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Dual gauge pod speaker grille replacement anyone have one?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963956 posted 01/18/11 05:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Dual gauge pod speaker grille replacement anyone have one? I am looking for a place to mount 2 gauges thats visible and that is easy to push buttons and what not thats not on the pillar. It looks like these anyone have a pic from inside the car like from drivers view, I want to make sure this is what I want




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963966 posted 01/18/11 06:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You could ask Paulo (fazzt73) to make you one or if he has any in stock.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963970 posted 01/18/11 06:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Every once in a while you will see a few pop up on ebay. Type "galant vr4" in and search every few weeks, you'll see one.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963982 posted 01/18/11 07:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Garfield has them on his website. click

They're not direct fit though. I had to grind out the inside to get my gauges to sit flush. If I had it to do again I'd just buy one of the pillar pods or find one of Curtis' din plates.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963986 posted 01/18/11 07:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hmmm... I like the way this looks I just want to see a pic of what the driver see's while driving


How much did you have to cut out? like a grove in the back or does it still look like a complete unit?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963991 posted 01/18/11 08:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The unit is still whole, but I ground out a lot on the inside and had to cut the plastic housing on the gauges. Pm me your email and I'll snap some pics tomorrow and email them to you.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963996 posted 01/18/11 08:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
+1

1947 has one of these in it. Had to cut off or down the clamp studs on the back of the gauge and nip the corner off of one of the gauges to get them to sit flush. Doublesided tape is what is being used to hold the pod in, pretty secure for now My only complaint is that where I had to sand the corner of the gauge down, it leaks a little of light out the CF now. Plus, it was ordered directly from Paulo and took FOREVER to get, like 2 months. So hopefully GW has them in his stock.

Its a nice piece, just be ready to hack on your gauges a little bit.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963997 posted 01/18/11 09:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I made my own in 503. View is great. I actually like the gauges there better than I do on the A-pillar like I have them setup in 1051.





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964009 posted 01/18/11 09:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got mine from tunersnation.com (Garfield) a few weeks ago. They are not yet mounted but you can get an idea how they look from the drivers view. The camera is literally right in front of my nose. They are a bit snug / made for shorter gauges. But with my pro-sports and the visor/hood they look fine to me.






Hope this helps,

Chad, yet another JSB.

Edit: I run my steering wheel on the lowest setting, like it in my lap. So if your is higher, then imagine how that may look, ~2"?. I also sit a bit farther back (6'1") with a little lean, cause im cool ya know . So for your average 5'5" or so, these should still work perfectly.


Edited by geno (01/18/11 09:47 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964025 posted 01/18/11 11:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have the same one bought from tunersnation and I had to open up the holes quite a bit before a gauge could even sit in it. When I first got it, the holes were probably at least 1/8 inch too small in diameter. No big deal, just something to realize that could happen when you got it. I still think it looks great.
In retrospect, I probably woulda just fashioned up a generic 2 gauge pod there and called it quits lol Either way it woulda been more sleeper than an A pillar.
Oh well, I just HAD to have that nice clean look lol.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964033 posted 01/19/11 12:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks guys Geno's pic's is what I needed to see

Looks like I will order some more stuff from TunersNation



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964122 posted 01/19/11 04:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ordered

Thanks guys



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964857 posted 01/22/11 01:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting anothernewb;
"My only complaint is that where I had to sand the corner of the gauge down, it leaks a little of light out the CF now."

Bro, it leaked light right out of the box it came in. When held up to the light it definitely bled threw. Nothing some black paint(on the inside) won't fix. All and all a nice piece if you don't mind slight mods to fit. But as newb stated, it did take forever, and when the thing finally shipped and I recieved tracking info, the guy sent it to himself at his home address Then came another 2 week wait.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964867 posted 01/22/11 01:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's a good idea about the paint on the inside of it. That should have no problem taking care of the light shining through with a few coats, and it wouldn't really affect the thickness much at all.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964901 posted 01/22/11 06:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i have one, the location is nice but the loss of the speaker doesnt really make my happy :/



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964984 posted 01/23/11 07:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Come on, they are not even good speakers. Besides, 20 years later, most of the dash speakers are either blown or rotted so its still no big loss



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964995 posted 01/23/11 09:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Unless you got a helluva set of high end like some MB quarts or something, the sounds not noticable. Wait a minute, I have some MB's and it's still not noticable.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970372 posted 02/16/11 06:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My carbon fiber gauge pod came in... I am plan on mounting it up tonight Thanks TunersNation



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970392 posted 02/16/11 08:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have a decent set of Pioneers in the dash - not that it's super important to me - but 464/1000 came with a gauge velcro taped to the side of the cluster. It wasn't pretty, but whatever. Come summer, the adhesive melted and ran. Gauge came loose. After I closed it in the door a couple times (!!!) I decided to do something about it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970519 posted 02/17/11 11:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970602 posted 02/17/11 04:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ghetto fabulous!!! Hehehe



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970637 posted 02/17/11 06:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970750 posted 02/18/11 02:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yum i need that, does anyone know if that fits along side the lotek pillar 2 pod? I currently have that up and it looks like it would be a close fit.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970781 posted 02/18/11 08:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well I got it all mounted up and finshed the wiring on these gauges last night. I think it came out pretty nice




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970798 posted 02/18/11 10:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
i have one of these too. I dont really like the loss of the speaker, but the location is very nice for ease of sight.



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