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Old 03-02-2011, 09:08 PM
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hi i was thinking of getting a dual gauge pod for the a-pillar of my truck. the size says its for 2-1/16". is this the outside diameter of the gauges right? never done guages before.

i wanted a tach and other guage (oil, volts whatever). the one thats odd sized is the tach. they are 2-5/8". do you think i could trim the thing to fit? anybody done it? suggestions?

thanks for the imput and answering stupid my questions lol
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:24 PM
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if you want a tach get a tach cluster. as far as the pod, I have a 2 pod on my truck to monitor oil and temp
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:25 PM
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wont the tach cluster be more work than what im thinking?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:31 PM
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plug and play
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:32 PM
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what do you mean
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:34 PM
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you take your old one out, put in new one, finished. dissasembly of the radio bezel and cluster bezel are very simple. Would take you less than an hour to swap
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:42 PM
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ok ill think about doin that then. would it matter what engine/trans the cluster came from?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:46 PM
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trans wont matter. But I dont think the tach will read in-correct with your 4 banger. not 100% on this tho. I took one from a v8 explorer and it was way off on my v6. turns out there is an adjust knob on the back of the tach. to the right was set for v8 to the left for v6. But I think that the middle is for v6 and the left for 4 banger. I turned mine form the v8 all the way left and the tach was really low and hit the rev limiter at like 3,500 when it is suppose to be 5,500. I now have it turned just below half or in the middle.

Perhaps someone with a 4 banger can enlighten us with the issue....?
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:27 PM
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Yes new cluster!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:47 PM
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yea id like to have a new cluster but ill probably be biting off more than i can chew. ill check the how to section for something about it maybe.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:37 PM
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trans wont matter. But I dont think the tach will read in-correct with your 4 banger. not 100% on this tho. I took one from a v8 explorer and it was way off on my v6. turns out there is an adjust knob on the back of the tach. to the right was set for v8 to the left for v6. But I think that the middle is for v6 and the left for 4 banger. I turned mine form the v8 all the way left and the tach was really low and hit the rev limiter at like 3,500 when it is suppose to be 5,500. I now have it turned just below half or in the middle.
I have never seen a "factory" cluster with a selector for cylinder amount.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:51 PM
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I have never seen a "factory" cluster with a selector for cylinder amount.

dont know if its a selector or not, but it does seem to change the rpm readout.

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Old 03-04-2011, 05:59 PM
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yea id like to have a new cluster but ill probably be biting off more than i can chew. ill check the how to section for something about it maybe.
Follow this process on changing out the gauges.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/inter...placement.html<===CLICK

If you are picky and want the correct mileage reading do this

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/inter...03-trucks.html<===CLICK
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:00 PM
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Hey guys went to the junkyard today and got a white face cluster and hvac controls out of a 2003 explorer, mine is a 2002 xlt ranger. My cluster worked perfect but the hvac controls didn't work,why cause the middle plug was different,can I make this work? Thanks
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:18 PM
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Hey guys went to the junkyard today and got a white face cluster and hvac controls out of a 2003 explorer, mine is a 2002 xlt ranger. My cluster worked perfect but the hvac controls didn't work,why cause the middle plug was different,can I make this work? Thanks
Youre gonna have to trim the middle part to fit, I had to dremel parts of mine to make it fit, just be careful and not take too much off and hit the guts of the knob part
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