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Old 04-15-2010, 10:18 PM
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Gauges installed

Got my ITP gauge kit installed today. Took me about 6 or 7 hours to install all of it, but I took my time and had a few folks come by the shop.

Here's a few night pics of the install. Top to bottom is trans, pyro and then boost. I changed the bulbs out for LED's. I wasn't sure about green or blue so I tried both. Green is decent with the LED's and blue is really hard to see the gauges. I actually like the green/blue mix and might keep it since the green is for my trans gauge. That's the one I'm most concerned about. I've ordered a different style of LED to see if they work better.

The current blue ones are about 270 MCD (.84 lumens) and green is 350 MCD (1.1 lumens) and the new ones are 5500 MCD (69.1 lumens) and 11,000 MCD (138 lumens) so it should be a lot brighter.

Here's the link to the two different LED's.

Standard: WLED-x (194 type) Wedge Base bulbs Specifications

Bright LED's: High Power SMD WLED-xHP5 (194 type) 360 degree Wedge Base bulbs Specifications

Side note: The bright LEDs with 5 LED bulb do not fit in the autometer Ultra-lite BOOST gauge. When you turn the housing into the back of the gauge something on the bulb is hitting something inside the gauge and moving the needle to 5 PSI and all the way up to 25 PSI.
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did you paint the a pillar mount?
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Yep, it matches the factory color perfectly.
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thanks, where di d you get the paint from? i have the pod and gauges, just need to figure out where to get the paint.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:42 AM
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I used vynel paint from auto zone.
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thanks, where di d you get the paint from? i have the pod and gauges, just need to figure out where to get the paint.
Isspro has there paint on sale, good price: ISSPRO Product Categories
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too bad they dont have the 99 prairie tan.... just medium parchmant
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I used vynel paint from auto zone.
coot, how did you get the right color?
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:10 AM
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Here's a comparison between the old LED's and the newer, bright LED's

1st pic: Standard LED, 1 LED
2nd pic: Bright LED, 5 LEDs
3rd pic: Daytime comparison. Top is the new LED, bottom still has the old LED in it. You can see them in the daytime so I'm sure it'll be really nice at night.
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Night picture comparison. Top and bottom gauge have the single LED, middle gauge has the new LED with 5 LED's in one element. Definitely brighter and you can read the gauge now.
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