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Stephen Feb 6, 12:23am - #98149 
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Where the heck should I put this?

Where should I mount my Tachometer? I kinda wanted to have it somewhere cool, but it's 5" and there are only so many places it will go, especially considering the shape of our dashboards. Here's some pics of possible mounting positions...any suggestions, that'd be awesome. Any comments about tachometers=rice...keep 'em to yourself. Thanks! thumbsup
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i think it would look good if you found a way to make it level.
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tomeks Feb 6, 12:29am - #98153 

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lookin' good. I like the 1st spot thumbsup as for 2, 3 thumbsdown

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celicaboy Feb 6, 12:29am - #98154 

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IMO i believe that thing is too big but out of those three i think that the second one looks best
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celicaTRDgts Feb 6, 12:34am - #98155 

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if i had to chose one of those...it be the first one

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if i were you i'd put it on the right (3rd pic) for two reasons

- it balances out the other gauges on the A pillar

- when/if you race your left hand will be on the wheel, ubstructing your view of the tach.
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Stephen Feb 6, 12:37am - #98157 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
if i were you i'd put it on the right (3rd pic) for two reasons

- it balances out the other gauges on the A pillar

- when/if you race your left hand will be on the wheel, ubstructing your view of the tach.


Yah, I think maybe it looks better in the first spot but you're right...I actually want to make use of this and be able to see it. And my left arm is always on the wheel. For those of you that remember I was trying to find an AC Autotechnic 3 3/4" Tach but they don't make any that size anymore. I really like this one too though, it's just, well, big.
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Steven Feb 6, 12:39am - #98158 
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I mounted mine on my pilar but it doesn't look like you have that option
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Stephen Feb 6, 12:41am - #98159 
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Originally Posted by Steven
I mounted mine on my pilar but it doesn't look like you have that option


That mounting thing will swivel around the Tach when you loosen the screw on the base so you could mount it upside down I guess. Yah, that's something to consider though. Thanks!
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Steven Feb 6, 12:42am - #98160 
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I dont suggest mounting it on your dash because it would not be fun to replace or patch those holes when it comes time to sell your car.
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Stephen Feb 6, 1:04am - #98161 
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Originally Posted by Steven
I dont suggest mounting it on your dash because it would not be fun to replace or patch those holes when it comes time to sell your car.


I'm going to have this car until I'm too old to drive, and they'll have to pry the keys out of my hands wink I see your point though, if I had to sell the car it's obviously a modified vehicle and the tach would be left there anyways.
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having it straight would be best...i guess number 1

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Steven Feb 6, 1:09am - #98163 
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Just making sure you were aware of that! smile

Originally Posted by Stephen
Originally Posted by Steven
I dont suggest mounting it on your dash because it would not be fun to replace or patch those holes when it comes time to sell your car.


I'm going to have this car until I'm too old to drive, and they'll have to pry the keys out of my hands wink I see your point though, if I had to sell the car it's obviously a modified vehicle and the tach would be left there anyways.
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megamanx Feb 6, 2:49am - #98164 

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how about this,

position of of the tach in pic 1 on the right side. so basically not attached to your air vent. in between the vent and the dash. make sense?
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Spencer Feb 6, 3:11am - #98165 

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You could do a little custom work and try it like this...


but if you dont like it or it is not convenient for you then i saw right side inbetween the vent and dash like he said...
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DjFox1270 Feb 6, 4:20am - #98166 
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You have a Tach right infront of you face.

Why do you need a bigger one?

It saves money to look down.

Just trying to save you some cash.

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saspence22 Feb 6, 4:47am - #98167 

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Put it where I put mine!! Mount it to the a-pillar. It makes everything look uniform!

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beans Feb 6, 4:50am - #98168 
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Originally Posted by saspence22
Put it where I put mine!! Mount it to the a-pillar. It makes everything look uniform!


I think that looks best thumbsup
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Tough question man, I guess spot #1 confused
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LiquidG Feb 6, 5:03am - #98170 

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you could always remove a vent, and stick it in one of those holes. If it is too big it could just sit partially in a vent hole.
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shox Feb 6, 5:10am - #98171 

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How bout mounting it on your center console? Like where the top edge it? This way, it won't be crooked and yea...otherwise, I don't know...
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Virgilson Feb 6, 6:25am - #98172 

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i think the 3rd position looks good..
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Eyger Feb 6, 7:28am - #98173 

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Mount it in the middle of the steering wheel! Ha ha, I'm kidding, I pick letter A.

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Stephen Feb 6, 8:22am - #98174 
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Originally Posted by DjFox1270
You have a Tach right infront of you face.

Why do you need a bigger one?

It saves money to look down.

Just trying to save you some cash.

*ndy


People don't "trick" out their rides to save money. If I wanted to "save" money I would have just torn my muffler off instead of buying a TRD Exhaust. Check out my posts, I'm in this for show and go. That being said...yah, it's a 5" tach so it's not a little thing. I'll find a good place for it, I just think the left side by the gauge pillar is too cluttered.
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Smartie Feb 6, 8:27am - #98175 

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That thing is gonna look super tight in the first spot. You said it can swivel? So if you put it there can you put it so that the tach is level, or does it only swivel at certain angles? Know what I mean?
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DjFox1270 Feb 7, 12:00am - #98176 
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Originally Posted by Stephen
Originally Posted by DjFox1270
You have a Tach right infront of you face.

Why do you need a bigger one?

It saves money to look down.

Just trying to save you some cash.

*ndy


People don't "trick" out their rides to save money. If I wanted to "save" money I would have just torn my muffler off instead of buying a TRD Exhaust. Check out my posts, I'm in this for show and go. That being said...yah, it's a 5" tach so it's not a little thing. I'll find a good place for it, I just think the left side by the gauge pillar is too cluttered.


Just helping the balance of show and "go". If its not broken, don't fix it.

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Celica_Sprinter Feb 7, 12:42am - #98177 
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from the camera angle it looks like you could still mount it on your A pillar (like some one said above) and just use the adjustable base to angle it toward you. All you really need from that thing is to see the shift light. As long as you can see it with your periferal vision you should be fine.
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Are you nuts or what? What do you want all those stupid gauges for?? They serve no purpose. You've got a tachometer already on the dash, or did you not see it? The interior of the Celica is so nice and you want to ruin it with crappy looking toys. They're not going to make your car go any faster. Don't like that crappy red steering wheel either. The original black leather one looks a lot more classy. If you ask me Toyota have got the interior of the Celica spot on. Its even somewhat luxurious compared to other cars like the Type R and Golf GTis.

I hope to God you're not gonna fix that junk to the dashboard by drilling a hole. Damn you must be an idiot. Please don;t take offence by my opinions, but believe me everyone else will be thinking it, they just don;t want to tell you. So whats the best position for it? IN THE FCUKING BIN!
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damn... that was hella harsh.

i like gauges. grin
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Celica_Tsport Feb 7, 1:48am - #98180 

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If you do insist on an oversized tachometer though, get one like SASPENSE22's. Looks far more classy. Still daft, but the black suits the interior better.

I can't help laughing at the third picture of it stuck in the middle of the dash. Ha ha ha. What are people gonna think?

I was gonna say at least you'll have a shift up light, but then I noticed the 140mph on the clock, which means its a GT. Doesn't really matter when you change up, you'll still loose to boy racer in his 150bhp hot hatch.
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Harsh...but fair smile
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saspence22 Feb 7, 1:55am - #98182 

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Originally Posted by Celica_Tsport
If you do insist on an oversized tachometer though, get one like SASPENSE22's. Looks far more classy. Still daft, but the black suits the interior better.

I can't help laughing at the third picture of it stuck in the middle of the dash. Ha ha ha. What are people gonna think?

I was gonna say at least you'll have a shift up light, but then I noticed the 140mph on the clock, which means its a GT. Doesn't really matter when you change up, you'll still loose to boy racer in his 150bhp hot hatch.


lol...dude I smoke Hatches all day long. Just because its a GT doesnt mean its a piece of shit! Show some fuckign respect!! Granted we all dont have "Rev limited Gts's" like yourself...lol. I assume thats what you have, obviously you wouldnt be talking shit on your own car..right? Or are you an IDIOT?? The celica's interior is "ok" there is nothing wrong with putting a tach in your car. Read his orig. post he said keep your negative comments to yourself. Being new here and all, I can almost you arent gonna have any freinds here. lol. rofl rofl wtf

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I got friends with Golf GTis, Peugeot 106s, Clio 172s, Saxo VTS's and I know for a fact they'd all eat the standard Celica.

My cars a late 03. The limiter kicks in way after yours!! wink
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Maybe stock...but not modded. I can hang with GTS's just the same. Im sure plenty of people here will tell you that. And Id hope they would eat me..they are made to be famliy cars and haul around kids and shit..."golfs" crazy

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Originally Posted by Celica_Tsport

I got friends with Golf GTis, Peugeot 106s, Clio 172s, Saxo VTS's and I know for a fact they'd all eat the standard Celica.

My cars a late 03. The limiter kicks in way after yours!! wink


i drove a 306 or 307... cant remember... in the summer and it was a peice of shit...
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Originally Posted by Celica_Tsport
Don't like that crappy red steering wheel either. The original black leather one looks a lot more classy. If you ask me Toyota have got the interior of the Celica spot on.


Do you have any idea wtf you are talking about? The steering wheel is quite obvioulsy the TRD edition, and if paid any attention at all you'd know that is the type of car Stephen has. And sure the interior is nice, but isn't one of the points of making mods is so that you have a unique vehicle unlike anyone else's? If all cars came with even the nicest body kits, people would still change them because they want their ride to be different, the same goes for the interior. Stephen has one of the nicest interiors of just about any non-show car I have ever seen, and trust me when I say that adding a new tach is gonna make his ride even sweeter.
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I guess this is the reply where I'm supposed to get all upset and talk shit about you but it's 4am and I just got off work. Honestly, everyone is entitled to their opinion and that's the exact reason why I made this post...to get feedback from the members on this site. By reading this thread you can see how helpful people actually are and that's why I post on this site. What isn't cool is the way you chose to word your remarks about my car. I don't even need to defend myself for two reasons...One, the people on this site know what I've done to my car and the results speak for themselves. Two, everything I do to my car I do with the consideration that I am the one sitting behind that steering wheel. Ultimately that's what it comes down to bro. If you're not happy with what someone has done to their car...do the opposite to yours and let your actions speak for how you feel...don't post hate about shit like this. Here's a list of the things that make my Celica different:

TRD Kit and Spoiler
Custom red matching interior
Clarion 7" Screen with PS1 in the glovebox
AC Autotechnic Indiglo Dash
Fiberglass A-pillar w/Volt and Water Temp gauges
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Injen Intake
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APR Strut Bar
VIS Carbon Fiber Hood
TWM Shortshifter
AC Autotechnic 5" Tach
Street Glow Red L.E.D Underglow Kit
Clear Corners

Like 'em or hate 'em, that's what I bring to the table. And if someone on this site works 6 nights a week, goes to school and owns a stock GT but they saved up and bought some Clear Corners or a steering wheel cover, they've got my respect. We're on this site because we're all got something in common...not to disrespect each other. Keep the bullshit off the screen.

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CooKie_MoNsTeR2k Feb 7, 1:45pm - #98188 
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Originally Posted by beans

Originally Posted by saspence22

Put it where I put mine!! Mount it to the a-pillar. It makes everything look uniform!


I think that looks best thumbsup


^^ very well written stephen
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thumbsupYou said it Steve. thumbsup
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megamanx Feb 8, 1:25am - #98191 

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i think it would look good here, IMO
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Originally Posted by megamanx
i think it would look good here, IMO
thumbsup thumbsup this spot is good. i like 5" tachs. although i like the ones with the bigger shiftlights.

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loveannie Feb 8, 7:07am - #98193 
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hm...anyways i think the first 1 is pretty nice!! by the ways.. i love my celica GT,i don't care it only got 150hp, i still loving it!! she's just like my wife, and i going to get her a sister soon hahah
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You forgot one very important future mod man...Krystal in the passenger seat, the ultimate mod that'll probably never come true... cry
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