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Old 12-12-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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Where to install my Tachometer?

I've got an 06 zx3 s so naturally I needed a tachometer, I've got it all picked out from autometer it comes in two sizes 3 3/4" or 2 5/8". My ideas are if I was to go with the bigger of the two to mount it to the right of my factory cluster on the dash sorta tilted towards the drivers seat. And if I went with the smaller to mount it sorta tucked back on the left between the A pillar and the little vent on the dash.
Anyone have either size tachometer? I've never needed/had an aftermarket tach so I'm sort of worried about underestimating the size of the gauge! Is the 2 5/8" pretty easy to see and adjust to at a glance? Just kinda looking for some input on all this.


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Old 12-13-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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i have a 4 inch. its in the left corneras close to the windsheild and piller as possable. i like were its at. easy to see too. hope this helps a little.

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Old 12-13-2006, 04:19 AM   #3
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Mine is 2 1/16"...

It is from AutoMeter as we'll as my voltmeter, they are both
mounted in a Speedhut dual full pillar pod.

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Old 12-22-2006, 05:58 PM   #4
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Bob, where'd you get your 2 1/16 AutoMeter tach. The smallest one of theirs that I could find was 2 3/8 which i was planning on getting and installing on top of the steering column, but if i could get a 2 1/16 and put it in the a-pillar that'd be even better
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^^http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugede...id=3239&sid=12

It is from Autometer but sold through a dealer, Summit Racing.

Just follow the link above and go to "dealer finder".

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Or just go here:

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:37 AM   #6
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Don't forget you will need a tach adaptor for that tach to work; MSD-8913 TACHOMETER ADAPTER
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^^Don't follow the installation instuctions that come with the adapter,
the write up below:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=54447

is a far cleaner method.
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No,follow the directions that come with the MSD unit.It is MUCH easier than the Ford adaptor to use.The MSD does not use the crank trigger at all.Instead,it monitors the positive side of the coil and creates a tach friendly signal.Wires up in 5 minutes by splicing into the power wire at the coil.The other wire goes to your tach or shift light.Get the MSD.(Much easier that the Ford)
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The installation write up in my post above refers to the
Ford Racing Tach Driver:

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...tKeyField=5454

For clarification, I guess there are now two different parts mentioned in
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i have mine here. i needed to be able to go pass 5,000 RPM and wanted an internal shift light. its only like 3 inchs


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