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Unread 04-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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aftermarket gauges... opinions on these 2?

I'm finalizing my parts collection to get my swap going in a month or so, and to eliminate as much of the original harness as possible (plus a couple of my gauges are kaput) I've decided to replace all my gauges with aftermarket.

I know most people who do this tend to go with Autometer or VDO apparently for good reason.. but I'm having trouble swallowing the fact that going with either of those 2 options (or many other more popular brands) are going to set me back about a grand

I've found 2 brands I like the looks of, and more importantly, the price... I can do all my gauges for around $500-600.

preferences aside (analog vs. digital), does anyone have any experience with either Intellitronix (LED digital, apparently they were the original Cyberdyne), and a newer company GlowShift?

looking for input on overall quality, ease of install (and calibration on the speedometer), how they're holding up after having them for ___.

and finally, any pics of installed gauges would be helpful.

thanks

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Unread 04-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #3
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I went with Dakota Digital in the past. (My Yamaha Rhino) They performed well, were durable and were priced reasonably. (Under a thousand bucks) They have a large selection of digital or analog guages.

Also, and this is VERY important to me, they are designed and manufactured here in the USA. I always try to buy USA or Canadian when possible.


http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd726.htm

http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Edit: Here is a set for $624.00
I had gauges similar to these and was very happy with the accuracy and readability, even in direct sunlight. I also liked the fact that they are programmable to blink warnings when you set them. (Low oil pressure, high coolant temp ect)

The sensors are included.

http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd311.htm

I like the digital temp gauge as I wheeled at 110 degrees sometimes and wanted an accurate picture of my water temp. I could watch the temp rise a degree or so every time I started climbing... To remember it now, I guess I watched them alot, maybe too much!
You might want to go to dummy lights and keep you eyes on the trail!
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I just put new autometer Phantom gauges and with all gauges including a trans temp gauge, tach, and speedo set me back $650 from jegs. they are accurate, my only complaint is they fog up when I turn my heat on, when it is cold outside.
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One thing I regret is not getting marine gauges. I have the autometer ultralite series and they get moisture in them
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