RX-8 Gauge Panel Kit (w/ Metric Gauges) for 2004-08 RX-8 (w/ manual transmission) - Originally developed for the Canadian, Australian, Japanese, and European RX-8 (w/ manual transmission), this gauge kit can by used by RX-8 owners that prefer their gauges in a metric format. This kit cannot be used on 2009+ RX-8's due to a change in the design of the Renesis engine - the Oil Pressure and Temperature Adaptor provided with this kit cannot be used with this new design.
Monitor critical engine performance on your RX-8 with this fully functional Racing Beat 3-Gauge Panel Kit. This kit is fully assembled and is ready for installation in your RX-8! This Racing Beat Kit includes ALL required mounting hardware and sensor fitting adaptors needed to quickly install this kit. No messy wiring harnesses or fussy mounting brackets that are common with most "do-it-yourself" kits, the Racing Beat Gauge Panel Kit is intended for the enthusiast that would rather spend more time behind the steering wheel, than under it lying on his back with a flashlight! Most importantly, we include a fully detailed and illustrated, step-by-step installations that will guide you through the entire installation process.
The high-gloss black gauge panel has been fitted with three precision AutoMeter metric gauges - water temperature (50-115 C), oil temperature (60-140 C), and oil pressure (0-14 KG/CM2). Selected for their outstanding performance and interior-matching appearance, these high quality AutoMeter gauges look great during the daytime, and back-lit illuminated "red" at night - just like the stock gauges on the RX-8!
The Racing Beat Gauge Panel Kit comes complete and pre-assembled for quick installation, and includes provisions for connection to the instrument panel lighting. The panel unit is mounted in place of the stock ash tray/lighter assembly and routing of the sensor lines is surprisingly easy! To facilitate the assembly process, each kit includes the Racing Beat Oil Pressure and Temperature Adaptor, and the Water Temperature Adaptor.
Note: Although it is possible that this unit will mount in the auto transmission equipped RX-8, the installation instructions were written for the installation of the sensor lines through an opening near the manual shift arm.