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got a tach?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I have an sm465 and I feel the need for a tach...just to see....where do you guys have them mounted? I've seen anywheres from on the dash to in the upper left corner of the windshield frame even ziptied to the steering colum...i like the upper left windshield look

    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
    1982 Chevy C-10 Longbed
     
  2. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a hose clamp holding mine to the steering column. That way seems to be the best, since it doesn't damage the vehicle at all...like screwing it into the dash would. Also easy to see.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  3. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    There are also factory in-dash tach clusters available for our beasts............not easy to find but nice. That is what I did a couple of years ago.

    Used to have mine on the dash just above the AC vent.........and another one on the column with a hose clamp. Worked OK but with an auto the tach rotates with the shifter.........but YOU won't have that problem with the SM465 trans.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com>www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  4. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    I have mine way below, down by my knee, under the radio. Awesome location for highway, sucks to see around town because it's so far out of my driving view. I have my oil/ammeter/temp guage set under there too, and it really is a pain in the butt. But it looks cosmetically great! I think someday I'll make some kind of pretty case to cover the back of them, and I'll mount them vertically on the outside of the cluster dash.

    Ratch
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  5. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> Mine's on the right side of my gauge cluster just before it starts to drop down to the flat spot......... My new gauge cluster will be going smack dab in front of my view right over the steering wheel !

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>
     
  6. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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  7. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    Here's mine:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/IMG08.JPG>http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/IMG08.JPG</a>
    I took off my visor and used the existing holes to mount it. I decided to mount it to the top left because since my truck is lifted... I'm usually looking down on everything else. I tired many different spots and this one seemed to work the best. If I were do re-do everything I'd go with the in-dash tach.

    Rod
    Alameda, CA
    85 K5 6"ProComp 35"Boggers... and it's still not BIG ENOUGH!!
     
  8. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Mine lives in my toolbox - atleast until I can figure out where I want to put it[​IMG]

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  9. loudandproud

    loudandproud 1/2 ton status

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    Mines on my dash in the lower left corner of the windshield. I like it there because it is easy to glace over at it without taking my eyes off the road for very long. I would go out and take a picture for you but my brother didn't bring my digital camera back yesterday.

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  10. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    check these out! ultra expensive ($375 for the whole thing, and LOT's of dremel work! [​IMG]

    http://www.vtengineering.com/ck5/dash-dark.jpg

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  11. Seventy4Blazer

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    in the line of site. even if it is just in the corner of your eye. that is the best place for it. i like it on the dash. left corner works good

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. lots of plans for it....
    but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in so cali if ya got any parts for me.
     
  12. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Mine's on a hose clamp on the column. AND IT DOESN'T ROTATE WITH THE SHIFTER, EITHER!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  13. dyeager535

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    Can you say "camaro tach"? http://www.dorianyeager.com/frankentruckpics.html

    Dorian
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  14. MUD_SPEC

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    I mounted mine on the left side of the dash next to the pillar. Unobtrusive, but quick and easy to view when you need it.

    My K5 </font color=green>
     
  15. klier

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    Here's a picture of mine ... like many others on the list here, I mounted mine next to the left corner of the windshield. Just a glance will tell me how I'm doing for RPMs in the mud pit! [​IMG]

    http://kliernetwork.net/truckproject
     
  16. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    When I had a crappy dash pad I mounted just to the left of center right on the dash itself. I didn't really care about hurting the dash pad. When I got a nice dash pad I mounted it to the column with the clamp...it obscures the turn signal but I find its a good spot for it.

    Rene

    <font color=green>Dyslexics of the world...UNTIE!</font color=green>
     
  17. CV202

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    Hose clamp it to the column, you can adjust it from there. Mine leans to the left and works great. Suntune II, I think.

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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