My last car was a MK4 Astra and the dials as standard looked like so:
After various experiments I was looking at plasma dials but i found that on eBay they looked pretty tacky:
No offence to anyone with that style but it's just not for me. Then a guy on the Astra forum I was on at the time put me on to a website called Xtuners and I ended up with:
With that I also bought needle illuminating rings to turn those red. The mileage display was switched out for a quad-SMD LED from crazyleds.
I was looking at something similar for the Mondeo. I got in touch with them as I noticed they had mats for the ST220 but no ST TDCI. This side of it wasn't a problem for them. They pointed out the raised portion of my dials though - around the outer edge.
I hadn't noticed it
I'm not sure if that would end up looking like a problem and it's a bit costly to gamble and find out that it ends up looking wrong.
So am just wondering if anyone here has gone down the Xtuners route?
If not then i'm sure many of you will have gone the route of LEDs. I believe you need to sand the mat back on these? No different to my last car in that case (if you wanted to use LEDs you had to do that).
Ideally I would like to go the Xtuners route but if that's a no-go then I wondered what results you guys got with LEDs? My brother has done his with multicoloured LEDs with the main rings having red coated needles and the smaller ones being white/clear. Not really the look I want at all and i'm a terrible visualiser so figured i'd ask here