gauges?

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  1. TxCobrA98

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    which ones do i need?

    im thinking about buying that Auto Meter instrument cluster bezel with the two 2 1/16" holes for the gauges.. which gauges do i need?

    i will be buying an AEM Wideband o2 a/f ratio gauge a little later but that will probably go in an a-pillar gauge pod. maybe, i don't want to gunk up my interior to much with gauges... but besides an a/f ratio gauge, what others do i need? i know the oil pressure gauge's in our cars are crap... is that correct?

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    get a water temp, and oil press gauge
     
  3. trav_19

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    i would get oil and water temp.... probley your two most important ones to monitor and yes the stock oil guage is a dummy gauge
     
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    ok.. what about brands? autometer make ok stuff for these two?
     
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    it's what i have.
     
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    i have an autometer lunar series oil presure gauge for sale. :)
     
  7. TxCobrA98

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    that does tempt me but im going to buy the C2 series i imagine.. or something with white face/blue glow..

    so autometer's gauges are pretty accurate? because i know their AF ratio gauges aren't.. im guessing because they aren't wideband?

    (and whats up judd? haven't seen you in a little while...)
     
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    i dont trust any guages but autometer...and only mechanical ones at that
     
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    i wouldn't run a mechanical oil gauge if someone paid me $10 to use it...having oil run into your interior is a :nonono:
     
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    I have that set up with a Electronic autometer Phantom Oil Pressure Gauge......I <3 it. Once you have a REAL oil pressure gauge you will understand everything. :thumb:
     
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    i dont trust electric guages for anything to many variables with a mechanical what you see is what you got
     
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    yeah man autometer is the way to go. personally i like the phantom line, white face with the black ring. they really match the interior of our cars. oh and i was out for a week while on vacation in long key, fl. damn i wish i was still there!! i almost didnt think about the internet, almost....
     
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    oh yeah its the only way to go ...original phantoms are the best i love the way they look illuminated too :pimp:
     
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    yeap, original is the shit
     
  15. TxCobrA98

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    alright thanks guys.. and the sound of a mechanical oil pressure gauges doesn't excite me that much either. i know what you are talking about though trav... thanks for the good info guys. its really helped me out.. i just bought that fiore micro adjustable clutch quadrant and firewall click adjuster.. ill be going to ford tomorrow and getting a stock non adjustable clutch cable.. then install all that. and i should have another 200-250 bucks to spend so ill be getting those two gauges and that bezel.. or saving it and getting the clutch fixed if the adjusters don't do it..

    so do the phantoms illuminate green? i think they do don't they? cause i want a blue illumination because im going to be switching my stock gauges to white bulbs which will give me that blue hue.
     
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    i have a mechanicle oil press gauge and i cant hear nothing until i am going 75 or faster on the interstate. you can get any color bulb you want with the phantom gauges. they come with clear bulbs.
     
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    yeah the bulbs can be swithced with blue ones if thats what you want...and i hear those guage pods that sit where the clock is dont fit well you have to shave the bottom so it sits flush or else the corners will not touch
     
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    i didnt have any probs what so ever with the fitment of mine dual pod that went in place of my clock. that is where i put my fuel press and boost gauge
     
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    i am going with phantom II gauges. I already have a water temp and will be getting oil pressure and probably a boost gauge :naughty: and probably need a wideband 02 (damn they dont have a wideband 02 in phantom II's :mad: ). They look badass with light through the #'s or w/e the hell they call it. Now i just need white gauge kit. i thought you could still swap out the leds like the other autometers but you cant unfortunately. I planned on swapping to green but i cant so ill just stick with white, it still looks good. guess i should have got NV's instead :dunno:

    mechanical guages are nice because you get a full sweep w/o paying up the ass and the accuracy is excellant. i dunno if i will be getting a mech oil pres gauge or not. I have had one in my pickup for years with no problems.

    autometer gauges are 2nd to none. i havent ever heard anything about there a/f gauges but i bet the "inaccurate" ones are probably narrow bands.
     
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    if you use a mechanical oil guage i just get copper tubing and throw that nylon crap out works great