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Swapped in my new FX4 Cluster today! + Gas Skid

Well I went to the local pic-a-part today. I was there the other day and noticed a FX4 there. Rolled a few times, engine gone, seats gone, most of the good stuff was missing. It was a 2006, wish i could have gotten tails, front ambers, emblems, seats? and such. I may have gotten brave and snagged all the 4x4 stuff. But the trans/x-case and such were missing.

So I just made off with two things, the cluster ($25) and the fuel tank skid w/brackets ($10). I got the skid mounted up, i had to cut down two of the recesses and drill holes. Not perfect, but I'm extremely happy with it for $10 and a little time. Will certainly save my tank!

The cluster took me about an hour or so to install.

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much better i prefer the black faces personally, reason why i dont mind my stock one
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i want that to
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X2. I really want a gas tank skid and the fact that you got one for $10 makes me hate you even more.
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lol! I like the white! its funny how we always like the options that DIDNT come on our trucks
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X2. I really want a gas tank skid and the fact that you got one for $10 makes me hate you even more.
I love you too Trigger. lol
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lol! I like the white! its funny how we always like the options that DIDNT come on our trucks
Isn't that the truth? lol
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did you find/use my videos?
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nice man!! and youre lucky you found the skid too
more then anything i want a skid for my gas tank.

interested in selling your white cluster? :D
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and..
is that a hippo on your dash? haha
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The hippo should be the new gnome.. you should strategically place him in all of your pics
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Looks great man, I like the FX4 as well. Soooo when you gonna let me know about your stock cluster, I got paypal waiting.
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did you find/use my videos?
I did! Very handy, the needles were pretty easy. Took a little fanagling to get off, but i used my pocket screwdriver, pulled, and turned..popped right off.

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nice man!! and youre lucky you found the skid too
more then anything i want a skid for my gas tank.

interested in selling your white cluster? :D
Yea I'm really glad i got the skid for the tank. I knew it wasn't going to be a direct drop-in. But it was close enough, plenty of insurance though for off the trail. I tend to be in rockier areas than i should be, and with the bumper i take out bushes randomly lol

As far as the cluster goes, I have to check with my buddy. He has priority, then blackedge said he was interested in another thread already. So we'll see somewhat soon.

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is that a hippo on your dash? haha
It's a big fat grey hippo truck lol



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The hippo should be the new gnome.. you should strategically place him in all of your pics
lol, that'd be a tough task. i take a LOT of pics

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Looks great man, I like the FX4 as well. Soooo when you gonna let me know about your stock cluster, I got paypal waiting.
Should be fairly soon.
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Lighting on the new gauges aren't exactly the same as stock. Seems like the ends of the speedo and tach are dim for some reason. I don't see why i'd swap that sway, since i used the internals i already had. I may have to tear into it and take a look at that at some point.
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Looks awesome. That's always been on my to-do list if i ever got a 04+ truck.
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Thanks, im really happy with how it came out, just kinda dumb luck it was in the junkyard. There are never any post, like 2000 Fords there. Guess it was beat up too bad for auction or something. Fine with me!
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Skid pic, nothin fancy


Cluster ***** Pic, love how it looks!
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Lighting on the new gauges aren't exactly the same as stock. Seems like the ends of the speedo and tach are dim for some reason. I don't see why i'd swap that sway, since i used the internals i already had. I may have to tear into it and take a look at that at some point.
Just go LED and mount them as you please. I like the oznium strips for clusters.
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Nope. I fixed it, i took the cluster back out...just a pair of bad bulbs. I don't have the time to mess with my cluster for LEDs!
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