5 Stars By Ski Pro 3 on 2016-05-02
These gauges are pretty accurate for what they cost
These gauges are pretty accurate for what they cost. The temperature gauge was exactly right, testing against a known calibrated thermometer. The oil pressure gauge sticks slightly for the first 5 psi or so, but hardly noticeable. The voltage was off by .3volts low. 14.1 volts actual measured 13.8 volts.
After more than 3 months, I just wanted to say I still like these gauges. They are working fine as reported earlier and now that I've been able to check them out after dark, the lights are just right for night driving. Enough to see the needle position and tell that things are working right. Any brighter and they would be a distraction. Don't bother wiring the lights through your dash dimmer switch though. You will want them full bright and if your dash is dimmed at all, they won't be bright enough.
I've very happy with this purchase.
3 Stars By E. Ford on 2010-10-09
Dissapointingly dim & unreadable after dark - unreliable also - voltmeter sticking after 3 weeks.
I bought this gauge set to replace a very similar Equus 6100 set that I bought a year ago, for only one reason, it has red needles - at night I cannot see the needles on the Equus set without my glasses.
The Equus set is very slightly more expensive at $34 as compared to $30, and has a nicer finish, a little better quality - both voltmeters "under read" by almost a volt, right out of the box, the SunPro has a calibration adjustment, the Equus does not.
The SunPro uses non standard illumination lamps, so if one fails, you'll either have to jury rig something, go back to SunPro directly for a replacement, or buy a new gauge set - the Equus uses off the shelf, baseless wedge lamps, available at your local auto parts store.
The Equus comes with all the terminals and fittings you need to install, I had to provide my own ring terminals to connect the SunPro voltmeter, and it uses a archaic retaining bracket design, which after a few years, when the rubber grommets start to disentegrate will probably cause a short circuit and in my case, blow the cigarette lighter fuse (because that's where I connected mine), so be sure to connect yours to a fused circuit that is not critical to vehicle operation, such as perhaps the ignition circuit.
So - a few minor irritants, a few design flaws - they work, they get the job done, I gave them three stars (an OK), but oh how I wish Equus had a set with red needles.
Quick update - further disappointment.
The installation of these gauges was done during the daytime - and I was quite disappointed when I got into the car in the evening, the illumination from the non standard lamps was so mediocre that the gauges were unreadable with or without my glasses. I dug out my soldering iron, some heatshrink tubing and a couple of 12v 5w baseless wedge style lamps, and made my own much brighter, non standard lamps. SunPro's "engineers" obviously don't use these gauges in their own vehicles.
I took off a star for that.
Oh, how I wish Equus had a set with red needles.
And another update ...
Three weeks later the voltmeter is sticking - the needle only moves if I tap the glass with my finger - took off one more star for that - I may have to put back the Equus gauge set - because I'm certainly NOT going to buy another SunPro set. The Equus that these replaced were about a year old, and I've also had an Equus set in another one of my cars for many years with no problems whatsoever.
Ohhhhh - how I wish Equus had set with red needles.
Fast forward five years - I've just bought another set of these, ironically, to replace, for the second time, the Equus that the original set were bought to replace - I still have the original set - fitted it to another vehicle a few years back.
The Equus have plastic surrounds that let the light shine through making them bright enough to be visible at night - as the gauges age the plastic becomes brittle, breaks and falls into the gauge jamming the needle - I've had it happen with two of the Equus sets, so it's back to the Sunpro.
I'm a bit disappointed to find that Sunpro has not taken advantage of newer technology, for example, the readily available white LEDs to improve the lighting on these gauges - and to the gentleman who suggested we needed to push the lamp bulb further into the gauge, been there, tried that, the incandescent lamp supplied are just not bright enough - I have two of these sets both lit by a "hand built" 5050 white LED lamp that sits flush with the gauge lamp tube, ie does not actually enter the body of the gauge.
4 Stars By CumminsIowaBoy on 2016-02-11
Good gauges for the price but HORRIBLE instructions
Installed these on my 1986 Ford F150 last weekend. The gauges seem pretty good considering the price. I had a hard time thinking about spending the money for the "name brand" gauges for a project truck I'm working on.
The coolant temp sensor probe comes with several different sizes of fittings, that was a nice surprise! Oil pressure gauge and voltmeter were no brainers to hook up. I'm REALLY disappointed in the instructions with this kit. If you have never installed gauges before or don't have a very good understanding of what you need to do before you start, you won't be able to rely on the instructions.
I'd recommend these for people who are looking for cheap gauges for that project car/truck.
3 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2012-12-12
Suntune gauges are not what they used to be. I had problems with the oil pressure gauge in this set. It would stick at about 20 psi both directions. When you started the engine, it would stick, and you had to tap on it to get it going past 20 psi. Then when you shut the engine off, it would stick on 20 psi on the way down. I was set to return it, got a RMA and everything, but it was a hassle to remove it, after I spent a couple hours putting it in. Then the thing got broke in after a couple of weeks, and the sticking problem occurred less often. Now it does not happen at all anymore. The light bulbs that come with it (for dash lights) are very dim, I would say yellow. I probably would not buy these again, but they are working now, and I do like the black face and hot orange needles.
3 Stars By B. Snelgrove on 2011-11-26
You get what you pay for
These gauges work but not without a little modification. It looks like they made a change in the oil pressure gauge but they did not make the corresponding change to the oil line that they pack in the kit. The adapter that goes into the engine fit fine and the oil line threaded right onto it but I had to drill out the taper inside of the oil pressure gauge to get the line to fit. The other gauges seem to work but they are a little hard to read at night. For the price it was not a big deal but if you get the same parts as I did expect to do a little modification to get the supplied parts to work together.
3 Stars By Gorton on 2017-06-21
second set had bad sender in temp line
Oil pressure gauge was faulty, second set had bad sender in temp line.
5 Stars By Tom in LA on 2016-08-23
Temp and pressure are mechanical - Great to not depend on old car electrical systems. You have to make sure there is a hole in the firewall big enough to accept the large temp sensor fitting. Not a problem for me.
5 Stars By Thomas Tarver on 2017-10-19
Nice, but a little small, but they work great..
5 Stars By Ileana on 2016-11-10
and much better than the OEM idiot lights
The kit is complete and as I expected. It does the job, and much better than the OEM idiot lights.
I would order again.
5 Stars By Howard Bednarek on 2017-07-24