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what does everyone use for gauge mounts in the truck?

I picked up some Nordskog gauges which are all 2 5/8". The pillar pod I have is too small to fit it (2 1/16"), theyre too large to fit in the stereo pocket under the aftermarket stereo, and all of the dash panels (3 gauges in a single mount or wedge) I've seen were for 2 1/16" gauges. I've ordered an auto meter univ. pedestal mount cup for 2 5/8" gauges, but I was wondering if there were other more subtle/cleaner options.
 

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what does everyone use for gauge mounts in the truck?

I picked up some Nordskog gauges which are all 2 5/8". The pillar pod I have is too small to fit it (2 1/16"), theyre too large to fit in the stereo pocket under the aftermarket stereo, and all of the dash panels (3 gauges in a single mount or wedge) I've seen were for 2 1/16" gauges. I've ordered an auto meter univ. pedestal mount cup for 2 5/8" gauges, but I was wondering if there were other more subtle/cleaner options.
here's another option...
http://www.gaugepods.com/toyota.html
 

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The Taco LoTek pods are for 52mm (2 1/16") gauges. Wwolf's trying to deal with 60mm (2 5/8") units.

I think the Wedgee dashtop pod can handle 60mm's. I'm sure the carbontrix 2- and 3-gauge pods can handle 60mm's.

If you want nicer-looking pedestals, check out the high-end gauge makers (HKS, Defi). Their pedestal mounts are made for their 60mm units, and at least Defi offers hoods to fit over them.

Just for the record, wwolf -- do you feel you need the larger (60mm) gauges? Any chance of returning them and going with the smaller (52mm) gauges?
 

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Thanks for the info. :)

I was looking for a set of gauges that looked good to me and had a voltmeter in the set. I really like the Defi D-Gauges, but they don't have a voltmeter and I couldn't get any info on whether one was planned. I did like the Auto Meter Nexus stuff, but it seemed rather pricey being new, and didn't have a voltmeter.

The Nordskog Street series comes in 2 1/16", but the sweep is pretty small, while the Pro series has a much larger (270deg?) sweep. Also, the look of the Street series didn't really appeal to me.

As you can probably tell I'm a picky bastard. :)

The 2 5/8" gauges are a bit bigger than expected, but something like the carbontrix dash pods look like they would do really well. The Wedgee mount might also work if the holes were opened up a bit, but it wouldn't be fun to find out they were a tad too small to fit three 2 5/8" gauges.


(if you're wondering about the fascination with a voltmeter, i have a tendency to be really hard on my battery and it'd be nice to know how it's doing.)
 

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I want to see pics of those gauges
What types did you get?
I am interested in getting a Trans temp, Oil temp, Oil Pressure and Volt
 

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RE: What do to about a voltmeter

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...(if you're wondering about the fascination with a voltmeter, i have a tendency to be really hard on my battery and it'd be nice to know how it's doing.)
I understand completely... I miss the voltmeter that's been deleted from newer Toy trucks. It's irrelevant for 99% of the time, but when it's relevant it's _really_ relevant... I want one again in my '04, but no series of gauges I like includes one...

Lately, I've been toying with the idea of using a 12V LED 'battery status monitor' of the sort sold for motorcycles. It's a multi-color LED whose color gives you indication of voltage status. It'd be small, easy to install, and separate from other gauges. I mentioned this in another thread (which I can't seem to locate at the moment... sorry...).

The place where I first saw this gadget was the website for Sterling Motor Works (MotorWorks? MotorWerks?) in Ohio.
 

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Found it... The Sterling Motor Works page for their battery status monitors is
HERE .

I've been kicking around this notion as a voltmeter alternative for some months now... If anybody sees any obvious fallacy / flaw in the idea of using it, I'd appreciate hearing about it...
 

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I want to see pics of those gauges
What types did you get?
I am interested in getting a Trans temp, Oil temp, Oil Pressure and Volt
The Nordskog Pro Analog I'm getting are at:
http://www.nordskogperformance.net/products/auto/proanalog/index.htm

The Nordskog Street Analog:
http://www.nordskogperformance.net/products/auto/streetanalog/index.htm

The Defi D-Gauges: (really nice)
http://www.defi-shop.com/product/dg/dg_top.html

And the huge Auto Meter selection, with some info on their new Nexus series:
http://hp.autometer.com/homepage/homepage.html


And if you just want to see a bunch of gauges in one place to compare there is a site that sells them at:
http://www.egauges.com/
 

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EnolaGaia said:
Found it... The Sterling Motor Works page for their battery status monitors is
HERE .

I've been kicking around this notion as a voltmeter alternative for some months now... If anybody sees any obvious fallacy / flaw in the idea of using it, I'd appreciate hearing about it...
That sounds like a really good idea actually. It saves some space as well by not having a full gauge for it. I think I'll stick with a gauge for the truck, but that may wind up going on my bike.

Thanks for the info. :)
 
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