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Old 02-21-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Gauge clusters... whatd you think I was talking about

Swapped the gauge bezels out of the Z06 cluster to the vert cluster... also installed my C6Z06 shifter w/ new shift boot and new HU w/ XM integrated. Final pics were taken after getting back from dinner, the flash doesnt do any of it justice. A few bits of brushed aluminum in the right places really spruces up the C5 interior.

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Part getting swapped
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Bezels installed on the red cars cluster
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Thanks to my buddy Jay for helping out w/ the stereo install and soldering :beer:
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:52 AM   #2
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Took a few better pics this morning in the natural light...

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Default Nice pics showing the changes

Personally, the Zo6 cluster is a *must* in any C5 I own... if I ever had to start over and got a non-Zo6 I'd still have to swap in the cluster. It would be the 1st mod I would do.

I never liked the base cluster, it must be the Italized lettering and the checkerboard pattern on that Z helps..not to mention a more robust redline that anyone would have with better valvesprings/tuning/MORE.
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Why would you want a cluster that says "Z06" right on it in a non-Z06 car? Sure if you could get it w/ the standard emblems it'd be a nice upgrade, but otherwise it's poser satus IMO.
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I couldn't care less if the tach had the logo on it.... it looks GREAT compared to the base cluster.
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Ah... sorry I just couldnt do that. Plus in this case the Z06 cluster had to go back in my Z06.
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Ah, nothing like adding your personal touches. Looks good.
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I couldn't care less if the tach had the logo on it.... it looks GREAT compared to the base cluster.
I agree, the Z06 cluster does look good, but you know how some guys are about keeping certain items like Z06 badges, etc out of non-Z06 cars.
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I was thinking about this more last night... (lots to think about when you're slaving away sanding a cylinder head getting ready to polish)

I decided that I wouldn't like the Zo6 logo on a non-Zo6 car, but I would have to have the gauges, so what I would do is....

Get a decal made that I could overlay on the Zo6 part. Yes I know that part wouldn't light up at night, but having an oval "sticker" with a matching color format but with a special tie-in to my car (perhaps something about supercharged or ???) it would look at home during the day... and I know what that black oval at night stood for.

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Actually the C5 gauges are front lit with special black lights on each side of the cluster. The only things backlight are the warning lights etc. So your idea would work just fine.
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^ I just learned something new today... thanks!!
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THat looks great brian!
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Thanks man... goes a long way to spruce up whats becoming a dated interior.
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Looks outstanding...good work! I dont think it's posing either...it would be if they were outside, but not on the dash...I like it.
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Just to clarify I swapped bezels from my Z06's cluster to my vert's cluster... didn't put a Z06 cluster in my vert.
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Just to clarify I swapped bezels from my Z06's cluster to my vert's cluster... didn't put a Z06 cluster in my vert.
Why did you put the Z06 cluster in the vert???
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Man I thought you were talking about doing to chicks. lol
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Looks good OP..Im still trying to find out where i can buy this. I dont need the whole cluster, just the paperback thing with the 6500 redline. Does anyone know where i can find one?? thanks
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