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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by danotto, Jan 22, 2008.

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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    a bit of an odd question i know,but im fitting a boost gauge to my s3 as some of you know and have bought a single gauge holder pod which im going to mount on top of the dash but the gauge holder i have is shiny black does anyone know if or where i could get thin material to match the s3 facelift dash material.
    if so i will fit this over the pod holder to make it look a little more professional.
    Cheers guys.
    dan

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    I'd get down to a breakers yard. Often you can strip the top layer material off a car and reuse it.
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    cheers bud.all feedback is welcome as always
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    Yup seconded. Look for the cars where the airbags have gone off. Flaps o plenty ;)
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    make sure u post some finished pics... another option would be to mount it on the piller.... seen alot of people do it with their tweeters. Depends what shape ur gauge is?
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    yeah will post pics up,was gonna put it on the pillar but the air bag is there and dont fancy having a boost gauge shoved up my nostril if i have an accident,lol
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    I like your thinking, many people wouldn't have considered that. You could take a look at New South Performance's pods for the upper steering cowl. The MK4 golf items fit the S3. Not to everyones' taste of course.

    Also there is a guy on Seatcupra.net making some very nice pods that replace the drivers side air vent for not too much money.
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    I like the look of this.
    [​IMG]
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    i've put mine in my pillar oil temp and boost guage but trying to find some headliner material is a nightmare no one will split it from the interior!
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    Where did you fit the oil temp sensor if you don't mind me asking - tap into the side of the sump?
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    i took a sump plug had it drilled down the center and then i tapped it out simple to do with a machine shop at work.
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    I might have some in the garage left over from when I did mine. I'll have a look for you when I'm back home from work at the weekend.
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    [Feb 15, 2008]
    A while ago i was after some material for my boost gauge,well i got hold of some porsche leather which almost matches the s3 dash i have now covered the pod holder and am getting it fitted next sat thanks to ed's mate ill post more pics when i get it fitted into th car im fitting it to the right hand side of the dash display.
    heres some pics let me know what you think...

    Heres before..[​IMG]
    and after...
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    [Feb 18, 2008]
    so should i fit it or do a vent fitment?
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