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s1s1s1
04-06-2008, 10:47 PM
Where have (or would) you mounted your gauges?

Under OBC:
http://www.leatherz.com/Merchant2/art/e36panel01.jpg
(around the steering wheel):
https://store.nexternal.com/bimmerworl/images/epod_sm.gif
A pillar
http://egauges.com/images/vdo/PodComposite.jpg

Mickey Knox
04-07-2008, 04:17 PM
under the OBC.

around the wheel looks like a mickey mouse head, pillar looks like toyota.

elroy
04-07-2008, 05:42 PM
under the OBC.

around the wheel looks like a mickey mouse head, pillar looks like toyota.

haha mickey mouse...was thinking same thing. lol

i like the a-pillar or under obc, both have clean finish looks. the wheel one looks like a joke..and looks like it could get in the way

SickFinga
04-08-2008, 01:09 AM
Depends on the gauge.

I hate the way a-pillar gauges(I have them) look, but that position provides the best location for visibility. So for important gauges like AFR, boost a-pillar is the best.

Under OBC. Those I think have the cleanest look, but they are hard to see. So gauges that dont need to be looked at all the time can be placed there.

Over the steering gauges I think have the perfect balance between clean look and visibility.

Meegis
04-08-2008, 04:26 PM
I voted other...

I have curtain air bags, so pillar mounting in my car was dumb in my opinion, and steering wheel is ugly... I have mine in my A/C vent.

http://www.autobahnperformance.com/images/project_cars/audiS4-turbocharger/image09.jpg

JUS_CRZN
04-08-2008, 05:46 PM
I have pillar and under obc. Post what gauges you are planning to get, thats what makes the difference.

Furious
04-10-2008, 11:31 AM
like crzn i have both the A pillar and under OBC, unfortunately the A pillar gives best view of whats going on, and i think the steering wheel looks fine. look at SuperM3's setup it looks great

s1s1s1
04-10-2008, 12:09 PM
i'm thinking a pillar and under obc too. what do you think of triple pods (1 dual+1 single) in the a pillar? overkill? does anyone have it like that?

boost gauge + oil temp + afr or if dual pod, boost gauge+oil temp .

PedroBMW
04-11-2008, 08:22 PM
AEM wideband and autometer boost on the A-Pillar. Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, EGT gonna go in the center console but still need to buy these 3 and a holder for under the OBC.

I agree with everyone else the A-Pillar pods do look sort of cheesy but you can't beat the visibilty (and cheap). I think 3 gauges on the A pillar is to much though, you'll hit your head on the top guage getting in and out. The HPF setup above the wheel is very sexy but would block the cluster on my e36.