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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 Thu, Mar-23-2017, 01:12:50 PM   #31
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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
Personally, I went steering column because I want to be able to gather all the info i needed in one quick glance vs two.
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Old Thu, Mar-23-2017, 02:20:18 PM   #32
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Personally, I went steering column because I want to be able to gather all the info i needed in one quick glance vs two.
Agree. Seems a similar problem to mounting on the center console. Plus A pillar vertical alignment does not seem natural when everything else tends to be horizontal alignment.
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Old Thu, Mar-23-2017, 02:35:45 PM   #33
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Does it hinder you view of the temp needle ? When I was looking to make a custom solution I spent three days and settled on the pillar. At the time I didn't have the "dished" wheel though, that may have helped now, but then I felt I couldn't see temp gauge and I'm 5'11" so it's not like height would be the issue.
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Old Fri, Mar-24-2017, 01:06:07 AM   #34
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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.
For the oil pressure and temp senders, how do you have them installed? Some form of distribution block?
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For the oil pressure and temp senders, how do you have them installed? Some form of distribution block?
http://www.bimmerworld.com/Gauges-Da...ing-Block.html

There are other options but I like being able to pull both from a single source.
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I'm using the BW oil distribution block.
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I'm using the BW oil distribution block.
Awesome, I was looking at that as well.
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I have A pillar gauges as well. Sunglasses tray is not an ideal location. I have a Helix DIRECTOR remote custom mounted there and I never look at it when the car's in motion. The steering wheel mounting option offers the best visibility but it makes my steering wheel look like a Mickey Mouse so I decided against it.

I custom molded the gauge pod on the A pillar and covered it up with suede. The look is flawless and OEM like.

I think Innovate Motorsports still makes the gauges that most resemble the stock cluster. I had them modified by Marshall Instruments (the supplier for Innovate Motorsports) to match my dashboard.



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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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Question for those of you that installed the Rally Road pod.

I received the Rally Road pod and have pulled the steering wheel and removed the fasteners that hold the steering column trim pieces. The bottom trim pretty much fell off. The upper trim piece has a lip that hooks behind the console. This is the piece that you mount the gauge pod mounting plate to.
How do you get that piece off? I've worked it but it seems that the steering column has to drop in order to get it free. Am I missing something?
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Question for those of you that installed the Rally Road pod.

I received the Rally Road pod and have pulled the steering wheel and removed the fasteners that hold the steering column trim pieces. The bottom trim pretty much fell off. The upper trim piece has a lip that hooks behind the console. This is the piece that you mount the gauge pod mounting plate to.
How do you get that piece off? I've worked it but it seems that the steering column has to drop in order to get it free. Am I missing something?
Thanks, Joe
You need to remove the plastic expanding rivet on the upper column cover. That upper cover and the lip you described is one piece... not sure if you're think it is multiple or not.
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