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FINALLY! 1993-2002 Gauge Needles... "S86 Needles

This is a discussion on FINALLY! 1993-2002 Gauge Needles... "S86 Needles within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by Sommer86@6LE Here, I just took these just for you, 5abivt... The very tip on the originals are ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sommer86@6LE View Post
    Here, I just took these just for you, 5abivt...

    The very tip on the originals are maybe a millimeter smaller. The whole body of the needle is just a bit wider. And like Mark said, this way they light up better. The actualy shaft where they meet the cap is the same.

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    And when you have the cluster out and the lens off, can you take the overlat right out or is it more complicated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeliE-maxx View Post
    And when you have the cluster out and the lens off, can you take the overlat right out or is it more complicated?
    Overlay (stock and ours) is just stuck on like a sticker. With the lens and needles off it peels right off...

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    Alright, thanks man. I think a black background, gradient shading and the "art numbers?" along with some white needles would really pop. Say if you have stock lighting with clear needles, would that shine like a regular incandescent bulb color?

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    That is very cool, you guys supply any clusters for gm trucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeliE-maxx View Post
    Alright, thanks man. I think a black background, gradient shading and the "art numbers?" along with some white needles would really pop. Say if you have stock lighting with clear needles, would that shine like a regular incandescent bulb color?
    my apologies, I was never notified there were any furth comments on this thread. I was just coming to bump it.

    To answer your question, it would shine the color of the bulb... Unfortunetly, the lumens output by the stock bulbs won't really light up the needles or the overlays too well. Plus, the bulbs would give off that incandescent hue you mentioned, and it would transfer up the needle. I'll see if I can snap a pic with my stock bulbs and white needles for ya.... They gotta be laying around here somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transamws6 View Post
    That is very cool, you guys supply any clusters for gm trucks?
    We don't generally supply the clusters, just the overlays. If you've got a spare overlay you can send us, we can definately take a look at it and see if McNord can work his magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sommer86@6LE View Post
    We don't generally supply the clusters, just the overlays. If you've got a spare overlay you can send us, we can definately take a look at it and see if McNord can work his magic.
    Oh ok, great, thanks for the info sir.

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    You got it! Just let us know if you want to send over your stock truck face.

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    Here's my newest overlays. Just installed them 2 days ago. These are the night pics....but my iPhone made the needles and the turn signals look different in both pics.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Sommer86@6LE View Post
    Here's my newest overlays. Just installed them 2 days ago. These are the night pics....but my iPhone made the needles and the turn signals look different in both pics.

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    Man, I love the way that lights up...

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    I'm tellin' ya... White bulbs over red FTW!!

    But red might look really bad ass too!

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    What are the colors and effects on that one?

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    The numbers and the needles should look red. Pretty much anything white. (I actually meant to say that anything white on the overlays will light up red)
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    i ordered my set of needles a couple days ago! went wit the blue ones for my stock gauge face lit wit white leds. ill post pics to this thread when theyre installed

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    ^^Avaric3, just so you know, the holidays slowed us down for a bit, but we're pretty much up and running again. Your needles are ready to go and will ship Monday afternoon.

    We're also interested in trying a new "blue" material we've got.....they (we dont think) will light up as well as the blue you ordered, but would look KILLER during the day. Wanna maybe try those out instead? Let me know asap. Thanks. (oh, and the new blue look more like royal blue)

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    ill go wit wutever blue will give me the closest to that aqua blue the stock gauges wit white leds gives off

    and idm if you guys gotta take your time, idk when ill even have time to install the needles anyways haha

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    Then i'll send you the ones we've already picked up. I think Those will make you the happiest as far as color goes.

    Thanks for replying so fast!

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    awesome, i cant wait to get these on!! when i install the needles im also gonna change my odometer to blue which im not lookin forward to doin haha i def gotta take some good pics of my interior when its all done

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    How would you change the odometer to blue? That's one thing that would hold me back from a color change. I would want EVERYTHING the new color

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