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      04-13-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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CUSTOM GAUGE FACE!!! For the people that didnt make MFEST3

not to brag, but ask anyone at MFEST that saw these in person and they will tell you that these look SICK!!! They are fully custom and keep in mind these were rushed for MFEST so they are not 100% perfect but still are awesome. They are modeled after the ferrari scuderia gauges (pic included for reference). Obviously the gauges have my sponsors on them and follow the red theme I am going for, but many custom touches were put in:
1. service engine soon delete to a turbo icon (since the light is always on for the turbo guys)
2. DSC light changed to pic of a M3 with swervy lines (since thats what we use to make the fun happen)
3. unleaded fuel only changed to Racing Fuel Only (again for the turbo guys)
4. Methanol Active switch added for when we turn on methanol (for the turbo guy again)

Also I had my buddy make the gauges a little off since our speedos are off from the factory (my car was 6 mph off originally) and it is now only 3 mph off.
He can also make these totally custom for you guys. Whatever color lights, color gauge face, pictures, styles, etc you want to add in can be done especially for you guys with the hardcore show cars. He can do other cars other than E46 also. contact sean@ledmod.com. his website is ledmod.com. He is always interested in doing different cars so just ask him.

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original ferrari for reference







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night time pics. these look orange because of my crappy point and shoot camera but the lights are really red. I cant take pics very well.








DSC light



methanol light



SES light

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      04-13-2009, 12:41 PM   #3
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Cool, but I wouldn't want ledmod.com on my gauges.
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      04-13-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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Hmmm .... Nice but it makes the car look like a toy!
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      04-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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Ha.. when I first opened the thread all I could see was the description and the first pic of the Ferrari and I though oh cool.. this will be nice.



I was a bit disappointed once I scrolled down.....
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      04-13-2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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Cool, but I wouldn't want ledmod.com on my gauges.
when its free you have to compromise. and he is my good friend anyways
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      04-13-2009, 01:09 PM   #8
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      04-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #9
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      04-13-2009, 01:17 PM   #12
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Sorry Looks like something from an arcade game.

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      04-13-2009, 01:30 PM   #13
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mehhh...half and half..
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Love the idea of a more 'interesting'-looking gauge cluster, but this just isn't doing it for me. Especially the tach, good god that's horrible.
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If they toned it down some I'd like it. Lose the "ledmod.com", lose the "///M3thanol Active", lose the HPF logo. Having both the ///M3 logo on the speedo and the BMW logo on the tach is a bit much, too. Limit it to just one or the other.
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If they toned it down some I'd like it. Lose the "ledmod.com", lose the "///M3thanol Active", lose the HPF logo. Having both the ///M3 logo on the speedo and the BMW logo on the tach is a bit much, too. Limit it to just one or the other.
ummm.... what about just leave it stock
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      04-13-2009, 03:24 PM   #18
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ummm.... what about just leave it stock
okay : I was just saying what it would take to make it look less ricey
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      04-13-2009, 03:27 PM   #19
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If you like it, by all means...

Just doesnt fit the M3. I dont get the need to look like other supercars, or as some have mentioned RICE.
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      04-13-2009, 03:43 PM   #20
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      04-13-2009, 04:05 PM   #21
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"racing fuel only"

Come on man! So lame.
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      04-13-2009, 04:11 PM   #22
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Maybe some more constructive critisism...

The size and font of the bmw gauges is unique and very appealing to the overall look of the gauge cluster. Changing it to the one it is now is like putting in autometer generic gauges, completely lost the essence of what makes a bmw cluster look good.

That being said, you can improve on the stock design in more subtle ways. The colors, the things you did with the dsc logo, the cel etc... Is cool. The hpf, m3 and bmw roundel along with the other stuff makes it look like you're driving a billboard.

Personally I would never replace my gauges and be faced with mystery rattles for the rest of the cars life. But if you kept the basic stock design and just changed the colors and few small things, you would appeal to a larger market.
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