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My 4Runner did not come from the factory with those 2 add-ons and I was wondering how hard it would be to find a set and the work involved in mounting them on the dash?
 

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Finding them is not that hard, keep an eye on the For Sale section and check on eBay. I think [someone correct me] that the dash is a little different where the unit bolts on.
 

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the dash is the same, only with 5 holes in it. 4 for bolts and a huge one for the power wire (for illumination only)

when i installed mine that i boght from a fellow Toy owner ($15), i simply cut the bolts off the frame and mounted it flush to the dash with adhesive velcro (the adhesive on the back sticks better than anything else i have found) then i ran a power wire from the front left corner under the shroud for the dash guages (only about 1" shows) and spliced it to the power wire for the cigarette lighter illumination wire.

while i was at it, i also ran a second LED for my alarm to the front edge of the alt/inc guage shroud so that it is visible fromteh front of the vehicle.

so far it works great and everyone who gets into my car has to remark about it.

you might want to take a look at Roger Brown's modification to the alt/inc if you plan on actually relying on the accuracy of its measurements.

[ 10-24-2001: Message edited by: Mean__Gene ]
 

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Why does everyone want these cheesy clinometers?? <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> I think one reason I don't like them is because every Toyota wanna be...jeeps have the steel horse version, a bad copy. Why must you look at a hokey gauge to see how far you're leaning. I can tell by how much underwear I pull out of my butt <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I'm taking my clino out but keeping the hood, shroud, whatever you call it and installing three 2 1/16 autometer z gauges. They'll match the sr5 gauges perfect. Hope I did'nt offend anyone, just had to clino-vent <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by 4xJedi:
<STRONG>Why does everyone want these cheesy clinometers?? <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> I think one reason I don't like them is because every Toyota wanna be...jeeps have the steel horse version, a bad copy. Why must you look at a hokey gauge to see how far you're leaning. I can tell by how much underwear I pull out of my butt <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I'm taking my clino out but keeping the hood, shroud, whatever you call it and installing three 2 1/16 autometer z gauges. They'll match the sr5 gauges perfect. Hope I did'nt offend anyone, just had to clino-vent <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
becouse you live in fla. you need a depth gauge not altimiter.i graw up in fla.e/mail me i will buy the gauges from you thanks

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Ya, I have em on both my sr5s & you know what?? I dont even look at em when Im wheeling or just drivin on the freeway. I cant see why everyone wants em, heck if Im about to roll I dont need it to tell me that, or what angle Im at!!
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[Q UOTE]Originally posted by toy 4 rox:
QUOTE]becouse you live in fla. you need a depth gauge not altimiter.i graw up in fla.e/mail me i will buy the gauges from you thanks

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I've only been in this HORRIBLE state for one year, I came out from San Diego so I know what real wheelin' is. I sure do miss it
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Originally posted by 5spd:
<STRONG>Ya, I have em on both my sr5s & you know what?? I dont even look at em when Im wheeling or just drivin on the freeway. I cant see why everyone wants em, heck if Im about to roll I dont need it to tell me that, or what angle Im at!!
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to me it is not the tip meter but the altimiter that would be nice

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I've got one on Ebay right now. Type in Toyota altimeter and it should pop up.
They're about worthless offroad especially if you rockcrawl. I pegged both of mine at the same time laying on the side last weekend. Hopefully the picture turned out. The altimeter is a cool feature even though the marks are a little far apart.
 

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Oh come on!!! An altimeter is only good in an airplane!! Your vehicle is always on the ground...hahahah. Had to drop that one, anyway if you can read the mile markers they will tell you all that also, but then who looks at those anyway. Now if you want all that info just get a good GPS and mount it in the truck and hook up a hard wire and detachable mount. FYI.. you can get a altimeter only that you can mount in the truck from most auto parts stores.
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I got one at Indiana Truck Salvage in Corona CA for $50. What everyone said is true though, I look at how accurate it is when driving past elevation signs but never on the trail, and the lean-o-meter in the shorts is more accurate than the one on the dash... maybe I'll get rid of mine too.. I've been wanting to do a flat dash anyway.
 

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I put one in my 4runner... The wiring is there already... Just plug it in... Also the dash pad has a metal backing with the holes in it.... Just poke through the vinyl top part of the pad.... Take out the air vent pieces to get access to the bottom side to feel for the holes and then poke thru from the top/bottom. Then bolt it on and go... I like the idea of using the housing to mount 'real' gauges. The altimeter is accurate +- 200-400 feet. But it's hard to be precise with how it's labeled. Also the clino part is 'accurate only when stopped'.
 
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