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DiPricol Optix Gauges

I have been looking at the DiPricol Optix Gauges. They look good, simular to the stock gauges, but I don't anything about them. Are they a good quality gauge? I like the looks of them better than any of the autometer gauges. I do thike the full sweep trans temp.

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I have them.. and like them very much.

They are an amazing match for the factroy dash.

I do not have the full sweep trans temp.. but with my rebuilt trans and aux trans cooler the temp rarely gets high enough for the needle to do much more than get off of the peg.

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I have 'em and I like them. They match very well with stock and that's why I got them. I didn't want 40 different colors in my dash at night time

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I have them.. and like them very much.

They are an amazing match for the factroy dash.

I do not have the full sweep trans temp.. but with my rebuilt trans and aux trans cooler the temp rarely gets high enough for the needle to do much more than get off of the peg.
Ever considered a cooler line thermostat for your trans? Thats the only way I get mine up to temp in winter with all the cooling I have on it for my summer towing. I'm sure you know low temp (under 100) can also be very bad for your trans. To bad hat gage don't start at 50 instead of 100.

Good looking gages. Where have you found the best deal on them?

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1977 I bought a new 76 F150 club cab.
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With all the drive train and goodies from a 95 4X4 4door PSD.
Nothing stock left on her and not a nut, bolt, hose, or wire on there that I didn't put where it is.
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It does get up to temp.. but barely.


I stacked a Derale plate and fin cooler along with the stock on. The Derale has a thermostatically controlled electric fan... but since the thermostat doesn't turn it on until 180*... it's never been on.

It does take a little bit to get up to temp.. and I'm very mindful that I don't beat on it until it does.

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It does get up to temp.. but barely.


I stacked a Derale plate and fin cooler along with the stock on. The Derale has a thermostatically controlled electric fan... but since the thermostat doesn't turn it on until 180*... it's never been on.

It does take a little bit to get up to temp.. and I'm very mindful that I don't beat on it until it does.
The worst thing is if it never spends any time over 130-140 it cant steam the condensed water out of the fluid. I know this from working with hydraulic systems on my wreckers. It's not a huge thing if you service the trans often but if not it will give you grief down the road. Just an FYI is all.

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