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Poll: LED gauges/needles combo

Posted by 95'GSX-rated, Aug 2, 2009

  1. Red

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Orange

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Purple

    5 vote(s)
    45.5%
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  1. 95'GSX-rated

    95'GSX-rated Probationary Member

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    I've been hovering on the idea of making my own LED gauge cluster. While doing this project, I hit a little road bump that hopefully I can get some feedback on this color combo. My gauges are green, but I can't decide what I want to do with the needles...I would like to do purple, because it's a complementary color, but orange and red would look sweet as well. So if i could get a decent amount of feedback, it would help me out tremendously.

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  2. stevetalon

    stevetalon Proven Member

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    :hmm:dude thats a hard one but i would probably go with orange or red.
     

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  3. stevestevesteve

    stevestevesteve Proven Member

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    keep it stock looking bro.
     

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  4. deerhunter0881

    deerhunter0881 Proven Member

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    I like the red or purple.Can you do that with 1g cars what do you have to do take the old bulbs out and just replace with leds????
     

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  5. stevetalon

    stevetalon Proven Member

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    do you need to solder in resistors?
     

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  6. 95'GSX-rated

    95'GSX-rated Probationary Member

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    yes you can do this to a 1g cluster. it really depends on how electrically inclined you are. I've seen people on this forum take the stock bulbs and rig LEDs in them by just soldering small LEDs together and then placing them in the bulb housing and it worked perfectly fine. Others like myself just followed the write ups and just used LED strips and found the wiring schematic for the cluster to find which bulb connections were positive and negative and then solder the wiring directly to the board. Try searching around on the forum for it, I was just looking at a thread that someone used a 1g cluster, but I forgot the name of the particular thread.
     

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  7. deerhunter0881

    deerhunter0881 Proven Member

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    ok thanks I have white face gauges for a while need a change
     

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  8. AndrewD5418

    AndrewD5418 Proven Member

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    I think amber with a red needle would look nice.
     
  9. Blurred Talon

    Blurred Talon Proven Member

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    Red.
     

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  10. juanpac0

    juanpac0 Proven Member

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    Purple.
     
  11. GSXrestomod

    GSXrestomod Proven Member

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    I did my 1g gauges with bright white LEDs and white needles, then I went through and swapped in white LEDs in all my switches/buttons on the dash. It looks WAAAYY better than stock. I love it!
     

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  12. azdave

    azdave Proven Member

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    Not diggin' the green look but but red needles if you must.

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  13. Two4 Stroke Her

    Two4 Stroke Her Proven Member

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    i would say orange... stock subaru gauges have green and orange combo and that works... the purple would be too much... reminds me of the joker
     

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  14. 95'GSX-rated

    95'GSX-rated Probationary Member

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    Well the only reason why I chose green is that my car is colored a dark shade of viridian with a black and grey interior. The green gauge lights goes well with it. Here's my door that I painted up a while ago.. [​IMG]

    As for the joker comment, I agree partially. I'm taking it from an artist's perspective, so it's a matter of color theories. I didn't even think of the joker's color scheme when looking for the other color for the needles. I have a green/orange combo cluster in my celica, but I dunno, I like it, but I just like to do things that are a little unique, thus is my dilemma, for me it's a matter of orange or purple, pointing towards purple...I don't think the purple will be too much only because the way that it creates a more harmonious blend of color vs the orange where the orange becomes dominant over the green. I'm just about to buy both a set of orange and purple LEDs and just tiral and error them.
     

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  15. Fotowntalon

    Fotowntalon Proven Member

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    You should write a tutorial on how to do that, looks very nice.
     
  16. azdave

    azdave Proven Member

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    Smokey says:

    Only YOU can prevent redundancy.

    2G Gauge Cluster LED project

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  17. mitsu93gsx

    mitsu93gsx Proven Member

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  18. TheFlashDSM

    TheFlashDSM Supporting Member

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    omfg this is amazing im doing this next week =)
     

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  19. dsmsavage

    dsmsavage Probationary Member

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    Lol ^ Has something been done here... or isn't that the factory look? ^
     
  20. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    ^^^ Not factory^^^ They all came with the orange glow regardless of black or white faces.
     

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  21. Tanro

    Tanro Proven Member

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    That is a bit out of date. Now you can get wedge base bulbs, and slightly sand the back of the gauge faces.

    You dont have to cutting and soldering and running strings. I had the wedge base bulbs in my last 2g. Lit up the cluster, hvac, and all switches nicely. Will edit with pics of it.

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    Please note that in person, the hot and dim spots aren't so apparent. Nor is the glare. Hard to take pictures of light with a 5 year old digital camera.
     

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