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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Mar-22-2017, 05:53:42 PM   #21
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Default Re: Gauge pod & gauges

I have Stack Pro-Control Oil Temp and Water Temp gauges with the Rallyroad pod. I wanted analog (but still digital) gauges with a wide sweep area for easy value and rate-of-change readability on track. I'd like an oil pressure gauge but was more concerned with temps. These have both a data logger output and can be programmed to change gauge face color above certain temperature thresholds, and flash super annoyingly to alert you that it's too damn hot.

I wired the light circuit into an oem hifi switch so that I can turn the (bright) backlight off when desired.

Turns out the Z3M cluster water temp is unbuffered, so....didn't need that one. At least now I know what the temp swings are! Ignore the SES light, that's for a ornery SAP.

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Backwards how?

That would be classic as Rally Road assembled them before they shipped it lol.

Thanks, now I'm going to go OCD on it as I never really paid any attention.

Edit: You're right Brett it's backwards lol. Oh well it's not coming out now.
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Innovate MTX-D gauges in the RR dual ear pod. They are programmable as well. I have since rotated both gauges down a bit but the setup is great and highly visible. Oil pressure & temp on the left, water temp and battery voltage on the right.
I'll be installing that exact gauge/pod setup in a few weeks; what wires did you tap for power and ground?
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I ran a switched/fused power lead from the X20 plug when I did the S54 swap harness that was specifically for the gauges. Ground was pulled from the chassis grounding block on the drivers side, under the kick panel. Sensor/sending unit wires were all pulled through the fuse box.
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Hey, thank you both for the pictures. Those are great. I'm going to go ahead and order the RR pods. Just have to decide which gauge set. They both look good.
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I ran a switched/fused power lead from the X20 plug when I did the S54 swap harness that was specifically for the gauges. Ground was pulled from the chassis grounding block on the drivers side, under the kick panel. Sensor/sending unit wires were all pulled through the fuse box.
Thanks for the quick response, I have a follow up to that but don't want to get the thread OT so I'll shoot you a PM
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Default Re: Gauge pod & gauges

I ran AEM gauges with mine.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showp...&postcount=154

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Old Thu, Mar-23-2017, 12:44:23 AM   #28
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i've quite liked the Prosport gauges. Anyone every tried them?
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Is the A pillar not an option?

Got it on eBay, $34 to my door and heat molded it to my a pillar.

Will have oil press / temp and WB02 prob
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i've quite liked the Prosport gauges. Anyone every tried them?
I have been running the standard grade pro sport for years in coolant and oil temp and think they are fine. Not Stack, but not nearly as expensive.
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