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Old 01-21-2013, 09:10 AM
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I've had a few folks ask about the cluster I built when I destroked my truck, and asked if I would be interested in building them one as well. What would be the main things you guys would be looking for? The stock opening is capable of holding 8 gauges if 4" is used for the speedo and tach and 2.125" for everything else. Plus there is room for an info bar at the top, but I will have to look into getting the PCM/tcm to read it.

I am asking on the dodge forums as well as there were a couple guys interested over there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:22 AM
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I would be interested in knowing how you hooked everything up. Did you just discard the stock instrument cluster and run all separate sensors for the Autometer cluster? I think it would be really cool to do with an 08 interior swap. BTW, does your truck have an 8k rpm tach in it? I can't find anything less than that.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:33 AM
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Nope, I have a 10k tach, when people ask if it will rev that, I say it will once. And a 225 mph speedo to boot, thought it looked cool.

Mine, I just ripped everything out and made a sheet metal background. I have the PCM setup in an unlock state so to speak. It doesn't need the gauges to run the engine properly. The tranny is run on a standalone that just uses tps, and rpms to adjust shifting.


I had planned on paralleling the gauges off the factory inputs, you would strip the cluster and bundle it under the dash. I am looking for a totaled truck to play with before its crushed and see how this would work out, the motors for the gauges themselves are tiny, so I think it could be bundled up tightly and out of the way and still let the PCM think they are there so no problems.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:55 AM
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Do you have any pics of your cluster. I really don't like the stock gauges. The tach and speedo are the only ones of any use to me. I would be okay with just leaving the whole cluster stashed somewhere under the dash.
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