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What do you guys put when you do the pillar mod. Like trans temp,water and stuff like that. Been wanting to do just dont know what to put there.
 
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I have oil press and trans temp.

IMO the two most imp things in my truck.

You could also do water temp, but you have a stock gauge for that...and you could do EGT if you want to get fancy (if you run forced induction)
 
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I am going to do the trans one. The oil pressure wouldn't be bad either. What are the other things you have to worry about? Also do the make a pillar for 3 gauges? (Trans temp,motortemp and water temp)
 
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i had water temp (engine) and air fuel


on my trac, im running a steering column pod with a trans temp
 
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Just so many options and limited space.
 
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I am running oil pressure and volts on the pillar, both of which are not in the 04+ cluster. Water temp is on the column in a mustang column gauge pod.
 
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I think i will do trans for sure and see what other one I may need or want.
 
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Originally Posted by Desert Racer
Just so many options and limited space.


limited space?


modify a 1pod and 2pod pillars into a 3pod pillar
1pod column
Custom Radio bezel 3-4 guages depending on size
Custom Center Console with 4-6 gauges depending on console


You can also replace all the gauges on the dash with aftermarket guages (so you run what you want)


You can make an overhead console that holds guages

You can put a guage where the vent is next to the headlight switch




So, you can run EVERY style guage they make, if your pocketbook is big enough




Let me know if you want pics of any of those too
 
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I have my pod housing the Boost and Air/Fuel guage.... though my truck is a *little* different than most on here. :)
 
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heres a 3pod pillar and column


great build and other info found here
http://stlouismtb.tripod.com/guagesautometer.html
 
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I need to figure out what gauage's I want. Then see if I wanna do a 2 or 3 pod. Thanks for all the help.
 
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oh, found the mother of all gauge installs

 
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LOL think that is enough?
 
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heres an idea of them mounted on the radio bezel

 
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That is nice. I may to that later down the line.
 
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heres if you remove you airbag
 
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heres some in a custom centerconsole



and another
 
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Man the have some nice custom stuff. Just looking for a clean nice and easy install.
 
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I am gonna do the oil and trans temp. Now just goot figure were to get the stuff and how to do it.
 
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i'd be interested to see how hard it is to install the trans temp too...anything on this in the how to's? im gonna take a quick peek

edit: how to on a few different gauges including trans temp:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ght=trans+temp
 
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do they make a 3 pod for our rangers?? thought they only made 2 pod.
 
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that 3 pod is custom built, check out the link to see how it was made
 
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i have a 3 pod for my Ranger....going to be re-doing it soon since the one i have looks like pure crap now after being beat on....

i am also going to start working on the gauges in the radio beze tomorrow.....
 
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almost forgot this one i had saved on my harddrive
 

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^^that is sweet, but what about your power window switches?
 

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