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Old 04-15-2010, 4:48pm   #1
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What, where, who, huh?

Where do ya get these things and how do ya get them to look factory as far as the finish is concerned? Do they replace the existing A Pillar trim or go over the top?

Also.... Is this ricey??
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they replace the factory trim. there's nothing "ricey" about knowing exactly what is going on between your engine & it's power adder. http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-...or+c5+corvette
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The Autometer dual gauge pod has a textured plastic finish that is close to the appearance of the stock A pillar cover.

It's supposedly designed to replace the stock panel, and then drilled for push pins along the side (which are quite visible/unsightly). I found when trying to mount it this way, I had a huge gap at the front - up by the windshield where it met the dashpad.

I then tried overlaying it over the stock pillar cover, and found it fit damn near perfect and kinda wedged itself in place like that. The only downside here is that meant drilling a sizeable hole into the stock pillar cover beneath it to pass the wires to the gauges through. So, that's what I did.

For attachment, right up at the top of the door opening, near the weatherstrip, there is small trim screw present. What I did, was marked the location of that screw on the gauge pillar cover, drilled the small hole, then inserted the screw through the gauge pillar, and then into it's stock hole. It is almost invisible, and I've found it's the only attachment point needed to hold it in place....as I said the bottom fits up perfect next to the dashpad when overlayed over the stock pillar panel. Bottom of it can't really go anywhere. The one screw holds it up in place tightly, and that's all it needs to do.


I don't have any good pics of what I'm describing handy right now, but can take some if you'd like.


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I keep track of the engine killers...AFR and fuel pressure.

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I don't have any good pics of what I'm describing handy right now, but can take some if you'd like.
Yes, pics would be appropriate in this situation.

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I keep track of the engine killers...AFR and fuel pressure.
So do you run a wideband sensor for that afr gauge? If so, did you just replace one of your O2 sensors or both or what?
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Yes, and RPM is one of them too.

The stock tach is laggy, and also useless beyond 7k...so I put a Raptor shift light on it as well.






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Yes, and RPM is one of them too.

The stock tach is laggy, and also useless beyond 7k...so I put a Raptor shift light on it as well.






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got a Raptor,myself. there's no way you don't know when to shift when it come on.
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Putting my Raptor in this weekend....


Finding the correct white wire to tap into in the kick panel is the only somewhat tedious part.

I'm sure you've seen the tips posted on CF, and know the best way to locate/confirm it, but if not, just ask, I know the trick.


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What, where, who, huh?

Where do ya get these things and how do ya get them to look factory as far as the finish is concerned? Do they replace the existing A Pillar trim or go over the top?

Also.... Is this ricey??
Next time we meet, you can check out mine. I went with the Autometer pod, I got it at Jegs. So I didn't have the gap at the windshield I heated it up with a hair dryer, drilled holes and mounted it to the original A pillar.

I don't think it is ricey, I have had many comments asking if it is stock.
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That's just Silly.
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That's just Silly.
From a practical standpoint it kinda is.
I just prefer to be looking forward when pushing the car hard, and want something I can see without diverting my attention down to the shifter area.

Very nice work on the console though!


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