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Old 07-09-2007
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On my 5spd manual Level 2 where the gear indicator should be if it had been an automatic(below the speedometer) there is a blank(small plug that fills in the hole). I was wondering if anyone else out there with 5spd manual Level 2's or a similar set up(digital odo + 5spd manual) has figured out a mod for that spot. Shift lights perhaps? Analog VU meter for their stereo? I remember someone mentioning a digital voltage meter, but I think that was on a Sport Trac cluster.

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I just picked up my 09 Ranger 5 Speed Manual and that empty space under the speedometer is absolutely killing me! Does anyone have pictures of what's behind it, how much room is there, and how to disassemble the cluster? I usually like to explore those kind of things myself but that's one I'll postpone until I have a few more miles on the truck before I do that uninformed.

Blank . . .
Empty . . .
Space . . . . .

Arrrgh!
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Mod it to fit a scangauge!!!
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i have the same in my 01 but theres not too much room
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it took someone 2 years to reply to Cowboy Daves question...
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Zombie thread, but a good one if anyone has ideas.
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i had a Ranger decal made to go there, i need another one though
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I'm doing a neat little mod....that no one else has. And it does involve FX4 and doesn't involve stickers...
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I'm doing a neat little mod....that no one else has. And it does involve FX4 and doesn't involve stickers...
shift indicator for manual tcase?
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it took someone 2 years to reply to Cowboy Daves question...
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i've had the truck for 4 years.. and that little spot hasn't ever bothered me..
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Old 08-03-2009
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You could get a led or lcd screen that fit back there and make it light up to how many rpms there are and possible whatever else you wanted. But I think a little led screen would fit great.

If I remember correctly there's about an inch of room behind it.
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You could get a led or lcd screen that fit back there and make it light up to how many rpms there are and possible whatever else you wanted. But I think a little led screen would fit great.

If I remember correctly there's about an inch of room behind it.
Good idea. You could make a gradual shift light with LED's or something like that.

Have it like a scale. Starts at green, and when your RPM's increase, it moves to yellow, then to red.
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it took someone 2 years to reply to Cowboy Daves question...
haha I dont think anybody cared at the time lol
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who cares...that just means someone used the search function, which is a good thing. Plus, it's a neat little thread. Nobody talks about this sorta little thing.



The thing where the indicator would be on an auto doesn't bother me one bit. I'm just gonna mod mine to make it was unique. And to the one that said mod a scangauge there.....umm hell no that ain't gonna happen. Do you know the sizes of both the scangauge and that 'blank' spot? lol.
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I'm doing a neat little mod....that no one else has. And it does involve FX4 and doesn't involve stickers...
I know wut it is. The first person to paypal shane $50 will learn what it is
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fixed it for you Grant. lol!
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fixed it for you Grant. lol!
ABUSE OF POWER!!! ABUSE OF POWER!!!

this clearly shows shane abusing power. i don't think he should be a mod given his relationship and possible siding toward them.....









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I like the idea for a scan guage right there.
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I like the idea for a scan guage right there.
lol...ummm...do I really need to take a comparison pic between a scangauge and that blank spot? ROFL!
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What about a peice of plexi glass that has ranger ingraved into it and then throw some led's behind it?
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Oh I know it's too big.

Thats half the fun...
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Oh I know it's too big.

Thats half the fun...
Just take out the speedometer needle, right? ...who needs to know how fast their going anyhow, it makes it more interesting when you get into a radar trap !
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The SG has a spedo readout correct? More accurate as well.
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Oooo wait wait! I know I know!!!!!

A FAN! Put a fan behind there.. cut out the plastic and make a vent.. then when you drive faster - it blows harder.. so you can like.. make it feel like your driving without a window..!




Am I close? Yeah.. i thought so, I hit it the nail on the head with a HAMMER!
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