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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by WillJP, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. WillJP

    WillJP Member

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    Right,

    I can't find anything! either that or i have had wayy too many corona's and i can't use google properly! ha!

    I want a boost gauge mounted on the pillar but can't find one for an a3 8l anywhere!

    I'm not really a fan of the vent especially being £40+ I mean really??

    Any idea where i can get one? or any better ideas where i can 'mount' a boost gauge?

    Thanks! :scared2:
     
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  3. Sevv

    Sevv Pushing the limits..

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    just search for a 52mm guage pod and custom fit it to the pillar.. just check the dimensions of the pillars curved width against the pod
     
  4. Jimgrim77

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    eBay for the mount.

    Loads of places for the gauge.
     
  5. Sidey

    Sidey Active Member

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    Getting a gauge pod that is made for the 8L shape will be near impossible, Best is to buy a universal one and custom it.

    This is what I did last week for my 8L S3.

    The universal pillar pod really is a piece of s**t and does not line up with anything.
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    So thought id trim it down as much as I could and then id fibreglass it to the shape of the pillar trimming.
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    Got carried away with the trimming a bit and was left only with the cup piece.
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    Used some tape to hold it in position to get the right angle and temp fitted it to the car.
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    Got some brackets and epoxy from builders to fasten it to the pillar.
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    Found some fabric at chamdor to match the rooflining. Made the holes for the screws and the wiring.
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    After lots of pulling and swearing and sticking and and and....we have this.
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    And all done and fitted
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    Best pic I could get at night time
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  6. <tuffty/>

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    Nice work... there are a couple of other guides in the stickies too...

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  7. dancupra225

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    couldnt you cut hold in the pillar bit then put the holder through the hole?? then cover it
     
  8. dancupra225

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    ??
     
  9. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    as above, simple answer is to make your own. I did many many moons ago, so long infact I don't even know where the pictures are!
     
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  11. dancupra225

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    Whats the best pod to get eBay and the s3 pillar is a funny shape compared to mk4 golf
     
  12. Sevv

    Sevv Pushing the limits..

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    guys tend to use a stack boost gauge.. as for the pod just look for 52mm pods.. that will match up tot he pillar and custom fit it..
     
  13. s3dave

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