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Old 09-24-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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Custom Guage Cluster

Looking for a custom gauge cluster.
I already changed the lights to blue
but want to make it look more unique.
Anyone know of anyone that makes
an insert or something?

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:32 PM   #2
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Id like to see the blue gauges

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
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looks nice. did you use led's?
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:09 PM   #5
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yes sirrrr
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:43 AM   #6
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i did the blue lights on my cluster and added a brushed aluminum bezel. i have a link somewhere for a company that makes the overlay in different colors.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:28 PM   #7
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there is a web site where you can order different color led's for replacement of your stock ones. I think its Autolumination Instrument Panel Light Bulbs & Lamps) #74 Tri-LED bulbs.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:32 PM   #8
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here is the link for the overlay

4x4 Mods 1997-2000 TJ Jeep White Face Overlay Set
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Here is a site on the same thing I did to mine!
Install: Dash Mod - LEDs and Brushed Aluminum Faceplate
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Here is a site on the same thing I did to mine!
Install: Dash Mod - LEDs and Brushed Aluminum Faceplate
same site that i looked at before starting dash.
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what i would like to see is the round rings around the gauges. Those are sexy


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Old 09-26-2008, 02:18 AM   #12
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Yep and your not going to see the 160 on the TJ either. What is that pic of Trip???
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Just ordered some of those tri LEDs #74. I'll let you know how the install goes after I get it installed, which will probably be about a week or so until I get the LEDs in the mail.
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Yep and your not going to see the 160 on the TJ either. What is that pic of Trip???
Thats a pic of the Mazda Miata gauges. They are aftermarket similar to the mclaren F1 gauges. From memory the stock one is up to 150 which is not much for turbo miatas. Anyhow though I love how every line is very thin and precise.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:11 PM   #15
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what you guys think?
white overlay with the brushed aluminum? or just the white overlay?
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I'd go with something like carbon fiber overlay if i want to change the overlays. The white is way too bright especially since their numbers are also white while the red or yellow just looks ricey. If not then i'd only go with the brushed aluminum.





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when u install the blue lights the numbers and needles are blue and i think that the white would look good with the blue lights and the brushed aluminum bezel
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those red gauges is pimp, son. werd
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when u install the blue lights the numbers and needles are blue and i think that the white would look good with the blue lights and the brushed aluminum bezel

My main problem with their white design is the numbers are also white and outlined in black which makes them look way too bulky. Instead of the numbers looking precise, they look like a kids art project. Also i think it would look like just bunch of things put together that dont line up and the line where they dont line up is a very bold line. A brushed aluminum outside, a bright white overlay that looks like a kids art project, and at last the bottom black layer with the darkened lights.

Take a look how the fuel and volt gauge are cut out here, now take a look at what the brushed aluminum covers. They seem like they are not really made to go together because this leaves huge uneven gaps between eachother.







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i just got this idea, get a thing of tape for hvac systems. (The aluminum tape).. glue that on there, cut it out.. there goes your brushed aluminum cover THAT FITS
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:59 AM   #22
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ordering the brushed aluminum and that last all white one that trip just sent......woooo cant wait!


EDIT: I only ordered the white overlay part not all the fancy lighting and indego stuff , I have blue lights already
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:30 PM   #23
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Ordered the blue LEDs on Friday, received them today.
Replacing the bulbs is nothing. Very easy. 11 screws total. 2 for the knee bezel. 5 screws for the 'rain shroud' around the cluster. 4 screws for the cluster itself.
Total time to completion was approximately 30 minutes start to finish. If you do this quick mod, make sure you clean all the parts well. I have a 2000 TJ Sport and there was a good deal of build up of dirt and even a spider web. I knew it would be a long time before I removed the cluster again, so do yourself a favor. I had to reverse 3 of the 5 LEDs because the polarity was backwards when I first tested it. I used a beach towel to cover the bezel and myself to be able to see if it was lit correctly. After completion, even in the sunlight, under the towel, it look very nice. I can't wait till tonight to see it in the dark.

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well post some pics when you get it all worked out
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I will then. Raining tonight, so I don't feel like getting me or the camera wet.
Ill try to get some pics tomorrow night if I remember.

I must say though, that from what I saw of it earlier this evening when it wasnt as dark. I really liked. The LEDs gave a nice soft glow. Easy on the eyes.

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