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Old 03-29-2011, 01:12 PM
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i,m looking for some accurate aftermarket gauges... analog vs digital... any help and advice would be helpful...i want quality products that look pleasing to the eye.
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Autometer is always a good choice and they have ranges from cheap "sunon" type up to hyper expensive systems that are integrated.
Stewart Warner is another good choice as would be ISSPro.

I think Analog looks better, and I like silver faces with orange needles so Autometer's Ultralites are up my alley. Expect $50 each for mechanical and probably $75 a pop for half sweep electric and a little more for full sweep electric.
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I'm a fan of the Autometer Ultra-Lite's as well. They look great, are very accurate (as far as analog gauges are concerned), and the price is reasonable.


I have a pair of 2 5/8" Ultra-Lites (fuel pressure and vacuum/boost) under the hood and three 2 1/16" Ultra-Lites (coolant temp, oil pressure, and trans temp) in the center dash of my XR7. The other gauge faces were made to match.

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Many people don't like them but I do, glowshift gauges are very good gauges. Many people say they are cheap but I think they are rather the same quality as my autometers. Here is a pic.


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Thanks for all th info...i like what i,ve seen from stewart-warner so far...i like the glow shifts as well any opinions on the better of these two? one more question...if i go with mechanical gauges they would still read when the truck is off where the electric would not show anything with out power...right?
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one more question...if i go with mechanical gauges they would still read when the truck is off where the electric would not show anything with out power...right?
That's correct.
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Glowshifts don't read while the truck is on - they are electric. They work awesome, it was only $200 for the gauges and pillar, you have 7 different colors too. The different colors make it fun for multiple drivers, my sis always puts them on purple when she drives. The green is a pretty close match to the ford green as well so I usually keep it on the green and it looks awesome.
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alright thanks for the help....snapon how long have you had those gauges in your truck?....i've heard alot about how cheap they are...personally i like them quite a bit but something that i have read frequently is you get what you pay for with them to me that does speak of a lower quality gauge.
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Thats what I kept reading before I got them too. So I just said for $200, it can't hurt. I got them, instalation was easy, and they work awesome. I have only had them for about a month but I pmed a couple guys on this forum who had them and they have had them for 3 years a no problems. So I just got them and I'm glad I did and didn't pay $450+ for Isspros. The shipping was free and I got it the next day.
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Autometer is a great company with very high quality pieces. Couldn't go wrong with them.
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I have the Stewart Warner Camelion gauges..... see my gallery. Nice thing about them is you can make them any color you wish.....comes with a control for doing that or continuously changing colors.....
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Ya, glowshifts do that too. Just alot cheaper, lol.
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Id go Autometer. I went Glowshift and I regret it..

Bad:
My fuel pressure gauge reads 10 psi too high.
2 of my gauges got here cracked
Pillar pod sucks. Fits terrible.
Gauges rattle..
Customer service SUCKS with them.

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Glowshifts pyro boost and tranny temp is great. Fuel pressure ones always sucked.
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My Oil and Trans temp gauges are killer. I've heard you sometimes need a 'signal filter' for some of the pressure gauges...maybe that's why the earlier poster had a 10psi difference?

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