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Old 08-14-2009, 12:16 PM
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Thanks Laythor.
All links in the 1st post have been updated. (quite a website update for Summit Racing AND Nordskog)

The only guage I could not locate on summit's site was that of the oil temperature so I linked it directly to Nordskog's website. I can almost guarantee that summit carries the item, you'll just need to call and order it on the phone.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:22 PM
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dude i want your setup
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:07 PM
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Red: you haven't seen it in person?!
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:08 PM
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his setup is dope i remember seeing it at the wednesday meet
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yeah i met you for the first and last time was at the wednesday night meet
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:30 PM
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welp.. i just ordered everything from Jedi's post... now it's time to hold jedi to his promise of helping me install it all. Only thing i did different was went with blue/black gauges.. cause blue is the master of all colors.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:21 AM
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BLUE!
niiiiice, that's going to look so badass in your car. Can't wait to see it.
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since every light in my car is already blue.. figured i would stick with the theme. and for an extra 4 per gauge it wasnt even an issue. After a few PM's with Jedi I went back over my purchase list and realized the RB oil and water adapter were not ordered.. so just corrected that little error

I'll be going to radio shack tomorrow to get some wiring, zip ties, a portable soldering iron, terminal ends (for grounding) and some connectors, etc.
Once the pressure sending unit arrives i'll head over to ACE and get a grounding clamp for that bad boy.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:04 AM
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don't forget teflon tape. The instructions say not to use any but what do THEY know...
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i would think they say not to use it since the sensor grounds against the fitting. but i guess just putting tape on the back threads will allow some metal to metal contact.

Just got back from Radio Shack.. 60 feet of three different color 20 gauge wire.. assorted terminals/connectors/splices, battery powered soldering iron with solder, shrink tubing, electrical tape... basically 100 bucks in odds and ends.

Now just waiting to get an email from RB saying they have my order and will be shipping. Guess I'll call them tomorrow if I dont hear anything.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:29 PM
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w00t!
we'll get your gauges put in soon and post pix. I think the blue gauges will look sweeeet.
Did the guys at Radio Shack give you funny looks? Mine did when I walked in holding the oil pressure sensor with a wire hanging out of it.
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well this seems like bad news.. just got this from nordskog:

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time to find new gauges.

the guy at radio shack was pretty clueless.. think he was happy i wasnt asking him any questions.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:36 PM
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time for some ProSports.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:47 PM
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prosports seem really inexpensive.. what are the other choices people like?
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:56 PM
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I like the auto meter sport comp II

it matches the factory gauges during the day time exactly
has the black background with white numbers and red pointer

I use one for my boost gauge

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Old 09-15-2009, 09:04 PM
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wanted the digital look.. just ordered a complete set of cyberdyne gauges (oil temp, pressure, and water temp)... let's hope this company doesn't suddenly go **** up.
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WTF!!!!!!
Nordskog went BK. Say it aint so.
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Laythor: your choice of gauges looks pretty good.
I don't know much about the company but the gauge looks pretty slick.
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not sure if it's BK or what. I sent him a very nice reply basically saying "take down your goddamn web store if you're out of business". Sent an email to amex letting them know any charge from nordskog are fraudulent (included a copy of his email to them).

Tried to find something online about them going under, but no dice.

Everything I've seen about the cyberdyne seems to be positive.. let's hope they get delivered.
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yeah, when I saw your post I immediately went to Nordskog's website. All looks fine there
did a google search: nothing.



oh well, if they are gone it'll suck because I liked them but we move on.
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I mainly went with them due to your positive experience with them. Was really shocked since their website was newly updated, they have no press release about closing operations, and I cant find one other person who's said anything about them going under. Scott doesn't work there does he?

Due to me time constraint I did a google search with "5 stars, best, love, reliable, worth every penny, etc" in it.. cyberdyne was the top of that search. I also went with all memory gauges so i'll be able to have a high/low record of all readings. Lastly, they were blue

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fate does not want me to have nice things. Gauges are on back order until the 25th. oh well...
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what the hell did YOU do to **** off the Rotary Gods?
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:59 PM
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no clue.. but i must have done something. I was really looking forward to making you crawl under the dash to fish wires.. but looks like that honor will be going to me
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oh darn.
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