biotches won't ever understand a Wagon... that's ok... you stick to your STi/Sedan la-la land fantasy....

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Old 12-19-2010, 07:12 PM   #23
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Biotches won't ever understand a Wagon... that's ok... you stick to your STi/Sedan la-la land fantasy....

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lol what? Why don't you read my OP again.

Your bitching about A pillar pods because they are ricer yet you have a stage 2 on your wagon or in other words.. you shouldn't be calling a pillar pods ricer when you have a stage 2 wagon with a clock pod.

The wide-band mod does looks nice though

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Old 12-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #24
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i like it!
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clean!
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