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Fukenfast
01-15-2010, 03:47 PM
I installed my boost gauge into my vent today and it didn't turn out quite like I like it.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/ShoeAnderson/boostpod1.jpg

It looks fine from straight on but from the top

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/ShoeAnderson/boostpod2.jpg

I didn't do the best job. My question is where would I just be able to buy the housing for the gauge in the vent area? Thanks

Seerlah
01-15-2010, 04:46 PM
I purchased my current one from Naudi_Mat. You can try to get in contact with him to see if he has any left over. I did it myself for my VDO gauge and I currently have a different gauge. But mine def came out cleaner than that. You just need to take your time with it. Here is my old one.

http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=20997&cat=500

If you want to try it again, I have extra vents and I can send you one. Just pay for shipping.

turbo_bootin
01-15-2010, 05:33 PM
x2 Buy from Naudi_Mat. CNC machined or something like that. Fits perfect.

Fukenfast
01-15-2010, 05:58 PM
Thanks a bunch guys! I just PM'd him

h4robkr123
01-15-2010, 07:29 PM
Awe makes a full set up if Naudi_mat doesn't have the precut ones anymore. The only downside is you have to purchase the full set up instead of just the vent. It is also very expensive, but IMO it is very clean looking in the car.

Fukenfast
01-21-2010, 05:33 PM
UPDATE: I got ahold of Mat and he sent me one of his vents!! [hail]

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/ShoeAnderson/boostpod1-1.jpg


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/ShoeAnderson/boostpod2-1.jpg



I also got one of the red lights from 42draftdesign.com to make it look stock when lit
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/ShoeAnderson/boostpodnight.jpg
Yeah my phone sucks at taking pictures

Kyle H
01-21-2010, 05:37 PM
Yeah my phone sucks at taking pictures
and my pencil sucks at spelling.



Gauge and vent look great! [wrench]

terraflata
01-21-2010, 05:55 PM
and my pencil sucks at spelling.



Gauge and vent look great! [wrench]


LMFAO too good.

Nice Vent.

-Terraflata

Seerlah
01-21-2010, 06:53 PM
I do hope you have power for that gauge hooked up to one of the fuses and not the vent light wiring. Looks good, though[up].

Fukenfast
01-21-2010, 07:01 PM
I do hope you have power for that gauge hooked up to one of the fuses and not the vent light wiring. Looks good, though[up].

Whats wrong with hooking it up to the vent light wiring? Not enough power?

Seerlah
01-21-2010, 07:15 PM
It's strange. The bulbs only pulls in like 5VA, but that seems to be enough to short that circuit out. People have have run it there with no issues. But if you search, you will also see how many people shorted out that circuit because of splicing into there. I suggest you remove that wire from there, place some electrical tape around where you removed the sheath, and just wrap the hot feed around the fuse for either the low or parking light fuse. When I had my VDO, I had mine wrapped around one of the low beam fuses. I always wanted to move it to the parking lights, but was too lazy. And sold my unit before I got the chance to.

jpcallmotor
01-21-2010, 07:29 PM
That looks much cleaner. [up]

Good choice in location, mine is in the same spot. Originally I had it in te center vent but I didn't like it, it looked too much like a clock.

Fukenfast
01-21-2010, 07:33 PM
It's strange. The bulbs only pulls in like 5VA, but that seems to be enough to short that circuit out. People have have run it there with no issues. But if you search, you will also see how many people shorted out that circuit because of splicing into there. I suggest you remove that wire from there, place some electrical tape around where you removed the sheath, and just wrap the hot feed around the fuse for either the low or parking light fuse. When I had my VDO, I had mine wrapped around one of the low beam fuses. I always wanted to move it to the parking lights, but was too lazy. And sold my unit before I got the chance to.

Fuccc, looks like I got some work this weekend. Thanks man you've been a bunch of help!

B5A4Kevin
01-21-2010, 08:19 PM
I also got one of the red lights from 42draftdesign.com to make it look stock when lit


for what its worth, i dont think any color led will make a vent-mounted boost gauge look stock [;)]

nice fitment on the new one though.

h4robkr123
01-21-2010, 08:46 PM
The fitment looks great man. Mat makes some great vent mounts.

Avant Nate
01-21-2010, 11:12 PM
I have a red LED and the color is identical to the instrument panel. The only problem is that mine is a little brighter in the top center, I even painted the tips of the LED to dim it a little bit. During the day its more noticeable than at night.

Seerlah
01-22-2010, 04:27 AM
Just for referance, your original vent job was hacked to sh*t[:p]. Looks good now, though. Just busting your chops.

Fukenfast
01-22-2010, 12:28 PM
Just for referance, your original vent job was hacked to sh*t[:p]. Looks good now, though. Just busting your chops.

Dude I don't even want to show you the tools I used for the vent smh. Sometimes its just better left to the pros..

Seerlah
01-22-2010, 12:44 PM
A Dremel can become your best freind.

Fukenfast
01-22-2010, 03:04 PM
Yeah my pops has one of those....I'm currently building my tool collection, that might be the next addition

Naudi_Mat
01-22-2010, 03:19 PM
UPDATE: I got ahold of Mat and he sent me one of his vents!! [hail]

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/ShoeAnderson/boostpod1-1.jpg



Yeah my phone sucks at taking pictures

I'm glad to see it worked out for you.

I'm also surprised and happy to see how many people mentioned my vents in this thread, when this is my first post. Thanks for all the positive feedback guys.

flynnr
01-22-2010, 03:45 PM
can i ask how much i would need to pay to get one of these???

Seerlah
01-22-2010, 04:25 PM
I might want to pick up another one also, for future referance.

Naudi_Mat
01-22-2010, 05:03 PM
So I don't thread jack, just PM me with any questions.