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New gauges?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by great scott, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. great scott

    great scott 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to replace the stockers in my K5 with new/aftermarkets. What do you all like? Needs to take of road use and not kill my budget.
     
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    if you dig the digital thing, try Summit / Cyberdyne digital guages. I think they are pretty tight.

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    I bought the cheapo gauges from Summit. The triple gauge set was $28.95. 270 degree sweep. I prefer the gauge sets with a voltmeter over a ammeter. Summit Racing gauges


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  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    auto meter phantoms. and speedo is electric plus programable

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  6. great scott

    great scott 1/2 ton status

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    I like your set up. I was going to build a hole new plate/trim to hold the cluster but those fit nice. Tell me more about the programable speedos, do you need a new sensor, can you realy change settings?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    you can adjust the speedo by holding the trip button when starting vehicle then drive to a spot and hit button and drive at about 45-50 mph for exactly 2 miles. then hit button 1 more time and its set. i have a tranny with electric already so i just had to move to my new gauge the triger wire. if old cable setup thay have the thread on senders to fit and just wire it up. all the gauges are electric senders.

    i have also these 2 to add where the vent would have been.

    and for total price on all 8 units for the 2 5" and 6 2 5/8" was around about $700 total for all.

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    heres a pic of my setup. One thing I added that I havent seen anyone else do is put a shift light in. I had one laying around and took the guts of it apart and thats what the black/red dial does(adjusts what RPM it goes off). Blue light next to it is the high beem indicator, and instead of using a standred shift light i mounted up some Red LED where the auto shifter indicator would be. didnt need it anymore because I converted to a manual.

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    sean'schevy 1/2 ton status

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    hey if anyone knows a good pic resizer tell me sorry for the huge pic
     
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    If you upload big pics into the CK5 photo gallery it will automaticly re-size them for you. :D
     
  11. great scott

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    Exactly what I wanted to see except the $$$:(
     

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