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C12 Carbon Components Carbon Fiber Gauge Cluster Finally Arrived!!! (12/2/2011)

Discussion in 'Interior Items' started by CadenceScion, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. CadenceScion
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    CadenceScion Moderator Staff Member

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    After waiting a month or so for my CF Gauge Cluster to ship, it finally arrived at my door. I'm very pleased w/ the quality, no flaws, cracks or damage. Once its installed I will post the finished results.

    Cost: $129.99

    Front:

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    Rear:

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  2. navylife59
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    It really makes your floors shine! :)
     
  3. CadenceScion
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    Our floors weren't that shiny that day I took that pic. I tried to install the CF gauge cluster w/ double-sided 3m tape and I wasn't successful. Come to find out I need to use some RTV silicone for it to hold and stay in place.
     
  4. jdmtc5
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    U have any pics of it installed in day light? I like it.
     
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    I haven't installed it yet. I found out double-sided tape wouldn't hold the gauge cluster in place, so I need to get some RTV Silicone.
     
  6. navylife59
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    I think you have the same issue that I had with mine. Post up a picture of the backside so that I can compare it. Mine had 2 tabs at the bottom but the 3 at the top were shaved off. They must have realized that the tabs could not be easily duplicated, just like their CF trunk garnish only has 2 out of the 4 mounting studs. With those 2 bottom tabs, mine wedges in place nicely though it is not a completely secure fit. I am going to make my own tabs for the top once I find some suitable material. I am not going to cut-off the ones from the OEM piece.

    Say, is yours strictly CF or a composite with a fiberglass backshell? I feel that they could have made it out of 100% CF. The only reason for the fiberglass backshell is to save on the amount of CF used. I am not too happy about that.
     
  7. CadenceScion
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    Mine does have just the two tabs at the bottom and the top ones aren't there. You are also correct, it is a Fiberglass shell with CF wrapped over it. The quality is really nice, but if it was all CF would be much better, but probably more expensive as well.
     
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    Man I so wish I had my shop. I have so many ideas to bring to the game. Those Honda guys won't know what hit them. I will take a pict of mine tomorrow so you can see what is holding it up.
     
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    Sounds good Scott, I am always open for more ideas to bring to the customization table.
     

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