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I've been running this gauge setup for a while now and I thought I would post it up. I designed and prototyped one piece that fits perfectly with the OEM housing...

Here are some before pictures...



Then of course painted and installed...

 

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Did you print that on a Dimension? Looks awfully similar to the rapid prototyping "tool" marks that our Dimension leaves.
 

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Did you print that on a Dimension? Looks awfully similar to the rapid prototyping "tool" marks that our Dimension leaves.
It's a SLA. I looked at a Dimension a few years ago. The machine that made these is nicer and has higher resolution, but yes, same concept as a 3d printer...
 

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I thought you could buy that top single din piece through Subaru?

Here is one from SuperRu:



Here is another one I found (maestro):



And a few more...





 

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^^^

Top single din can be purchase through Subaru but as a set with the OEM gauges. IIRC, the OEM gauges are 46mm or 48mm. SuperRu, Maestro, myself and others have custom made single din plates to house 52mm gauges.

Pics 3 and 4 is OEM.
 

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^^^

Top single din can be purchase through Subaru but as a set with the OEM gauges. IIRC, the OEM gauges are 46mm or 48mm. SuperRu, Maestro, myself and others have custom made single din plates to house 52mm gauges.

Pics 3 and 4 is OEM.
Oh ok. Thanks for the info.

Do most guys run 52mm's or 60mm's up there?
 

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Oh ok. Thanks for the info.

Do most guys run 52mm's or 60mm's up there?
Yeah, sorry, I should have been more specific. This is for 52mm gauges, and the stockers are far smaller than that. I wanted to be able to use standard 52mm without restriction, so the best option was to custom make the gauge holder.

There is barely enough room in the OEM housing for 52's. The way I did it, you still have to file/trim the housing a bit to make them fit. But its the most robust "bolt-on" solution I could design.
 

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Yeah, sorry, I should have been more specific. This is for 52mm gauges, and the stockers are far smaller than that. I wanted to be able to use standard 52mm without restriction, so the best option was to custom make the gauge holder.

There is barely enough room in the OEM housing for 52's. The way I did it, you still have to file/trim the housing a bit to make them fit. But its the most robust "bolt-on" solution I could design.
Sweet! Thanks for the clarification. Looks good.
 

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When you buy the doubledin housing from Subaru it comes with the clock pod.You just swap over the clock from the factory bezal/pocket.




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I thought I'd mention this setup will only work on the '03-'06 Forester. The the clock was redesigned in '07 when the passenger airbag monitor was incorporated into the clock, so it will not fit the clock frame that comes with the double DIN POD. :smile:

Bobby...
 

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I thought I'd mention this setup will only work on the '03-'06 Forester. The the clock was redesigned in '07 when the passenger airbag monitor was incorporated into the clock, so it will not fit the clock frame that comes with the double DIN POD. :smile:

Bobby...
Hmm...so do I have to get an 03-06 clock? Or should I somehow come up with a panel that accepts the 06-08 clocks and the (3) 52mm gauges?
 
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