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The difference between the 2004+ Ranger cluster and the 2004+ Mazda B-Series cluster

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I really didn't want to start this thread but I need to clear things up. There's a 5 year old kid in Las Vegas that's telling me there're no difference in the silver rings on the face plate of a Ranger FX4 Level 2 and the Mazda B-Series rings. If you look at the Mazda rings closely, you can obviously tell that they're rounded all the way over ie.. half rounds/half cirlces. The Ranger rings have a 90 degree edge on them. I think he's just pressing my buttons ... you know how kids can be sometimes.
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there is very subtle differences but they are not the same cluster
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there is very subtle differences but they are not the same cluster
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Lol is that 5 year old kid a member on here?
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idk lol...that had me thinking
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Yeah, He sure is ... I thought you had to be 18 to join this site ... but I guess not.
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whats his username trent can take care of it lol
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No you don't, look at rangerboy101 haha
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Speaking of clusters, I've noticed on the '03 and older trucks, that the Rangers have white needles while the Mazdas has orange ones.
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mine has orange needles...and i have the sliver faced cluster
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whats his username trent can take care of it lol
Tys 4x4 FTW is his user name, Don't be too hard on him Trent. He's got school tomorrow.
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Tys 4x4 FTW is his user name, Don't be too hard on him Trent. He's got school tomorrow.

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04+ Mazda clusters all have silver around the gauges. BUT....the black face gauges have a slightly different font than the Ranger ones. And Mazda's can have white face w/ that silver bezel around the gauge 'pods'. The font differences I'm absolutely unsure as I don't have a 04+ around me constantly anymore. There's pics found in this thread:

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mine has orange needles...and i have the sliver faced cluster
apples to oranges dude..... '03 and older cannot be compared to 04+...
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apples to oranges dude..... '03 and older cannot be compared to 04+...
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Thanks for posting those pics Shane.
The best way I can descibe it is that the Ranger rings have a flat top and the Mazda rings are rounded all the way over with a radius.

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WOW....never noticed that! Looks like Ranger's have a land and a bevel and give the illusion of the faces being "deeper". While Maz gets 'clean' and 'sophisticated' with there soft silver rings. lol.

Something to also note is the needle bases........they're different. Possibly the whole needle is different but IDK.





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Another reason I'm glad I have an '03...
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apples to oranges dude..... '03 and older cannot be compared to 04+...
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Thanks for posting those pics Shane.
The best way I can descibe it is that the Ranger rings have a flat top and the Mazda rings are rounded all the way over with a radius.

Here's a pic of mine
Question: What is that from a lvl 2? i love the look of that cluster haha i want
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Question: What is that from a lvl 2? i love the look of that cluster haha i want
Nope....but let me refer back to my earlier post for ya.....

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apples to oranges dude..... '03 and older cannot be compared to 04+...
Meaning they are absolutely in no way interchangeable with one another. Interior wirings are TOTALLY different. They are sorta neat looking gauges though. For gauge options that work for your truck, PAshooter, click this link for a pic: http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/PA160016.jpg
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mine has orange needles...and i have the sliver faced cluster
I meant the base cluster not the cool white face ones.
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Nope....but let me refer back to my earlier post for ya.....



Meaning they are absolutely in no way interchangeable with one another. Interior wirings are TOTALLY different. They are sorta neat looking gauges though. For gauge options that work for your truck, PAshooter, click this link for a pic: http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/PA160016.jpg
Thanks alot shane...even though my dreams are destroyed haha
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