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sixfiveoh
08-05-2007, 10:07 AM
Does anyone have any night shots of the VDO boost gauge? I'm not sure how it lights up, full red or white backlight with a red needle. I'm looking to get it to match a facelift interior (2001), where the backlight on the gauges are all white and the needles are red, like the AWE boost gauge.

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socal_A4
08-05-2007, 10:27 AM
Ill get up a pic tonight for ya.. My laptop is broken so I have to take more pics

pinky
08-05-2007, 10:39 AM
i have one with a red led.. it is full red.

sixfiveoh
08-05-2007, 10:44 AM
Ill get up a pic tonight for ya.. My laptop is broken so I have to take more pics

Appreciate it [up]


i have one with a red led.. it is full red.

I heard they do make one with a white led, but it's not true white or something?

Militant-Grunt
08-05-2007, 12:23 PM
I opted out for the Pro Sports Boost gauge, awesome price, looks great, white when lights are off, amber red when headlights are on.

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/6915/1000013jw4.jpg
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6803/1000015dr9.jpg
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8851/img0003jp8.jpg

The1amRadio
08-05-2007, 01:14 PM
i've got the red LED in mine, it looks good and matches the interior perfectly, but i also have a 97 with all red VDO gages

sixfiveoh
08-05-2007, 01:18 PM
I opted out for the Pro Sports Boost gauge, awesome price, looks great, white when lights are off, amber red when headlights are on.

Hey, how is the visibility of the gauge in the vent on the driver's side? I just sat in my car and imagined it being over there compared to the left center vent and it felt like I was stressing my eyes out alot more looking down there... how's it work for you? I was really wanting to get it done in the left vent, but here's my point of view:

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/vents%20004.jpg

The steering wheel kind of blocks the gauge... or have you found this to be not a problem?

The1amRadio
08-05-2007, 04:38 PM
i have mine on the left vent, i'll get a picture later tonight. it works okay, not exactly what i would prefer, i think center vent would be more practical, but it does look a little better, more a part of the gage cluster, on the left vent.

Ewok_Fetus
08-05-2007, 04:49 PM
http://members.cox.net/poopoopoochoo/DSC00024.JPG

Looks better in person, but these are red bulb condoms... Don't do the white because the incandecent bulb is too yellow and white LEDS are too blue. If you can find a TRUE WHITE LED that would work but those are VERY expensive and VERY hard to find...

sixfiveoh
08-05-2007, 05:01 PM
Looks better in person, but these are red bulb condoms... Don't do the white because the incandecent bulb is too yellow and white LEDS are too blue. If you can find a TRUE WHITE LED that would work but those are VERY expensive and VERY hard to find...

I see... maybe I'll go with an AWE gauge.

You have PM from me, btw. [up]

Ewok_Fetus
08-05-2007, 05:11 PM
Honestly, it looks like a hot set of tits with all red since it matches everything else on the outside of the cluster... This is the best pic I could come up with but I don't like the white myself outside of the cluster area...

http://members.cox.net/poopoopoochoo/Picture%20158.jpg

sixfiveoh
08-05-2007, 05:22 PM
Honestly, it looks like a hot set of tits with all red since it matches everything else on the outside of the cluster... This is the best pic I could come up with but I don't like the white myself outside of the cluster area...

http://members.cox.net/poopoopoochoo/Picture%20158.jpg

Hmm... you're right. Now that I see that, I'm thinking I might want a vent pod for the center vent... what's the other gauge you have there, oil pressure?

Ewok_Fetus
08-05-2007, 05:36 PM
Yep! Boost and oil pressure, soon to come is EGT on the right vent and on the drivers vent I will have AFR, all in red...

sixfiveoh
08-05-2007, 05:40 PM
Yep! Boost and oil pressure, soon to come is EGT on the right vent and on the drivers vent I will have AFR, all in red...

Hmm... I'm thinkin I might like the center vents better, although it may look less flashy by the drivers side... hmm... idk if you got my PM or not, should I resend it?

Jereme
08-05-2007, 06:08 PM
I got a cheap one off ebay, one of those 7 color jobs...but it looks and works pretty mint..


http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/jereme15/offroading008.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/jereme15/offroading005.jpg

speedydragon
08-05-2007, 06:55 PM
oOo i'm about to purchase the awe guage myself too ^^

sixfiveoh
08-05-2007, 07:03 PM
I was thinking about the AWE for a while too, but the VDO does look clean for a fraction of the price. And Ewok_Fetus is right, white backlighting would look kind of weird anywhere outside of the cluster area...

Das General
08-05-2007, 07:05 PM
I have seen the AWE "a4" version. Looks very nice, very bright.

Militant-Grunt
08-06-2007, 10:24 PM
Hey, how is the visibility of the gauge in the vent on the driver's side? I just sat in my car and imagined it being over there compared to the left center vent and it felt like I was stressing my eyes out alot more looking down there... how's it work for you? I was really wanting to get it done in the left vent, but here's my point of view:

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/vents%20004.jpg

The steering wheel kind of blocks the gauge... or have you found this to be not a problem?

Its fine, I see it in the corner of my eye, though if you want to be 100% sure you've got to kind of look away, but I'm sure its the same way for the center vents. The problem with the center vents is that is a PITA to connect. On the drivers side, all the fuses are there, the ecu grommet is right there too, every easy to hook everything up.

sixfiveoh
08-06-2007, 10:26 PM
Its fine, I see it in the corner of my eye, though if you want to be 100% sure you've got to kind of look away, but I'm sure its the same way for the center vents. The problem with the center vents is that is a PITA to connect. On the drivers side, all the fuses are there, the ecu grommet is right there too, every easy to hook everything up.

Can't you just tap the wire for the light of the adjuster right next to the vents?

GR-RALLYE
08-06-2007, 10:29 PM
Can't you just tap the wire for the light of the adjuster right next to the vents?

Yeah you can so that it turns on with the dash lights and adjusts with them.

Militant-Grunt
08-07-2007, 09:35 AM
Can't you just tap the wire for the light of the adjuster right next to the vents?

I set mine up differently, main power is connected to the ACC whenever the ignition goes on the boost gauge lights up as well. When I turn on my headlights it goes amber. (Headlight fuse.)

The1amRadio
08-07-2007, 09:54 AM
is that a blaupunkt bahamas head unit?

JMG
08-07-2007, 06:37 PM
Here's mine:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/281jmg002.jpg

Militant-Grunt
08-07-2007, 06:42 PM
Here's mine:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/281jmg002.jpg

Ive got to get me an updated cluster, it looks awesome.

sixfiveoh
08-07-2007, 06:42 PM
is that a blaupunkt bahamas head unit?

I believe so, want it? [:p]


Here's mine:
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/281jmg002.jpg

Damn, looks clean. I'm so jealous of your working LCD screen. And headunit.

JMG
08-07-2007, 07:04 PM
Damn, looks clean. I'm so jealous of your working LCD screen. And headunit.

Hahahha. I had the dealer replace the cluster because it had dead pixels a few years ago. Hopefully this will last a few more years after I give the car to my little sister.

sixfiveoh
08-07-2007, 07:09 PM
Hahahha. I had the dealer replace the cluster because it had dead pixels a few years ago. Hopefully this will last a few more years after I give the car to my little sister.

What vent pod holder thing is that?

sixfiveoh
08-07-2007, 07:20 PM
is that a blaupunkt bahamas head unit?

It's actually a Key West
http://www.blaupunkt.com/us/7646470510_main.asp

Das General
08-07-2007, 07:21 PM
Here is the AWE gauge on my S

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w5/brusind/srinterior.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w5/brusind/interior2.jpg

JMG
08-07-2007, 11:39 PM
What vent pod holder thing is that?

Overspun makes and sells them. PM him.

sixfiveoh
08-07-2007, 11:43 PM
Here's mine:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/281jmg002.jpg

Hey, btw, does the VDO come all red like that, or do you need a red LED or some other modification to make it illuminate like that?

GR-RALLYE
08-07-2007, 11:50 PM
You would need to get a red LED costs like $2.

speedydragon
08-07-2007, 11:58 PM
Here's mine:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/281jmg002.jpg

how the heck are you averaging 35mpg going around 80mph and possibly in 4th gear? rpm seems a bit high for 5th.

Ewok_Fetus
08-08-2007, 05:31 AM
how the heck are you averaging 35mpg going around 80mph and possibly in 4th gear? rpm seems a bit high for 5th.

Don't trust what that thing says... Also, could be what his "current" mpg is. Not his average...

pipe7284
08-08-2007, 11:26 AM
alot of you have a christmas tree looking cluster!!!!!!!!!!
just like me!!!!!!!

JMG
08-08-2007, 11:27 AM
Hey, btw, does the VDO come all red like that, or do you need a red LED or some other modification to make it illuminate like that?


No LED needed. The guage came with a green and a red condom to put over the white light.

JMG
08-08-2007, 11:29 AM
how the heck are you averaging 35mpg going around 80mph and possibly in 4th gear? rpm seems a bit high for 5th.

Don't trust the guages. I moved the needles in PS for the photo just like how I removed the garage through the windshield.

speedydragon
08-08-2007, 05:46 PM
Don't trust the guages. I moved the needles in PS for the photo just like how I removed the garage through the windshield.

LOL! haha..what a cheater :P

Ewok_Fetus
08-08-2007, 06:00 PM
Hahha, yeah I was gonna say too... Doing 80 and those rpms and under full vacuum?!