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Old 05-20-2008, 02:02 AM
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The only thing I hate about my Beetle is the lack of temp, oil pressure and boost gauges. So, I'm planning on installing some gauges. Are there better gauges than others? Better gauge pods than others? I was thinking of sticking with VDO, but if there are better gauges out there, I'm open to suggestions. Also, I'm thinking about mounting them on the dash instead of a pillar mount. Any suggestions are welcome as I won't do the install until July.

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Old 05-20-2008, 02:21 AM
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The Bernt center dash gauge pod is good, I have one that has 3 in it. I also have one that is just a two gauge one, that i'm trying to sell. I just have the autometer gauges in mine, they are the phantom ones with the white background. Hope this helps.
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I have the AutoMeter tripple pod with A/F, vacuum, and EGT all AutoMeter Carbon series.
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Do I need specific gauges, or are they all pretty standard?
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Decide on a gauge pod you want to go with and see what size is recommended to use with it. For sure a boost gauge then an A/F. They will give you the best picture of the health of the car the best.
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I found a triple pod from AutoMeter, and VDO gauges, all for $125. I guess I could add a single gauge somewhere in order to have an air/fuel gauge as well. I never thought of one, but now that you mentioned it, it sounds like a good idea.
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I have the Bernt 2 gauge. Boost & temp. I went to autozone & picked up Faze brand. The color is off but the gauges feel solid. Too cool used to have an avatar with his & the colors matched. I'm sure they were great quality, as that's all he uses. Maybe he'll chime in. The gauge pod itself is super easy to install, it's getting the wires from the engine compartment to them that's the hard part.
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Which ever gauges you decide to go with... check out the $9 led's from 42 draft designs... they are great... worth every penny....
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Awesome! Photos always help because I want everything to blend in. I hate messing with wiring and stuff when I'm not familiar with the set up, so I'll take my car somewhere to have the gauges installed. Unless my boyfriend wants to install them for me, which I doubt.
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...........I also have one that is just a two gauge one, that i'm trying to sell.......
Do you have a picture? And is it still for sell? And for what price?
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Hi everyone,

The only thing I hate about my Beetle is the lack of temp, oil pressure and boost gauges. So, I'm planning on installing some gauges. Are there better gauges than others? Better gauge pods than others? I was thinking of sticking with VDO, but if there are better gauges out there, I'm open to suggestions. Also, I'm thinking about mounting them on the dash instead of a pillar mount. Any suggestions are welcome as I won't do the install until July.

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Those are nice, but I like the VDO gauges better. I've decided to use the VDO gauges, but I'm still undecided on the gauge pod.
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