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Time for gauges - I hate paying for a name

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by four_by_ken, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Just looking for some decent prices on gauges, anyone have any recommendations? Probably going with Autometer, but open to suggestions. I hate paying for a name.

    Thanks
    Ken H.
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Nordskog makes some really nice gauges. I went with Autometers, but if I seen these ones I might have gone with them just to be different. Apparantly they made a name for themselves with gauges for boats, but they appear to be very high quality. They make a speedo that runs on GPS signals that's pretty cool, no cable to run and probably highly accurate.</font color>
     
  3. lizard

    lizard 1/2 ton status

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    With nordskog your get to pay for a funny name. $109.00 per guage... makes pro-comps look cheap.
     
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    bigmack 1/2 ton status

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    I have Autoguage in my truck, I believe they are made my Autometer. I got them at Autozone for around 30-40 dollars. It has temp, oil pressure, and volts in a chrome housing. I have used these before in my other trucks and they have never given me any problems.
     
  5. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    I have an autogauge tach in my truck. Its a good tach, but when I turn my key off the tach always reads about 1200 rpm. When I turn the key forward it drops to 0, so I'm not really complaining about it.
     
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    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    FYI
    It is not supposed to stay on 0 when there is no power to it. It is called Air Core movement. Tachs that do this are much better and more accurate. The instructions usually say that somewhere. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    My .02,
    John
     
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    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    The reason the NordSkog's are so expensive is really in the way they work.

    They are full sweep electrical guages. They look and move like a mechanical guage, but offer the flexibility of being an electric guage with a sender. (Wire vs. hose, tube etc)
    IMO a wire is easier to hide/route/run than plastic tubing or braided lines.


    John
     

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