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rugged Tachometer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tom, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. tom

    tom 1/2 ton status

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    Who makes the best basic tachometer? Autometer, VDO, Summit's own label? Just want a basic tach which will hold up in a vibrating blazer. Hope to spend $50 or less. Any recommnedations?
     
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    I used to sell both Autometer and VDO gauges. No experience with Summit's, though. I've always found Autometer's stuff to be the most accurate and the most rugged. Their Sport-Comp series has a special mount to insulate against vibration, which would suit your application well. Only problem is it will set you back about $85; a little more than your target $50.

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  3. klier

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    I selected the 3 3/4" Autometer "Autogage" tachometer. Model 2300. I ordered it from Carparts.com last year for a price of $40. It was simple to install, and haven't had a bit of problems with it.

    I believe CaptCrunch has this same tach in his truck.

    Take a look at a pic --&gt; http://kliernetwork.net/truckproject
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I've got an Autometer Sport-Comp in-dash tach attached to my steering column with a large hose clamp. It works well and only set me back $25 at a local electric store last summer.

    Tim
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    Keep in mind.....for the $50.00 budget, you will get what you pay for. I have a brand new Autometer Sport Comp 2 5/8" tach still in my desk drawer and I paid like $110.00 for it. I havent installed it yet because I still dont know where I want to put it. I have had it in my desk for about 6 months now. [​IMG]

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    Great tach! I used to have that exact model, myself. I especially liked it because of the smaller diameter. It allowed me to strap it to the steering column, where I could see it through the steering wheel. The larger "Monster" tachs would be blocked by the wheel.

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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I got a cheapo 2 5/8 sun tack. I think I paid $36.00 for it. And installed it on the upper left hand side of the dash. It is not in the way and easy to read. It works great for me.......Dan
     

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