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Old 06-14-2018, 05:09 PM
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Glowshift gauges

found a decent price on them on ebay with the pillar piece for my 1997 psd.

found positive and negative reviews, whats so bad about them? Ive always used autometers but these are way more reasonable
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:40 AM
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Think twice about purchasing colorshift. I purchased for my 96 F250 four gauge pillar piece did not fit even close. I called colorshift they acted shocked like I was the only one that had this problem, ever. They sent me another one. Same problem. Long story shortened up, they gave me a credit of $40 I think it was. What they charge for one. At the time I believe autometer makes one as well for around $80 it seems like it may fit better from some the reviews I did not try it though.

Another issue that I have with the gauges, a pretty big issue really. You canít adjust the brightness and they are too bright at night. They have a set percent of dimming when you turn on your headlights or running lights the gauges will dim a preset amount. I donít remember the percentage but itís not enough and it creates a blindspot from the lights and the hue around the lights.

Other than those issues the gauges seem to be OK. Iím want to make something to install them above my mirror on the headliner. That would be a better location. IMO
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:42 AM
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I meant Glowshift and not colorshift. sorry.
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:45 AM
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Youíre supposed to install it over your existing factory peace. Itís really lacking in aesthetics and fit.





Lower left-hand corner at windshield
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:16 AM
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Some have had reliability problems with the sensors and some have been fine. I did alot of reading and ultimately settled on Issa pro as they had factory matching guages and a steller reliability record. They are more expensive but quality (including pillar mount) is top notch. They allow dimming via the computer programming tool and the brightness is a perfect match for my truck. They also have a built in warning light that can be programmed (again via the computer tool that is included) to come on a a preset value like low OP light or too high of EGT. There is a guy named Joe Oram on facebook that sells them as a side business and his prices were better than anyone else I looked at. Quick shipping too.
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:36 AM
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Those look great, they match real nice. I’m talking about world of difference to mine looking like total, (well) add on and it doesn’t fit. I have a 97 F3 50 I will check out the ISSA PRO for it. Thank you for that.
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:59 PM
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Yea i couldnt live with how bad that gauge pod fits, thanks for the info (and pics) that answers my question!
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:34 AM
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The pod does fit very poorly over the factory pillar, I ended up removing the factory pillar trim (which gave me a lot more room for wiring etc} and secured it near the headliner with a fairly closely matched screw. Yeah yeah I get the idea you get what you pay for but the idea of spending 10% of what I actually spent on the truck on high quality gauges is ridiculous to me.

Mine's an 02 with tan interior, I'll see if I can snap a pic for you.
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:11 AM
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The problem with gauges is that you have to look at them the whole time you drive so the imperfections stick out!

perhaps i can research a way to get them dimmer, that would be an issue (like aftermarket stereos that blind you at night)
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Unicom View Post
The problem with gauges is that you have to look at them the whole time you drive so the imperfections stick out!

perhaps i can research a way to get them dimmer, that would be an issue (like aftermarket stereos that blind you at night)
IMO it looks really good without the factory trim underneath. I'll post some pics for you to decide. I also went with the tinted gauges so maybe that helps with the brightness,although I haven't done a lot of nightime driving yet with them.
 
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:30 PM
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IMO it looks really good without the factory trim underneath. I'll post some pics for you to decide. I also went with the tinted gauges so maybe that helps with the brightness,although I haven't done a lot of nightime driving yet with them.
My year truck the factory piece comes back about 14Ē above door and the new one doesnít. If I made the piece it would replace the factory piece.

I have the tinted ones, I donít know if it helps but the brightness is still a problem. I know very little about electronics but am trying to learn. I would think that a different size resister installed it would change the percentage of dimness. Iíve had mine for a couple of years, maybe there is a newer version???

Oh another issue that I have is of the four gauges is two of them are identical colored LEDs and the other two are identical to themselves, however, all four are not exactly the same color. Close but no cigar.
 
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:35 PM
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One more issue is the gauges actually are and looking at the roof of the truck and not towards me. It makes it a more difficult to see the readings.
 
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:19 AM
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Has anyone used the autometer pods? I have a super duty and an obs that i am considering doing gauges in if i can make them look decent
 
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