I figured I would post about my experience with my new Banshee gauge pod and Aeroforce gauges. I realize that this may be an older topic and have seen some posts on it but just wanted to vent a bit and ask a question or two.
I bought the pod from PFYC and it arrived in two days. I was surprised how fast it got here. The gauges on the other hand took over a week to arrive. The "In Stock" listing for the gauges on the PFYC website is not accurate as they need to be shipped from the manufacturer (in Ohio) and PFYC does not have them "In Stock." No big deal as they are here now.
I installed the pod and the gauges. It took a little while to do it as they don't tell you that the clips need to be removed from the old dash piece and put on the new pod (you can see this as soon as you take the stock piece off). These were a pain but I got them all off and didn't crack any plastic! Put the gauges in and plugged it all in and started playing.
Overall the gauges are great. Set up the cyclic scan on one and picked the variables for the other and had everything going within 15 minutes. Unfortunately the front of my gauge pod isn't sitting flush (in the middle) with the dash piece right above the vents. I tried to manipulate it over and over but it is still there. I don't like it sticking up so I emailed PFYC.
I received a reply within minutes saying that it was a "problem in a small number of cases" and that I needed to "sand or dremel the stack peice in the middle front under the pod." I emailed back and said that I didn't think this was the problem due to some observations I had made when installing and received an email almost immediately telling me that they "don't know exactly what it is then." He also said that "it wouldn't be something that anyone would see so it shouldn't be a problem sanding the piece down." And finally he said: "you can return it if you want. We haven't had this problem in over a year." Needless to say the tone of his emails as well as the fact that he was so quick to dismiss the question of what else it could be does not make me want to deal with this company again.
So my question is: does anyone know how to fix the slight bow in the front? I have read in one thread that it took dremeling as well as a heat gun to reform the piece. Gentle sanding is one thing but a heat gun is definitely not something I am willing to do...PLUS the pod should fit perfectly from PFYC.
Also, does anyone have the SCSS gator pod? If so how does that fit and is it worth the extra money?
I don't have any pictures of the bow but can post some over the weekend.