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Sport Trac Cluster! (56K grab a drink)

I don't really post much here but I thought I's share. I finally got around to getting it put in. I got it off Ebay with onlt 1 mile on it. I sent it out to have the Odometer reset so it has the correct mileage. The only issue i'm having is the tach isn't smooth, it kind of jumps so I hope it will work its self out.

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Did you not drive it while you waiting for the odo to be set?

but looks very good
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I had the odometer set to 200 more miles than what I was at when I sent it out. I just waited till I was close.
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damn billy.....looks good man. I'm am jelous. So bud....we goin to take that pavement hitter wheelin' or what?
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Lol Shane it's staying on the pavement
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I had the odometer set to 200 more miles than what I was at when I sent it out. I just waited till I was close.
good thinking!

i could picture myself stopping on the side of the highway to change it out and get the mileage exactly right.. HAHA
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all ways one of the best mods out there

looks good man
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I like it.
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i did the same mod a few months ago, only instead of adjusting the odometer that was in the new one, i just took the old odometer out, and swapped that one.
I had the exact same problem with the tach being jumpy. What i did was i pulled the dash piece, and everything around the cluster back out, so i could get at the cluster screws. I took the plastic cover off of the cluster and pulled the tach needle out a tad bit, and boom it worked like a charm. I think when i put the other odometer in there the tach needle might have got pushed down a little when i was working on it.
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Looks good.
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sweet upgrade..wish there was something like that for the 04+ rangers
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sweet upgrade..wish there was something like that for the 04+ rangers
Really? I like my white face gauges, I would love to put in some white LED with red needles tho, that would be kickass.
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I had that same problem Billy at the Mod party. I pushed the tach needle on to far. Ya might want to check that first.
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Thanks guys, Larry I'll have to check that out
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I agree, looks awesome, and an easy MOD to do as well. Looks way better then the stock black cluster. I did the ST cluster swap too, but I kept my stock clear gauge needles and changed out the ST red needles. I didn't like the red glow off the needles and it didn't match anything else in the interior.
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def looks nice man.... i like it alot.
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Looks good! I like mine......
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question i have the same stock cluster with no RPM gauge how does that work when you put in a new cluster i have to put in all new Light bulbs anyway so i figure i might as well but a new cluster in while i have it apart right let me know couse i found one for cheep $$ let me know if i should get it Very similar to what you have but white and hey did you put the lights in urself or are those from stock whites??
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It's plug and play, you just take the old one and put the new one in. You dont have to wire up anything for the RPM gauge. the lights are from the Sport trac cluster.
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question i have the same stock cluster with no RPM gauge how does that work when you put in a new cluster i have to put in all new Light bulbs anyway so i figure i might as well but a new cluster in while i have it apart right let me know couse i found one for cheep $$ let me know if i should get it Very similar to what you have but white and hey did you put the lights in urself or are those from stock whites??
Eric,

the wiring is already there for the tach, even though it didn't come with it. BUT.......What year did ford have the electronic speedo....aka speedo by wire?? I see in your profile you have a '95. You're '95 might not me set up for tach right now. It's a possibility i'm letting you know before you get all frusterated about.
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Eric,

the wiring is already there for the tach, even though it didn't come with it. BUT.......What year did ford have the electronic speedo....aka speedo by wire?? I see in your profile you have a '95. You're '95 might not me set up for tach right now. It's a possibility i'm letting you know before you get all frusterated about.
all '95+ vehicles have the OBD2 computer in them.......all Rangers '95+ are plug and play for the tach and have electrically controlled speedos
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When I put a sport trac cluster in my truck, the tac needle was just a little jumpy when you reved it up slowly, but if you reved it up quick, it was smooth. I just took the tac needle off and unscrewed the sport trac tac motor, and replaced it with the motor out of my other cluster, and works fine now.
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the only trucks I have heard that problem Mark was out of '98-'99 model years.......

Remember that you can't use any Explored gauges newer then '01......and you can't use any Ranger gauges newer then '03.......

If you can find a '03 grey Ranger 4wd cluster I will trade you my white Explored cluster......
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I just looked at the ebay listing again and it came out of an 01 explorer. Also, the gas gauge needle would float around way past full when you turned the ign. switch off. so I swaped the gas guage motors out.
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all '95+ vehicles have the OBD2 computer in them.......all Rangers '95+ are plug and play for the tach and have electrically controlled speedos
okay......i thought obd2 is '96+ though. That's what dinged in my head...that's all.
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