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wesleyfbm
12-13-2010, 05:24 PM
I cant seem to find one without the whole gauge kit and that costs like $150+.
Just looking to move my boost gauge from center column to center vent.

Where can I get one from(preferrably inexpensive)?

BlackLock_A4
12-13-2010, 05:39 PM
VDO. That's what I have, works great. Sorry for no pics, but I think total was around $130 or somethin...

terraflata
12-13-2010, 05:43 PM
If you already have your boost gauges why don't you just try a little DIY with a dremel and open up the center vent to accept your current boost gauge?

DEPECHE
12-13-2010, 05:45 PM
Yea you can do a DIY or spend 20 bucks, if this is the one you are talking about: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-B6-02-03-04-05-A4-Vent-Boost-Gauge-Pillar-Pod-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4cf3aa5a37QQitemZ33050 5542199QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

somebody5788
12-13-2010, 05:45 PM
DIY plus VDO gauge. OEM+ FTW! And can be as low as $50

http://store.42draftdesigns.com/VDO-Vision-Series-30-25PSI-Boost-Gauge_p_67.html best OEM looking gauge you can get IMO

wesleyfbm
12-13-2010, 05:46 PM
VDO. That's what I have, works great. Sorry for no pics, but I think total was around $130 or somethin...

yah already said I have everything just looking for the pod.

May end up just dremeling it. Id rather it not come out looking hacked up...and my dremel caught on fire.

wesleyfbm
12-13-2010, 05:46 PM
Have link for the DIY?

somebody5788
12-13-2010, 05:48 PM
Yea you can do a DIY or spend 20 bucks, if this is the one you are talking about: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-B6-02-03-04-05-A4-Vent-Boost-Gauge-Pillar-Pod-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4cf3aa5a37QQitemZ33050 5542199QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

Thats not a B5 one...

terraflata
12-13-2010, 05:48 PM
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2365126-DIY-Centre-Vent-Boost-Gauge-Install

Polski
12-13-2010, 05:50 PM
Dibs on your center column pod!!
my boost gauge just sits on the dash at the moment

wesleyfbm
12-13-2010, 05:52 PM
Yah I guess ill give a whack at that sometime soon. Do the vents just pop out?

terraflata
12-13-2010, 05:53 PM
Yeah they should.....hold on a sec Ill go take mine out to find out.

SR-71
12-13-2010, 05:54 PM
Yah I guess ill give a whack at that sometime soon. Do the vents just pop out?

Yes, like it shows in the DIY. Carefully pry it out from the left side.
I have that same gauge with exactly the same install. Make sure you get a no-buzz tee or it'll drive you crazy.

protocol_droid
12-13-2010, 05:59 PM
'naudi_mat' sells the center vents on here for like 35 bucks I believe. Do a search.

terraflata
12-13-2010, 06:02 PM
Yup. They come out super easy, Just stick a thin flat head screwdriver in the side and pry out.

wesleyfbm
12-13-2010, 06:18 PM
'naudi_mat' sells the center vents on here for like 35 bucks I believe. Do a search.

I tried messaging him but he hasnt messaged me back yet. I would think a company would make just the vent pod????

My gauge doesnt buzz now so im guessing I should be okay.

Thank you terraflata and polski you got dibs.

terraflata
12-13-2010, 06:21 PM
Center Vent Pod (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/150596-B5-A4-S4-center-vent-boost-gauge-pod!)

This might be exactly what you are looking for, but definitely give ecs a call to confirm.

Center Vent from ECS (http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-FWD-1.8T/ES240257/)

protocol_droid
12-13-2010, 06:22 PM
check yer pm

wesleyfbm
12-13-2010, 06:33 PM
Yikes not gunna pay $60 for one from ecs.

I tried emailing Matt but came up as email invalid???