Thanks for the comments, I was too chicken to fit the gauges myself so used LOHEN who advertise on here as they are local to me. I looked at the BMW gauges but felt they would be too low down below the toggle switches and for me personally I dont think they quite match the rest of the interior. LOHEN sourced me the Revotec gauges, which are a good match with the existing dials and the ALTA mounting pod from PROMINI together with the sender came to about £200 and the rest of the cost was the labour to fit. Very pleased with the results and would recommend LOHEN. Will be definitely using them again when I go for an Eisenmann exhaust and ALTA induction kit in the summer. Hope that helps.
Yes it's a Tom Tom, think I've had it nearly 6 months now (I think), I find its brilliant although as this is the first sat nav I have owned I can't compare it to say the Navman
etc, but it hasn't failed me yet. When I first had the Tom Tom I wanted it to the right of me next to the A pillar but found the suction cup on the mounting cradle couldn't cope with the curvature of the screen so I mount it in the centre of the dash where the screen is flatter and angle the unit towards me. I find it fine there as its natural to look at the speedo anyways. The only criticism I have is unless I rest it on the dash it tends to wobble about a little and also the arm does tend to work loose over time as the unit is quite heavy, apart from that I find its great. I have the full width dash mat to hide the power cable to the cigarrette lighter socket.
Thanks for the comments. I guess it depends on how good you are with electrics!!. It took the guys 2 days to fit the gauges and to figure out where to wire them etc. If you go for the oil temp gauge then you will need a temp sensor and sender. The BMW ones come with a replacement sump plug with the temp sensor fitted to it. So with the Revotec gauge I had a new sump plug machined with the sensor attached to it. I think this would be your difficult area unless you were confident enought to drill a hole in your oil sump and attach the sensor which to me would be a bit SCARY!!!
I got the Dash Mat from Moss MINI I think, and cost about £35 is that $70??. I bought it to hide my Sat Nav cable trailing across the dash, but would be useful to protect the dash top from the Aussie sun. Fancy swappin countries?
Looks good!I'm considering on eof those portable sat navs too, though I haven't done ANY research. I would expect to find a thread inhere somewhere about them.
The gauges look very nice! I have to do that too! :-)
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