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Alright yall I'm kinda in a delima on weather to fix the factory gauges or go with some after market guages from Autometer or Faze....
Right now I have a faulty fuel guage and temp guage as well as the suck from the factory for oil pressure gauge...
I have heard of folks cutting out the factory gauges and using the after market units in place, I have never seen it myself though.
I know the aftermaket will run more in the long run but I think it would set off my Bronco well what do yall think????
 

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if i have time over the summer, i want to get everything but my speedo/tach redone with autometer carbon gauges...well it looks cool in my head but who knows...if your up to it, id say run the aftermarkets...looks and functionality why not?
 

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True I already have a Autometer oil pressure and temp gauge from a Bronco I pulled the driveline from and scrapped the body.
 

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Here are som pics of my Autometer gauges. I used three single pods and the gauges are 2 5/8" in size:







 

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My little notes/links I've kept while looking into gauges:

http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=100540&highlight=oil+sender
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80280&highlight=oil+sender
Oil sending unit takes a deep 1 1/16” socket

Another way to rig up mechanical temp sensor with factory one:
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=108158


Thermostat housing with temp sensor bung
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=398&ptset=A
From post #12 in this thread:
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1161724#post1161724

Post #22 has good info on diff. temp sensor locations
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84038
 

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I swapped out the stock gauges for Auto Meter in my 93. Your dash is a different style, so it might be easier or harder then I had it. It took me a couple of days to get it right. I had to go through the stock gauge wiring so I could keep the wires I needed( turn signals, hazards, etc) and know what I could leave unhooked. Going through all the wiring was a pain, but i was happy with the results:







The radio was stolen out of the truck before I got it and the pad around it was destroyed. That is why I mounted the smaller gauges on the side. That and I didn't have enough room for all of them by the speedo and tach.

Here is a good thread showing other people's set ups.

http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80280&highlight=ultimate+gauge+thread
 

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Why not the speedometer/tach Joe? You can easily insert your current mileage into an aftermarket speedo...

To the OP, look at jeep stuff. Lots of TJ owners have swapped out their factory gauges to put in aftermarket clusters. Especially when they do a V8 conversion or the like...
 

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I would also say go for aftermarket. The look good (if matched right) and they work better than the OEM gauges. If you got the money, spend it on good gauges.

KC :beer
 

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Why not the speedometer/tach Joe? You can easily insert your current mileage into an aftermarket speedo...
i dunno, i kinda like the stock tach/speedo...plus they both still work:rofl: just my oil and temp are kinda screwy the gas is whatev
 

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Thanks for the links and pics yall.
 
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