Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/20/18 update

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: Carlisle 2018 pics inside

Post by Neon4Life » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:54 pm

occasional demons wrote:Wow, that will get your attention!
Hahaha. Yes it will.
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And I'm currently looking at getting a dual gauge pillar pod to remove my frog eye pod. I've come to hate my frog eye pods.
Why do you hate the frog eye pods?? They're fine. You can see your gauges plenty clearly in the shot below:
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: Carlisle 2018 pics inside

Post by Neon4Life » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:34 pm

Well recieved my dual pillar pod piece. Test fit just to get an idea of what it will look like.
Hoping to install it and have both gauges moved over soon. I'm going to love the pillar pods.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/14/18 update

Post by JeremyJ » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:46 pm

I had that pod in one of my old Neons. It made for a bit of a blind spot, but it wasn't terrible. It didn't take long to acclimate to it. I actually like the look of the frog pod better, but I can see how it would block the other gauges a bit. That could get annoying, having to tilt your head to read behind them.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/14/18 update

Post by Neon4Life » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:43 am

JeremyJ wrote:I had that pod in one of my old Neons. It made for a bit of a blind spot, but it wasn't terrible. It didn't take long to acclimate to it. I actually like the look of the frog pod better, but I can see how it would block the other gauges a bit. That could get annoying, having to tilt your head to read behind them.
In my old 2gn I had a triple one. Talk about blind spot. Haha.

I already screwed it on there and have been driving around with it in to get a feel for it. It's not so bad. But that's without gauges there drawing my attention.

Im going to love it tho. Even with the frog eye pods I still have to tilt my head to read the boost or wideband gauge which sucks.



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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/14/18 update

Post by jonnymopar » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:49 am

Looks like the same pod I've had in the Daytona for over 10 years now. You get used to it pretty quick.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/14/18 update

Post by Neon4Life » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:33 pm

And here we are. I decided to just screw it on and paint the pillar to match. Didn't feel like doing the custom mold it make it look one piece. Forget all that.

I ripped out so much old wiring. Redid the wiring and all is good.

I already love this setup. Much easier to view the 2 gauges.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/20/18 update

Post by JeremyJ » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:14 am

I think it looks good as is. Molding it would be a waste of time.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/20/18 update

Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:57 am

Much better. =D>
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/20/18 update

Post by Neon4Life » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:41 am

JeremyJ wrote:I think it looks good as is. Molding it would be a waste of time.
Thanks. Yes and time isn't something I have to spare nowadays with working 7 day weeks.
Midnight_Rider wrote:Much better. =D>
Thanks Gramps.



All you non fb users and people who didn't attempt Carlisle don't know about these yet I bet. Hell I don't think Jason even posted about it on Fb.

But Jason was making these and the one I'm going to picture are magnets, he can do pins etc. He had many designs, plenty of other decals as well. At Carlisle he said he was going to be updating the 2gn store to be able to purchase trough it but I don't know how long that will be.

Also the 1gn.org thing came about because someone on Fb asked if they could have the 1gn.org font as a 2gn one. Something like that. And since the 1gn.org does exist previously but long dead now Jason made all kinds of 1gn.org items. He even had a 1gn.org banner at Carlisle to raffle off.

Anyways here is 3 little buttons I bought and I want to get more as he has plenty different kinds.


And a nighttime picture of my gauges. They are not distracting at night. In fact it's better, the frog eye pod drew my attention more therefor distracting me.


This is probably it for the year as far as little mods goes. I want to be able to get her up on the dyno but I doubt I have time to do that by end of summer.

Other little mods I want to do is replace the entire carpet for a new one.
Finish converting the interior panels to black.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/20/18 update

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:03 pm

Shiney gauges. You plan on doing your cluster with LED's?

And yes the dual is better then the frog eyed ones. Keep your eyes on the road better with them there.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/20/18 update

Post by Neon4Life » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:29 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Shiney gauges. You plan on doing your cluster with LED's?

And yes the dual is better then the frog eyed ones. Keep your eyes on the road better with them there.
I deleted and reuploaded a better pictureof the gauges from my last post. I didn't have my camera setting correct on my phone which is why they appeared shiny.

Maybe in the future I'll use LED bulbs in the gage cluster. But at the moment I love the stock lighting.

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