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Old 06-24-2005
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New Gauges....

Here they are....

Last year I showed pics to some of you, but now they're finally in....

Here's a pic of my old cluster (mid-swap, hence the droopy steering wheel)

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And here's a pic of the gauge cluster that went in....

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And finally, a pic of them "in action"....

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For those that don't know, I painted the Saleen letters onto the Tach, using a stencil I made with some 3M tape we use at work with transferral of imaging.....I then cut the letters out with an exacto knife, and CAREFULLY painted the black gloss on....

Big thanks to Josh Smith on RPS for the install help....his truck was featured in this month's Minitruckin (Dark Blue '99 Ranger, bagged).

Couldn't have done it w/o him!!

So, whatcha think?
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LOOKS KILLER Johnny boy!
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Nice!

Over 100 mph at 3300 rpms! I want some of those gears just for highway travel lol
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Yeah, and I had backed off a little (coming up on a slow Chebby)

Anyways, I have 3.73s....

I'm experimenting with a Diablo chip....
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looks good...wow...only a 138 miles...
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about time you install that badboy
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Looks good John...

I like it...
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about time you install that badboy


When you coming to TN again??

Of course, I guess I could drag my white *** up to Ohio every now and then, too.
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looks killer man! bd
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how easy is it to install these things I saw some white face guages and A/C panels on ebay. does they old one peel off?
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Sort of.....you need a needle puller....and pray to God that you get em on straight...

I just swapped inthe entire cluster.....MUCH easier...

It took Josh maybe 30 minutes to do it, STF.
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How many beer job would you rate this?
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doesnt sound to bad!
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What brand of paint did you use? I don't want something that'll crack up and fall off. I'm planning on putting ford racing on mine
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Testor's high gloss black....
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Yeah, and I had backed off a little (coming up on a slow Chebby)

Anyways, I have 3.73s....

I'm experimenting with a Diablo chip....
i know man, i gotta make it down again...


still trying to go to the show in sept
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When you coming to TN again??

Of course, I guess I could drag my white *** up to Ohio every now and then, too.
i know man, i gotta make it down again...


still trying to go to the show in sept
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i got a set of extra needles if anyone needs any.
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Pm sent Leo,

John them gauges look good, they come out of sportrac?
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Yep!

Thanks everyone....
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wow looks really good...

good idea with the Saleen and turned out great i would of never known that u painted em on..
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Looks good! I installed the same ones in my old truck. You should looking into getting the matching Gear Indicator. I Think it cleans it up nicely. I think when I bought it, it was only around $11.

Here is a pic with the matching indicator.

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^^^^

I had thought about that, but in a way I knind of like the black, and when it's lit up at night, it really blends in.

My ONLY complaint with the new gauges is the backlighting on the odometer....one white light in a sea of green lights....talk about clashing!
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Those are the best gauges I tyhink I have seen in a Ranger...
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