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delbertinie

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I bought a set of digital gauges a while back.
I got around to really reading the instructions and looking at the sending units they included.
When it came to to the speedo I discovered that I have a sending that is controlled by G.P.S.
really gps.
Does anybody else have one of these in their cars?
Are they dependable?
 

letterman7

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Not yet, but I will. GPS technology is pretty much becoming standard in a lot of aftermarket instruments. The only downside, of course, is signal loss through tunnels, mountains and some cities. As long as the antenna has a clear shot - no metal around it - you'll be fine 99% of the time.
 

RangerBEH

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Is it an intelitronix unit? I've used 2 of this already and have 2 more for my sterling and Sebring. If so there is a plug for the speedo that accepts a gm speedo caple or the GPS unit. You hay have to contact intelitronix and purchase the other plug or buy their gps unit. I have gotten a few VW to gm speedo cables (I believe) from larrys off road.

I just retread your post, that's awesome if it came with the gps, those usually cost a lot more from what I've seen.
 

RangerBEH

Member
I bought the same ones off eBay I used the 5 sender units those had speedos maybe I need to check my box when I get home. I thought the senders for the 5 and 6 units would be the same....
 

delbertinie

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i bought a reman from them,it still has a lifetime warranty
that's why i got it cheap.
and yes i got it off of flea bay
 

delbertinie

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i'm mildly impressed with there gauges simple to wire neat and clean.
Reserving real judgement until I see how reliable they are
 

RangerBEH

Member
The reman 5 gauge one I used on my buggy was awesome!

(The only reason you can see through the glass is I took the pic inside, for the sterling I plan to make the cutouts cleaner also)
 

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delbertinie

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i got the 6 gauge just because I wanted the tack.
does the five have turn signals and brights as well

Really trying to figure out the best place for the gps antenna does it go inside the car or should it be outside
 

Peter

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I mounted my GPS antenna inside a 'dummy' shark fin antenna costing $5, it also has the small electronic radio antenna from a roof mounted unit. all glue in with hot glue and bonded to the roof with Sikaflex.
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CyCo

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You might be able to mount it under the fiberglass body. I know that you can mount a cb radio under a fiberglass body and it will still pick up the radio signal clearly, as you can buy mounts for them through the appropriate channels. (sorry, I couldn't resist the joke. *laugh* )

Ok, I just did a quick google. Apparently the newer gps units can receive a signal through 1.5" fiberglass.

jethro1 said:
The GPS signal is transmitted at 1575.42 MHz. At this frequency there is very little refraction or bending in the atmosphere. Materials which are opaque to light are not necessary reflective for radio waves at 1575.42 MHz. Radio waves at 1575.42 MHz will pass through the fiberglass components of a boat in precisely the same manner they pass through the plastic material surround the antenna housing to reach the antenna for the GPS receiver contained inside.
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
Most times those antenna's are not weatherproof. Find a home for it on the dashboard on top, out of the way. It'll be fine 'shooting' through the glass. Been running an aftermarket head unit in my truck with built-in GPS for years with the antenna on the dashboard with zero issues.
 

RangerBEH

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The 4 is the mileage counter. I put a few hundred miles on the buggy before I sold it and loved the intelitronix unit.

I got the 6 gauge unit for my sterling and sebring. The only difference is the tach they both have turn signals and high/low beam indicators
 
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