Posted by 2012 MCS on 14th Aug 2012
I installed the flexpod dual gauge kit, boost and water temp. All the parts are beautifully made and finished, and the Marshall gauges match the interior perfectly. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Kellen followed up quickly on the one question I had. I'm really pleased and happy with my purchase. The only nit that I have is the wire supplied with the kit was solid rather than stranded, but then I'm obsessive compulsive.
One note to anyone considering a boost gauge for a Mini with the N18 engine, because of the way the ECU and VANOS system control the manifold pressure, a boost gauge is kind of boring - you'll only see vacuum for the first few minutes until the engine warms up, then it shows 0 unless you're on the gas hard. Not Craven or Marshall's fault, it's the way the N18 engine behaves. So consider oil temp or pressure for the second gauge.
Also for information on wiring and lighting see the forums on www.northamericanmotoring.com
Posted by Rich Gurski on 3rd Aug 2011
I recently purchased four Marshall gauges,flexpod brackets and sending units. They match the original Mini gauges perfectly and function beautifully. I chose the amber lighting to match the original gauges and used the included chrome trim rings to match the chrome line interior of my Clubman. They give my dash an exotic car look,and I'm very happy with the end product. As for CravenSpeed, they're the best aftermarket vendor I've ever delt with. They return calls, answer tech questions and they even called later to see if I was happy with the gauges. That is unheard of nowdays! They deserve an A+.
Posted by Ivan in Miami on 13th Jan 2011
Glad to do business with a company that cares about us consumers; I lost my set screws for the Toyota Flexpod which I "highly recomend" sent email in morning 2 hrs later I had a shipping notice and tracking # That is Customer Care Will absolutley buy from again
****** keep it up!!!Thank you
Posted by Randy on 17th Aug 2010
Nice product, fit and finish are nice. Would be nice to have some more instructions. It is an intuitive install if you have some experience with gauge sending units. Takes quite a while to make the install look professional, but it can be done. The kit comes with everything as advertised, but is short on wire. The instructions are very general and do not cover the different car models very well. Contacted customer service for more instructions, but never heard back. Bottom line is I have been looking for a gauge system for my 03 cooper S and these fit well, just a little more work than i expected.