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Old 04-08-2010, 07:49 AM
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Default instument cluster change out

in my 97 ranger i do not have the rpm gauge just the speedometer i was wondering if i changed it out with an instument cluster that was a little more detailed would the other guages work that i previously didn't have i would like the have an rpm gauge i just don't want to go buy and external one to put on.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:58 AM
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yes ur truck is prewired
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:59 AM
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That's one of the mods I'm thinking of doing. Having a manual transmission without a tach just doesn't make any sense. They'll put in a tach with a truck that has an auto but not in one that has a stick. Stupid...
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:52 AM
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Default Re: instument cluster change out

Anything up to an 03 cluster is plug and play. You can also get a white cluster out of a Sport Trac and Explorer Sports and the rare silver 03 out of some Rangers.
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Default Re: instument cluster change out

thank you guys for the input on what my options are i will be looking for one of the white or silver ones now. great
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Default Re: instument cluster change out

well just an update I pulled a 2000 murcery mountainer cluster yesterday and got it in and it worked perfect now i want to add the custome decals to it to give it flare LOL I have joined this site and am going crazy with customizing thanks everyone for letting me know my ranger is not dead yet. I will post pics soon just want to get it right first
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:38 AM
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Default Re: instument cluster change out

I would now like to know where I could get decals to make my cluster white or something diffrent to customize it so if anyone knows where to buy the kit let me know please.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:46 AM
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I would now like to know where I could get decals to make my cluster white or something diffrent to customize it so if anyone knows where to buy the kit let me know please.
They are cheap for a reason. i would skip on the overlays and hold out for a white gauge cluster

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-F...Q5fAccessories
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:09 AM
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Default Re: instument cluster change out

must be that the overlays are hard to get on i guess nice to see that I am not the only one up late and can't sleep. if you don't mind why would you suggest wait. just wondering.
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Those overlays dont sit down very well.

I would search ebay for a cluster that is white from the factory.

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Old 04-27-2010, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: instument cluster change out

just a note i bought an overlay and now decided because of all the talk that has been spoken about it i think i am going to frame it as my dumbest idea just wanted to get back with results
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