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Just finished...and I can definitely feel the power adder!!! Thanks Kevin.

I put the VPC in the glove box for now, but the box shuts onto the two wiring harnesses. It gets pinched between the plastic backing of the glove box and the back.

For those with VPC in glove box, what's the best way to mount and alleviate the pinching of the harness??

I was thinking of just drilling a 1-2" hole into the back of the glove box to feed the harness through and then purchasing the glove box mounting lexan.

But...I am open to any WORDS of WISDOM from those that have mounted the VPC & other electronics in the glove box!!

I appreciate any feedback!!
 

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Same Quesiton Here ... any help would be great!
 

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I hole-sawed the back of the box itself. It handles the VPC, IPM, PLX A/F cabling, w/no problems whatsoever. I think the depth of the VPC is a little excessive but careful placement of the unit in the box to take advatage of the most depth gets the job done. BTW, VPC-II models are shorter and fit much bettter.

Oh, I forgot to mention, I used Pelican Pick & Pluck foam for the mounting- no scratchy the cases!
 

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hmmm im in the same hole as you.... doing the VPC, AFC, wideband in the glovebox. man i definetly didnt wanna drill any holes in the glovebox but maybe i need to.

then i thought of another issue, for me to drill a hole, i need to do that stupid "MOD" where you remove that metal plate in the glove box huh? D'OH!
 

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mifesto said:
hmmm im in the same hole as you.... doing the VPC, AFC, wideband in the glovebox. man i definetly didnt wanna drill any holes in the glovebox but maybe i need to.

then i thought of another issue, for me to drill a hole, i need to do that stupid "MOD" where you remove that metal plate in the glove box huh? D'OH!
I have no problems making that hole- I have big money tied-up in electronics. the last thing I need is a mashed hraness or two. What plate are you referring to? I drilled the box and nothing else.
 

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I have VPC, SAFC, and a 60mm gauge in there. I guess I can add more gauges if I make a different mount for it. In the upper left corner of the glovebox I cut a square hole along the edge so all the wiring is run through there into the side of the interior and along the ECU cover.

You can kinda see where I cut the hole for the wiring in the pic.

 

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Spool said:
For those with VPC in glove box, what's the best way to mount and alleviate the pinching of the harness??
It's a simple idea, but takes some time/effort/skill to do properly. The allowed space, position, and resulting motion on VPC wiring is less than acceptable. So, install it so it doesn't move and has room for the wiring. The VPC is bolted to the top/ceiling of the glovebox and does not move. The GCC is (yes, believe it or not) bolted directly to the VPC. There is still usable space in the glovebox and the wiring is not abused.

That said, my VPC/GCC and the glovebox may be up for sale soon as I very well might migrate to an AEM.
 

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thats an interesting solution
 

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I just don't like the idea of cutting into the car and not cutting perfectly.

As you can see there's gap around the GCC. But it's all in the glovebox anyways. I'm sure it was very hard to cut and measure it.
 

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I just don't like the idea of cutting into the car and not cutting perfectly. As you can see there's gap around the GCC.
It is cut perfectly and no, there is no gap. The glovebox is open, which means the back of the glovebox drops down with the entire glovebox. That alleged gap expands when opened, disappears when closed. It is only cut as low as it is to clear the VPC/GCC when opening and closing. As far as cutting into the car, nothing other than the back side of the glovebox is altered at all, and to boot, I still have the original, untouched glovebox stored away.

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But it's all in the glovebox anyways. I'm sure it was very hard to cut and measure it.
No, it's quite easy to be honest. The VPC/GCC are the same width, a 90 degree angle is as simple as can be, and the only issue is clearance when opening/closing.
 

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I put mine in the centerconsole so its hidden and outa the way and easily accessable form the driver seat(faces the driver when you open the console). I never put anything in the console anyway, unlike the glovebox which holds paperwork, targa tool, chewing gum, etc...
Sorry, I know that doesnt help you but might give you an alternative
 

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I would have considered the center console but with limited length on the HKS harnesses, it was hard enough going to the pass. side and into the glovebox.
 

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The center console also does not lock which sucks
 

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anybody else have any advice for mounting guages in the glovebox and what to do with the wires?
 

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I just drilled a 1" or so sized hole in the back of the box about 2" off the bottom and centered on the back side of glovebox. Then I stacked the VPC with the EVC-IV on the left side and placed the AFC on the right side. Then we molded a carbon fiber face with rounded under perimeter edge. To finish it off we made a lexan " no touchie the dials" face plate corner screwed and covered them with caps. At night the dials shining through the lex really had a cool look with the carbon behind framing it out. BUT ALAS... its all been pulled for AEM and I can't find and pics of the set up @#$$%%!`
 

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Raretoy said:
I just drilled a 1" or so sized hole in the back of the box about 2" off the bottom and centered on the back side of glovebox. Then I stacked the VPC with the EVC-IV on the left side and placed the AFC on the right side. Then we molded a carbon fiber face with rounded under perimeter edge. To finish it off we made a lexan " no touchie the dials" face plate corner screwed and covered them with caps. At night the dials shining through the lex really had a cool look with the carbon behind framing it out. BUT ALAS... its all been pulled for AEM and I can't find and pics of the set up @#$$%%!`
Oh Frack! I suppose you sold the plate too... Sounds really nice.
 
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