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Hey guys was hoping to get some feedback on where others have placed their gauges?

 

I currently have 2x Prosport JDM gauges mounted in the A Pillar. I have a new Defi Boost gauge getting installed next week. Currently, the Pillar Pod is only held in by double sided tape as I am waiting to get this final gauge put in before I drill through the pillar and connect it and feed it all properly as once I do that, it is basically locked in.

 

I always wanted my gauges on the A Pillar as I thought it looked amazing and I love the look. The only issue is driving at night. If there are no street lights the gauges are very dazzling as they are extremely bright. They are set to illuminate with ignition and they dim slightly when lights are turned on but it is like 15 - 20% dimmer and I'd like it to be like 50% dimmer.

The other issue is my driver side has 35% tints and sometimes at night I struggle to see out the side with the light from gauges creating a sort of blind spot.

 

I am considering moving them into the clock dash position but I first wanted to ask if that was worth doing. Will it be just a bright there? Maybe even worse since I am wondering if it will create a small blindspot at night looking straight ahead and I wouldn't want that! Or is the dash location definitely better?

 

I was also thinking of making some custom tint covers that I could easily clip on and take off so if I ever do drive at night I can just clip them on.

I don't do that much night driving and even less without street lights but when I do, I do notice it.

 

Kinda wish I bought the Prosport gauges that have 6 different tint levels but too late now :).

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2 hours ago, Andy_Mac said:

I highly rate side defroster vent pods. They keep the gauges a lot lower than pillar ones and look a lot classier not just stuck on with the basic mount

 

I'd lose my A/C tho 😮

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1 hour ago, Bugeye01WRX said:

 

I'd lose my A/C tho 😮

 

You must be thinking of something else. These one's clip into the defroster vent hole on the right of the dash cluster and leave part of that vent still functional.

 

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Just checked and they don't seem to actually offer one for WRX/STI’s older than 08 though.

Another company Legacy additive does them too but they're more of a raw/rough 3D printed look.

 

https://m.facebook.com/LegacyAdditiveManufacturing/posts/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

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3 minutes ago, Andy_Mac said:

 

You must be thinking of something else. These one's clip into the defroster vent hole on the right of the dash cluster and leave part of that vent still functional.

 

48729685833_f3cb2f4c45_b.jpg


Just checked and they don't seem to actually offer one for WRX/STI’s older than 08 though.

Another company Legacy additive does them too but they're more of a raw/rough 3D printed look.

 

https://m.facebook.com/LegacyAdditiveManufacturing/posts/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

 

Oh that is cool! I like that.

 

yeah I was thinking this haha!

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