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    Boost gauge

    i want to fit a boost gauge to my car but am unsure where to locate it.

    could anyone who has done this please post up some pics of theres so i can get an idea of where to put it and what it looks like there.

    thanks

    also, any gauges that you recommend and where to get them.

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    AWE vent gauge, comes complete, mounted in a vent pod ready to pop into one of the centre vents in the dash, good colour match for the existing lighting and works a treat, about 180 quid with pipes and wiring
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    they are not cheap then!

    didnt realise gauges/kits were that much

    like the idea of colour match but cant run to that kinda cost. Thought we were looking at £20 touch for a gauge

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    Here mine custom fitted.






    Last edited by docurley; 3rd July 2007 at 12:30.
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    ok here is mine! not as flash as docs, but it matches the dash lights perfect and gets the job done!


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    Here's my AWE vent gauge, pity it's a low-res cameraphone pic

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    Cool

    Heres mine with center vent removed/replaced with piece of perspex cut to fit.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/b...t=nigel006.jpg

    few more pics in my album:

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb268/Nogwuy/
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    thanks for the pics docurley

    like the metal rings you have round the dials. Where did you get them from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoop
    ok here is mine! not as flash as docs, but it matches the dash lights perfect and gets the job done!

    like what you have done here, quite simple but looks good. This is the kind of thing i am after.

    Where did you get the gauge and was it much work to put in?

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    thanks shineydave

    another nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nogwuy
    Heres mine with center vent removed/replaced with piece of perspex cut to fit.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/b...t=nigel006.jpg

    few more pics in my album:

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb268/Nogwuy/
    thats a nice job also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzyc
    like what you have done here, quite simple but looks good. This is the kind of thing i am after.

    Where did you get the gauge and was it much work to put in?
    i was lucky and got the gauge of a mate for cheap, cant remember for sure but i think they go for about 20 new, took the inside of the vent out, and had a mate lay up fibreglass over the vent, cut a hole, bit of alcantara, job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzyc
    thanks for the pics docurley

    like the metal rings you have round the dials. Where did you get them from?
    ebay i belive, if you use the search button you can find out for sure!

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    You could go a little unconventional like mine:


    Not the most popular, but I like it.
    Nothing feels fast for long...

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    Dude where did you get your gauge faces??

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    Just standard quattro sport faces as fitted by Herr Audi... I guess they look a little different due to flash reflection?
    Nothing feels fast for long...

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    I think he's on about your boost gauges.
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    Ahhhh!
    They are Saber gauges from Tweakit in Australia (!)
    shhh, don't tell anyone, but they're just over 50 each at current exchange rates - Bargain!
    Last edited by hiltoa; 5th July 2007 at 12:40.
    Nothing feels fast for long...

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    boost guage

    Are you guys aware that APR make a pod which fits in place of the centre vent & looks like a factory part?

    Check this

    http://www.goapr.com/Audi/support/boost_gauge_pod.pdf

    Best option in my book!

    if only they made one for the S3...
    ...... Now this one's MUCH better!...

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    This guy here was selling custom made pods for the centre vent to put a guage in, quite cheap dunno if he still does check out thid old link, he started selling them on one of the yank audi forums then moved onto ebay.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=110125089478

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    I just recently bought a boost gauge and am wondering where exactly will i want to install the sensor for the boost gauge? Does anyone have pics on how to install it? Thanks

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    Hi mate I put mine in the vent too, took 5 minutes with a dremmel, really easy to do and seems the best place for it!
    will try and get a picture

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    does not need a sensor, it is 't' pieced from vacuum hose

 

 

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