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Old 08-05-2011, 07:09 PM
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I'm currently stock, so have no aftermarket gauges. I plan on having forced induction in the somewhat near future, just haven't decided what yet. I think I will need a boost gauge, and I was thinking maybe a oil temp and water temp? I was considering a three gauge A pillar mount. In my opinion, if the gauge isn't dashboard height, it's not very useful.


Does anyone make something like this for the Miata NB?



For those running boost, please post your gauge setup and pictures.
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I have a dual pillar pod with autometer sport comp boost and oil temp gauges. My wbo2 gauge is in the left vent hole. A 3 gauge pillar is just too much, don't do it. If I did it all over again, I wouldn't have a pillar pod at all, I'd use the 2 center vent holes. That's just me though.
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I dont know if they still make it but at one point Garage Vary made a single gauge pod that mounts to the gauge hood. I believe it was made out of carbon fiber.
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FD RX-7s had a center channel speaker in the dash, some people replaced the speaker with gauges. I always thought this was a great setup.
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Originally Posted by miata5620 View Post
I dont know if they still make it but at one point Garage Vary made a single gauge pod that mounts to the gauge hood. I believe it was made out of carbon fiber.
Is this the one you mean?

http://rev9autosport.com/na/interior...l?options=cart
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Yeah that's it I would have posted up the link myself but I am trying to take care of my son and surf the web at the same time. It isnt going well.
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I have a dual pillar pod with autometer sport comp boost and oil temp gauges. My wbo2 gauge is in the left vent hole. A 3 gauge pillar is just too much, don't do it. If I did it all over again, I wouldn't have a pillar pod at all, I'd use the 2 center vent holes. That's just me though.
I live in SC, and it is 100+ this week. When you put gauges in the vents, I'm assuming climate control suffers?
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I live in SC, and it is 100+ this week. When you put gauges in the vents, I'm assuming climate control suffers?
Yes, but why gauges in vent holes? Because race car!
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I rather just get one of these to hold gauges in my car since its a clean look.

http://www.miatamania.com/Shop/ViewP...eIndexID=78130

If I had a race car I might just put them in the vents but I like my AC too much to do that now.
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FD RX-7s had a center channel speaker in the dash, some people replaced the speaker with gauges. I always thought this was a great setup.
umm yeah those.

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