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Title: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 13:39, Tue 12 April 2011
Again with this topic lol, what pillar pods do people use? I dont wanna buy any old one as i know it wont fit  :(  Any help would be great.
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 15:23, Tue 12 April 2011
You have to make the universal pods fit the A-piller plastic on the 5, don't there are any pur made pods for the 5.
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 16:06, Tue 12 April 2011
Quote from: "markey mark (bd)"
You have to make the universal pods fit the A-piller plastic on the 5, don't there are any pur made pods for the 5.


As mark advices no pods made for the 5 you have have to adapt your own, this is mine I cut a 3 x gauge universal one up to make this (still a work in progress)

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh25/GTTJames/C12%20GTT/Pillar%20Pod/SAM_1952.jpg)
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 20:11, Tue 12 April 2011
Lovely job mate. Ill get the bits i need and have a go, ive done a little bit of this before so should hopefully get on Ok. Yours looks great BTW :) 8)
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 21:21, Tue 12 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
Lovely job mate. Ill get the bits i need and have a go, ive done a little bit of this before so should hopefully get on Ok. Yours looks great BTW :) 8)


Cheers mate, takeing ages  :(  thought I finished then I was a little rough in the fitting and damaged it so had to take back out and make it solid gain, good ole fibreglass :D . It's back in the car a little rough around the edges but it's working at the mo I will finish it off when I have some more enthusisasm am thinking of vinyl wrapping it to give it a really good finish

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh25/GTTJames/C12%20GTT/April%202011/SAM_1979.jpg)
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 21:51, Tue 12 April 2011
Yea vinyl would look sweet as mate :). How did you actually go about bonding it all together ?
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 22:01, Tue 12 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
Yea vinyl would look sweet as mate :). How did you actually go about bonding it all together ?

Really really strong glue :lol: make sure water resisitant stuff,  then I used filler, fibreglass and then shaped the pods so they kind of looked like they were part of the pillar
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 22:37, Tue 12 April 2011
Nice one :) Any particular filler or fibreglass, just cheapy ebay stuff or is there a few half decent bits out there worth getting? Thanks for the help James
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:39, Tue 12 April 2011
Melt the plastic together, with a soldering iron maybe?
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 22:42, Tue 12 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
Nice one :) Any particular filler or fibreglass, just cheapy ebay stuff or is there a few half decent bits out there worth getting? Thanks for the help James


I used what I had in the shed  :lol:  P38 and P40, black and decker mouse to sand, and some wet and dry halfords stuff
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 22:56, Tue 12 April 2011
Good. Idea ash but surely the glue, filler and fibreglass would do the trick??
This willl give me something to do while my cars off the road ;) James a friend of  mine is selling a aem tru boost gauge, pricey but im half tempted. Whats thee verdict on yours mate, worth it?
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 23:07, Tue 12 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
Good. Idea ash but surely the glue, filler and fibreglass would do the trick??
This willl give me something to do while my cars off the road ;) James a friend of  mine is selling a aem tru boost gauge, pricey but im half tempted. Whats thee verdict on yours mate, worth it?


hmm not sure it is really worth the money at the end of the day it's a bleed valve  :lol: and a boost gauge does the same job  :lol:  if you have the cash spare do it as it is quiet nice being able to change the boost settings from within the car and the gauges do look pretty good and it has enabled me to get rid of my 1psi boost spike I always had with the VNT.

This is the pillar pods I purchased then cut the pods out and stuck them to the a pillar, I used a 42mm hole saw on the pillar at the back to feed the wires through

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0540387857 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160540387857)
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 09:33, Wed 13 April 2011
Hes after 80 posted for it but still not sure :) Thanks for the help matey ill get some pics up when its done
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 09:41, Wed 13 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
Hes after 80 posted for it but still not sure :) Thanks for the help matey ill get some pics up when its done


For that price snap his hand off :D
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 11:46, Wed 13 April 2011
Just watched some vids of it, do you get all this with the gauge kit ? If so i think i'll have it as you really seem to be able to control a lot of boost elements ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f5geWat ... re=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f5geWatdb4&feature=related)
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 13:13, Wed 13 April 2011
Darn, i can't see youtube at work :( :(
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 13:23, Wed 13 April 2011
Gah just spoken to him and its only the gauge. Nevermind  :(
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 14:12, Wed 13 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
Gah just spoken to him and its only the gauge. Nevermind  :(


That's a shitter, gauge is usless without the boost solenoid
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 16:23, Thu 14 April 2011
The company sent me a double instead of triple! I cant see how youve done it James, cut the pods out individually and put a bead of glue on the paper thin edges?? Did you sand them down completely? If I sand too hard ill go through!
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 18:27, Thu 14 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
The company sent me a double instead of triple! I cant see how youve done it James, cut the pods out individually and put a bead of glue on the paper thin edges?? Did you sand them down completely? If I sand too hard ill go through!


The advert should have got you a 3 pillar pod I would go back and tell them.

Mine stated like this

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh25/GTTJames/SAM_1943.jpg)

once got them position I glued them into place left over night in airing cupboard so glue can harden then I slapped on filler, fibreglass etc to smooth it all in.
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 19:09, Thu 14 April 2011
Ah i suppose the tape helps to get it lined up properly :) Nice one mate
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 21:48, Thu 14 April 2011
Do you think id get away with just using filler? Never used FG before and i think filler would be enough.
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: James5 on 08:45, Fri 15 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
Do you think id get away with just using filler? Never used FG before and i think filler would be enough.

Yeah don't see why not I only used fibreglass as I damaged it when fitting so used it to strengthen it all up :)

Don't forget to put some holes in the back for wires to run through :) I used a 42 mm holesaw drill attachment to do mine :) after I had the pod locations sorted
Title: Re: Do universal pillar pods fit the 5??
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 13:48, Fri 15 April 2011
Quality, ill crack on with this on monday when i have my free afternoons ;)