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Old 08-25-2000, 04:21 PM   #1
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hmmm I can't remember how the new Legacy interior looks like, but have you guys ever though of fabricating a mount right above the normal gauges? I mean on top of the dash? I'll have a similar problem, but instead I'll be doing a stealth install of all my gauges, they're all going in the glovebox.
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Old 08-25-2000, 05:45 PM   #2
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I have seen pics from Hyper Rev w/ guages mounted on both side behind the steering wheel or on top of the driver side dash. They are very MICKY MOUSE alike. I hate that as well.
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Old 08-26-2000, 12:26 AM   #3
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I have a 91 Legacy so things are slightly different for me, but I have my boost guage on the right top of my steering column, not because I couldn't find a better spot, but because this is where I wanted it. It is in the same general area as everything else, so a glance down to look at it is not a struggle, nor time consuming. To me it's purposeful.

I also sat in Adam Bloom's RS and he has a guage on each side of his steering column as well. Very easy to have a look at while driving. Again, pruposeful, but that's just my opinion. Ultimatly, you should put them wherever you feel most comfortable looking at them, not where they look good.

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Old 08-26-2000, 01:34 AM   #4
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Wink Crazy idea about 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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Old 08-26-2000, 01:59 AM   #5
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Unfortunately the dash is pretty well packed and there's not a lot of room for anything so large, especially 2-3 of the same type thing. I've got a boost gauge coming and i'm not really looking forward to putting it on the A-pillar so i'm ine same dillema.
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Old 09-03-2000, 02:16 AM   #6
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I mounted my boost gauge in the drivers side airvent, it fits in quite well and the airvent still works (not quite as well as before though) - its fairly easy to see as well being high up


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