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Old 09-29-2008, 02:32 PM   #11
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looks like cougar needles are catching on. i swapped a set onto an svt cluster. but i'm wanting to take that cluster apart and clear it. so it glows white. then figure out a shift light.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:56 PM   #12
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Just from eyeballing your pictures, if you think you're going 80, you'll actually be closer to 75. So no need to worry about speeding tickets, only angry drivers. You could do the math in your head (75/80=% to calculate by), but that'd suck.

The thing I'd be worried about is the tach. You're going to be at ~87.5% of the RPMs your gauge says, so shifting is going to get a bit confusing. 4375 (actual) ≠ 5000 (read).

EDIT - 75/80 = .9375, so ~94-95% of your read speed is your actual speed. So 30 would actually be 28, 45 is actually 42, 65 is closer to 60, etc. Nothing harmful, would just make your brain hurt.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #13
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those needles are pretty slick looking.
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It's disappointing to find out Ford used the same cluster on both cars. It's this kind of cost cutting that makes the interior of American cars companies the laughing stock of the global auto industry.

I'll still love my Ford, though. Long live the SVT.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:23 PM   #15
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It's disappointing to find out Ford used the same cluster on both cars. It's this kind of cost cutting that makes the interior of American cars companies the laughing stock of the global auto industry.
When I had my Toyota Pickup I swaped out the gauges from a Lexus. They do the same type of stuff. How much stuff from a Civic can fit into a Integra?
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Just from eyeballing your pictures, if you think you're going 80, you'll actually be closer to 75. So no need to worry about speeding tickets, only angry drivers. You could do the math in your head (75/80=% to calculate by), but that'd suck.

The thing I'd be worried about is the tach. You're going to be at ~87.5% of the RPMs your gauge says, so shifting is going to get a bit confusing. 4375 (actual) ≠ 5000 (read).

EDIT - 75/80 = .9375, so ~94-95% of your read speed is your actual speed. So 30 would actually be 28, 45 is actually 42, 65 is closer to 60, etc. Nothing harmful, would just make your brain hurt.
Yeah I have not drove it enough to tell if it is off yet or not. But I did take the whole panel with the drivers not just the face of the gauges so maybe it will work. I'll keep you updated.
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nice dude great find and nice job
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Am I the only one that noticed why the Mileage and trip meter are not
reading when he has the gauges lit up?? Does it still work correctly??
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It's disappointing to find out Ford used the same cluster on both cars. It's this kind of cost cutting that makes the interior of American cars companies the laughing stock of the global auto industry.

I'll still love my Ford, though. Long live the SVT.
dude, everyone does it, for example: Audi/Lamborghini/VW
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Am I the only one that noticed why the Mileage and trip meter are not
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I did not have the key on, just the headlights. It still works.
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