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Finally got my banks guage and vent pod, this thing has tons of options and can even troubleshoot/diagnose. Haven’t gotten it installed yet but will post after it’s all set up
 

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A quick read of the product page shows that it's universal OBDII plug in, has multiple custom displays, can show up to eight live data feeds at once, includes a shift light(!) and its 300 bux. It can be set up to display the five different displays or 'pages' (my term) so you can cycle thru the pages and have FORTY parameters available to read.I think it's VERY interesting as a possible alternative to the Aeroforce.
 

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Yeah. Especially since I don't have a clock hole to stick it in anymore. I can run Torque on my Android head unit, but it needs WiFi which means I can't stream audio at the same time. So this will make a nice alternative. And I've been meaning to design and 3D print a gauge pod (I have an idea for a design no one's done yet, that I've seen) so now I have no excuse. Because: Ordered.
 

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Yeah. Especially since I don't have a clock hole to stick it in anymore. I can run Torque on my Android head unit, but it needs WiFi which means I can't stream audio at the same time. So this will make a nice alternative. And I've been meaning to design and 3D print a gauge pod (I have an idea for a design no one's done yet, that I've seen) so now I have no excuse. Because: Ordered.
In for the gauge pod.
seriously.
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Well, if you want to wait, I'll probably be willing to print some pods for others. I'm not going with the vent mount, it'll be "integrated" with the dash. And I print "SLA", not "FDM". I prototype with a FDM printer because it's faster and cheaper. Final prints are done with SLA. SLA prints look like they came out of a mold.

I made this with the SLA printer (the letters are laser cut from colored acrylic, not 3D printed. I also have a laser cutter, and a 4-axis benchtop CNC).

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Printed these for my Nephew.

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Gauge arrived. Need to find some time to 3D scan the dashboard so I can model my gauge pod for a seamless fit. :)

DataMonster has a 52mm diameter with a ~5mm wide bezel.
 

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Already did the work, take a look here:

oemprovements.com

If fitment is concern, you can fit up to a 66mm eboost gauge in that pillar area coming out of the vent.

Let me know if you have questions, glad to share the knowledge. Also there is difference between coupe and the other 2 dashboards fyi.

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Already did the work, take a look here:

oemprovements.com
Also there is difference between coupe and the other 2 dashboards fyi.
I did NOT know that. I have two of the vent pods (one new, one used) and I don't know if either is specifically for a coupe. Haven't tried to install yet
Do you have pics of the difference?
 

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Just got mine couldn’t fine any v info but tons of diesels use them and they swear by them so I ordered one. I’m interested in a vent pod as well for sedan, i got the window stick on mount from banks.
 

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Well, if you want to wait, I'll probably be willing to print some pods for others. I'm not going with the vent mount, it'll be "integrated" with the dash. And I print "SLA", not "FDM". I prototype with a FDM printer because it's faster and cheaper. Final prints are done with SLA. SLA prints look like they came out of a mold.

I made this with the SLA printer (the letters are laser cut from colored acrylic, not 3D printed. I also have a laser cutter, and a 4-axis benchtop CNC).

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Printed these for my Nephew.

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I'm certainly willing to wait... this build has established that as fact.
Are you creating a single or dual gauge mount?
I know that I will be installing a wideband gauge (AEM?)
and also an Aeroforce both are new.
It looks like I can sub the Banks fior the Aeroforce.... is that accurate?
Any reason to 1. NOT do this or
2. to retain the Aeroforce along with a Banks???

I wish the Banks could read the added wideband but I don't think there's any support from Banks on this.
I did talk with their sales folks and learned some things about the gauges;
There are two connections in the back of the gauge (either Super or Monster)
Both connections are 6-pin Molex style; Edit: One is 4-pin (OBDII) other is 6-pin
Their OBDII uses the 4-pin.
The 4 or 5channel add-on analog modules they sell require their B-Bus cable to connect...it plugs into the other molex port
They offer analog module sensors for various functions, but not for AFR
They DO offer an analog pigtail that I THINK could be used to read the wideband's voltage signal and then display the voltage in the gauge
However, their analog adapter plus the pigtail plus the B-Bus cable would approach another 400bux.
SO,,,,I guess I'll still be using the AEM(!)
 

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So I haven't quite decided. I'm thinking I might be able to design my pod so you can just mount more than one, in which case it'd be multiple, single pods. But I am also thinking of "nested" multiple gauge pods. I need to scan the dash this weekend and start 3D modeling and see what I can do.

Sigh. I also have another idea. I have one of the Tesla style Android head units. The part of the dash on top of the pop up factory display has to be used to fill the hole when the Tesla HU is installed. I could put a 3-gauge cluster there, kind of like the gauge cluster at the top/center of the dash in my old 1976 Datsun 260Z. It'd be nostalgic for me, but no good for everyone else...
 

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So I haven't quite decided. I'm thinking I might be able to design my pod so you can just mount more than one, in which case it'd be multiple, single pods. But I am also thinking of "nested" multiple gauge pods. I need to scan the dash this weekend and start 3D modeling and see what I can do.

Sigh. I also have another idea. I have one of the Tesla style Android head units. The part of the dash on top of the pop up factory display has to be used to fill the hole when the Tesla HU is installed. I could put a 3-gauge cluster there, kind of like the gauge cluster at the top/center of the dash in my old 1976 Datsun 260Z. It'd be nostalgic for me, but no good for everyone else...
Well, I'd like the vertical-drum-style like the tach in my '68 SS.... kidding! I kid...
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It looks like I'll necessarily be mounting two gauges. AEM Wideband and either the Aeroforce OR a Banks to display OBDII.
I would LOVE to retain the clock. So I may be looking for a dual-gauge vent mount, but not settled on that. I would love to look at any alternatives.
Also not decided whether to use a Super Gauge or the Data Monster (A Super Gauge with memory). Which did you guys chose? why?
 

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Would you be good with a single pod either side of the driver's side dash center? Left and right sides of the "hump" that goes over the gauge cluster? Making a mirror image version for each side would be a lot less work than a nested-multi gauge pod.

I got the DataMonster. Will I ever use the added capability? Who knows. But I live by the philosophy that "it is better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it". Works for so many other things, too. Like high HP, or big fat tires. Or lots and lots of money (I'm still working on this one).
 
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