|08-25-2000, 01:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Schaumburg, ILVehicle:
If you're going to cut both panels and want them to line up, just drill a small hole at the center of where you need to cut, all the way into the door. This can be your guide hole to work off of.
You'll need to check the clearance depth for the guages in there. Somehow I have a feeling you might have trouble with hitting the window.
Running the wires through the door, while not impossible, can be a PITA trying to run them back into the car unless you use a different loom then the stock one.
Have you considered the center console? Maybe right behind (towards the rear of the car) where the shifter is.
If you really want to get crazy and make it a mostly-stealth installation, you could get a couple of small pods and mount them to either side of the roof, right next to where the rear-view mirror mounts. Hard to see from the outside, simple to see from the drivers seat.
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|08-26-2000, 12:33 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Fremont, CA 94538Vehicle:
2000 Legacy GT Ltd
Crazy ideas for mounting guages.
I dislike the idea of mounting the guages on A pillar (too many people done that and doesn't quite fit well in a sedan), thus trying to find other "good" place to fit the guages.
My car is a MY00 Legacy, not Impreza, so interior will be different than Impreza.
Orginally, I was going to mount the guage to 2 center A/C vent then I will use a vent cover from a 93 Civic and direct the air out of the top of the dash. Since this involves a great deal of chopping up the dash, I put it as the last option.
Then my weird instinct tells me I can mount the guages at the top portion of the door panel. This way I will have 3 guages facing me and well hidden from outside. If it is well worked, it might turn out to look great. Problem is now I have to cut the door panel and the door frame. If the cutting of the 2 part doesn't line up......
Where else would you guys mount the guages? I really like some input from you guys, thanks.
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