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My new Speedhut gauges by ALLTRBO
Started on: 06-21-2010 09:46 PM
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Report this Post06-21-2010 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ALLTRBOSend a Private Message to ALLTRBODirect Link to This Post
I'm so excited that I just had to start a new thread to get exclusive exposure. If you have any specific questions about these gauges I'll try my best to answer them.
View more @ my Project MIDTRBO build thread linked in my sig.


First the obsession started out with this:





Then the boost gauge came, of course, then I figured that I just had to get some accurate engine readings so I got a couple more, then... well, one by one, then a few large ones at the end, and I ended up with all this! (Note: This is not the layout I'm going to have, they just gave me this packaging with the most recent order, figured it was perfect for pics):



















Now the only bit from the original overlays that I'm going to use is the HVAC control. LOL

The trick is to order these over the course of a couple years, and only when Speedhut has sales. They have several good ones throughout the year, and I didn't pay full price for a single gauge.
Just don't let my wife know how much they cost when added up. Dare I say it? They cost me more than I paid for the car!

The numbers/letters/symbols will glow either blue or green at night, depending on the mood I'm in (BLUE!) I'll leave my actual layout up to your imagination for now, but I bet it isn't exactly what you're thinking.

I'm still thinking of a few more I could use, but this is most of them (muhahaha).

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'10 Camaro LT/RS, 312hp V6 6-speed
'88 Fiero GT - coming soon! - Project MIDTRBO

The rest of my cars are for sale
There's no replacement for turbo placement

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Lookin good....
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Report this Post06-22-2010 12:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for randyeClick Here to visit randye's HomePageSend a Private Message to randyeDirect Link to This Post
Looks like you're going the same way I went.
Started out with the overlays and now I have a full compliment of the SpeedHut Revolution gages installed.
As far as I'm concerned, they're the best on the market!

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Originally posted by randye:

Looks like you're going the same way I went.
Started out with the overlays and now I have a full compliment of the SpeedHut Revolution gages installed.
As far as I'm concerned, they're the best on the market!


ALLTRBO: Like the 2 of you, I have fallen victim to the SpeedHut Revolution disease... I probably will wait a year or so to pick up the tach/speedo/fuel gauges, but I also agree that they are the best on the market!!

SpeedHut was a dream to work with, including all kinds of package deals, sales, and raised the Tach numbering and redline for my SC3800.

I have the innovate LC-1 Wideband for the A/F gauge, and am using the water temp for the intercooler coolant. Otherwise A/F, boost, fuel psi on the pillar, and the oil, volts, and water temp in the GT aux pod.

These are white with the numbers lighting up blue (or green) BLUE!! at night and the racing stripes lighting up dimly also.




Hopefully they will all be installed in the next 2 weeks. Tyler's Frazee show is only 4 weeks away!!

Chad

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What you going to do with that 1st set when you install the new? Sorry I'm still new to fieros so today was the 1st I ever saw speedhut gauges. I like the way those look.

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Sad to say this is the best looking part of the car so far!

//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/080998.html

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Report this Post06-22-2010 11:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ALLTRBOSend a Private Message to ALLTRBODirect Link to This Post
Randye, awesome! Do you have any pics? I'd love to see them.

MOBILE, lol, that is funny! Apparently these gauges are addictive. Yours look great, and it's really cool that they raised your redline. I didn't know they would do that.
Yours are very close to mine. I also want a fuel pressure gauge and another for the IC water. Those can wait a little bit though, but will probably happen when I figure out how to fit about 12 gauges in the car.

Donnie072003, I thought of selling them, but I'm keeping the HVAC overlay, controller, and power supply so I don't think they'd be of much use to anyone without spending more money to get the parts to make them work, at which point you might as well buy the whole Fiero kit from them. *shrug*.
Also, these have my added logo/type so unless someone with a GT with a turbo wanted them, they wouldn't match. That one would be easy to fix though, I have flat black sticker-backed vinyl and I could cut little rectangles to cover them up.

I had Speedhut overlays in my old Fiero and they were absolutely awesome looking. The first time I saw stock Fiero gauges was well after that, and especially lit up at night, they almost made me throw up. From then on I vowed to have no more stock looking gauges!

I'm glad I waited for the speedo, because I almost bought one before they came out with the GPS version. I saw it and what it can do and I had to have it! I always have around 15 satellites linking up to my car GPS at any given time in this area, so for the most part I'll never worry about inaccuracy, and even 3 satellite links are quite accurate. Going under a tunnel will kill my speedo, but that won't bother me.
What makes me giddy is the fact that its features include (but aren't limited to):

# Display 0-60 Time and distance in feet.

# Display 1/4 mile time and speed.

# Show elevation

# Peak Recall max speed during run

# Current direction heading

# Accurate GPS Clock

# Current Speed in LCD

# Hot start satellite acquisition allows GPS speedo to function within 2-3 seconds of power up

It's like a G-tech but using GPS! That's how a lot of the car mags test 1/4 mile runs, they have GPS systems.
The speedo sensor in the tranny will still need to hook up to the ECU so it can get its reading, but that's already happening so no worries.

The tach is perfect for my needs too, and that adjustable shift light warning setup is cool.

I'm glad you guys agree that they're the best on the market. I haven't used the actual gauges yet, but I know how they're designed, and that makes them extremely accurate (especially compared to the stock spiral-spring junk!). In addition, you just can't beat a lifetime warranty!

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Originally posted by ALLTRBO:


MOBILE, lol, that is funny! Apparently these gauges are addictive. Yours look great, and it's really cool that they raised your redline. I didn't know they would do that.


In addition, you just can't beat a lifetime warranty!



Thanks!!

I didn't think they'd raise the tach either, they didn't advertise it, but I asked and he said "O.K., how about $15?" I said SOLD! They'll pretty much do anything you want. You can even send the gauges back and change the overlay color/design for cheap, like $15...see the pattern

I also heard their new software has another option you can buy, where on start up the gauges peg, then "0", then go up to the current value, kind of like the newer GM cars. I love that idea, and may just send mine back in once I purchase the Speedo & Tach. I love the GPS idea by the way. I work with Garmin daily at my job in the aircraft industry.
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Originally posted by ALLTRBO:

...GPS Speedo...



NICE! Never knew they had those. Not a bad price either!
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Originally posted by ALLTRBO:

Randye, awesome! Do you have any pics? I'd love to see them.



Here ya go....





All my I.P. warning lights and turn signals are now LEDs mounted in billet holders.





For details on how I installed the I.P. gages go here:
//www.fiero.nl/forum/F...3/HTML/000111-5.html
(about 3/4 of the way down the page...continues on pg. 6)

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Randye, very nice!
I like the writeup you did for all of that.

I may have missed it, but your speedo and tach are the 3 3/8" right?

Anyone else have these awesome marvels of USA engineering?
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