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Old 08-04-2003, 10:05 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Latest and greatest Autometer gauge bezel (with pics)

Just got mine today and had to run out and install it. It's not the highest quality plastic molding I've seen, lots of flashing I had to clean up. The color also does not match the stock piece, but it looks fine (it's matte black). The gauges are angled towards the driver and on my '04 the bezel doesn't block anything except the "140" on the speedo. The only thing I didn't like was that there's no nub for attaching the rubber flap that covers the hole behind the wheel, but that's nitpicking. I'm very pleased! Vendors are welcome to use these pics if they like but please host them on your own server.





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Old 08-05-2003, 07:32 AM   #2
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Looks good enough for me. I'm going to get VDO gauges too, because I'm such a cheap bastard!
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Old 08-05-2003, 08:52 AM   #3
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what size gauges does it hold?
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Old 08-05-2003, 10:16 AM   #4
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Pictured is 2&1/16th. 52mm should fit fine too.
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Old 08-05-2003, 04:12 PM   #5
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Do they rattle, or make annoying noises??

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Old 08-05-2003, 04:39 PM   #6
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Where did you get this one from? I'm glad to see it actually fits!
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Old 08-05-2003, 05:17 PM   #7
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No rattles or anything that I've noticed. I got it from subarustore.com - don't want to turn this into a vendor review but I would happily do business with them again.
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Old 08-05-2003, 05:28 PM   #8
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I just wanted to make sure I buy from a place that has the updated version.
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Old 08-06-2003, 01:03 AM   #9
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I take that back, I'm going with Omori gauges because I'm a picky bastard!
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Old 08-06-2003, 10:01 AM   #10
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Why not Autometer??

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Old 08-06-2003, 02:18 PM   #11
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Macabre: any chance of posting a night shot of the setup? I'm curious to see how everything lights up. Thanks.
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Old 08-06-2003, 02:38 PM   #12
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Sure, but it will be a few days. The gauges aren't actually wired yet, won't have enough daylight to do that until this weekend. I just popped them in to check fitment.
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Old 08-06-2003, 09:27 PM   #13
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Quote:
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Why not Autometer??

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The only gauges that match closest with the dash dials are Omori gauges. Plus they light up like the stock dials. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.
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Old 08-08-2003, 01:59 PM   #14
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so will the stock turbo gauge fit in their?
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:49 PM   #15
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I ordered one

According to the description... It is for 2 1/16" gauges. The factory boost gauge is much smaller than that.

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Old 08-10-2003, 04:49 PM   #16
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Default how did you mount the gauge

Did you use the bracket that came with the gauges? I could not figure out how to secure the gauges to the bezel.
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Old 08-10-2003, 05:56 PM   #17
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I just installed mine, looks good! I'm impressed! My greddy gauges slid right in
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Did you use the bracket that came with the gauges? I could not figure out how to secure the gauges to the bezel.
My boost gauge came with a bracket that bolted onto the back, I used that. The EGT was the type with the "Spin-Lok" mounting clamp and that did not fit so I just slid the gauge in. It's staying in place fine so far.
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Does the finish of the bezel look good enough to just install without working on it first?
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I just got mine..

Looks great!

Does anyone know how the factory boost gauge works? I haven't looked yet.

Is it electrical, or does it tie into the vaccum lines, like it should? Is its "hook-in" point good enough to use it with my autometer gauge?

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Old 08-11-2003, 09:08 PM   #21
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The factory gauge T's into the bypass valve hose. It routes through the firewall via a blank grommet that is behind and below the intercooler. The electronics for it hook into a connector behind the radio. The instructions for installing the OEM gauge are available here, just do a search (probably find it easier on scoobymods.com)
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Old 08-22-2003, 07:38 PM   #22
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Any problems w/ the boost gauge fitting behind?
Sometime the fitting is too long that you have to kinda "force it" to fit.

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I wouldn't 'force' anything with this bezel, you most likely will break it.
The factory boost gauge is smaller than the openings in the bezel.
The 52mm or 2 1/16 gages fit just fine.
It may be possible to wrap the stock boost gauge(45mm, IIRC) to make it fit better. I would try a wide rubber band, or a piece of bicycle inner-tube to shim the stock gauge.

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Old 08-23-2003, 12:35 PM   #24
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I put an Autometer Boost Gauge in, and the bolts in the back were too long... I am going to cut them off with my dremel. I haven't put the A/F meter in yet, but that is next.

I LOVE it. It is a much better location for the boost gauge than the factory location!!!

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Old 08-31-2003, 12:55 AM   #25
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well, i'm sold...
i have some sport comp gauges by autometer that i'm having put in pretty soon... anyone know how the cheapest place to get the bezel?
thanks, greg
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