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Old 04-07-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default custom center console dual pod 2011 wrx

Couldn't find anything on the market that fit here. I hate the look of a-pillar mounts, and not a huge fan of the main bezel mount (SMY?). so I made one. Quick details, 16ga #304 s/s (brackets too), with tumbled finish (could paint them, but the tumbled finish works pretty good). Only works with the 52mm size. Pictures should explain.

Heres the hole

card stock

Cut to fit, adjust with good ol duct tape

Scanned my template and CAD'ed it out

Cut it out with waterjet

quick test fit

Back of gauges showing brackets

Close up view of side bracket, will add holes for screw mounts if I make any more, currently attached brackets to console with 3M double sided foam tape that came with the prosport gauges

ran wires through hole in top right of cubby hole (was patient, used a piece of TiG filler rod to help snake through, but taking console out may be easier


installed and running (pic with out flash)
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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looks good, any plan to put a finish on the panel itself?
looks like you even retain a small cubby for junk to collect in.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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I was thinking about painting it before I put it in, but it comes real close to matching the other silver colored stuff (pics don't show so well). Best match I think to the factory colored accents, I would have to make face from aluminum, sand blast the face and then have it clear anodized. But the tumbled finish is perfect to paint.

there is just enough room in front of the gauges to put a pair moderately large sunglasses...or enough room for junk to collect in
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:02 AM   #4
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any plans to start selling them?
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #5
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The work is top notch but location for the boost and oil pressure is no good.
It requires you to completely take your eyes off the road.

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:14 AM   #6
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I totally would make a bunch. But i would need at least 15-20 people to get in on it. that way I can run it through my shop without getting in trouble (and if I do 15-20 of em, the price can stay low). I already have a few minor changes I'd like to make too.
....who's interested?
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:18 AM   #7
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The work is top notch but location for the boost and oil pressure is no good.
It requires you to completely take your eyes of the road.
looking at any gauge takes your eyes off the road. Using peak/recall gauges with warnings allows you not to look at them all the time. If your ride is running right, you don't really need to look all the time. Just mostly used for diagnostic in my opinion.

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #8
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And thanks for the one up on the quality
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:34 AM   #9
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looking at any gauge takes your eyes off the road. Using peak/recall gauges with warnings allows you not to look at them all the time. If your ride is running right, you don't really need to look all the time. Just mostly used for diagnostic in my opinion.
I know a lot of people check their gauges time to time especially if they are stock.

I think it is a great place for water temp, oil temp, even oil pressure but not for boost.

With a gauge that is located on dash you still have the road in your sight but with this setup your eyes will be completely of the road.

It's just my opinion. Your setup looks great.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #10
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iam down..lmk when 14 more people are..lol
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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I was thinking you would stop at the cardboard step! Hahah.

I need to think of another gauge to buy and then I would really want this. Badly. It would be very quick easy to Plasti Dip it, and I think it would look quite good.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:36 PM   #12
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I know this is an older thread but congratulations man, looks great. I was thinking of utalizing that spot my self with two gauges. Hopefully you can still make them, I'm interested
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:38 PM   #13
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You should somehow angle the gauge direction towards the driver and up, like the ATI clock pod does
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #14
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I'd really enjoy a single for a AFR gauge for my 05 sti.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #15
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Looks pretty damn good. Any chance you could email me the CAD files for the face and brackets? I have a laser at work and wouldn't mind trying this out. Let me know.

Hmm.. looks like he hasn't been on in over 2 months. When I go stage 2 and pick up an AFR Gauge I will probably make a template for a single pod down there and try it out myself on our laser and press brake.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
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hey does anyone know where he tapped in to get the boost and oil pressure readings? im curious about that!!!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:05 AM   #17
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hey does anyone know where he tapped in to get the boost and oil pressure readings? im curious about that!!!!
you dont tap for those, the gauges come with senders taht you mount in the appropriate positions. usually boost you t-off from the recirce valve. and oil usually goes on the oil filter/in hte block depending if its temp or pressure.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:30 AM   #18
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I would get in on this
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:43 AM   #19
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I'm sure you're not down for it, but it'd be in for one for a single gauge that leaves my cigarette lighter for my 05 STI
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:44 AM   #20
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Awesome work
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:27 PM   #21
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Thanks guys. Looking to set up vendor account because apparently that is what the Nasioc government demands. Message me if interested.
Thanks.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #22
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Thanks guys. Looking to set up vendor account because apparently that is what the Nasioc government demands. Message me if interested.
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Well if you are setting up a vendor account I doubt you will send me your CAD files .

When I have the need for the 3rd gauge I'll know where to look. Best of luck with this, looks great.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #23
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Can't give away the keys to the car man! It's bad enough that i've illustrated step by step how to make!
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