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 Post subject: std dash to gauges
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:41 pm 
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im thinking of converting the std dash in my ef xr8 to a gauge setup not because its a race car etc just because i like the look of it. looking at cobalt autometer series. is it best to get electric or mechanical gauges for something like this

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:53 pm 
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I'd say electric just for the fact that If one of the lines blows then you have that item leaking into your dash. This is why I have an oil pressure guage in but not connected =P Just filling the gap.
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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:31 pm 
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Yeah I am in the middle of hooking mine up I went all electric with mine.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:23 pm 
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hey guys can someone post some pics of their new gauges, and is it difficult to install the gauges?
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Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:54 pm 
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ive been intrested in doing something like this to my EF falcon..... would like to see what ppl have done!

 

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 Post subject: Re: std dash to gauges
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:17 am 
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here is where im at with mine. I wanted to keep the original look to it but spice it up a bit. Gettin them wired in next week....cant wait

 

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:55 am 
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very impressive XTcruiser Looks like a factory finish but way better.

 

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 Post subject: Re: std dash to gauges
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:39 pm 
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thanks Voids i wanted to keep the original layout but geez was it hard to fit ot all in
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Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:28 pm 
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XTcruiser very nice ! You should do a tech doco on how to rig one of those up ! I like it very much !

 

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 Post subject: Re: std dash to gauges
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:40 pm 
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Looks very impressive! Certainly different!
You've removed the circuit board completely yeh? If you have a trip computer it wont function at all with that setup, which is unfortunate.
All the gauges would be electronic/digital as the original cluster is, you just need to find the right wire.
Plus I think its illegal to mount a mechanical oil pressure gauge inside the car anyway.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:49 pm 
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also XTcruiser your speedo reads in MPH isnt that confusing ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: std dash to gauges
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:24 pm 
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yeah iv removed part of the circut board so the gauges will fit inside the original cluster box. The guy who will be wiring it up for me says hes gonna pick up the existing trip computer circut and wire it in so that the gauges work hand in hand with it as well as all the existing warning lights and blinkers. Yes all the gauges are electric.

Yeah i couldnt find a kmh i dont think they make them in the cobalt range. After its all wired up im gonna get it dynoed next time i get her tuned, and recalibrate the speedo to kmh. Only thing is after 160 i wont know how fast im goin but thats just for the drag strip anyway.
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Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:08 am 
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are the tacho and speedo 5" or 3-3/8"?

 

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 Post subject: Re: std dash to gauges
Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:07 pm 
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they are both 3 3/8" as the 5" wouldnt fit
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Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:10 pm 
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yeah realised that after i posted :oops:

your dash has got me thinking of doing similar.
looks really good mate!

 

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