It's pretty easy to do. Just measure the gauge, make a couple cuts to the vents and then plastic weld the gauge in with the provided mounting tab that the gauge usually comes with. I'll look for a pic of mine, give me a couple mins.
I think I posted about this before but nothing really came about this and I'm sure I'm not the first one to want some. But just seeing what's out these now, a while back I found a site that only sells the early driver side one but I'd like to get one of the center vent pods. Or can I send some out to someone and maybe have them cut out?
though i have never been a fan of vent gauges they really wouldn't be hard to make
first measure the size of the vent and find which gauges will fit. i.e. Autometer 2 1/16" would fit.
then get a marker and place the back end against the vent as flush as you can and trace the circle.
take a dremel and cut off the rear air deflectors then cut to the INSIDE of the traced line you just made
then slide the gauge into the hole and secure using the U shaped mounting bracket provided with the gauge.
lastly wire the gauges accordingly. may need to notch the plactic air pipe behind the gauges to feed the wires through...
Personally I do not like that look. I would never do that to my car but to each their own. I'd rather have the pods that pop out of the speakers up on the dash.
I can't dL the pic right now on my phone. But there is a pic of it here on page 2 of this thread. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ge2&p=73600177 there was a video floating around on here awhile back but I can't find the video of it. The speaker pod actually goes dwn and looks like there is nothing there. Pretty sweet IMO
^^That looks like sh!t IMHO, very creative and all but personally I don't like how it looks once in the up position, worst than the a-pillar pods IMO....
The dash vent gauge pod(s) is the best looking, most subtle, clean install, oem-ish look in my opinion
Lol. I agree that most of that pic looks ugly. Take away that steering wheel. Take way that gauge by the cluster and even the radar. But if you didn't have all that cluster and just the speaker pod i don't think it looks bad. Plus the best part is when you are not using it, it hides and looks clean and stock. But to each their own opinion
Last edited by Tk2g60; 05-09-2012 at 10:27 AM.
I do think that the vent pod is quite nice!
Im going to drill one extra I got and put in a VDO Oil pressure gauge, I do think that its quite important in a VR6.
The gauge will sit in the vent that is on the left side of the driver. The one over the headlight switch.
Im posting pictures later, the thing with VDO is that they do match the Corrado quite nice.
This is my gauge set up.
My 1.8T Corrado Swap
I wanted to keep the gauges in the line of sight so that I wasn't looking away from the road yet not announce to the whole world what was about to walk them.
a pillar = killer
The wheel, it's actually starting to bother me. It doesn't flow at all, but its nice and thick and that's how I like it
i saw this at a lil car meet last weekend. it was a pod on the hood of a stang.
just posting pics cause it was a different idea
maybe a new concept to a Corrado but the norm for old "muscle" cars. Most people who do any competitive bracket racing with a "muscle" car have their fuel pressure gauge on the hood. The 1980 Trans Am NASCAR edition has the boost lights under the hood facing the driver.
...not really a whole lot of security with your gauge outside though haha I wouldn't trust scum bags to not steal it on me when I park somewhere