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Old 08-27-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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Pillar Pod Boost Gauge

Does anyone know of a pillar mounted boost gauge setup that is being manufactured?
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:20 AM   #2
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Does anyone know of a pillar mounted boost gauge setup that is being manufactured?
Isn't there an air bag in the A pillar? Probably not the best place for a gauge if there is...
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:33 AM   #3
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Gauge on pillar

Most def a bad idea for sure.

We have a gauge for indash.

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Old 08-28-2009, 08:36 AM   #4
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Most def a bad idea for sure.

We have a gauge for indash.

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And it is in the perfect place !!

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Old 08-28-2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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My bad - I did not realize there was an airbag in there. On second thought, that would be a really bad place for it.

Besides the ADM solution, has anyone seen anything else? I perfer mechanical looking gauges over the digital outputs.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:24 AM   #6
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updates? Anywhere else that people have installed these at?
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:53 AM   #7
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there is one mfg suposdley looking into it, gonna give them a call and see what they say.

But as far as gauges go, i would HIGHLY reccomend the proparts spek series gauges:

ProParts Spek series boost gauges
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:04 PM   #8
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Ok, cool. I checked with ADM and they are out 2-3 weeks on their boost gauges and I need one in 1 week to get installed with my procharger.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:41 PM   #9
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99.9% of the pillar pods are made by one company, GaugeWorks. When they have it, everyone will.

Also I don't believe there is an airbag in the Camaro A-pillar. There should be a small plastic "airbag" medaliian if there is and I haven't seen these.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:54 PM   #10
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Well, i've seen the ADM gauge, Hennessey mounted theirs on the steering column, and someone else just got theirs mounted onto the a pillar. I don't know if there really is a airbag on the pillar.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:13 PM   #11
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if you are going to spend the money.. do it right and get one of these.
http://www.aeroforcetech.com/

I had one in my SRT-4... one of the best gauges you can get, hands down.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:18 PM   #12
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There is definitely a side curtain airbag, I think the biggest question is whether it deploys from the pillar or the headliner. And if it deploys from the pillar, would the gauge/pod swing clear with the trim panel or would it become a projectile directed towards the driver's face.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:48 PM   #13
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Dual-Stage Frontal Air Bags with Passenger Sensing System and Thorax Side-Impact Air Bags.
This is from the GM site for the new Camaro
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:51 PM   #14
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Too bad the software on the DIC couldn't be changed or hacked to give you a boost reading.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:09 PM   #15
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I guess I will wait till there are a few more options available.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:39 PM   #16
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I guess I will wait till there are a few more options available.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:12 AM   #17
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The airbag is located at the very top of the A pillar. If you were to do a single gauge pod, it should be at the very bottom of the A pillar and it will be fine. It is a very small airbag that is all the way up. You can just pull the plastic factory A pillar down and look at it if you want. It will pop right back into place.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:04 PM   #18
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Boost Gauge

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Does anyone know of a pillar mounted boost gauge setup that is being manufactured?

We have the mini square boost gauges, available in Blue, Red or Green
These look great above the steering column in the panel below the gauges
$199.00

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Old 09-29-2009, 01:17 PM   #19
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We have the mini square boost gauges, available in Blue, Red or Green
These look great above the steering column in the panel below the gauges
$199.00

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Can you post a photo of one installed?
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:39 PM   #20
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I saw a nice guage in a pic from SEMA mounted and moulded into the hood like the oldies olds.
Looked pretty cool. Might be a bit pricey with the body work/paint etc. But I'd go it if I could find a vendor.
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Those gauge pods function just as the stock ones do because the use the same mounting swing out hardware. If the gages are installed properly its just as good as the stock panel. You also still have the center air bag that deploys first.

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