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Old 06-06-2019, 05:46 AM
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Autometer makes this hut its only in black and my interior is grey

glowshift makes this that comes in grey but id need a third gauge

but thinking his might be my best bet, keep it as stock looking as possible and no real cutting of the dash ( i dont think) who needs a clock anyway. Anyone ran this?

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Old 06-06-2019, 06:24 AM
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Want to obviously keep the stock one for the ecu to read.
The stock ECU doesn't have an oil pressure input - the stock sensor only triggers the dummy light.

I'm using a GlowShift triple pod A-pillar. The color match is decent, and the fit was ok. The GlowShift pod does match my interior color decently, but it is painted and not molded in this color - if you're not careful, you can scratch the paint off and see the black plastic underneath. It didn't fit over my stock trim piece very well, so I ended up cutting my stock trim piece and only keeping the portion that goes over the door, and enough length to tuck behind the GlowShift pod. I kind of hate that I had to cut a good piece of ineterior trim, but oh well. The screws and caps that came with it sucked, so I threw those away and just opted to use a single interior Honda screw to hold the pod to the A-pillar.

I looked at the Ortiz stuff, but decided to give the cheaper GlowShift pod a try first. I'm happy enough with it for now.
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:54 AM
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^^ I would opt for any other mounting locations if I cared about interior trim stuff, so the clock style holders would be my direction. I only have the single pillar pod, just for boost guage. I'm considering a panel where my stereo is just because I really don't listen to the radio in my civic, and another member here has a badass setup in that area of the dash that looks easy enough for even me to follow.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:08 AM
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***Not my picture*** this is JunVillaruz's hatch.. Awesome guage/switch panel setup.


Only thing I'd have to see about relocating would be my climate control unit. All I use is the heater and the slider switch hasn't worked in a couple years. I have to manually set the valve under the hood so, eh, and i have no A/C components to speak of.. I short, the cabin fan is all I have to worry about turning on. Maybe I can just wire that to the new switch panel..

Anyhow, that's a cool idea to follow!
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One of the best decisions I made was selling all my AEM gauges and buying an Aim MXL digital dash that does everything all in one. I know it was a little pricey but adding up the cost of pillars and a bunch of gauges was basically just as expensive.
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One of the best decisions I made was selling all my AEM gauges and buying an Aim MXL digital dash that does everything all in one. I know it was a little pricey but adding up the cost of pillars and a bunch of gauges was basically just as expensive.
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:52 PM
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One of the best decisions I made was selling all my AEM gauges and buying an Aim MXL digital dash that does everything all in one. I know it was a little pricey but adding up the cost of pillars and a bunch of gauges was basically just as expensive.
Just looked that up.. It's got a price tag to it but, Mother of God is it sexy!!
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Just looked that up.. It's got a price tag to it but, Mother of God is it sexy!!
Yeah it is a little pricey but at the time I had bought like 4 aem digital gauges and spent like 600 plus and then finding places for all of them LOL.

This thing does everything and was well worth it.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:30 PM
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That glowshift 3 gauge mounts on top of your oe pillar? Seems kinda janky i guess. I was thinking it was a replacement pillar. Ya those digital dashs are sweet but ya that price tag is heafty. Idk if im sold on digital stuff tho, i like the analog style stuff for the most part. Boost gauge is 50 and aem uego is 150 ig thats all i run so maybe leaning toward that ortiz one, for now at least. Can always upgrade later but moneys running low with all my other hobbies lol.
Also ran into an issue w tge throttle body. Got a 70mm skunk2 pro and went to put in the tps and it doesnt fit, its too deep. If my measurements are correct, to the screw on the skunk2 is .200 in, and my tps is .280 deep. I emailed tech support so guess well see. Only thing i can imagine is it being a jdm motor instead of usdm but would imagine theyd all be t he same to keep costs low.
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Yeah it was supposed to mount over the original trim and just screw into it. It was too bulky when out over the original trim, which why I cut the trim piece and ran a screw through the GlowShift pod directly into the metal of the pillar. Not the cleanest solution but it works for me.
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One of the best decisions I made was selling all my AEM gauges and buying an Aim MXL digital dash that does everything all in one. I know it was a little pricey but adding up the cost of pillars and a bunch of gauges was basically just as expensive.
those must have been some HELLA expensive gauges you had!
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those must have been some HELLA expensive gauges you had!
4 AEM digital gauges are going to set you back about $600 bucks, I also had the pillar pod and gauge cluster pod.

I got the Aim XML for 900 dollars but yeah if I buy a bunch of Auto Zone specials Iím sure it would be pretty cheap.
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those must have been some HELLA expensive gauges you had!
Even Autometer "Stepper" motor gauges will cost around $250 each... and that brand is a "middle-of-the-road" product. Top brands like Defi, GReddy, HKS etc. are even more costly. Way back when, quality gauges were the only choice for monitoring engine vitals. Now, companies like AiM, RacePak, and AEM offer quality alternatives at comparable prices... thank God.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:54 PM
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got my tubrosmart boost gauge, turbosmart manual boost controller, and radiator mount kit. About the only things i have left is the skunk 2 megapower rr exhaust, aem uego, and gauge pod.
Emailed skunk2 anout this tps sensor and still no word back so guess ill have to call or something. Every video i look up everyone says it just drops right in but

it cleary sits to far out. So not sure what to do besides call and see unless anyone else has ran into this issue.
Have mY work car show this Thursday then i think im about out of excuses to not start putting this in lol.
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I wish you the best of luck trying to get ANY resolve from Skunk2 customer service. I use and love their products but despise their customer service...
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I wish you the best of luck trying to get ANY resolve from Skunk2 customer service. I use and love their products but despise their customer service...
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