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#2521265 - 07/12/18 09:41 PM Tach issues need a recommendation
The Sphinx Offline
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Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 591
Loc: Champion City
My car seems to eat tachs. I usually go cheap as I only use it for staging and shift via stand alone msd shift light. First tach was an eqquis that had a 5 star rating. Lasted 2 years. Next one was a summit cheapo that lasted 1 year. Per the tach my car idles at 0 rpm, needs to go. Is it that im using cheap crap? What do y'all recommend for a replacement?

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#2521287 - 07/12/18 10:53 PM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: The Sphinx]
madscientist Offline


Registered: 09/17/14
Posts: 2644
Loc: Washington
Autometer and be done.
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#2521295 - 07/12/18 11:05 PM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: The Sphinx]
topside Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 12976
Loc: So Near, Yet So Far
Two of my AutoMeters celebrated their 35th birthday, and one recently turned 24...all hooked to MSD units.

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#2521315 - 07/13/18 12:16 AM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: topside]
Neil Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 13151
Loc: Eagle, Idaho
Autometer fan here as well. Would not even look at anything else.

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#2521343 - 07/13/18 06:22 AM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: The Sphinx]
Locomotion Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 5598
Loc: Florida
Autometer user here too. I learned long ago that it's better to get good stuff right off the bat. Their playback versions might be worth considering. I learned a LOT because I saw what was actually happening on the replays wasn't always what I thought was happening.

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#2521523 - 07/13/18 03:07 PM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: The Sphinx]
topside Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Sweet Jeebis, what the heck has happened ??!!! A consensus on Moparts !!!


(Disclaimer: This reply is what's called playful sarcasm, intended for a laugh only)

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#2521581 - 07/13/18 05:36 PM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: The Sphinx]
nss guy Offline
pro stock

Registered: 09/21/06
Posts: 1309
Loc: central ohio
Accutronic here, no problem with wiring


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#2521725 - 07/14/18 06:10 AM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: The Sphinx]
Bad340fish Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 6008
Loc: Tulsa OK
This seems weird but does the engine have a good ground? I killed my autometer tach when I tried to start the car with no ground wire on the engine. Tach pegged when I hit the starter and never worked again.
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#2522451 - 07/16/18 08:24 AM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: The Sphinx]
an8sec70cuda Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 11064
Loc: Marion, South Carolina [><]
I've had the same Autometer Sport Comp 5" monster tach w/ shift light in the cuda for probably 17 years now.
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#2522482 - 07/16/18 09:35 AM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: nss guy]
340Cuda Offline
top fuel

Registered: 04/04/03
Posts: 2276
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Originally Posted By nss guy
Accutronic here, no problem with wiring

Me too, old school mechanical. This photo could be captioned, why you should not be the first to run after a jet car.


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#2522744 - 07/16/18 05:36 PM Re: Tach issues need a recommendation [Re: The Sphinx]
B3422W5 Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 10349
Loc: Portage,michigan
I think you need more pinion angle
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