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Old 07-02-2004, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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22R aftermarket gauge ???s

Hey Guys...I am a Newbie here
I am a prerunner guy myself, but got respect for all offraoders

I am thinking of getting some gauges when I build my cage
thinking of running a Oil pressure, oil Temp, and Volt

How do I hook these up? is it pretty straight forward?
are there oil temp/pressure senders already on the 22R?
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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that stuff should be a piece of cake. what year is your truck? if you have an '84-88 you can get an SR5 gauge cluster with all those in it. you'd just need to hook up the tach wire and install a $20 oil pressure gauge sender from toyota

aftermarket shouldn't be too hard either. for the oil at least, you can keep your idiot light as there's a hole in the block for installing a pressure sender(it'll work with an aftermarket one, mine does). i think there's a spare hole in the intake manifold that will work with an aftermarket temp sensor, and a voltmeter is pretty simple to hook up
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cool thanks
I also did a search on the site and found some info
yea I am planning on doing aftermarket stuff

Do U guys use eletric or mech. oil temp and pressure?
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electrical is often more expensive but definitely better. with something like a mechanical oil gauge, you have an oil line running into the cab...just imagine if it goes pop
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electrical is often more expensive but definitely better. with something like a mechanical oil gauge, you have an oil line running into the cab...just imagine if it goes pop
Actually, if you talk to the AutoMeter guys, they will tell you the mechanical gauges are more accurate and reliable. But yeah, you have to run that darned capilary tube, which requires a large hole in the firewall for the temp gauge.

I personally don't trust the SR5 gauges, very innacurate.
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I had a mechanical one shear on me at johnson valley, and one on the rubicon get a pin hole in it.....oil was fawking everywhere. For now the factory ones are great because when your at extreme angles you don't what to know what your oil psi is.
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