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how can I get a tack?

I have a 94 4x2 4 cylinder and id really like to have a tach. Whats the best way to go about getting one. Should I buy like an autometer tach or should I get a used dash?

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Swap a gauge cluster in.
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Easiest way would be to buy an individual "tack", wire it and mount it.

Swapping clusters would look a lot more clean but not be as accurate or easy.

PS - It's spelled Tach, as in Tachometer.
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dont you hook it up to the neg on the coil or somthing? then a power and remote turn on and aux light?
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dont you hook it up to the neg on the coil or somthing? then a power and remote turn on and aux light?
Coil input (no idea how to do this on distributor-less cars, I know you can buy a box/kit, but there should be a wire going to cluster), switched power, ground, internal light power.

Should be four wires, it has been on all I have installed.
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O'reillys or Autozone...

they start around 25 dollars

1 wire for ground
1 for a light
and 1 to tap onto the coil

very simple
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Thank you very much.
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On you 94 you can swap in a gauge cluster with a tach. No additional wiring is necessary and it will look very clean/stock. Its just plug and play, they are pretty easy to come by, if your looking for one and can't find one let me know, I can get them from the local junkyard all day long. You could also do something a little fancier if you wanted. This is what mine looked like, should be the same as yours, but this is with an aftermarket tach.
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so I know what do look for, what years came with tachs ?
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With that cluster should be from an 89 to 94 ranger, and 91 to 94 explorer. When you find the tach, it needs to be from a vehicle with the same amount of cylinders. Different engines put out a different tach signal to my understanding.
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