Audizine - An Automotive Enthusiast Community

Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Account Terminated Two Rings Fartsniffer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 30 2004
    AZ Member #
    4667
    My Garage
    99.5 A4 1.8T Sport QTip
    Location
    Sunny San Diego

    Anyone bought the boost guage pod for the top of the steering column?

    Guest-only advertisement. Register or Log In now!
    I've gotta install a VDO or Omari (if I can find one, how much are they?) boost guage and I think the steering column one is pretty clean.
    I don't want to spend the $$ on the one that goes between the vents and I don't want a A-pillar one cause I don't wanna take a gauge to the face in case I get in an accident on the freeway. Other reasons besides that gay one too lol.

    The kit looks pretty good, anyone have one in their car?

  2. #2
    Active Member Four Rings
    Join Date
    Feb 11 2004
    AZ Member #
    7
    Location
    *

    The only person I ever saw have one was Sal R. Haven't seen him around these parts in a long time. I know Overspun was making a nice Center vent one that was not expensive at all. Lot's of members have it.
    Last edited by EVIL-AUDI; 01-09-2005 at 01:51 PM.

  3. #3
    Veteran Member Four Rings quattro_maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 29 2004
    AZ Member #
    3310
    My Garage
    2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
    Location
    middletown, nj

    i have it, but its not in right now, i had it in my passat and it was great...i dont think i'll be putting it in this car...$30 shipped if you want it
    WorkSafeBoredom
    Mr. Blonde
    Borla - GFB - BFG - Flik - RedLine
    "The American dream really is fucked." - Hunter S. Thompson

  4. #4
    Registered Member Three Rings
    Join Date
    Jun 10 2004
    AZ Member #
    2462
    My Garage
    BMW M3, Audi A4
    Location
    Bay Area

    you could always put it in the top left corner of the dash...thats pretty clean to

  5. #5
    Account Terminated Two Rings Fartsniffer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 30 2004
    AZ Member #
    4667
    My Garage
    99.5 A4 1.8T Sport QTip
    Location
    Sunny San Diego

    hmm I'll let you know.

    and yeah- if I bought a gauge like the new Blitz that mount on you windshield I could do that or get the Greddy that mounts on the top of your dash. I think its a Greddy..

    But those won't have the OEM appeal of a black face VDO, and they're like 3 times more than one too.
    Last edited by Fartsniffer; 01-09-2005 at 01:59 PM.

  6. #6
    Veteran Member Four Rings AB18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 17 2004
    AZ Member #
    4538
    Location
    US

    Hey fart, id jump on that. 30bucks ship is the best ur gona do, and its a cool gauge.
    2001 S4 6sp...has a few goodies...and JHM shifted

    Tons of parts for sale..

    GIAC A box ECU for sale-350shipped.

    http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170072

  7. #7
    Veteran Member Four Rings quattro_maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 29 2004
    AZ Member #
    3310
    My Garage
    2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
    Location
    middletown, nj

    Originally posted by AB18
    Hey fart, id jump on that. 30bucks ship is the best ur gona do, and its a cool gauge.
    no gauge, just the pod...

    i only have 1 pic of it with the black-face gauge...(ignore the mph )

    and a night shot with the white-face...


    pics of the pod when i was gonna put it up for sale...never sold it

    Last edited by quattro_maniac; 01-09-2005 at 04:14 PM.
    WorkSafeBoredom
    Mr. Blonde
    Borla - GFB - BFG - Flik - RedLine
    "The American dream really is fucked." - Hunter S. Thompson

  8. #8
    Account Terminated Two Rings Fartsniffer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 30 2004
    AZ Member #
    4667
    My Garage
    99.5 A4 1.8T Sport QTip
    Location
    Sunny San Diego

    I figured the VDO's would illuminate like the A4 gauges, black face & white numbers during the day, black face & red numbers at night.
    Looks like the whole face of your lights up red.. that doesn't look like its gonna match my interior very well at night, might kinda stick out..

    Is your a VDO Vision meter? part # 150121?


    Maybe the Omari's would match better.. the only website I can find that sells them is that janky looking "official" one. any links you can post?

  9. #9
    Registered Member Three Rings sighpost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 16 2004
    AZ Member #
    2816
    My Garage
    1999 Audi A4
    Location
    Jacksonville N.C.

    Go with the A pillar mount. It wont block your instrument pannel. Also, autometer Z series looks really good in our cars.
    Neuspeed P-Chip 1.0 Bar(5 Bar FPR)::Greddy Full Auto Turbo Timer::GFB DV::HKS Intake::Yellow Konis and Neuspeed Race Springs

  10. #10
    Account Terminated Two Rings Fartsniffer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 30 2004
    AZ Member #
    4667
    My Garage
    99.5 A4 1.8T Sport QTip
    Location
    Sunny San Diego

    A. I have a grey interior. But I guess I could use that plastic spray paint to paint the pod. Or find a material thats similar to my interiors and cover it in that.

    B. I don't wanna punch a hole in my A-pillers material.

    C. I don't want a flying boost gauge to destroy my pretty face if I get in an accident.

    So I'm really tempted to buy either an air vent pod (lots of $$) or the steering column one (very cheap).

    Anyone else have a air vent pod with a grey interior? Did you color your pod to match your interior? how'd you do it?

  11. #11
    Veteran Member Four Rings quattro_maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 29 2004
    AZ Member #
    3310
    My Garage
    2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
    Location
    middletown, nj

    Originally posted by Fartsniffer
    I figured the VDO's would illuminate like the A4 gauges, black face & white numbers during the day, black face & red numbers at night.
    Looks like the whole face of your lights up red.. that doesn't look like its gonna match my interior very well at night, might kinda stick out..

    Is your a VDO Vision meter? part # 150121?
    honostly, i have no idea...the white-face one i got for free from my friend that got an omori, and the black one i bought used for $10 from another passat owner...
    and yea, the VDO one i had lit up the whole face, i changed the bulb to blue eventually and it looked alot better...
    i'm not sure about the new VDOs...

    awe-tuning.com sells omori gauges, they're just badged as awe gauges
    WorkSafeBoredom
    Mr. Blonde
    Borla - GFB - BFG - Flik - RedLine
    "The American dream really is fucked." - Hunter S. Thompson

  12. #12
    Registered Member Three Rings sighpost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 16 2004
    AZ Member #
    2816
    My Garage
    1999 Audi A4
    Location
    Jacksonville N.C.

    i upholstered my a pillar pod and it matches pretty well
    Neuspeed P-Chip 1.0 Bar(5 Bar FPR)::Greddy Full Auto Turbo Timer::GFB DV::HKS Intake::Yellow Konis and Neuspeed Race Springs

  13. #13
    Site Moderator Four Rings RippleChip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 11 2004
    AZ Member #
    10
    Location
    GTA, Canada

    Depends on the VDO Model.
    Get the one with white lettering, black face. At night (with the bulb cover) it lights up red and matches the interior perfectly.
    RippleChip (Ryan) - Moderator
    Audizine
    Questions or comments? Please email me.

    01.5 eh4 1.8T || 12 eh5 2.0T

  14. #14
    Account Terminated Two Rings Fartsniffer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 30 2004
    AZ Member #
    4667
    My Garage
    99.5 A4 1.8T Sport QTip
    Location
    Sunny San Diego

    really? I was looking at those and they say they're Japanese gauges and sure look at lot like Omari's. Makes sense.

  15. #15
    Registered Member Two Rings ColumbiaDeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 18 2004
    AZ Member #
    3835
    My Garage
    Audi A4 1.8t Quattro :D
    Location
    St. Louis

    I know of an 'Overspun center gauge pod' for sale- it's the one i use in my car and i highly recommend it...can be had for a low price...PM or respond to this thread.

  16. #16
    Senior Member Three Rings
    Join Date
    Feb 11 2004
    AZ Member #
    89
    Location
    PureMS.com

    I've been running our steering column pod for a year or so with the VDO boost gauge.
    The match is very good. It goes block some of the center trip display.



Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


    © 2001-2019 Audizine, Audizine.com, and Driverzines.com
    Audizine is an independently owned and operated automotive enthusiast community and news website.
    Audi and the Audi logo(s) are copyright/trademark Audi AG. Audizine is not endorsed by or affiliated with Audi AG.