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Old 05-25-2010, 11:40 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of making a custom guage set up and wanted to see if anyone has done something similar.

Basically, I want to center a large tach. Have fuel gauge, oil pressure, oil temp, water temp, boost and wb/o2 all in there as well. Using Autometer gauges.

Anyone done soemthing like this and have photos to help out with ideas?

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I don't know but if you make one make me one too?
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I like it! Never seen it done though...
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For the money couldn't you just buy a nice digital dash? Its what everyone seems to use in their race cars.

http://www.proformance.com.au/Images...h%20Logger.jpg
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For the money couldn't you just buy a nice digital dash? Its what everyone seems to use in their race cars.

http://www.proformance.com.au/Images...h%20Logger.jpg


That seems hard to read
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Building a dash would cost maybe 400$. How much is a decent digital dash? I would rather have one like that but they seem quite expensive?
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like 1k-1200 bucks for that particular one. Megasquirt can also output to a touch screen display, food for thought.

You really think you can get 8 autometer gauges plus whatever custom piece of (presumably fiberglass) for 400 bucks? Not trying to shoot your idea down, i'd gladly pay 400 bucks for that kind of custom dash.
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I already have a few of the gauges. All I need is Tach, fuel and oil pressure.

and I have some old carbon fiber sheets here at home.
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awesome
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i thought about buying a motor cycle race pack for my miata. Has the mech tack and the digital speed readout.
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i did it on my nissan s15-240 rb26,i put the tach inside the clove box,boost,oil press,fuel press,wideband,egt guage,shift light and signal light,i was plannin to do it on my 97 miata after i put the turbo kit and mspnp this end of the month.
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I recommend the PLX DM-100. Multi readout and alerting all in one. Reduce your gauge spam.
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Put the boost and WB side by side if you do it. It might even be easier to use these. http://www.vgauges.com/catalog/index...835ba06ddd7fb3
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That seems hard to read
its not.
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For the money couldn't you just buy a nice digital dash? Its what everyone seems to use in their race cars.

http://www.proformance.com.au/Images...h%20Logger.jpg
+1 I really like the STACK setup

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I have this pic from a while ago, when I was considering the same thing. I don't know who's it is but I like it! See attached pic...

Your centered tach idea is great IMHO, i'd do that and run the vehicle speed off my AEM.
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Love it and want to see it done! Get on it already. Whatta ya do'in wasting time on this forum when you could be building the ultimate DIY dash?!?
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HAHA im surprised you bring this up, I was working on mine a couple mins ago, the only thing im doing different from you is no fuel gauge and no speedo. Ill post pics later today
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im doing something similar too. not sure when im actually going to get to it though
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