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Old 04-01-2004, 09:54 PM   #1  
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Default Upgrade to EX Cluster w/tach or get seperate Tach?

i know an 96-00 EX cluster is going to cost $50ish so what do good tachs go for. i guess it would be better to get a seperate tach since it should be more accurate. what is a good brand or model to look for?
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big tachs equal rice IMO.
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Hmmm....I have heard good things about Autometer.
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cant u get them so there not like 5" or whatever? i think ive seen some in like 3" or something.
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i got an autometer(phantom) tach and it works great. cost me 180 bucks
there are a bunch on ebay that are goin for pretty cheap. check it out
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if you want one autometer is the way to go
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yeah 5" is ricer unless its a custom setup mounted where the orginals are but 3" could fit on the steering coloum.
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i think cars look better when they are simple and clean,

not riced out with 20"tachs w/ HID shift lights that rev to 1,000,000,000 rpms


but thats just me.
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Old 04-01-2004, 10:18 PM   #9  
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i need it for engine vitals i dont care if it looks cool but i would rather look stealth than have it shoved in the corner of the dash so people can say is ur car fast?
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5" tachs are not rice. If your using them for their inteded purpose to actually monitor the motor and dial in shift point more accurately. Also the tach should be mounted WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT. Not some custom hidden thing.


call me a ricer but I mount my gauges in my line of sight where they should be so I can see what my motor is doing. An oil pressure gauge is no good if its mounted in the glove box and you have to take your eyes off the road to look at it


A 5" tach that changes color with rpm's is rice. Autometer is the farthest thing from rice
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