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Ebay dual gauge bezels...better or worse than Autometer?

 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:51 AM
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Default Ebay dual gauge bezels...better or worse than Autometer?

There are quite a few different companies selling these on Ebay, but I was curious if they are all the same brand or if there are some that should be avoided. When I searched this website last night, there was one guy that complained about Autometer bezels he ordered being scratched from the factory, and he exchanged several. Then another thing said was that the Ebay versions block more of the instrument cluster than the Autometer. Is this true? Anyway, here are some of the auctions, let me know what you think:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...=6755
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...40017
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...33675
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...43951
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...40017
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No eBay brand is going to be as well-fitting as Autometer. They've been in the business for a while, you know .
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Archidictus &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No eBay brand is going to be as well-fitting as Autometer. They've been in the business for a while, you know .</TD></TR></TABLE>

LOL, yeah. Their boost gauges are pretty accurate, +-4lbs.
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:24 PM
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This forum moves fast! BUMP!
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:13 PM
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go for the autometer gauges
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Old 09-21-2004, 08:49 PM
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Not the gauges. The bezel. I'm buying 2 Defi gauges and need a bezel for them. My boost gauge is on the pillar, but I don't want all 3 there, so I'm buying a bezel to fit 2. Click on one of the links above and you'll se what I'm talking about. Please, if anyone knows about the quality of either, let me know. Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2004, 08:55 PM
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If you buy one from Ebay, expect to do some modification yourself. I'm talking about maybe a Dremel and using some screws to hold it down into place so it doesn't rattle around. This happened to my buddy in his Eclipse. It's probably worth the extra money, unless you really don't mind taking the time to make it as perfect as possible.
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looks like a cheaper and more breakable brand of plastic.
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for that price, who cares. Buyit and let us know
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Thanks for the input guys. I guess I'll just go with Autometer.
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Its all the same thing. its not like the auto meter ones say it on there or something.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by sohcvtec1995 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its all the same thing. its not like the auto meter ones say it on there or something.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Well, people have had good and bad luck with both. No one can tell from pictures alone. The Ebay ones look the same. I was hoping someone would just say that they bought one off of Ebay from a specific seller and had zero problems with it. Oh well, my $74 has been spent. If it's defective or scratched, at least I can rely on good customer service from Autometer.
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the ones i have seen from ebay the gauges are to deep and hit the pillor so the bezile either sticks out from the pillor or the gauge sticks out from the bezile.

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Really? I'm glad I ordered the Autometer.
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