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SAFC install in GSR Dash Pod - Info Archive with Pics


steve Galant VR4.org Administrator
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342873 posted 05/25/06 11:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I know its been done a bunch of times, but here's a few pics. I couldn't find pics of the holes under the dash cover so I snapped one for future reference.



I used the Apexi mount but flipped it upside down and stuck it to the 'ceiling' of the pod:



And now I just have to secure the front of the pod, probably just at the corners, with some double sided autobody tape.



Another lunch hour well spent!!!



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo


Edited by steveVR4 (05/27/06 08:53 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342875 posted 05/25/06 11:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Awesome. I wish I got an actual lunch hour.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342884 posted 05/25/06 12:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, now I'm hungry though. As an added bonus I fired up the car and let it run for a few minutes since it has been sitting for awhile. It started right up with the new battery setup.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342907 posted 05/25/06 01:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How the hell are you bolting/screwing the pod down securely? I can't see any way to get screws into those two little nubs that point downwards once the pod is mounted. So mine is just wedged in the hole, and is held in place by the edges of the dash plastic that I cut to fit.



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342910 posted 05/25/06 01:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
no more badge?



huh?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342911 posted 05/25/06 01:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have my SAFCII set up on my GSX center pod like SteveVR4 on mine. I mounted it a bit differently..but same concept. I removed the badge and relocated it on the passenger side of the dash. I don't have good pics right now..but I posted a video recently and you can see what I am talking about. The badge is just held on by a pretty adhesive...some time and patience it will come right off.


Edited by 4Grim (05/25/06 01:29 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342912 posted 05/25/06 01:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I moved the badge above the glove box like Cy did actually.

I didn't have to cut out that much of the dash. I could have just done the rear part of the recess, but when I started I wasn't sure how I was going to secure it. Its all covered anyways.

Cy, I am going to secure the front with double sided autobody tape, it is pretty damn strong. I had to trim some of the residue foam off the bottom edge of the pod, towards the rear, so that it wouldn't try to pop the front edge up. (red circled areas)


I also cut some foam out from under the vinyl around the back edge. It gives me a little more room in the back of the recess, without the risk of leaving any exposed dash showing. (red circled area)



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342925 posted 05/25/06 02:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got it...thanks for the tips Steve. I'll probably modify mine a bit this weekend then, and get some of that super gorilla tape soon.

As for the dash plaque, mine is mounted just ABOVE the glovebox, on that 5" verticle part of the dashboard. It looks like it was mounted there from the factory, and only GVR4 owners will be able to spot the discrepency.



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342927 posted 05/25/06 02:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sorry, but I'm having trouble reading this afternoon. Disregard all my posts, as you already answered them in your previous posts.



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342961 posted 05/25/06 03:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm going to have to screw down an "L" bracket into the dash, up against the rear of the AFC. I don't want it to move in when I press the buttons. The bolt that goes through the hinge on the Apexi bracket doesn't get tight enough to keep it from moving if you really push.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342963 posted 05/25/06 03:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
get to lower part of the pod thats what your missing to secure it. the best way is to get the complete pod and gut all the air suspension stuff out then just sandwich the afc between the 2 pieces. youll need a few small washers between the 2 pieces. but without the bottom part it will not secure properly.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342964 posted 05/25/06 03:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So what happens if you go with some other form of tuning in the future and no longer need the AFC? The reason I never cut up my dash for gauges or tuning electronics is because I change things too often. I'd hate to end up with a huge hole in my dash later on.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342987 posted 05/25/06 04:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thats a valid point, but for me this is a DD street car, and I'm not going beyond the simple stuff. I know we all say that, but I've got enough responsibilities and little enough disposable $, to make me actually stick to it.

I guess I could put gauges in there if I "hypothetically" went bigger and ditched the SAFC one day.

OR, maybe a sweet setup like this? A 5.25" floppy disk to store the ECU code and make it easy to tune y0!!!!



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo


Edited by steveVR4 (05/25/06 04:46 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342988 posted 05/25/06 04:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So Hector, theres another piece of the pod that bolts into those angled bolt holes, and clips into the 3 clips along the front?



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 342998 posted 05/25/06 05:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That pic is too much!!!

There should be a bottom to the pod Steve. I'm sorry, I assumed you got the whole thing. As you tighten the bottom it will "pinch" the SAFC in place. If I go to a stand alone I am DEFINITELY putting a 5.25" floppy drive in there.

John



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 343007 posted 05/25/06 06:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah I didn't realize there was a bottom. I think it will hold up fine this way, I've got a metal L bracket to brace it from the dash.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 343075 posted 05/25/06 08:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So what kind of pod is this ?? i want one like that to put 2 gauges in and cant find anything anywhere... ANy help would be useful..

Also.. looks good!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 343077 posted 05/25/06 08:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Matt, this is an OEM suspension pod from the Galant GSR. It originally housed the electronic adjustable suspension controls on those cars. I think they are also found in some G-GS's.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 343182 posted 05/26/06 03:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

Looks great Besso! What is plugged into your cig lighter?

Matt, this is an OEM suspension pod from the Galant GSR. It originally housed the electronic adjustable suspension controls on those cars. I think they are also found in some G-GS's.





DOes any company make something this or is this something id have to find on ebay as a used part from one of the gsr/g-gs?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 343207 posted 05/26/06 06:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

Quote:

Looks great Besso! What is plugged into your cig lighter?

Matt, this is an OEM suspension pod from the Galant GSR. It originally housed the electronic adjustable suspension controls on those cars. I think they are also found in some G-GS's.





DOes any company make something this or is this something id have to find on ebay as a used part from one of the gsr/g-gs?




OEM, in other words, Mitsu. Check the part# thread in our How-To section, it may have it. I think you can still get these brand new. Otherwise, you can buy from someone on the board if you can't find one in the yard yourself.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 343393 posted 05/26/06 06:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
steve the lower part will slide into the 3 holes int he front and have 2 screws that secure the 2 halfs. it has 2 more fingers that slide into the 2 holes abovwe the vent. for gauges you can fit 2 2-1/16 gauges or 3 of the smaller ones if you can find them.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 343448 posted 05/26/06 08:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Hector, this is exactly the info that would have been great to find during a search. I'll probably end up moving this into "Info Archive".



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 384954 posted 09/21/06 12:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
As requested, here are some pics of the gs pod top & bottom. I got this one from the pic a part & did not wish to pay for a module so I removed it from the pod prior to heading for the check out.

To remove the electronics pull the two Phillips head screws that secure the module to the bottom of the pod the turn the module right side up, with the top cover removed & you will see four small screws, one on each outside corner (screwdriver pointed at location in third pic) remove these & the module comes right off. put the base back into the pod & return the two larger screws to secure base to top.






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