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FJ Gauge Pod: My new toy to play around with.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by griffin407c, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Nov 3, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    jdkeller

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    Nice! I like it! Looks great. That gap in the front is irrelevant.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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  3. Nov 3, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    Nice work!
     
  4. Nov 3, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    thanks fellas. hope to get working on the wiring sometime soon.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Great job. BTW, what ipod holder is that? I like.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    Looks good! :D
     
  7. Nov 3, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    Looks good. You got bigger balls than I do to be cutting into the dash cover.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Sorry :puke:
    Your poor dash, :eek: waaaayyyyy more guts than I would ever have. Can't wait till your finished. Me like :thumbsup:
     
  9. Nov 3, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    maybe a small strip of a door seal to plug the small gap would make it look kinda rugged and finished? Either way i think it kinda looks bad ass.
     
  10. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    griffin407c

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    the ipod holder is a pro fit.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    griffin407c

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    nah. i like how it looks. i think if i do something to try and hide it... it'll be more noticeable that the gauge pod isn't supposed to be there. i think you would definitely be able to see it on the sides.
     
  12. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    i know it doesn't look perfect, but you can't notice any of the holes at all once the gauge pod is mounted. it was scary to make the first cut, but once i got cutting, i wanted to cut more. it's pretty easy.
     
  13. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    Good work
     
  14. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    haha no one said it wasnt easy!! ugh cutting into the dash pad - balls. I gave you rep for not only this being awesome, but having balls
     
  15. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    griffin407c

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    well, it's only gonna get worse from here... wiring. ughhh
     
  16. Nov 3, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    Great job on mounting...looking forward to seeing it all hooked up. If your concerned about the gap on the bottom, maybe try mounting it on some thin black or grey foam material. What are your switches to the left of the steering wheel hooked up to?
     
  17. Nov 3, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    i'm not concerned about the gap

    top row of switches:
    OEM fogs, Hella 500FF mounted behind grille, DTRL ON/OFF

    bottom row of switches:
    custom 800 watt in-cab power inverter (switch is from a 4runner), in-bed power inverter, and aux. back-up lights (turn on when engaged in reverse or manually turned on by that switch)

    oh and i've got plenty more switches in my custom FJ switch panel that i made to fit below the shifter. i love using OEM switches.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2009 at 5:20 AM
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    I did too for the same reason:rolleyes:
     
  19. Nov 4, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    Looks good. I would have used the pod to hold some new guages like AFR, boost, etc.
     
  20. Nov 4, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    griffin407c

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    you would have to do some serious modding to the gauge pod. i wanted to replace one of them and it's not gonna happen. if you want to replace the temp display with something else you can't because the two buttons below the display are also used to calibrate the compass. the compass isn't a simple magnetic compass. no no no. if you want to replace the compass it's more than likely possible but you would have to leave the circuit board because it's connected to the temp circuit board. too much modding to get some other gauge to fit. removing the inclinometer part would be the easiest place to put in a gauge because it's just a "plane level" that's screwed in there.
     

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