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Gauge mounting 91 leggy

Post by WRXish » Tue May 09, 2017 1:53 am

I want to add gauges in my leggy wagon, looking for good mounting spots open to all ideas. Also, any ideas on good egt gauge package? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Gauge mounting 91 leggy

Post by Alphius » Tue May 09, 2017 3:42 am

Most people do an a-pillar mount or replace the center A/C vents with a plate for gauges.
I've also seen people put them down by the stereo, but I'm not a huge fan of that positioning.
Another decent option is a gauge cup attached to the steering column trim in front of the speedo or tach.

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Re: Gauge mounting 91 leggy

Post by marsh27 » Tue May 09, 2017 4:14 am

My current setup

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Re: Gauge mounting 91 leggy

Post by WRXish » Tue May 09, 2017 1:26 pm

Alphius wrote:Most people do an a-pillar mount or replace the center A/C vents with a plate for gauges.
I've also seen people put them down by the stereo, but I'm not a huge fan of that positioning.
Another decent option is a gauge cup attached to the steering column trim in front of the speedo or tach.

Is there someone who actually makes a good A-pillar mount for the first gen cars? I would be content to go that route to avoid hacking up the ever so necessary air conditioning outlets. The A-pillar mounts are fairly easy to work with if made properly.

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Re: Gauge mounting 91 leggy

Post by Alphius » Wed May 10, 2017 3:19 pm

If you do some searching, there's an early 90's Honda application that works almost perfectly in the firstgen Legacy. There aren't any direct-fit parts.

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Re: Gauge mounting 91 leggy

Post by Pntaste4evr99 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:28 pm

I had good luck with a Nissan 240 A pillar shell a while ago
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Re: Gauge mounting 91 leggy

Post by marsh27 » Wed May 10, 2017 8:22 pm

Alphius is correct. The early 90s civic and crx pods should work well


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Re: Gauge mounting 91 leggy

Post by WRXish » Fri May 12, 2017 5:27 am

Alphius wrote:If you do some searching, there's an early 90's Honda application that works almost perfectly in the firstgen Legacy. There aren't any direct-fit parts.

Thanks for the info Alphius, I will look around and see what I can find...I am also considering trashing the ashtray and mounting the gauges there, I know its not ideal but its not a race car, so being in the line of sight is not as important. I can glance down at them at stoplights if I cant manage it any other time. zzzzzz :lol:

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