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Old 10-05-2022, 06:41 AM   #1
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GR86 dashboard gauge install on speaker grill

Couldnt find a nice place, didnt want to break the nice flat center portion of the dash (which apparently was deliberately made flat to give better sight lines out of the cockpit).

So went with a "painless" and "revert-able" install haha.

Also had 2 more criteria:
1. Keep the distance of the gauge dial face and the stock dashboard meter cluster the same distance so the eyes dun have to refocus so much (i feel it, cos i getting old) as i switch from one to another.
2. Gauge must not block view out of the cockpit from my natural position.

Holes in speaker grill are 2mm diameter so just get a small enough screw (i used M2.5) and thats that.
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nice, how did you make the aluminum piece?
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Just a simple bent 3mm aluminium piece.
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What gauges did you use to get the GR logo on them please?
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Speedhuts with custom faces. Acquired taste i know. But i love them. In line with my OEM plus theme.

https://speedhut.com/gauge-applicati...psi-w-warning/ blame the siliconegate
https://speedhut.com/gauge-applicati...-18-w-warning/ always wanted an analogue AFR, after having various versions of the AEM AFR for the last 20 years hahaa. Getting it out of my system before EVs come and you dun need any more gauges hahhaha...

I only really wanted the oil press gauge (since the oil and water temps are already on the meter cluster). But a lone gauge on the dash didnt look nice, so i gave it a buddy. It was the AFR or world time (yes speedhut has a clock too in the same face/body).
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Speedhuts with custom faces. Acquired taste i know. But i love them. In line with my OEM plus theme.

https://speedhut.com/gauge-applicati...psi-w-warning/ blame the siliconegate
https://speedhut.com/gauge-applicati...-18-w-warning/ always wanted an analogue AFR, after having various versions of the AEM AFR for the last 20 years hahaa. Getting it out of my system before EVs come and you dun need any more gauges hahhaha...

I only really wanted the oil press gauge (since the oil and water temps are already on the meter cluster). But a lone gauge on the dash didnt look nice, so i gave it a buddy. It was the AFR or world time (yes speedhut has a clock too in the same face/body).

They look great
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Thanks! Now trying to decide where to punch a hole thru the firewall for the wires. Dun want to tear the current firewall grommet.
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