Knock-knock. Who’s there? 2002? Oh, man it’s 2012 and I’m actually talking about a product for a generation of VW Golf/Jetta/GTI that is over 10 years old now. Be that as it may, I’m certain that with the outstanding product availability for the 1.8T and VR6 for our beloved em-kay fours, there are plenty of you who are still toying with these cars to keep the 5′s and 6′s in your rear view mirror. I’m in the process of embarking on a production run of what I firmly believe to be, hands down, the best placement of two gauges for the Mk4. You may have already seen it on my site, here. I’ve had this idea in my head for years, and not until I went off the wall with the 1OFF GLI did I actually find the time to have it made exactly how I envisioned. After 2 more years of friends, customers, & Mk4 enthusiasts asking me about it, I decided…why not? As things stand, I know what it will take to have these reproduced. What you can expect is a 100% injection molded plastic piece that will replace your factory steering column trim piece that snaps in the underside of the OEM gauge cluster. You will be able to run two gauges in the corners of the dash, with wires and/or tubing across the horizontal section inbetween. After comparing to other dual pods on the market, and based on the design (which was intended to allow clear view of gauge data and not blocking the MFA if so equipped, and only slightly blocking the least important RPM and speedo readings), these will be priced at $125. What I need from you, readers, is feedback. Is this something you would buy for your project? Is this something you would rip out your old pod setups for? Talk to me. Tell your friends to comment, click like on Facebook, etc. The more sure I am of this being a hit, the greater chance you’ll actually be installing it someday soon.
Waterfest is 2 weekends away and I will be lending a hand to the guys at Unitronic with flashes both at the show, and personally after hours if it calls for it. If you pre-register with them here, you can get $100 off the total flash price at the show. If you sign up the day of, it’ll be $50 off. We will be equipped to do all 2010+ cars that require ECU removal. As I said above, I’ll personally be available after hours as well since these cars take quite a bit more time than the OBD-2 flashable cars. So if you’re coming for a Uni flash and we’re backed up, shoot me an email and I will take care of you. Save travels and see you in Jersey!