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Unread 10-07-2013, 09:28 PM   #46
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Hey Jeepers!

We want to get your opinion and input on a new gauge line that we are developing and hope to have out in November. It is a direct OEM replacement for the CJ-7 & CJ-8 gauges. Here are the specs:

• 5 ½” GPS Speedometer – Reads accurately regardless of tire size with NO CALIBRATION!!!
• Made from Billet Aluminum
• Optional Tachometer (Programmable and works with all ignition systems!)
• Optional Programmable Inclinometer with audible warning – tells you if you’re about to tip front to rear as well as side to side!
• Heading, Longitude & Latitude, Elevation, Odometer, and Trip Odometer via LCD
• Water Temperature Gauge
• Fuel Level Gauge (User Programmable for use with various senders)
• Turn Signals & High Beam Indicator
• Warning lights – Check Engine, Brake, and 4X4
• Back lit dial and pointers
• Customizable Pointers, Graphics, Colors, and Artwork
• Add a personalized logo or graphic to the dial face
• Water resistant
• Matching auxiliary gauges

Let us know what you think! You can also check out our gauge customizer to get a feel for what kind of options you can make to this gauge (you will need to select a set of gauges or an individual gauge in order to access the customizer).


X20 regarding the built-in tach (Lose it!). Also, I would prefer a non-GPS speedo. Lastly, again agreeing w/most all respondents, if you sold this along with separate, factory-sized, factory looking, clock and tach, I would definitely buy the set (if it were priced $500.00 - $600.00-ish) Thanks for asking

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Unread 10-07-2013, 09:51 PM   #47
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I like it. It looks better than the competition. I'm not sure I would pay $500 to $700. When I look at the options I can buy in that price range I come up with some pretty cool alternatives. If I had to replace mine I would consider it but not just to get it. My GPS doesn't work very well in the forest under the trees. I bet this one wouldn't either. On thing though, you could add a tracker as an option as these jeeps are stolen a bit too often.
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Unread 10-07-2013, 10:13 PM   #48
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I love the concept and the product looks good but....at $500+ its a niche market product IMO. There will be some that have the money and wont mind spending it but there will be more that have it and won't. Then there is the rest that just can't afford to drop 5 or more bills on it - especially when getting and keeping a CJ in shape is already and expensive venture. I picked up a GPS for my CJ and paid $30 for it. I would love for it to reside inside my gauge but if it saves me $470+ I can probably live with it on the outside. At $200-300 I can see it being a much more appealing option. But that's my opinion....and you know how those go
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Unread 10-07-2013, 10:45 PM   #49
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One thing though, you could add a tracker as an option as these jeeps are stolen a bit too often.
That would push me off the cliff, 100 dollar bills flying eveywhere.

This would be good!

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Unread 10-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #50
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I am very interested in this gauge.

The tracker idea is probably one of the best ideas I have heard on the forum in the last 6 months.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 03:06 AM   #51
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I'm thrilled about the release time. After consideration, I'll order one just as soon as it's available.

I'm interested in the GPS aspect. Any way there is a downloadable program to pull up a gps map of a trip? say for trail riding or such? If that could be an add on option in the future I think it would be 'fun' to be able to do that. I know it might be a stretch, just my inner child's curiosity.

Edit::: After posting this, I just looked up and saw the comment about a tracker..... I'll shut up now.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 05:17 AM   #52
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I am very interested in this gauge.

The tracker idea is probably one of the best ideas I have heard on the forum in the last 6 months.
Unfortunately, GPS devices like this and the popular ones you buy for navigating are not setup to "transmit" a signal for location. They can only receive signals from a satellite. But the concept of this gauge is still pretty slick.

I wouldn't hesitate thinking of purchasing the gauge as long as all other gauges in the Jeep could be bought to match. That would include as a package deal the clock, tach, speedometer, oil and volt.... $$$$$

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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #53
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I think that is why we are suggesting adding a tracker, in order to transmit the location the GPS is receiving. I assume the two would need to communicate, but maybe not. It could be that a tracker (or tracking device) has both rx and tx capabilities and the GPS could be used for it's original intent, receiving satellite signals and converting the data to map datum info such as speed.

That said, a gauge really is not needed. Just a tracker discreetly mounted on the Jeep, similar to lojac but using satellite signals instead.

Never mind me, carry on LOL.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #54
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I think that is why we are suggesting adding a tracker, in order to transmit the location the GPS is receiving. I assume the two would need to communicate, but maybe not. It could be that a tracker (or tracking device) has both rx and tx capabilities and the GPS could be used for it's original intent, receiving satellite signals and converting the data to map datum info such as speed.

That said, a gauge really is not needed. Just a tracker discreetly mounted on the Jeep, similar to lojac but using satellite signals instead.

Never mind me, carry on LOL.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #55
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Exactly how will it interface with the fuel sending unit?
I'm no fan of the stock sending unit and hooking up a $500 gauge to a $20.00 POS isn't thrilling. I'd drill a new hole in my fuel tank for something better? Maybe an ultrasonic level sensor?

I would enjoy an early retirement...
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Unread 10-09-2013, 12:37 PM   #56
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Exactly how will it interface with the fuel sending unit?
I'm no fan of the stock sending unit and hooking up a $500 gauge to a $20.00 POS isn't thrilling. I'd drill a new hole in my fuel tank for something better? Maybe an ultrasonic level sensor?

I would enjoy an early retirement...
Our fuel level gauge is programmable via the LCD screen and button on the gauge. It can be programmed for different OHM ranges or if you don't know what that is, empty the tank and press the button on the gauge to tell it the tank is "empty". Then fill the tank and push the button to tell it when it is "full". We also offer an accurate capacitive fuel level sender for around $60 that can be cut to length to fit various tanks.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 12:54 PM   #57
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I'm actually really liking these. but are the Tach and clock sized appropriately for the stock holes?
they are not the same as each other and not the same as the volt and oil pressure gauges.
Yes, with the exception of the tach, which will be 2 5/8" gauge with an adapter ring.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #58
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X20 regarding the built-in tach (Lose it!). Also, I would prefer a non-GPS speedo. Lastly, again agreeing w/most all respondents, if you sold this along with separate, factory-sized, factory looking, clock and tach, I would definitely buy the set (if it were priced $500.00 - $600.00-ish) Thanks for asking
We will be offering two versions of the speedo, one with the smaller tach for the non-Laredo jeeps that don't want to punch another hole in the dash, and one without. Here is a rendering of the speedo only version:
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Unread 10-22-2013, 08:27 AM   #59
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Subscribed to this thread. Interested in this gauge for my wife CJ5
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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #60
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I may have missed it but, what will the electric hook ups be like? also will we be able to get the Volts & Pressure gauges with a 90* sweep?
lastly will these be available out side the kit, so we can get one at a time?
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