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My cluster mods
« on: Sep 29, 2011, 06:55PM »
Ok so I want everyones opinions here I am gonna make my speedo and other guages blue, my indicators red, and my oil, park brake open door light etc will be purple with white surrounds

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2011, 10:19PM »
Indicators red would confuse me. Red means warning in my head. Otherwise go for it! ;D

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #2 on: Sep 29, 2011, 10:23PM »
Just wanted to go for something a little different, the bulbs are only 1.50 each anyway :D

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #3 on: Sep 29, 2011, 10:35PM »
Red Bulbs wont change the colour dude... they will still look green.. should get urself some new White cluster cards.... would look better with coloured bulbs then the stock cards would...
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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #4 on: Sep 29, 2011, 10:42PM »
I have sanded all the green off :)

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #5 on: Sep 29, 2011, 10:45PM »
And made what u could call a reverse stencil? Lol just cut out a triangle on paper and paint it black so im left with clear arrows with a red bulb behind, im hoping itll lock good, but who knows aye?

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #6 on: Sep 29, 2011, 10:49PM »
I have sanded all the green off :)
Ooops my bad.. should have ask u :P

And made what u could call a reverse stencil? Lol just cut out a triangle on paper and paint it black so im left with clear arrows with a red bulb behind, im hoping itll lock good, but who knows aye?
should work...
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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #7 on: Sep 29, 2011, 10:51PM »
Its a 30 dollar mod that can be done in an hour or so, provided u already have the cluster out, and is there anyway to get different needles?

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #8 on: Sep 29, 2011, 10:53PM »
Its a 30 dollar mod that can be done in an hour or so, provided u already have the cluster out, and is there anyway to get different needles?
Yup. Paint em. :P

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #9 on: Sep 29, 2011, 11:00PM »
Haha, thats what I thought, but I also need to source a new cog that sits on the back of the set (the one that sits into the motor thing) as its absolutely rooted

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #10 on: Sep 29, 2011, 11:06PM »
painted mine for like $5...  :) all the cogs are on ebay....
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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #11 on: Sep 29, 2011, 11:10PM »
I bought a set with two in it but it didnt come with the motor one

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #12 on: Sep 29, 2011, 11:15PM »
Ah ok....
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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #13 on: Sep 29, 2011, 11:21PM »
How many teeth are on it? given the size you might be able to go down to Jaycar and see if they have matching cogs, or even an RC hobbyist. If you get the specs (diam + teeth + width) i'm sure there's some places out there that can help

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #14 on: Sep 29, 2011, 11:27PM »
Its in pieces lol I didnt no jaycar did that kind of thing?

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #15 on: Sep 29, 2011, 11:29PM »
I dont mean to be picky here but wouldnt diameter and width be the same thing? haha

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #16 on: Sep 29, 2011, 11:31PM »
Diameter = the distance from the center of the circle multiplied by 2.

Width = the 'height' of the cog when laying flat. ;)

Calling it length, or height didn't feel right. :P Thickness would've been a better word probably. Jaycar do sell a lot of "DIY electric RC cars" n shit, you might have luck with them. If not, a hobbyist joint will probs have it.

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #17 on: Sep 29, 2011, 11:42PM »
They are some great suggestions thanks guys +1

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #18 on: Sep 30, 2011, 12:01AM »
the little yellow cog has 25 teeth.. thats the only one i know.
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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #19 on: Sep 30, 2011, 12:05AM »
Matty, you're after the larger gray one aren't you?

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #20 on: Sep 30, 2011, 12:27AM »
No I need the medium sized one and its a very dark grey/black and is mounted on the opposite side of the large grey one to the small yellow one

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #21 on: Oct 4, 2011, 03:58AM »
opps red colour...:p

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #22 on: Oct 5, 2011, 07:23PM »
Ok I sorted out my odometer cogs, 129 900ks atm no idea of exact figure because it didnt work when I got it :D and dash mods looks pretty cool cause the red transfers across into the blue making the guages transition from blue to purple to red but id like to be able to "widen" the beam somehow on the leds because they focus in on one area mostly, also now my temp guage and actual speedometer dont work, havent had time to troubleshoot tho I cbf atm

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #23 on: Oct 5, 2011, 11:42PM »
Ok I sorted out my odometer cogs, 129 900ks atm no idea of exact figure because it didnt work when I got it :D and dash mods looks pretty cool cause the red transfers across into the blue making the guages transition from blue to purple to red but id like to be able to "widen" the beam somehow on the leds because they focus in on one area mostly, also now my temp guage and actual speedometer dont work, havent had time to troubleshoot tho I cbf atm
If you don't mind a bit of attenuation, use some perspex infront of the LED. Or I guess wrapping some sticky tape would produce a similarish effect. Or if you want it all crazy just coat the LED in blacktop (the stuff the use on the end of car bulbs) so that no light shines, get a razor blade (very fine), and creat a tiny slit all the way around. Needs to be straight though. That'll widen the crap out of it. For added effect, instead of blacktop, dip it in chrome or something. That'll reflect the light.


ORRRR... just use an SMLED. ::) <--- the easiest alternative, I just happened to think of it last. SMLEDs have a very wide field.

semiconductor-based LEDS also have a beam of light that's "wide" in one direction only? They just create more heat

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Re: My cluster mods
« Reply #24 on: Oct 6, 2011, 08:29AM »
EL dials  ;D