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Old 03-15-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default Gauges and Pods

Hi where can a guy get a guage pod for a 2011 ranger? Also where to buy some decent guages? Thanks
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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what kinda gauges you need like oil pressure, boost, a/f?
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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Whoops I meant a piller gauge pod and yes a/f and boost gauges
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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Moved to a more suitable sub-forum.

Gauges and pillar pods can be bought just about anywhere now a days. Ebay and Amazon have some of the cheapest prices.

If you're looking into an A/F gauge, I would suggest getting anything other than one with a narrowband output, they are useless (ask me how I know). You're only other option is a wideband and will only be of use with a wideband O2 sensor hooked up to it. A nice wideband kit would be the Innovate LC-1, can be had on Amazon for under $200.00 and will digitally display your A/F ratio, whereas a narrowband gauge will just have a light bouncing back and fourth

Also, not that you asked but definitely noteworthy, stay away from mechanical oil & fuel pressure gauges as you will have to run an oil and/or fuel line into the cab which is a not so smart idea. Electrical is the way to go.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:11 AM   #5
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i have glowshift boost and narrowband (useless i agree) and they work good ust got an innovate mtx wideband (not installed), mounted in my vent so no pod. i also have mechanical oil pressure gauges in both my trucks working fine, yeah kinda inconvienent running the line and eletrical would be nice but they work, one is a sunpro and the other is from orieleys cant remember the brand, oreileys one looks cooler though haha
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Autometer, glowshift, ebay, Amazon....just Google your year and the type you're looking for. Newer models have 3 gauge pods, where as I have only seen two double pods available for older models.

Not to thread jack, but who makes the steering column pods I have seen and what year are they for, as I can't find one for older, (pre '95) trucks. Anyone know if the mustang column pod can be modified/trimmed to fit a ranger?

I feel if you are planning on relying on the gauges, spend the money and get decent ones even if they aren't radical and match your factory interior!!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:42 PM   #7
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Autometer.

I don't know if the mustang column pod will work on anything 94 or older. I have one in my truck and I had to take off the upper column piece to get it to fit nicely and I still have to figure out a way to secure it properly. The mustang column pods are designed to be installed over the factory steering column.
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Got any pics of the mustang pod installed? I was considering the mustang pod + the 2 pod a piller.
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Not my truck but this is what it look like installed. It doesn't obstruct anything in the gauge cluster except for the theft light, the right turn signal is still visible.

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #10
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That's what I was looking for! So is it too small/big around the column or..... I could buy one but before I do I just wanted to know if it was even a close fit. My '94 column is more squarish than your 2k but I don't know about widths or length.
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