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My thoughts also and that's why I installed a dual gauge pillar pod from speed of sound. Put a pair of AutoMeter Elite gauges in them (oil pressure and oil temperature) and wired their LED dimmer so that I complete control over the gauge lighting. The sensors are installed in an oil filter sandwich plate and all wiring is fed through the firewall where the sound tube was once attached. I'm very happy with the setup.
OK, I went with the two pod A pillar gauge setup from American Muscle. I will let you know when it shows up if it is going to look OK or if I bail on it and go with the Shelby Dash Pod. I really do like the look of it but it says that it comes with double sticky tape ad that sounds a little kludgy to me.
That is what I figured after I looked at it but yeah, that is the determining factor. You'd think that it would be easy to make these things clip into place around the edges of the dash but the three pod version is so large that it has to be secured in place with screws and a bracket.