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post #1 of 16 Old 09-15-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Quad Gauge Pillar visibility

I am looking to get gauges for my truck here real soon and would like to get the quad pillar so I can mount a fuel pressure gauge along with the other three. How hard is it to see the fourth gauge? I am six foot tall on a good day and feel like it would be really out of the way to glance up and look. Just looking for some feedback from some people that have one.

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Depending on manufacturer and gauge orientation and size, I hear fourth gauge gets in the way of the sun visor and 6' plus drivers' blind spot is more dangerous.

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I'm 6' tall and I have a quad set up and really like it, the sun visor doesn't fold out tho but you can just bend the tab on the corner of it and itll fold past the pillar.


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I have a quad pod and have no issues + the angle on the top gauge is different than the other 3 so it's easier to see (at least in my pod).

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I have a quad and love it. I am 6' 3" and it works great, no issues


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Same as everyone else, works great

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OK, OK, so I heard some people had issues. I hear some don't ! Who made yours that works so well, so when I've saved up for Isspro combo, I can get one pod for all ?...

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I sat in a guy's truck with a quad pillar and didn't like the angle of the gauges...they all seemed to point up too much. I'm 6'4" and don't slouch at all when I drive. The truck was for sale and the seller didn't know much about the gauges as they were installed by the previous owner. They were all glowshift gauges and looked and performed great, I just didn't like how they were angled as well as the blind spot is a bit larger. I considered this when I ended up with the scan gauge and put my fuel pressure gauge on the steering column. I haven't pulled the trigger on the EGT gauge because I didn't want to mount it on the pillar...I will be going with the dashboss set up with EGT and FP for ~$375 and I can monitor everything I need. If you are dead set with gauges instead of a monitor, consider the above rear view mirror pod. I've seen pics on here of a quad pod and it looks really good.


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My brother in-law drives my truck sometimes and he has never come close to banging his head on my quad gauges and he's 6'4". The sun visor corner easily flexes enough to get past the top gauge.
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People tend to think that all pods are the same and nothing can be further from the truth. If you are buying the pod from the same place you can buy GlowShift gauges from I can promise you there are better pods to be had. Just like gauges, all pods are not manufactured equally.

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