Brainstorm Gauge Faces and Trim Rings

Brainstorm gauge rings

[6/26/2003] Reviewed by: Ron Reyes -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

5 aluminum gauge rings that replace the thin speedo and tach rings and include rings for the other 3 gauges. These gauges cover the inside rim of the gauge openings and provide a nice rounded lip to the gauges.

When I ordered the gauge rings from Brainstorm, I was under the impression that they would be chrome or highly polished. They were not. When they arrived, they looked very dull with no luster. After some considerable time with my dremel and some Mother's aluminum polish, I got them to a mirror finish. The most difficult part of the installation was taking apart the instrument panel. You have to remove the clear plastic in front of the gauges as well. I was lucky, mine came apart easily after about 10 minutes of prying with a knife. Once the instrument panel is disassembled, installing the gauge rings was a breeze. Mine are attached with some silicone glue.

Very nice product.......after you polish them.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

BSP Interior trim

[10/21/2002] Reviewed by: Robijn -

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

I installed the BSP stainless steel vent rings, the aluminium AC control rings, the vintage gauge rings and the chrome door handles.

All the BSP items install very easy and are high quality. Before installation, I polished the aluminium AC control and gauge rings. All of them look very, very good. I expected the aluminium rings to become dull over time, but after one year they still look great. My only negative comment is that the color of the the vent rings is slightly different (yellowish) than the aluminium rings. I may decide to switch to vent rings made of chrome in the future.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Brainstorm vintage gauge rings and needle buttons

[8/31/2002] Reviewed by: scott anderson -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Aluminum rings around gauge faces and aluminum needle buttons.

Brainstorm gives you instuctions but they cover installing the wood gauge cover and gloss over installing the rings. They help if you dont know how to remove the gauge cluster otherwise throw them away they're worthless. BSP says you have to heat the plastic to seperate the clear plastic from the gauge bezels: wrong and very risky as these pieces are glued together. The rings will go into the bezel cluster once you seperate the bezels from the gauge cluster by depressing the retaining clips. Simply slip the rings thru the holes in the bezel cluster and use the supplied adhesive.

Thank you to my wife for spotting brainstorms oversight - they look fantastic. Why did mazda stop installing them on later m-1's.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

BSP gauge rings

[12/23/2001] Reviewed by: Larry Wilson -

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Chrome gauge surrounds.

Installed easily and adds a classic look to dash panel.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

Brainstorm Gauge Faces

[2/19/2001] Reviewed by: Mario Ginebra -

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Five chrome, deep set gauge rings.

No installation directions came with the product but it's not too hard to figure out. I used a little silicone RTV to make sure they stayed in place and didn't pop out during acceleration.

It's a pleasure to look at my dash. I get into other cars and feel like it's naked. The deep set rings really look classic. Best mod I have made, I get my money's worth every time I look at the dash.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

[10/29/2000] Reviewed by Lee Taylor -

Applicable to '99 + 1.8 liter

White face gauges to replace the factory gauges

Love these gauges. The color is perfect, as long as you paint the needles the right color (im still looking). The only thing I don't like is the little BSP logo on the tach, but I guess I can live with it.

This is a great upgrade to the miata. Makes it a little unique, which is what we are all after isn't it!

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

[6/9/2000] Reviewed by Matthew Kent Tucker -

Applicable to '99 +

A set of 5 white guage faces from Brainstorm.

Really wasnt' difficult to install at all. To align the needles properly did take a bit. I cheated and instead of using a poloroid to take a photo or to make a sketch I just used another Miata.

The only problem I have with them is the BrainStorm logo in the center of the tachometer which I'm not fond of. You could probably mask it out w/ some white paint though.

Brainstorm Gauge Rings

[1/11/2000] Reviewed by Brad Morris -

Applicable to '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

The aluminum gauge rings that for some reason Mazda dropped on later M1's (but showed up on the 10AE). They fit the tach, speedo, and oil, temp and

First -- it is much easier to get to the gauges than I first thought. But the instructions are not complete. Mine state "remove clear plastic cover" over the gauges when mine was melted (heat welded?) to the black ABS plastic the gauges are housed in. I used a hair dryer to heat it back up and then I pried the plastic apart along the bottom connections. Not sure if this is needed for all cars or not, but it was the only way I could get the speedo & tach rings in.

I super-glued the rings in. The speedo and tach rings fit like OEM! I'm not sure you need the glue to hold them in.

The other smaller rings were not as good a fit. I

Overall, I like the look very much and would do it again. The instructions (especially about the clear plastic cover) though are not particularly clear.

Time to get to gauges 30-40 minutes

Time to install rings 3 hours

Time to put car back together 30-40 minutes

 Difficult to remove without leaving damage

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