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Old 10-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Aftermarket instrument cluster

Anyone know of a good place to find or buy an aftermarket instrument cluster? My speedometer is screwed up. I might have to rewire it, not sure. At this point I would honestly be just as happy to swap in one of those aftermarket ones that work on multiple engines. I have seen people with them in hot rods, but never a Jeep. Not sure what I would need to get, or how in depth it would be. I plan on swapping the motor eventually, so this is just another thing I would have to do at some point anyway which is why this might be how I solve my problem.

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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I have the universal set up I dont have a picture of the tachometer or speedometer... but they are the same style
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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Where is a good place to buy them? What should I be looking for, and how much is it going to cost me?
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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I bought mine on amazon about 1 year ago, and I got them for just under $100. The only thing you really have to watch out for is the temp gauge because you need I believe the 1/8" standard pipe thread fitting that comes with these size adapters 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2". I don't know your engine setup too well so you might have to do some homework to find out what you specifically need. I believe my temp fitting on my 4.2l was the 3/8". Also, the fuel gauge needs to have the right volt range for your sending unit, but I don't know your 2.5l voltage need.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #5
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I bought mine on amazon about 1 year ago, and I got them for just under $100. The only thing you really have to watch out for is the temp gauge because you need I believe the 1/8" standard pipe thread fitting that comes with these size adapters 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2". I don't know your engine setup too well so you might have to do some homework to find out what you specifically need. I believe my temp fitting on my 4.2l was the 3/8". Also, the fuel gauge needs to have the right volt range for your sending unit, but I don't know your 2.5l voltage need.
My Primary Concern right now is the speedometer and tachometer.
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My Primary Concern right now is the speedometer and tachometer.
Those are mostly universal across the board, but my speedometer is cable driven and I believe yours electric (should come with everything needed to setup anyway), also my tachometer wire attached to my distributor. The speedometer gauge is the most expensive around $100 or so... so I would check junkyards if you want a cheap replacement
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Those are mostly universal across the board, but my speedometer is cable driven and I believe yours electric (should come with everything needed to setup anyway), also my tachometer wire attached to my distributor. The speedometer gauge is the most expensive around $100 or so... so I would check junkyards if you want a cheap replacement
Nah. I am looking for a nice one that I can keep in my Jeep when I swap the engine. This is something I only plan on doing once. If I got one I could program my current mileage into that would be even better.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #8
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Nah. I am looking for a nice one that I can keep in my Jeep when I swap the engine. This is something I only plan on doing once. If I got one I could program my current mileage into that would be even better.
Well my friend tried using a drill on a cable speedometer, but the mileage went up too slow to continue trying

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