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Old 02-12-2008, 10:48 AM   #41
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Yeah I was thinking about how I am going to route it as well. I think there is a little room left in the console, although with a trunk mounted 4-channel amp there are already a lot of cables in there for mine as well.
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I have been doing some thinking last night and its not really an inconvenience for me to have it go through the shifter boot, just afraid of leaving it under the car. My main concern is, if it is in the engine bay the controller will sit somewhere near the downpipe and the cable will most probably be contacting it and thats the flipside.

Would the sensor cable reach if the controller was behind the radio? Like really behind the radio because I have a din adapter with a pocket so it cant sit very far forward.
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Good question. I don't know, but I think I am going to start mounting my gauges soon so I'll let you know what I come up with. I plan to locate the O2 gauge and some others in the dash console above my single-DIN radio. There will be a lot of room behind the gauges for things like the controller.
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The bungs on my Turbo Tony are perfect.

If you mount the controller under the car it is pretty safe. If something got in there it would hit the trans and driveshaft too. You could maybe drill a couple small holes in the PPF and mount a sheet metal sheild on it or something to box in the controller.
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Good question. I don't know, but I think I am going to start mounting my gauges soon so I'll let you know what I come up with. I plan to locate the O2 gauge and some others in the dash console above my single-DIN radio. There will be a lot of room behind the gauges for things like the controller.
Those are kind of out of sight if your driving you car hard, savington brought this up to my attention since i plan on doing track events with my car. Should place them visible, A-piller or somewhere a little more north than the dash console. I plan on doing a duble a-piller with boost and oil temp and figuring out somewhere visible yet low for a WB, im thinking right through the steering wheel somehow. Just something to think about.
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Yeah I considered an a-pillar mount for that reason, better visibility of the gauges. But I really hate a-pillars in general; they just get in the way sight wise when cornering. So I do not want to add anything that makes it more obtrusive.

No a-pillars on a motorcycle; visibility is so much better.

Plus I want to keep the car stealthy, and a dash mount or a-pillar mount will blow my cover. Lots of car theft in South Texas. There are ways of hiding them when mounted above the radio.
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