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a-piller vs. overhead mount

Discussion in 'Interior Components' started by MattZ71, May 18, 2008.

  1. MattZ71

    MattZ71 Tennessee Diesel's Mod

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    ok guys, which of yall have the a-piller or overhead mount? which is easyer to install and esayer to see?? OH and how many of you use the TTS dash pocket mount.....do u like it?
     
  2. Grendahl

    Grendahl Does not play well with others

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    I have both. The A-pillar mount holds the boost and EGT gauges, the overhead "Trippen" mount is for the rear air bags and compressor gauges. The a-pillar is definately easier to see. I think the ease of installation is about the same for either. There are a couple of pictures of my setup in my photo album.
     
  3. WhitetailAddict

    WhitetailAddict Recruit

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    I believe the a-pillar are easier to see. That is why I have the pyro and boost in there. I plan on putting the fuel pres. and oil temp/or oil pres. in the trippin mount.
    I don't like the idea of the factory a-pillar needing to be used on the Autometer pod. I would have preffered a full replacement like is available for the other makes.
     
  4. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    the a pillar are easiest to see but the overhead look cooler....
     
  5. Hammer 4

    Hammer 4 Have Hammer..Will Travel

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    Pillar here...my Old eyes can't the gauges to well on the overhead spot..:eek:

    If your doin a 3 gauge set up, the pillar is the way to go, but if your doin the boost and pyro, then it's your choice. If I could have seen the overhead gauges well enough, I woulda put em there.:D
     
  6. MattZ71

    MattZ71 Tennessee Diesel's Mod

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    thinks guy for the input! but i was look, and for $$$ reason's i may have to go with the over head trippin mount
     
  7. WhitetailAddict

    WhitetailAddict Recruit

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    I believe the trippin mount is more $ than the a-pillar. Not completely sure though, once you figure in the paint for the a-pillar. Just a heads up.
     
  8. Drew

    Drew <font color=blue>Capa'n</font>

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    I went with the overhead mount for my gauges. I didnt want anything in the a-pillar that would give away to anyone that I was "modified" until it was too late :)
     
  9. Sparky8370

    Sparky8370 Do chickens have large talons

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    I got a 3 gauge pillar mount with 3 guages (Came with trans temp, boost and pyro, I still have to return the trans to get an oil temp or something) for $189 It's a 7 color led deal. I have my pcds-9 controller in the overhead.
     
  10. Hammer 4

    Hammer 4 Have Hammer..Will Travel

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    Trippin's mount is about 125.00...Autometer pillar is about 80.00 IIRC. Paint is around 7-8 bucks.
     
  11. MAX4X4

    MAX4X4 Recruit

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    I have the overhead and it works great!
     
  12. KYLE@XDP

    KYLE@XDP can help you w/ anything

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    we have the overhead a little cheaper than that ;)

    i have the pillar and my boss has the overhead both w/ the edge, personally i can't stand the overhead you really gotta take your eyes off the road to look at it.
     
  13. minisub

    minisub 6-5/6-6;Whatever It Takes

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    Then there is the over mirror option. Doesn't mess up visibility around the a pillar and is much easier to see than the overhead.
     
  14. stacks04

    stacks04 McLovin

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    i have the a pillar and the over head/over mirror mount that mini sub speakes of. personally i would do the autometer over head that i have. i find i look there easier than the a pillar. but it is personal preferance. it fits nice and is a no cut or screw mount.
     

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