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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sun, Mar-19-2017, 11:16:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: Gauge pod & gauges

Swap in a euro cluster that has the oil temp in it. Then do the column pressure and Coolant temp
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Default Re: Gauge pod & gauges

There are combination / dual function gauges out there:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/inn-3913/overview/

FYI, you can also de-buffer your stock temp gauge, or install another driver in the cluster. Here's some info:

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...ock-temp-gauge

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...ghlight=buffer
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Default Re: Gauge pod & gauges

If you use the steering gauge pods you need to use digital gauges that are slim. Using mechanical style gauges or ones with incandescent bulbs will prevent the ears from flexing down out of your cluster view.
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Thanks everyone. I'll look into it more. Likely I'll order the RR dual pod with digital gauges. I'd like to get this figured out before I get the engine back from the machine shop so the wiring is all ready to go.
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Old Tue, Mar-21-2017, 02:34:30 AM   #15
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I found some dual digital gauges made by SPA. 52mm and look pretty slim and they have many different combos. Don't know anything about SPA gauges though but they are not cheap. Ordering from overseas seems the least expensive way to get them.

Anyone know about SPA gauges?
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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.
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That looks pretty good. Does the lighting match well? Hard to tell from the picture.
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Close enough, but honestly I haven't driven it at night lol.
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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.
That looks good.

You know you have the pods on backwards right?
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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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