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Old 06-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default CONFIRMED: INJOY Carlife 3 gauge single din - works with AEM

This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I have confirmed just now that with the "INJOY CARLIFE" single DIN three gauge panel works with AEM gauges. This is the first panel I have found that works with three AEM gauges across because of the stupidly thick trim bezel on the gauges.


So far, very happy with it. I will let you know how I feel after I actually install it in the car. I will take more pics with it installed in the car along with any issues I might have.

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Old 06-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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CONFIRMED: I can do simple addition.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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Missing the cut of your jib sir.
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I could have figured it out by looking at that web page. Then using math.
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CONFIRMED: Opening a paypal dispute against INJOY Carlife for an order placed on April 29th.
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So you haven't........... INJOYed your experience with them?
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Not really. Nice enough guy, DID respond to one of my queries, but not any of the subsequent ones. Seems this isn't uncommon, and it's more common to NOT receive your product than to receive it.

Shitty, because they're the only ones that made a single gauge din panel.

But my IL Motorsport panel came in within 4 days. Why bother with !njoy at this point?
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I'm struggling to see what makes this thing so cool and worth $38 when you can get one of these for around 20

I actually have one, and think its pretty neat
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I've looked at the Glo-Shift triple too, but I wonder how it looks when installed. Did you buy one? If so, how does it look? Pics on ebay make me wonder about gaps at the steps.

Price is right!

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I'm struggling to see what makes this thing so cool and worth $38 when you can get one of these for around 20

I actually have one, and think its pretty neat

Because angled gauges look like dicks, and while functional, not something i want in my street car. And i like metal things. And there's 3 gauge holes in that, and i needed only one. And it's a whole surround, more stable, blah blah blah.

Doesn't matter, because it's not like you'll get it if you order one anyways. I'm ok with my IL Motorsport one. It's made in Germany so you know it's good.

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I've looked at the Glo-Shift triple too, but I wonder how it looks when installed. Do you buy one? If so, how does it look? Pics on ebay make me wonder about gaps at the steps.

Price is right!
it looks and fits fine. no issues. I only installed it yesterday.
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I'm struggling to see what makes this thing so cool and worth $38 when you can get one of these for around 20

I actually have one, and think its pretty neat
Do you have three AEM gauges? I think I have the angled one that you listed in a box somewhere and I will do another test of it when I get home, but I don't believe I was able to get the AEM gauges to fit.

That is what I was trying to accomplish, and that's why I was so excited about this working. This is the third gauge plate that I have tried. I was acting like a nerd, but for good reason. I was excited because I finally found a solution.

In retrospect, I would have just tried another manufacturer of gauges, but I really wanted the three in a row to match, and I tried selling my AEM's at a loss but nobody was interested.
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You can absolutely fit all 3 gauges on mine. The angles make it a non-issue.
And its metal. And its actually better when they are angled at your face because that eliminates a ton of glare and reflection.
I'll try to snap a pic when I can
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I could have figured it out by looking at that web page. Then using math.
I am trying not to be an *** here... What math?

The only way that I think that I may have been able to check via pictures is by doing the following:

Somehow transpose the picture of the three gauge panel to some format where I can make reasonably fine measurements. This could be accomplished by blowing up the online graphic and interpolating from there.

Once I had a full'ish size image to work from, use the fact that I know that the holes themselves are 52mm. From there create a conversion factor that lets me determine how far apart the holes are from each other. (how much material is on either side of the center hole)

Measure the OUTER diameter of the gauge bezel with my calipers. Subtract 52mm from that number. Compare the amount of material between holes on the gauge plate to the remainder from the above equasion.

YES, the measurements could be approximated, but I wouldn't know for sure until I got it in my hands and measured. I have searched multiple search engines with the search terms "Single DIN, 3 three gauge, AEM" and nothing came up. I created this thread so ALL those terms are in a single post so future miata people have a definitive answer to the question, a question that I have had for months.
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By knowing the width of the gauges (with the extra lip). And knowing the width of the DIN, the gauge holes, and number of gauge holes, you could estimate with great accuracy whether it would fit or not.


That image there makes it quite easy to accurately estimate the width between each gauge hole.
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You can absolutely fit all 3 gauges on mine. The angles make it a non-issue.
And its metal. And its actually better when they are angled at your face because that eliminates a ton of glare and reflection.
I'll try to snap a pic when I can
The angles DO make it an issue. Look where the hole sits in each section of that gauge. On the right side of the left hole and middle hole, there's a ~90 degree up section that leads to the next hole section.

It's unlikely that the super huge AEM bezel will fit there.
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By knowing the width of the gauges (with the extra lip). And knowing the width of the DIN, the gauge holes, and number of gauge holes, you could estimate with great accuracy whether it would fit or not.


That image there makes it quite easy to accurately estimate the width between each gauge hole.
Your definition of quite easy and my definition are somewhat different. I know this place isn't known for being "spoon-feed" friendly, but I would imagine that saving other people the work of having to do the math is a worthwhile endeavor.

That is the whole point of me making this thread. That is it.
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Ill plop my aem gauge into it and take a picture for you
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The angles DO make it an issue. Look where the hole sits in each section of that gauge. On the right side of the left hole and middle hole, there's a ~90 degree up section that leads to the next hole section.

It's unlikely that the super huge AEM bezel will fit there.
I will pull my angled gauge panel out of storage and let you all know what I find.

I like the AEM gauges, but the damn trim ring is ridiculous and clunky.

EDIT: Ok, either 18psi or myself will do a test. Either way, it will be a good resource for others who have to deal with this.
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While I didn't do a fit of my gauges in the angled gauge plate but I did do some measuring with my calipers.

Here is what I found.

AEM gauges have a bezel that adds approximately 6mm to the radius.

There is only 2.5mm from the edge of the 52mm hole to the bend of the frame.


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