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Boost gauge suggestions

Post by 05S6025t » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:47 am

On my 05 s60 2.5t : id like to install a boost gauge/pillar pod, can anyone tell me what they are using or have used? Thanks very much



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Re: Boost gauge suggestions

Post by matthew1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:10 pm

I used the IPD blue gauge and had 0 complaints. Except price. It is illuminated and dimmed with the rest of the gauges after I wired it into the headlight switch.

Boost gauge pillar install on a P80, specifics are different but concepts are the same: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=65847
My boost gauge pillar install on a P80, specifics are different but concepts are the same: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46371
In case you switch to vent mount: viewtopic.php?t=75677


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Re: Boost gauge suggestions

Post by - Pete - » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:44 pm

I posted something similar a while ago HERE.

Your 05 may have a different trim configuration around the radio, but the older style plain/non-fake wood grain trim “pocket” left of the radio is big enough to mash a gauge in without cutting. Obviously you need to drill a hole in the back for wires & tubing.

My IPD non-R gauge’s action is “notchy” or “springy”, not smooth like my other gauges. It’s accurate & looks nice but the action of it is kinda annoying. eBay cheapy gauges smooth as silk.


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Post by NHVTVOLVO » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:11 pm

i was able to get my hands on a custom fabricated gauge bezel for XC70. i can try to find the contact info if you're intersted, i believe it was $100 for the bezel, painted matte black.

pretty much a stock bezel, with a pod fabricated in place on the lower right, it seamless and looks absolutely flawless.

i then installed a turbo gauge form a 240 turbo, very happy with it.



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Post by NHVTVOLVO » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:16 pm

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Post by matthew1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:07 pm

That looks fantastic. In no small part because it’s an old school 240 gauge. Thanks for sharing and welcome to MVS.


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Re: Boost gauge suggestions

Post by NHVTVOLVO » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:58 am

thank you, it works great, the lighting could be a little better in the gauge at night, but otherwise very happy with it. i always wanted a 240 turbo sedan/wagon - but they're so rare, that i decided at least i can have a piece of one this way.

if anyone wants better photos of the bezel/gauge i can snap some. thanks.



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Re: Boost gauge suggestions

Post by - Pete - » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:56 am

I thought I recognized that gauge, couldn’t remember from where.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ ... 50284.html

I posted that a couple weeks ago in the Volvo Classifieds section of the forum. The seller just lowered the price on it. Really surprised it isn’t gone yet.

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Post by NHVTVOLVO » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:55 am

that is amazing, thank you for sharing.



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Post by NHVTVOLVO » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:33 pm

a couple more for reference
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