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Old 04-17-2011, 04:43 PM
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Has any one put a shift light into their truck so it lights up when you hit a certain rpm? im thinking of putting one green one in that will come on at 2500 rpm and a orange one at 3500rpm and a red one at 4500. And does anyone know how to wire it so the lights would come on at different rpm's?
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:44 PM
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Has any one put a shift light into their truck so it lights up when you hit a certain rpm? im thinking of putting one green one in that will come on at 2500 rpm and a orange one at 3500rpm and a red one at 4500.
put a flowmaster and go by ear
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:48 PM
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ive got a glass pack and love the sound of it already. i just thought some lights in the dash would look cool
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:50 PM
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ive got a glass pack and love the sound of it already. i just thought some lights in the dash would look cool
sounds to knight rider to me there hasselfhoff joke
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:36 PM
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Default Re: Manual transmision shift light

Get one of those ungodly looking ricer tachs, they come with shift lights.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:47 PM
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sounds to knight rider to me there hasselfhoff joke
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and you'd be sick of the lights in the first 20 mins of driving.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:54 PM
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it depends on how they're mounted. a car i helped build had them similar to what he was referring to, but sunk into the dash. you could see them when they lit up, but it wasn't blinding or anything. i don't know how it was operated, i just did some wiring on the thing.

but i think 2500 and 3500 are too low for lights, they'll get annoying. hell, i get my truck up to 2500 just cruising, i'd hate to have that light in my face all the time.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:19 PM
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it depends on how they're mounted. a car i helped build had them similar to what he was referring to, but sunk into the dash. you could see them when they lit up, but it wasn't blinding or anything. i don't know how it was operated, i just did some wiring on the thing.

but i think 2500 and 3500 are too low for lights, they'll get annoying. hell, i get my truck up to 2500 just cruising, i'd hate to have that light in my face all the time.
what i was thinking of doing was single leds set into the dash between the radio bezel and gauges.
i cuise at 2200 rpm at 60 in 5th gear so the lights wouldnt be on constantly, just when i decide to accelerate harder or down shift to pass ppl
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:05 PM
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Shift lights are only good for racing, as you can't look down your tach really. A shift light in a Ranger seems pointless to me as you will not use if in traffic and porbably not use it at all any where else. Depending on terrain, road and traffic conditions, its best to just shift when you need to, rather than just shifting when the light says so. Also, the light won't go on if you downshift unless you hit the set RPM's by luck on the downshift, and even then, what purpose does it serve?
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:30 PM
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Rangers aren't for racing?!?!?!?!? Man.. that bomb is gonna bum out about 97% of this forum.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:22 PM
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My 1985 Ford Ranger came with Shift light in dash by Speedo from stock.
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