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Old 11-19-2005, 05:55 AM   #1
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Default How to install defi to gruppe-s cf pod

How do you install the defi gauges on these pods?

Also, I found a splinter on the side of the pod and cracks on the side... how do you hide these? is there a glue specially made for cf?
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Old 11-19-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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I'll chime in cuz no one else is... im not an expert but its a gel coat over the fiber. I dont know if you can regel coat it. As for the guages i know i had this issue. I just pressed the guages in and it holds. (squeeze fit) Anyone else have any ideas for this guy?
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply..

So it a gel coat? hmmm

Did you have to use the "fixing rubber boot" that comes with the original defi pod?
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:37 PM   #4
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I dunno about the crack but to hold the gauges in I wrapped eletrical tape around the gauges several times on the backside so they cannot move at all
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:11 PM   #5
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i used good 'ol super glue for the cracks on my pod,

an old RC trick
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:39 PM   #6
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The Defis don't come with rubber boots, they come with a foam strip which you cut to fit. You wrap it around the gauge body right behind the rim of the bezel. This increased diameter will make the gauge a press fit. Be careful when you are pushing it in and take your time. I would post a picture but mine are installed and there is no way I am popping the pod again...

The pod, while strong is breakable and you have to err on the side of caution when pushing and twisting on it.
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:17 PM   #7
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I was thinking of wrapping it with the foam strip and double tape the back of it to the cup...underneath the pod. Is this right

Just being cautious...don't want those things to pop out under heavy breaking

Was thinking of superglue, but won't it show the white stuff when it dries? Can I use a can of clear coat on a cf?
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:47 PM   #8
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foam doesnt work worth crap compared to my eletrical tape job. also make sure you grind down the tabs a bit for better fitment just dont go too far or you will have to hold it down with zip ties from underneath... actually fits much better this way lol.
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Old 11-19-2005, 11:26 PM   #9
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foam doesnt work worth crap compared to my eletrical tape job. also make sure you grind down the tabs a bit for better fitment just dont go too far or you will have to hold it down with zip ties from underneath... actually fits much better this way lol.
Snwman,

I'm going to take your "electrical tape" advice... did you wrap it behind the bezel? Until it doesn't move at all? unless its taped to the top part of the pod, it will move a bit and surely rotate...

What about taping around each of the gauge to avoid popping out and taping all three around to avoid possible rotation? its going to look like a spider web...what the hell huh
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Old 11-20-2005, 01:02 PM   #10
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I will see if I can get pics later today but I wrapped around each gauge after it was slid into the bezel. If you keep the tape very close annd tight up against the back side of the pod the gauge will not spin easily or vibrate around. Repeat the same on all three gauges. My gauges have stayed in place this way over a month now no problems.
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