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Gauge Swap

On one of my trips to the J-yard I found that an 03 2door had some sweet gauge overlays so i took em out. and they are much cooler than the lame black and white ones i think. i like the silverish color and orange needles. Also the text that is used is alot better and matches my aftermarket gauges better. I also shaved the backs and did the blue LED mod as well.

i didnt even know any rangers came with these? or are they aftermarket?

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nice!!! i think i've only seen those gauges two or three times in the past!!!!

good find
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How hard is it to swap guages?
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all i did was swap the faces. so i just peeled them off the 03 in the j-yard and pulled off my old ones and put the silver ones in their place.


yeah i had seen them once before, and this time i decided to take them since they looked sweet, but were still stock
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yeah those are pimp....i wanna swap out my boring a$$ black one for a set like those.....look killer.
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i didnt even know any rangers came with these? or are they aftermarket?
Those are factory XLT gauges, 2003 only. I have the same ones in my avatar but the flash makes them look white.
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Those are factory XLT gauges, 2003 only. I have the same ones in my avatar but the flash makes them look white.

that's weird that they only made them for 03! they're really sharp gauges...i'd trade my white ones off for some of those gray ones
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i wonder if those would fit my '97? or if i could just swap in a complete cluster.....hmmmm
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how hard are they to get off the cluster?
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how hard are they to get off the cluster?

they're not bad at all...you just need to have them at room temperature (65-85*), pull the needles off and ease the overlays up from the gauge assy.
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i wonder if those would fit my '97? or if i could just swap in a complete cluster.....hmmmm

that's what i did when i got my sportrac gauges...just gutted mine and installed it in the sportrac casing
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that's what i did when i got my sportrac gauges...just gutted mine and installed it in the sportrac casing
so you just took the faces off and put them on yours? or did you install the complete Sport Trac gauge cluster?
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you only need to pull the speedometer and swap that.

there is a how-to on RPS that tells you how to recalibrate the speedo needle.

i swapped my speedo/odo over to a Explorer Sport cluster, everything works great but the theft light because pre 2001 the theft light worked different.
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so you just took the faces off and put them on yours? or did you install the complete Sport Trac gauge cluster?

i did what beard was describing...it just seemed easier than doing it the other way...very simple...

and i didn't know that there was a how-to on it!
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I've got those grey ones...stock. w00t.

I've always wanted some white sport trac ones now.
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I've got those grey ones...stock. w00t.

I've always wanted some white sport trac ones now.

that is because 03s rule
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I've got those grey ones...stock. w00t.

I've always wanted some white sport trac ones now.

wanna trade???
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I never realized those were for 03 only. No wonder everyone does cluster swaps.
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I never realized those were for 03 only.
Those silver ones were 03 only on Rangers. Ford also made the same style in white for Tremors and Explorer Sport and Sport Trac but they were not 03 only .
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somebody needs to come out with something that the 04+ guys can swap im so wanting to get rid of my white gauges..
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Looks good Andy. Did you have that done before our meet? Never really looked inside the truck, but I thought I remember catching a glimpse of white on the gauges. Anyway, nice find.
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Is it hard to take the dash apart to install new guage or guage covers?
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Is it hard to take the dash apart to install new guage or guage covers?

drop a few peices down and there be the bolts..once its out of the truck your smooth ridin from there..
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dude that looks awsome hey if there is anyone that can get some grey ones for my 03 xl pm me and ill send money via pay pal...
thanks
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nah i didnt have them done for the meet i just did it a couple nights ago. i really like them.

I made my proccess of taking the dash apart easier with a little modding here and there. alot faster to do now
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