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Gauge location ideas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by larryde09, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Aug 11, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    larryde09

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    I've seen a couple similar posts, but I'm looking for some ideas...

    I have a gauge to mount and I'm not sure where to put it. I don't want to buy an A-pillar pod or those expensive steering wheel mounts. It's just a voltage gauge so I don't need to monitor it at all times. Does anyone have ideas or experiences where to mount the gauge and/or where to put a hand made mounting plate where the gauge and some switches can be placed.

    FYI: It's a 4x4 so I can't use the space where the 4x4 switch is. It's also a manual so I don't have that little cubby on the right, that's where my e-brake is...but there still might be some room to fit a gauge.

    Thanks for the ideas...pics appreciated!
     
  2. Aug 12, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    ready.....bump
     
  3. Aug 12, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Still a possibility, but then I have to paint it (tan interior) and I don't really have a second gauge to mount...so its not really worth it to me.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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    anyone else?....bump
     
  5. Aug 14, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Voltage gauge mount ideas? And you have no other gauges to mount?

    Go here. There's lots of places it can mount and look good.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    I'm not really a fan of a-pillar gauge holders...this is what I've done...:D

    a little sneak peak...don't want to make you guys too jealous and start to whack off...ROFL...

    Triple Gauge Din - Autometer Nexus Gauges

    1. AFR
    2. Fuel Pressure
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    [​IMG]
     
  9. Aug 14, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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  10. Aug 14, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    I thought about designing a digital one myself, but I like the look of dial gauges. I have a voltage gauge already in hand and don't want or need to buy any others.


    Was this DIY or is there a DIN gauge mount that fits the tacoma? I'm probably upgrading the stereo soon so this might be an option for me.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    I would honestly like someone to make a gauge mount where the little plastic triangle is above the door panel, the little panel you have to remove to remove the side mirrors:

    [​IMG]

    A 52mm gauge would be easy to mount there. On xr-underground I saw an X-Runner with a gauge mounted there, its the only tacoma I've seen with a gauge there. I wish I could find the pic.

    To bad I don't have any fiberglass skills :(
     
  12. Aug 14, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    diy...:d
     
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