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post #1 of 7 Old 01-13-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Over head gauge pod or Pillar mount, pro's-con's

Can you all give me the pro's and con's to the overhead and pillar mount gauge pods? I know you lose the grab handle with the pillar, any other issues with either one?

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Easier to wire the pillar pod than an overhead. I hate the look of the overhead taped to the top of the windshield from outside of the truck. They also make a 3 gauge pod that mounts below the upfitter switches where that little storage compartment is.
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The one negative I have heard about the overhead at night is that when you look in the rear view mirror you get the reflection of the gauge lights in the overhead which can be very obnmoxious when your trying to look in the mirror

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I have the overhead gauges and the only issue I have had with them is when the visor is down. It kinda blocks just the edge of the 1st gauge but otherwise, I have no issues. It helps keep my sleeper look! LOL Oh btw mine are not "taped" to the windshield, they are glued.

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I have the commander and can't wait to get a 4 pillar gauge set up. The commander will be sold soon.

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I like my overhead gauge pod, got to keep my grab handle, and used black velcro tape instead of the supplied white so you can't see it from outside.
The location makes it easy see and keep your eyes on the road.
There's no real glare off the gauges, I went with the GlowShift ones, you can change colors from bright to dim. They were cheap (comparitively), but they work fine and seem accurate when compared to others.

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