Speedhut Gauge Install: How to (DIY) - Page 7 - RX7Club.com - Mazda RX7 Forum

3rd Generation Specific (1993-2002) 1993-2002 Discussion including performance modifications and Technical Support Sections.

Speedhut Gauge Install: How to (DIY)

Old 11-22-18, 04:37 PM
  #151  
Lives on the Forum
iTrader: (4)
 
David Hayes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: FL
Posts: 6,197
Thanked 45 Times in 28 Posts
No. From FL but now in Asheville Just never updated this on the forum.
David Hayes is offline  
Old 11-23-18, 11:56 AM
  #152  
Senior Member
iTrader: (22)
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Trenton NJ
Posts: 251
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
In the 4 years of owning my FD, I think my tach has worked like 5 days total. Even in my spare cluster. So I would like to at least order a tach while they have their black friday sale going. Is it hard to get the correct and accurate tach signal to gauge? Can you use the tach signal that's connected to the factory tach in the cluster, or is it best to get it from somewhere else? I may grab a water temp and boost gauge as well.

Thanks



NJ-JDM is offline  
Old 11-23-18, 05:37 PM
  #153  
Lives on the Forum
iTrader: (4)
 
David Hayes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: FL
Posts: 6,197
Thanked 45 Times in 28 Posts
^ I have a standalone ECU (Haltech), so I might not be the best person to answer your question. For me, it was pretty easy to wire up the tach. I used the Halteach tach signal wire and connected it into the tach input wire in the SpeedHut gauge. For a stock setup, I believe it is also pretty easy to wire up. You have two options I think, using the tach output wire from the stock ECU or running a signal from one of the coils. I think the ECU wire is the B/L wire located in the I2 8-pin connector.
David Hayes is offline  
Old 11-25-18, 08:00 PM
  #154  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Red94fd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 375
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
The tach has instructions on how to connect the tach from 2 or three different sources. I have pfc and it was easy to connect it, I used a single wire from the cluster's stock harness. You should get it.
Red94fd is offline  
Old 11-25-18, 09:30 PM
  #155  
Senior Member
iTrader: (22)
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Trenton NJ
Posts: 251
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanks for the replies. Can I assume people are ordering a 10k tach for the rotary? Though I see both 8k and 10k in the pics that are posted. I don't plan to spin mine up past 8k, but I guess it has the potential.

Last edited by NJ-JDM; 11-25-18 at 09:36 PM.
NJ-JDM is offline  
Old 11-26-18, 12:47 PM
  #156  
Lives on the Forum
iTrader: (4)
 
David Hayes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: FL
Posts: 6,197
Thanked 45 Times in 28 Posts
^ I went with the 8K tach. I am balanced to 10K but will never go that high anyway, so this drove my decision.
David Hayes is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to David Hayes For This Useful Post:
NJ-JDM (11-26-18)
Old 12-02-18, 11:40 PM
  #157  
IRP Engine - Complete!
iTrader: (28)
 
Monkman33's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pasco, Washington
Posts: 3,192
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by David Hayes View Post
^ I went with the 8K tach. I am balanced to 10K but will never go that high anyway, so this drove my decision.
It cost me a little extra, but One is able to order a 9k tach. If you go to page 2 of this thread, I posted a picture.
Monkman33 is offline  
Old 12-03-18, 10:12 AM
  #158  
Lives on the Forum
iTrader: (4)
 
David Hayes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: FL
Posts: 6,197
Thanked 45 Times in 28 Posts
^ Yep, that would have been ideal.
David Hayes is offline  
Old 12-03-18, 10:36 AM
  #159  
Senior Member
iTrader: (22)
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Trenton NJ
Posts: 251
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Monkman33 View Post
It cost me a little extra, but One is able to order a 9k tach. If you go to page 2 of this thread, I posted a picture.
I saw that as well, makes it look just a little more authentic in a way. Did you have to call them directly to ask for that customization?

I missed the BF sale but they are still 15% off until Dec 18th.
NJ-JDM is offline  
Old 12-10-18, 01:22 PM
  #160  
Full Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: somewhere
Posts: 61
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
So I would really like to keep the water temp sensor in the stock location but I am having trouble finding an adapter that will work with the speedhut sensor.

I did purchase the glowshift adapter and the sensor sensor does fit I am just wondering if the sensor would still be accurate with the way it would be mounted in the stock location.

The hole that that you can see the speedhut sensor would obviously be plugged.

Last edited by SpeedCrazie; 12-10-18 at 01:56 PM.
SpeedCrazie is offline  
Old 12-10-18, 02:09 PM
  #161  
Lives on the Forum
iTrader: (4)
 
David Hayes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: FL
Posts: 6,197
Thanked 45 Times in 28 Posts
If you are asking about using the Speedhut sensor installed into the adapter and then into the stock location, I would think this would work for you. As an alternative, it is possible SpeedHut sells a temp sensor that would screw directly into the stock location without the adapter. I would call their customer support and ask. They do also sell a bunch of adapters as well and you could ask them about the GlowShift one:

https://www.speedhut.com/parts-acces...id=f260%7cf261
David Hayes is offline  
Old 12-11-18, 03:09 AM
  #162  
Full Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: somewhere
Posts: 61
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by David Hayes View Post
If you are asking about using the Speedhut sensor installed into the adapter and then into the stock location, I would think this would work for you. As an alternative, it is possible SpeedHut sells a temp sensor that would screw directly into the stock location without the adapter. I would call their customer support and ask. They do also sell a bunch of adapters as well and you could ask them about the GlowShift one:

https://www.speedhut.com/parts-acces...id=f260%7cf261
thank you, realized my picture didnít load. Thanks for the advice. I just wasnít sure how the oem location worked seeing as the speedhut sensor wonít be directly in the oem location but rather set further bsck
into the adapter. Will this location just fill the adapter so the sensor can get itís reading?
SpeedCrazie is offline  
Old 12-11-18, 06:36 AM
  #163  
Lives on the Forum
iTrader: (4)
 
David Hayes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: FL
Posts: 6,197
Thanked 45 Times in 28 Posts
Yes that is how the adapter will work.
David Hayes is offline  
Old 12-12-18, 12:14 AM
  #164  
IRP Engine - Complete!
iTrader: (28)
 
Monkman33's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pasco, Washington
Posts: 3,192
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by NJ-JDM View Post
I saw that as well, makes it look just a little more authentic in a way. Did you have to call them directly to ask for that customization?

I missed the BF sale but they are still 15% off until Dec 18th.
Yes. I placed the order and then called to ask about it.
Monkman33 is offline  
Old 12-26-18, 04:24 PM
  #165  
Rotary Enthusiast
iTrader: (4)
 
live2drive15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northern California
Posts: 829
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Speedhut wiring write up on my website

https://www.rx7bruh.com/how-tos/

live2drive15 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to live2drive15 For This Useful Post:
Tim Benton (12-27-18)
Old 12-26-18, 04:51 PM
  #166  
Senior Member
iTrader: (22)
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Trenton NJ
Posts: 251
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
The write up looks pretty thorough. I ordered my tach similar to yours, reads to 9k with the redline starting at 8. Should get it mid-Jan.
NJ-JDM is offline  
Old 12-26-18, 06:47 PM
  #167  
Rotary Enthusiast
iTrader: (4)
 
live2drive15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northern California
Posts: 829
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by NJ-JDM View Post
The write up looks pretty thorough. I ordered my tach similar to yours, reads to 9k with the redline starting at 8. Should get it mid-Jan.
Thanks I tried to be detailed in it. I hope it helps!


Last edited by live2drive15; 12-26-18 at 06:51 PM.
live2drive15 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
CrisH
3rd Gen General Discussion
5
11-09-18 02:16 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Speedhut Gauge Install: How to (DIY)


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.