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03' Tek
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« on: November 17, 2004, 11:27:35 AM »

I have always had a cache of various gauges in any of my vehicles. I am not thinking Lo-tek makes a pod for the Aztek. Am I correct?

If not.. who would be interested in having one made? We'd need prob at least 100 members to sign on (based on what I have seen on drives to have a certain not already made model runs produced).

I'd like to add a trans temp and oil pressure gauge to my 03' and I think the A-Pillar gauge pod would look good.

Who would be interested? Lo-tek has a rep here in NC that has worked with friends in the past for prototyping parts.

Post here....
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2004, 11:40:09 AM »

I know this has been brought up in the past and the problem is the requirement they need.  I don't think it was 100 last time it was brought up, but it was really high.  The problem is you are trying to get 100 people from a group of 900, so you need 11% of the people on here.  Heck, I don't even think we have 11% of the members check at least once a week.

I love your enthusiasm, and hate to burst your bubble so soon, but unless you could get it down to like 20, I don't see it happening.

And you are correct, nobody makes a pod for the Tek.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004, 11:52:27 AM »

Knowing people in the biz helps..  I got a few connections.. B)

Of the people here...  Just need a idea of who might be in.. Regardless of numbers..

Lets see ya people... Wink  
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2004, 12:14:56 PM »

I did a search in the posts, which was very helpful, and found the old topics of having a custom a-pillar installed.  The number is only 30 that need to be ordered for a custom part.  It's around $50 for the pods and that is without any guages in it.  

Here is the link to the previous post on it.

http://www.aztekfanclub.com/forum/index.ph...wtopic=315&st=0

Maybe you can create an interest in it, however, I believe the company would want money before they start production on it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2004, 12:38:16 PM »

Thanks for the link... The info was very helpful. That contact address is the same one that me and another Club GP member are using for  GP related project with Lo-tek so I am familar with these guys.

 I will PM all from that prev thread and see if they are still game..

Thanks again..
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2004, 05:39:05 PM »

I would be interested, but it would depend on price.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2004, 09:09:32 AM »

Based off the last thread, it looks like $50 a pop.
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2004, 02:46:55 PM »


I have a gauge pod left over from a car I sold this summer, it holds 2 gauges.

I will see if it fits decent, I think it is a generic, if it fits good would someone like to buy it cheap??

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2004, 08:37:37 PM »

Still interested.  I have not had the time to make one yet.  Sad   I want oil pressure, trans temp, Batt. Voltage.  So I am looking for a 3 gage pod to be made.  Thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2004, 10:52:15 AM »

Is there a site that someone knows of that explains the process of installing this from start to finish.  If ordering the pod is the first step, how much do the guages cost, and how much to have them installed?  I would be interested in this, but wonder what the total cost would be from start to finish.  Also, I had a problem last month when a new radio was installed and then caused electrical problems - is that a possibility with this type of work as well?

My feeling is that a lot of people would be very interested in doing this less 2 important things:
1) a place where they can get everything installed once they get the pod (ie: mounting, guages, wiring, etc.....everything)
2) total cost of everything, including above, and labor, and including the pod.

Who wouldn't want a rougher tougher looking Tek?  But is a triple pod worth the trouble?      
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2005, 08:36:10 AM »

Gauges are anywhere from $30-$60 depending on what functions you want to monitor. I would say IMHO the Autometer Carbon Fiber gauge series would be the best fit for our Tek's that have the Faux CF instrument clusters already.

Install of the pod would be easy.. 2-3 set screws and drilling the small holes for this.

 The gauge wireing can be tricky if you are not fam with this sorta thing. But most shops might charge you $25-50 to wire it up right.

 As for the electronics.. I dont see a properly wired set of gauges interfering with the BCM or any other function as does radio swaps occasionally or what not.

Total cost..  Just a guess based on what I told you...

$50.00 for the pod
$40 x's 3 for gauges (est)
$50 for install

 so $220 done and rolling. That # could be much less if you shop around and can have somebody install it for you that is good with electronics and do it for you for a case a beer or something  LOL..

E-bay is a great source for gauges at good prices.
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Those bars on the windows on homes in Detroit are not for decoration, do not get out of your car and sight see!
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2005, 07:53:19 AM »

If anyone makes any arrangements for a group of poeple to have this done hopefully they will post.
I don't know enough about this to go it on my own.  I'm in Toronto and fear the cost of doing this around here would be about $500.
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