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Ok, I just bought STL's dual gauge pod. I was wondering what yall think I should get to put in the two spots? I was thinking water temp and oil pressure. Can I just tap into the sending units for both and buy electrical gauges instead of manual ones? I know where the oil pressure sending unit is at but where is the water temp on? Any other gauge that you think would be better to have? No reason for a tranny temp on a manual is there? Any input would be great.

Where is the best place to buy some gauges? I was thinking about getting white faced ones since my dash has the white face plate from an expo. I was thinking Autometer. Got any other good ones? I do not want digital.
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Cyberdyne makes awesome LED digital gauges I know you said you didnt want digital maybe this will change your mind eh?

cyberdyne gauges

You can get them through summit.com

I had Oil pressure and Air temp for both

Only one hooked up at the time of picture

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Ok, I just bought STL's dual gauge pod. I was wondering what yall think I should get to put in the two spots? I was thinking water temp and oil pressure. Can I just tap into the sending units for both and buy electrical gauges instead of manual ones? I know where the oil pressure sending unit is at but where is the water temp on? Any other gauge that you think would be better to have? No reason for a tranny temp on a manual is there? Any input would be great.

Where is the best place to buy some gauges? I was thinking about getting white faced ones since my dash has the white face plate from an expo. I was thinking Autometer. Got any other good ones? I do not want digital.
i just used electrical and tapped into the sending units. only problem is then you have to rely on the sending units being good, which my oil pressure is not and have not gotten around to replacing the sending unit.
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that "Ambient Air Temperature" is the temp outside the truck?
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that "Ambient Air Temperature" is the temp outside the truck?
Ya before I had the OHC I had that was nice but it flashed for one solid minute when the temp was below 37 real annoying
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i just used electrical and tapped into the sending units. only problem is then you have to rely on the sending units being good, which my oil pressure is not and have not gotten around to replacing the sending unit.
Well, I replaced the oil one this winter finally so it chould be good. When it would be below freezing out the needle would be off for a while then flicker back and forth.

So, where is the water temp sending unit at?
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Ya before I had the OHC I had that was nice but it flashed for one solid minute when the temp was below 37 real annoying
well no need for that bc it doesnt get that cold down here, haha
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Well, I replaced the oil one this winter finally so it chould be good. When it would be below freezing out the needle would be off for a while then flicker back and forth.

So, where is the water temp sending unit at?
tried to look for pictures, but couldnt find any. Basically in about the middle front of the engine, its easiest to take your air intake off. there will be 2, and the one you need is the one in the front.
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tried to look for pictures, but couldnt find any. Basically in about the middle front of the engine, its easiest to take your air intake off. there will be 2, and the one you need is the one in the front.
Ok, thanks for the help
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I got the pod Mike, thanks!

Where is the best place and cheapest to get the paint for the interior? I have that light grey that comes in the 99.
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Probably go with DupliColor paint for the interior.

I have ProComp UltraLites in my car with AFR and another one...hehe...and I am happy.
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Can I get that anywhere locally?
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Any autoparts store, Advanced/Autozone etc, should have the interior paint.
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Thats what I figured. Is it called anything special or just grey?
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ya im interest too b/c i have an interior project going on as well with the same grey color
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in my experience with my oil pressure guage it came with its own sending unit and i installed a t fitting so i didnt have an idiot light on my 04 dash.
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Thats what I figured. Is it called anything special or just grey?
i just picked some up from advanced auto, tested it and its a direct match.


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Awesome, have to pick me some up then this weekend when I go home.
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Ok, my paint is not the charcoal grey color. I went and looked at the paint and that aint my color. I have the lighter one. Where the heck can I buy some of that paint in a spray paint can? Anyone know the name of my color interior?
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Well, I spent a little time online tonight and still cant find the paint for my interior. Anyone have a clue?
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sorry, thats the right paint for me, maybe cuz ur truck is older the color not as dark. someone on here has to know what color it is, lol
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