BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by boodsie » December 15th, 2011, 9:25 am

Yeah Garriss, mate please don't think I'm complaining.. I'm amazed at the effort you have gone to to make this!! As unsaid u done a awesome job!!!!

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by Peter Aawen » December 15th, 2011, 2:27 pm

As Garriss mentioned earlier, we aren't allowed to advertise in the Forum outside the very specific stuff allowed in the Classifieds, so if you want to be in on this, then it's time to start using PM's or email to contact BFT Ranger (Brendon) There is a link in an earlier post too, if you want to go direct.

If you want to, you can check out the Rules & Guidelines by reading all the Stickies in the Forum News & Updates section.

Great work Garriss, looks good; and thanks for keeping to the spirit of the Forum Rules throughout the thread. ;)
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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by oncedisturbed » December 16th, 2011, 9:53 am

Good job mate

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by Fordboy351 » December 16th, 2011, 6:11 pm

Hi Guys,

Here's some more happy snaps. I will try and get the Scangauge fitted on the weekend if i have the time. Once i have it done i will make all your lives easier by putting a template up here. I have also worked out that i can fit a small UHF and the Scangauge which make's it even more adaptable!
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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by Fordboy351 » December 17th, 2011, 1:48 pm

Guys/Girls,

I found an hour this morning to get on to the mock-up Scangauge install.

OBDII connection
- 1 min to locate.

Stereo Removal - 10 mins? Take the 3 knobs off down the bottom. Remove the 2 exposed screws. The only way to get the unit out is a bit of brute force. Get a flat head screwdriver up in 1 corner at the top and pop the bugger off. Use even pressure i.e. don't just try and rip it off. Once you have 1 clip out the rest are easy. I have always done it from the top down. Also if you pop the hazard light connector off it gives you a bit more room. I will change to a Double DIN unit soon now i know how easy it is to remove.

Drill hole in dash.
- 5 mins. Used a 10mm drill bit and butchered the hole. I know i know, it's not the best way but I'm living in a small unit at the moment and the tools are in storage.

Chase cable - 2 mins. So easy!

Marking out/Trimming unit. - 30 mins. This took the longest but take the time it's worth it. Suzi Quattro was hosting the ABC Rage wake up program so there were some good tunes to hack to! Again mine will not be the finished product. I only had a 10mm drill bit, a pair of pliers and a hacksaw blade to work with. I will use a dremel or similar next time for trimming and fabricate a bracket on the back to hold the unit in from behind. Anyway this is the prototype so just checking fitment etc. I drilled a hole then used a hacksaw blade to trim the rest. I folded 2 of the trimmed tabs back to help hold the gauge for now. It's really tight but i might use some d/s tape anyway.
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Plug it in a and voila. The scangauge is awesome. Easy to navigate and the new software has the additional gauges which i will use.
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I will include more when i do a full install guide later.
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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by oncedisturbed » December 17th, 2011, 2:20 pm

looks the goods, will look into this when you do the full write up :)

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by BFT RANGER » December 23rd, 2011, 12:30 pm

looks great Garriss, and thanks for putting up the pictures.
Sorry about my previous post re its removal by Peter. was posted in a hurry befor flying out to site.
If anyone requires any info on the dash pod please email or pm me. The Uteshed will be closed until 22nd Jan.

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by BFT RANGER » February 5th, 2012, 11:54 am

what happen'd to all you guys wanting a pod?. :purplex:

PM, email, click on the link in sig line - easy as...
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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by bozo21 » February 5th, 2012, 3:54 pm

Bit too bulky for me, now i have seen them mounted on the dash. Very high compared to the Wildtrak pod.

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by empathy » February 10th, 2012, 11:48 am

+1 Interest just picked up my New BT-50 the other week

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by bt50li » February 11th, 2012, 4:54 am

Still want one waiting for funds and lockers so i can mount the switches in it

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by y b normal » February 14th, 2012, 5:07 pm

you'll be waiting a while oli :lol: :lol: :lol:
get in, sit down, shut up....& hang on....

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by razzledaz » January 30th, 2013, 5:20 pm

bozo21 wrote:Bit too bulky for me, now i have seen them mounted on the dash. Very high compared to the Wildtrak pod.
bozo, mate IMO its ideal size, not only has it enabled me to put my scan gauge and uhf in eye line without looking too far away from the road but i have been able to neatly mount it on the dash.. all without destroying the dash as well i might add :cool:

A big thanks to Garriss for a great unit and to Millsy for facilitating the sale!!

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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by razzledaz » January 30th, 2013, 5:23 pm

This is what you achieve when its too wet to get out and about, scan gauge, uhf and head unit fitted
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Re: BT50/Ranger Gauge Cluster Pods

Unread post by Miller89 » January 30th, 2013, 8:27 pm

Which head unit did you go for mate, looks nice

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