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Old 02-06-2014, 10:41 AM   #1081
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Individual gauges are so 20th century...

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Individual gauges are so 20th century...
That screen looks so 90's though lol... I like the concept it would just be nicer if the screen was more modern imo.
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That screen looks so 90's though lol... I like the concept it would just be nicer if the screen was more modern imo.
That whole flip up doodad is long gone. I thought it would be OK at the time, and removed it after about a month.
I installed a Pioneer CD player instead, and moved my "gauges" to the top spot while I did that.
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That whole flip up doodad is long gone. I thought it would be OK at the time, and removed it after about a month.
I installed a Pioneer CD player instead, and moved my "gauges" to the top spot while I did that.
I meant the "Gauges" green-screen thing lol

But yeah those flip-up screen things never did it for me either. They always flopped around and seemed really cheap. My friend had one once and I swore it was going to fall off whenever he hit a bump in the road lol
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Never mind.
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Individual gauges are so 20th century...
Reminds me I need to get a second set on order soon. Happy with the first set in my V8 Miata. SAAB needs these also.
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I'm going to embark on a frantic and crazed neg prop frenzy on every build thread that isn't on the same level as yours.
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Question on the boost gauge. Does the gauge itself need to be sealed in order for it to display the correct boost? I.E does the faceplate need to be sealed at all?

If not I think I could order another of the AEM gauge rings and then cut both at an angle on the left side so that it angles towards the driver. Then mount it at the top of the blank plate.

Cheap and would look good no?
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I'm going to embark on a frantic and crazed neg prop frenzy on every build thread that isn't on the same level as yours.
Calm down Satan...your pills!
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The gauge does not have to be sealed. It's just a display.
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Highly informative post. Very nice pics on the lock work.

BTW, Radioshack sells dielectric crease last I looked.
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I am undecided if I want to paint the line in the slider buttons white again, looks great gloss black, but we'll see.
IMHO: at least paint the mark on the fan control **** white. The white lines on the slider... eh. Not so important. But the fan control mark needs to be there in my OCD opinion.

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The gauges were actually really really easy to put together, added more so due to the insane attention to detail Adam has. Let just say this, I hope he factors in the cost of his shipping materials & packaging into his prices but a small bomb could hit the packaging and it would remain unscathed.
The polishing job - WOW. I've polished more than my share of clusters (I often do it when mailed an old and tired cluster for a gauge install) and I've never done as good a job as you did. Well done sir!

My packaging: I once had a gauge package sit in a puddle for 3 days in front of a customer's house. The package started to disintegrate. The contents were completely untouched.

Thanks for the great gauge pix Jeff!

And BTW, I can make faces for those spendy AEM analog gauges. I've done it many times.
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Individual gauges are so 20th century...
Maybe so, but I just bought some more.

For quick glances on track with multiple sun angles, nothing beats a single-function analog gauge with black face and orange pointer positioned high.

Only a HUD would be better -- although there are some sun angles where a HUD isn't usable.
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Maybe so, but I just bought some more.

For quick glances on track with multiple sun angles, nothing beats a single-function analog gauge with black face and orange pointer positioned high.

Only a HUD would be better -- although there are some sun angles where a HUD isn't usable.
THIS^ I love my Autometer gauges. So easy to read in any condition.
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I was planning a Nexus 7 indash to replace the double din. Then use shadowdash to display all the megasquirt stuff as gauges. I like what this guy did as far as using it to get actual radio. I was trying to tether it to my phone for the Google music stuff. Personally a little terrified to root my phone to tether though Nexus 7 in dash install - ClubRoadster.net
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Fauk the glare 1st off 2nd off a tablet is not exactly track friendly. I bet that thing would overheat if you left the screen on too long. As efficient as tablets are made out to be they really are not that efficient. Also everytime you turn the car off and on you have to reconnect the bluetooth according to that vid in soviets build thread. Aint got time fo that.
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Only a HUD would be better -- although there are some sun angles where a HUD isn't usable.
Actually the Maxigagues are better than analog for one reason. User-settable upper and lower limits for each parameter monitored. If it goes outside of those limits it sounds a very loud alarm that is easily heard on track. I never even look at them until it goes off and then see what is causing it. And before someone says "yeah but by then it is too late" you can set it wherever you want. Want it 20* below a self-imposed threshold? Set it. You can also change it anytime with the buttons on the front so different settings for track or DD is no problem.
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Monitor/alarm system is sweet.

I've just begun using an iPod for lap timing and video -- have it positioned front and center, just below the rear view mirror. Wonder if I can get the MS to talk to it and have it do that monitor/alarm stuff.

Hey wait . . . isn't this Jeff's thread? Are we moving to "Race Prep"?
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I think it is funny that gauges spawn this much debate, of all the things in this thread, the gauges man!

Well my Discover card's amazon cash-back sure was nice. I like technically free things! The plastic cleaner gives a perfect matte finish and smells like citrus, I love it! The little tube is for trim and rubber restoration. Supposedly it is awesome stuff although I've never used it.

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Holy shisa those analog AEM gauges are expensive, what do they do fill it with gold???

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