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Old 07-03-13, 12:00 PM
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After market gauges

Anyone have a lead on some factory looking gauges? I have a knightsport fc boost gauge that matches my fb gauges almost perfectly. Just wondering what everyone else is running.
I guess a factory styled electronic full sweep anolog with warning features is too much to ask for. xD
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Sunpros... no they don't look stock, but they are cheap and they work.
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Never been a sunpro fan.
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Prosport gauges are really close as far as color and look - I will eventually go with these in my car because I love these gauges


I use the Auto Meter Pro Comp Ultra Lite gauges currently because they match the aluminum color of the center console
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I'm currently using Defi for my two gauges -- oil press and fuel press. They're the old style that didn't require a boost controller. They have a repostionable pointer that fits over the bezel, like on Swiss watches, which is a nice feature. Seem to be well made, with solid transducers, harnesses, and connectors.

I've heard a lot of good things about these gauges too: http://www.speedhut.com/gauges/
I'm told the range of customization is even greater if you call them directly.

If you are considering mounting them on the A-pillar, I used this --> http://www.gaugepods.com/mazda.html

Keep us posted on what you decide.
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Those gauges look pretty good! I suppose I'm just going to get them and a AEM wideband.
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On my post, I meant to type "gauge controller" instead of "boost controller". Which gauges did you decide on?
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Elwood, do you have a pic of the pillat in your car?
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autometer sport comps are a pretty good match to S2 factory. Thats why I picked them (and cheapest from AM)
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A-Pillar Dual Pod w/Defi Gauges

This is the only pic I have.
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I chose the AEM gauges, they are back lit the color orange which matches the orange back lighting on the original gauges. I bought a couple of bezels off ebay and cut and grafted them together with 5 minute epoxy and then filled and shaped with bondo. I was able to find a silver/grey color spray paint that is pretty close to the original bezel color and painted the bezel and the shift surround plate to match. I think the most important part to making after market gauges look stock is in how you mount them.



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That has got to be the sexiest interior pic I think I have ever seen in a First Gen. Props to you sir!

Mind sharing what the paint you used was? I'm getting ideas now
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Damn that's sexy..

I may go with the pillar elwood posted as well as the center console idea...they both look sweet and are right where I want them :p
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Modified, can you get a close up of them gauges?. I'm half tempted to get custom gauges made and make a 4 hole gauge pod.
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I found the paint at pep boys. It is made by Dupli Color, It is actually meant for wheels but I liked the color so I went with it. I just took some photos, hope this helps.

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Here is a close up of the gauges, not the best lighting sorry.

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Damn, that is some nice work on that console.
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Very nice. I love the flush mount look. You can only do that with gauges that can remove the bezel though.
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Extremely well done !
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Very nice.

Anybody have gauges mounted above the center stack? I went back and forth between the gauge pod and a separate binnacle mounted above the dash. I want some of the gauges mounted high, near my line of sight.
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