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Tuning & Modifications => Abarth Grande Punto => Topic started by: 1mmortal on January 09, 2009, 10:38:38 pm

Title: Boost Gauge...
Post by: 1mmortal on January 09, 2009, 10:38:38 pm
Does anyone else think that the "Abunto" could benefit from a boost gauge?
I think it would be a tidy addition to the gadgets already on display - obioulsy if it had the same styling as the current dials.
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: Missing in Action on January 09, 2009, 10:43:06 pm
would look good in the same style!
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: Scrogg on January 09, 2009, 10:46:29 pm
Never really been a fan of additional gauges on a car. No matter how well matched to the rest of the interior they always look like a bit of an after-thought :(

Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: 1mmortal on January 09, 2009, 10:49:21 pm
Tis a fair point - i've always been a gadget fan as long as they are quite camouflaged - one of my old cars had gadgets everywhere it was like being inside an F15 fighter jet.
From one extreme to the other eh?
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: Scrogg on January 09, 2009, 10:51:01 pm
Ooh, F-15 gives me an idea...

What about a Boost Gauge in a Head-Up Display? 8)
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: 1mmortal on January 09, 2009, 10:56:34 pm
wait a sec - just need a tissue to wipe the drool off my chin  ;D

if abarth did release an aftermarket gauge though, i would consider getting a price for it.
If they released a HUD unit - i'd whip my card out right now.
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: olopboy on January 09, 2009, 11:15:08 pm
Doesn't it have an LED gauge on the intrumentation panel dispaly, or am I going quite mad?
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: magicmole on January 09, 2009, 11:15:54 pm
You've already got one, why would you want another?
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: maccy. on January 09, 2009, 11:32:55 pm
do you guys not find it really annoying though? I cant stand it on my display, it somehow looks tacky. Iv'e always thought dails (with the needle in) have looked much 'sportier'
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: Old Boy on January 10, 2009, 08:06:54 am
Aftermarket boost guage?  You'll be getting neons next  ::)


 ;D
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: 1mmortal on January 10, 2009, 09:55:59 am
do you guys not find it really annoying though? I cant stand it on my display, it somehow looks tacky. Iv'e always thought dails (with the needle in) have looked much 'sportier'

 ;D This is my argument right here - should have explained it better to begin with! I don;t find it tacky but i've always  been a "dials" man.

Aftermarket boost guage?  You'll be getting neons next  ::)


 ;D

Thats blasphemy!  :P
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: richardmajor86 on January 10, 2009, 02:29:09 pm
having a HUD with boost, speed and revs would be amazing!!! i need that now!
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: fiona on January 10, 2009, 05:57:31 pm
HUD well overated.  Could have specced it in a E60 5 series but had a go in a car with it and I just didn't like it.
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: 1mmortal on January 11, 2009, 04:57:54 pm
Ah true I forgot the E50 has that option, but Abarth are mad - they'd probably have a HUD with a game of pong you can play with the steering wheel buttons.
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: Jet on January 11, 2009, 05:37:49 pm
You'll be getting neons next  ::)


 ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Boost Gauge...
Post by: Scrogg on January 11, 2009, 07:28:08 pm
HUD well overated.  Could have specced it in a E60 5 series but had a go in a car with it and I just didn't like it.

Surely the same can be said for all options? That's why they're optional ;)

The M5 I drove with it put a huge smile on my face! ;D