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post #1 of 11 Old 05-25-2010, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Best Three Gauge Pod?

Weird question maybe.

I have a set of three glow shift gauges (pyro, boost and tranny), which are okay. But the pod that they came with sucks. It's flimsy and doesn't fit very well. I removed my original piece that goes there from the factory, too.

I'm wondering if there are one of the companies that sell the gauge/pod sets who I can order the triple pod from that has a good, tight fit. I was thinking one of the bigger names like Autometer might have a good fit, but I wanted to check with you guys first.

**Also** I was thinking of buying some new gauges, and since all of the wiring and everything is already hooked up, would it be just as simple to unhook the Glo Shift gauges, and hook up a different brand?

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Weird question maybe.

I have a set of three glow shift gauges (pyro, boost and tranny), which are okay. But the pod that they came with sucks. It's flimsy and doesn't fit very well. I removed my original piece that goes there from the factory, too.

I'm wondering if there are one of the companies that sell the gauge/pod sets who I can order the triple pod from that has a good, tight fit. I was thinking one of the bigger names like Autometer might have a good fit, but I wanted to check with you guys first.

**Also** I was thinking of buying some new gauges, and since all of the wiring and everything is already hooked up, would it be just as simple to unhook the Glo Shift gauges, and hook up a different brand?

Thanks guys
Don't you have to leave the factory pillar on the truck and mount the new one over it?
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With glowshift the 3 and 4 pods are replacement for the factory unit. I got the 4 and it doesnt fit great but it works so I leaving it.

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With glowshift the 3 and 4 pods are replacement for the factory unit. I got the 4 and it doesnt fit great but it works so I leaving it.
That's my dilemma. It works, just wanting a better fit.

What bout replacing the gauges with something different. Are all gauges the same as far as their connections go, or are some of them different.

Was thinking about switching to some Autometers. My Glo shift gauges work fine but am looking at getting something different.

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Do your gauges fit in the pod well?

Mine do not and thats the only part that aggervates me, I can see the actual gauges housing.

ENGINE:
AFE Stage 2
4 inch down pipe
Straight Pipe'd to 7 inch stack
Edge tuner, soon to be custom tunes

Everything else:
8 inch Lift
40x13.50 Geolander M/T's
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F/R Bumper Connection bumpers
IPF flood lights
Glow shift Quad pod
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Do your gauges fit in the pod well?

Mine do not and thats the only part that aggervates me, I can see the actual gauges housing.
No, they don't. The top one is okay, but still moves, the middle one is tight and fits good, and the bottom one is horrible. It works it's way out and I have to push it back in all the time.

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Im taking it apart today and re working the gauges brakets a little, see if I can sink them in more. But I just drove it for the first time at night. My volt has no light, my pryo and tranny are supper dim and the boost is bright as hell

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Glow shift Quad pod
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I had mine mounted as a replacement first and it didnt fit that great, but I removed it and screwed it to the factory one and it fits great now. And my gauges are tight in the holes, maybe I just got lucky
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Damnit, sounds like I might need to find a factory piece to screw my gloshift pod to.

I think I threw mine out...going to be looking for it though...

Any input on switching gauges? Will it be as simple as hooking them up to the gloshift gauge wiring?

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