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posted January 09, 2004 07:23 PM
New to racing this year with a street stock. Needing to purchase a tachometer for it. I know I need one with memory, anything else or recommendations?

posted January 09, 2004 07:57 PM
I have good success with the $100 jobs-just put a bag over it when you wash

posted January 09, 2004 08:11 PM
i'm with el i also use the auto guage $100 special it's just the auto meter off brand and they are the best in the bizz if you ask me had this one going on 3rd year well worth it and like he said keep moisture off it i bring a wal mart bag with me to the track and keep it covered as soon as i load the car till the time i unload it at the track the next week

posted January 10, 2004 12:11 AM
I ran a Tach for 1 year. it shorted out internally and caused a intermitent miss I chased down for a good 5 nights. I will never run a tach again. I just play it by ear now and get along just fine.

Tim Weiss
posted January 10, 2004 07:19 AM
We had the same problem as bigdaddyboyz.We also ran the 100 dollar tach. We think it was hitting the rev limiter the tach was reading 8or9k at speed. We cut the wire and it quit missing. I do believe the weekly washings did it in. I would buy another one just be more carefull at wash time. This is a great site.

posted January 10, 2004 07:56 AM
What do you need a memory tach for?
We ran a Sun Tach 2 we added a memory box from Summit. But I never looked at the memory. Not like we shift on the track.

Jason Boivin

posted January 10, 2004 08:15 AM
the memory makes it so you don't have to watch the tach i don't even look at mine durring the race unless there is something wrong i make sure i clear it when i pull out onto the track and then it tells you your max rpm thats helpfull when your adjusting your setup with bigger or smaller tires like we can do

posted January 10, 2004 09:06 PM
If your are watching the tach when you are on the track you aren't driving hard enuff!!
I run the remote memory one & have had no trouble.

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