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Looking for lessons learned, thanks

I am installing a set of Auto meter Ultra-Lite gauges on the pillar this weekend. Also I am installing a DP Tuner chip. Everything looks very easy with the exception of the pillar. I would really hate to mount it to the stock pillar, then not be able to put it in the truck because I have to re-drill the holes, and if they are only off a 1/8" it will just be an elongated hole the retainer won't stay into.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT THE COMPLETE INSTALATION PROCESS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRETIATED.

Oh, I have read 2-3 installation documents, just looking for something they might have missed when you did the nstall.

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I let my pillar attached after taking the oh sh!t handle off. I just put the gauge pod up there, where I wanted it, and marked the holes with a sharpie and then took the pillar plastic off and drilled the holes. That was the easy part, lol. Good luck with your install


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Ok, thanks

2001 F-250 7.3l EC 8' Bed 4X4 Lariat
DP Tuner F5 Chip
(No-Start, Stock, 20 tow, 40 tow and 60 tow, 80 econo, and 100hp)
Autometer Pro Comp Ultra-lite Gauges
(Boost, EGT, Trans temp)
AFE Stage 2 Max Flow XP
Foil Delete
Muffler delete
AIH Delete
Wicked Wheel
Ported Shroud Compressor Housing
HPO X-Over
CCV Mod
JW Valve Body
Billet Triple Disk Converter
Marinco Mod
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