Originally Posted by Ken
how did u get them collaborated? I had a set of those needles, gave em to my friend... might ask if he still has em sine he never put em on.
Well, nothing is fancy. First off I took notes of what levels for all 4 OEM needles rested when the engine was off. This is the fun begin:
When I first installed the red ones -> turn the ignition to position II: it was very funny as hell lol. that I travelled at 20mph/5000rpm, while the car just sat there, temp. gauge showed the car was overheated and the gas tank level was empty, of course none of the above were true. I then removed all of the needles.
(Note: I knew that I will need to remove the needles serveral times for calibration so I didn't stick them in pretty hard to the metal shafts).
Next, switch the ignition off and wait for a couple minutes for everything to settle down.
Now, stick the temp. gauge, the tachometer as well as the speedometer needles onto the metal shafts at zero levels while the fuel gauge needle at full level b/c I just filled up the tank the day before and I didn't drive anywhere.
Switch the ignition on again and watch them needles move, whoop nothing moved
haha my lucky day lol.
I cranked the car up and let it seat idle for about 15 minutes with AC on. The temp. gause started rising about at the tick mark right below half way up and stayed solid, the tachometer was about 650rpm -> this was what I really expected.
Now, for a test drive: I took a couple blocks in my neighborhood at about 20mph and compare it to my Pioneer NAVI. Well, I would say that the accuracy is about .5% tolerance since I have TLs wheels 215/50/17. While looking at the NAVI @ 20mph -> the speedometer needle showed 19.5mph. The car ran a little faster than spec. and then I took it on freeway @ 60mph showed on NAVI -> the speedometer showed 59mph.
If you really really like to play this needles game, i would recommend a cheap GPS as a calibrating reference.
idk how LegendLand92 calibrated his.