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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tRustyK5, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Decided to put some better than stock gauges in my truck. I really like the Autometer Ultra light series guages, but they're a little out of my budget. Found these for about half the money:

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    2 5/8" guages fit great after a little adjustment with the Dremel tool.

    The last hole will be for an EGT guage, they didn't have any in stock...I'm planning on keeping the factory speedo and fuel guage.

    Rene
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    nice, where did you get those? I saw some like those for sale in JC Whitney like 3 gauges for $50 or so.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Local parts store...cost me $157 cdn for the three. :crazy:


    Rene
     
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    I like the look of those guages. :cool1:

    I bought one of these 4 in 1 setups, but in all white.

    Faria 4 in 1 guage
     
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    mudslinger99 1/2 ton status

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    I don't normally like white face gauges but those look good :waytogo: I like the way they appear to be easy to read with the bold numbers..

    I see the metal mounting bracket on the back but how does it fasten to the plastic bezel ?

    What is the brand name on the front ? I tried blowing it up but it is to blurry to read..

    I would be interested to see how well they light up at night time compared to the dull poor lit factory gauges.. I'm sure they have to be a improvement..
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    They're Equus, and holding them next to an Autometer you can see they're a direct copy from the font, to the color etc etc. They appear to be well made, but we'll soon see.

    The bezel has a step, the body of the guage will go through the hole. The metal brackets just pull against the bezel and hold them in place. They're very secure.

    They do come with a few different bulb covers...I'll see if i can get a decent nighttime shot when they're actually in the truck.

    http://www.iequus.com/item.asp?cid=105&pid=8453

    http://www.iequus.com/item.asp?cid=105&pid=8454


    http://www.iequus.com/item.asp?cid=105&pid=8478




    Rene
     
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    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    yunit i like tha faria 4 in 1 gauge post some pics when you get it installed

    balzer
     
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    Here is a link to a site that sells them CLICK HERE

    It appears they are about $85 bucks plus shipping for those 3 gauges over here..

    I have never heard of them before but it looks like they are nice gauges and do have the looks of the Autometer style.. I hope they hold up well and are accurate because you mave have found a good alternative to the big names that everybody buys..
     
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    Looks great Rene! Can't wait to see them up close. :D
     

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