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Old August 13th, 2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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Thinking of scraping the idea of running jeep gauges in my ls tj. Is aftermarket gauges the way to go?? seems like a lot less headaches after a little more research. I had my harness wired for them just in case i decided to install gauges. also can i just pull the jeep computer if i do?
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Old August 13th, 2016, 09:55 AM   #2
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I wired my swap to function with the stock cluster.

I've been unimpressed.

Due to my year, I had to get a tach signal for my oil pressure gauge to work. So $175+ into a tach emulator from Novak. And while I have a tach signal and the tach works, it's not accurate. Even with messing around with resistors etc. My speedo is off (not a big deal). But I don't care for the generic sweep gauges of the oil and coolant. I'd rather know exactly where I'm at.

I ditched my air bag stuff, and had a check engine light. I had to remove the cluster and disassemble to extract the led for each to get them off. Not simply remove bulbs.

I wish I would of just done aftermarket gauges from the beginning.

For the most part I use my phone+ bluetooth torque app for speedometer and watch rpms +Coolant Temps now.

Outside of my tach and speedometer my cluster functions normal and no idiot lights on.
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Old August 13th, 2016, 10:05 AM   #3
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If I go the aftermarket gauges I should be able to scrap the jeep computer. Ive seen a couple tjs with speedhut gauges and it really looks pretty good and more accurate.
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Aftermarket all the way, much more accurate.
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Old August 13th, 2016, 11:09 AM   #5
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I've been thinking of this route for a JK 5.3 swap. Forgot making the two systems work, just run aftermarket gages and ditch all the unnecessary crap
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I'm happy with mine. They make it so easy. You can buy this as a complete unit including SES, blinkers and high beam indicators.
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I piece mealed mine because my first sbc swap was a 70's version carb'd, then a carb'd zz4 and now my LS. For the first 2 I tried to use the oem gauges with so-so success.

I've now gone gps speedo, mechanical oil pressure, direct in line volt meter fired by a relay and aftermarket engine and trans temps. I am much happier. The down side is I don't have dash blinker or bright light indicators.
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I piece mealed mine because my first sbc swap was a 70's version carb'd, then a carb'd zz4 and now my LS. For the first 2 I tried to use the oem gauges with so-so success.

I've now gone gps speedo, mechanical oil pressure, direct in line volt meter fired by a relay and aftermarket engine and trans temps. I am much happier. The down side is I don't have dash blinker or bright light indicators.

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Bright lights and flashers. Get the fukc out of my way, I'm going to Dairy Queen.
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