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kraut-sled

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« on: April 13, 2004, 12:54:56 PM »
For those of you who have A-Pilar air bag, here is one option for boost gauge placement.  I will warn you - it is a bit tricky to get it to fit and hide the hose and wires.  But I think the end results were worth it.

http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album17&id=Got_Boost&op=modload&name=Gallery&file=index&include=view_photo.php

If any one want to try this, let me know and I will try to recollect how it was done...
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2004, 01:09:41 PM »
Not bad at all.  I kinda like the placement, but for me, would be hard to see during normal driving not looking right up at the road.  Now, if you could fab your own little plate to cover around the open areas around the gauge, that would be ever betta.   :bigups:

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2004, 01:09:41 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2004, 01:21:46 PM »
Thanks.

I am actually surprised at how easy the gauge is to see out of the corner of my eye while driving.

I did not cover the open area around the gauge so that the vent would remain functional.  With the angle on the gauge (turned facing the driver) the air flow is just about perfect - right at me.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2004, 04:18:36 PM »
Looks good Randy :thumbsup:

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2004, 06:24:17 PM »
Good job Randy!  I think the boost gauge is definitely something VW should offer as an option if not standard equipment.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2004, 06:31:04 PM »
Thak you for the complements.

I agree the boost gauge should be standard on the 1.8T engine, for all models.  The regular drive will just think it is "cool" and the real divers will be pleased to have the added engine monitoring gauge.

Now I just need to replace the black in the stock gauges with white to metch the boost gauge...
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