I tried out Haro'* Aeroforce this weekend and now I'm pretty much sold. He just took out his whole vent assembly and hooked up the wires and held the assembly in his hand. The 00+ models have the beauty of round vents but us previous gen guys have it tougher. I've seens some amazing
custom pillar pod jobs on the forum but I don't particularly care for that look. On the way home from the MN meet today I had some time to think about alternatives.
Anybody see what I'm thinking?
I made a template of a 2 1/16" circle and it seems like it will fit in the area of the cig lighter. Assuming I'm willing to sacrifice it, what would be the practicality of installing it there?
First question: Is this trim piece easily removable? I saw 3 screws that appear to be holding the piece from the cig lighter to the headlight ****. I'd want a junkyard piece to work on in case I needed to do any custom fabbing and so I could go back to stock by replacing the untouched piece.
Second question: What'* all behind the dash in this location and is there enough "depth" there for the gauge to fit into? If not, I was thinking about pulling the gauge out slightly and angling it toward the driver - angle cut a very small piece of PVC pipe? This would involve some creative fabrication and SEM paint and texture, but I'd be willing.
Third question: I believe the Aeroforce needs a switched power source so would the electrical for the cig lighter work for that? I think it retains power after key-off though. Otherwise I could route the wire somewhere else I guess.
Fourth question: How hard would it be to route the cable behind the dash down to the OBDII port?
So am I crazy??? Should I just suck it up and get a pillar pod? I reaaaaly want it on the dash though
I guess I've seen so many bad pillar pods on ricers that the whole look really turns me off - no matter how well done. I also have another cig lighter on the back end of my floor console and up in the roof cubby so it'* not like I'm losing my only cig lighter. Thoughts/suggestions/flames welcome!!