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Old 01-27-2010, 11:05 AM
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Default Aftermarket tachometer install

has anyone put an aftermarket guage like a 3-3/8 tach? i was just curios as to how hard the instalation is. my truck dont have the in dash tach. =(
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:29 AM
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What most people do is find a new cluster out of another Ranger with the tach and swap that in.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:26 PM
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Install a Scan Guage.... EZ install and has many functions for under $200. (RPM, water temp, intake air, MPG, code reader, etc.)
Less than one hour to install.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:36 AM
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What most people do is find a new cluster out of another Ranger with the tach and swap that in.
i have a cluster like that from my old ranger. but i want the dash/pedistal mount type. from like ford racing.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:42 PM
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has anyone put an aftermarket guage like a 3-3/8 tach? i was just curios as to how hard the instalation is. my truck dont have the in dash tach. =(
I have a 1996 ranger "no tech". I'm not smart enough to swap out the dash set up and then hook all the wiring up. I want to just put a tach in to monitor my gas usage to get the most mpg's when shifting. I haven't found any info on how/where the wiring hooks up. I'm sure it's available. Good luck

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:26 AM
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Default Re: Aftermarket tachometer install

Go to your local parts store and just pick one up. AutoMeter makes the best aftermarket gauges in my opinion. Mount it where you want it and run the wires. If i remember correctly it is 4 wires a ground, a key switched, one that goes to your gauge lights so it lights up at night, and one for your signal from the coil. instruction that come with it are very straight forward. They are usually set up for a V-8 engine and have to small jumper wires stuck out the back. Cut one of them if you have a V-6 or both for the I-4.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:21 PM
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http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...achwiring.html
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:44 PM
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If you get the stock gauge with tac is it a bolt on? or whats the work involved? besides the remove plug and put it back together.

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:48 PM
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If you get the stock gauge with tac is it a bolt on? or whats the work involved? besides the remove plug and put it back together.

thx

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AFAIK it is just a simple swap. I believe all Rangers are wired for a tachometer.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:56 AM
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Default Re: Aftermarket tachometer install

Cool! Is that even with what ppl say saing you can get white face plate one from an explore and stuff? Or should I cut the harness from the one I'm gonna pick up from the junk yard? And to calibrate the speedo is it the same "resistance" as the ranger?

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:13 PM
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by the way what is AFAIK? i'm a newbi on fords haha
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:26 PM
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by the way what is AFAIK? i'm a newbi on fords haha
Make a signature so we know more about your truck.

The tach can be plug and play after 1998. A little more tinkering pre-98
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:45 PM
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Just installed a 2" led tach, wired everything from the stock cluster plug in
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:34 AM
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I hope my sig worked
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:55 AM
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by the way what is AFAIK? i'm a newbi on fords haha
"As Far As I Know"

I think the explorer ones will just swap right in as well. There may be compatibility issues with different years but I do not know for sure.
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