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Securing 4 Gauge A-Pillar Mount

I am getting a new console built for my rig and moved my gauges to the A-Pillar this weekend. I'm a bit concerned with the mounting as the pillar in my Dodge was a full replacement where this one is a facia or sorts that uses plastic rivets to secure itself to the existing pillar.

After lots of fighting, drilling and cutting, i managed to secure the pillars and wire the Fuel Pressure, Coolant Pressure and Pyrometer gauges and my CTS on the bottom. It did help that i have my rigid 50" wiring running up that A-Pillar as well. Problem is, now the pillar is considerably heavier and, well, I beat the hell out of this pig offroad and all that's connecting it to the pillar is the 3 clips. Has anyone ever run a nut-sert/bolt to secure the cover to the actual a-pillar for more secure mounting?
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ive had mine installed since 06 with just the plastic rivets or whatever they are and havent had any issues. Granted mine is only a 3 gauge but I thought the same thing when I installed it.....feels flimsy if you shake it by hand......years later hasnt moved.

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Mine has held with the rivets and I beat her pretty good. Just broke another wheel this weekend. The plastic rivets seem to work.

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Hey on a side note, where you located(Carli)? I'm at champion wheel tomorrow at noon picking up new beadlocks for my off road car, they in lake Elsinore, if your close maybe I could stop in.

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I would get a new pilar moiunt that felt secure or drive some self tappers into the frame to secure it

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Hey on a side note, where you located(Carli)? I'm at champion wheel tomorrow at noon picking up new beadlocks for my off road car, they in lake Elsinore, if your close maybe I could stop in.
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ive had mine installed since 06 with just the plastic rivets or whatever they are and havent had any issues. Granted mine is only a 3 gauge but I thought the same thing when I installed it.....feels flimsy if you shake it by hand......years later hasnt moved.
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Mine has held with the rivets and I beat her pretty good. Just broke another wheel this weekend. The plastic rivets seem to work.
Well then, as long as I'm not alone I will beat on the truck and see if it falls. If it does, I'll bolt it up but i guess i'll leave it for now. Already been airborne a few times and it's not moving.
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Champion says my wheels are not ready and they going to ship to Vegas tomorrow (their dime cause they said they'd be ready today). With this in mind, I'm going to cut north of LA on way to Vegas (I was up in OR), ill catch you next time I'm close.

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The plastic rivets are good to go, if the don't hold up, pull it off and use self drilling pan head screws, fill the head with epoxy or bon do, paint the screw head. Will hold perfectly with whatever you throw.at it.

Also jetjock, I live in lake Elsinore now. Lol. Wish I would've saw this earlier

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I love the radioactive green lake elsinore water!!!!

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