Gen2 Gauge Modification


revlimiter Gauges - Modified Warbird
revlimiter Gauges - Modified to your own specifications.

Details


  • Don't like my choice of zero position for the tach and speedometer? Change it! Zero can be rotated to any position.
  • Standard needle rotation (zero position) uses press-through needle stoppers on most designs. If you change the zero position, you'll receive a set of glue-on needle stoppers to use with your gauges.
  • Move the tach redline up or down. Grow it or shrink it. Or add more range to the tach and speedo if you like. They don't stop working till about 10mm counter-clockwise from the zero mark.
  • Change the font style used on the gauges. You must have the font file to send me if you make this request.
  • Change the color of the face to something other than black. Want white? No problem! Want to match a color? That takes a bit of time to accomplish, but should be doable.
  • Want a different logo on the tach than is present on the gauges you like? Sweet! I've got nearly every logo Mazda has ever done. And if I don't have it, I can draw it up for you.
  • Price: Modifications are charged on a time-required basis. Usually these requests will add $40-80 to the base price of the gauges. It just depends on how much you want done and how many hours it will take me.
  • Go to the Custom Order Form


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NOTE: These are OLD gauges!


All of the gauges you see here are made with my older Gen2 and Gen2.5 materials and printers. These are no longer being produced. The designs below are just to show what's possible. I cannot re-make these gauges exactly as seen.


Warbird at Tiffany's


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
The request was for a standard Warbird gauge set, but with a Tiffany blue tachometer. I said "sure!" I never expected the results to be quite this awesome.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
The order was for white lighting. The new owner was on the fence about what color to use. He was interested in OEM bulbs and blue bulb covers. This is the result. In my humble opinion, it's stunning. I tried white LEDs and it wasn't nearly this cool looking.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


Jazz


revlimiter Gauges - Version Stirling
A first - a set of Stirling gauges with a different zero rotation. The customer wanted them rotated to 6 o'clock for his car, Jazz. A very simple request, but it totally changed the feel of these gauges.


revlimiter Gauges - Version stirling


revlimiter Gauges - Version Jazz


revlimiter Gauges - Version Jazz
Blue condoms over OEM bulbs. That's how the gauges were ordered. The lighting is a bit dim, but the blue sure is pretty.


Creme Stirling


revlimiter Gauges - Version Stirling
This was a new one for me - Stirling in creme. Trying to get the grey arcs to look right and be the right color was 99% of the work. In my not-humble opinion, they turned out awesome.


revlimiter Gauges - Version stirling


revlimiter Gauges - Version Jazz


revlimiter Gauges - Version Jazz
The owner wanted to keep the stock warning lights. A stock rotation later and they're hidden behind the creme face nicely.


Circuit Rally


revlimiter Gauges - Version Circuit
A set of gauges meant to go in a rallycross Miata. When you're bouncing around, exact needle position isn't really so important, in my humble opinion. You just want to know if you're in or near the red zone. So, each gauge got a VERY obvious red wedge.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Circuit
On the fuel gauge, being IN the red (at race weight) isn't necessarily a bad thing.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Circuit
A favorite car of mine is the Lancia Delta Integrale. I borrowed the zero position directly from that car's cluster. Something kinda awesome about the 3:00 speedo and the 9:00 tach.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Circuit
I've never designed a gauge set with the tick marks on the small gauges extending all the way to the bezel. When I was drawing these up, it seemed an obvious choice. I'm really happy with how they turned out.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Circuit


revlimiter Gauges - Version Circuit
Amber lighting at night. The red zones have ghosted red lighting and any nearby numbers (260, E, 7 and 8) lit in red. Kinda hard to photograph, but they look great in person.


OEM++


revlimiter Gauges - Version OEM+
Here's one that's not often modified - OEM+. The owner wanted the tach range extended to handle his IRTB engine's new capabilities. He also wanted some revlimiter.net livery on the tach. A small mod to the fuel gauge rounded out the order.


revlimiter Gauges - Version oem+
Maybe my favorite tach ever.


revlimiter Gauges - Version oem+


revlimiter Gauges - Version oem+
White/clear lighting with white LEDs. About as evenly lit as can be imagined.


revlimiter Gauges - Version OEM+


Time Piece


revlimiter Gauges - Warbird
This set of gauges was inspired by a pair of watches. The customer wanted something all in greyscale. Dark grey tach, black numbers, and some contrasting small gauges. I also received his cluster for installation.


revlimiter Gauges - Timepiece
When there's not a lot of contrast between the face and numbers, my job becomes very hard. Adding the light stroke around the numbers and major scale marks helped. Getting them the right shade of grey was not easy. Three test sets were made.


revlimiter Gauges - Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Warbird
Even the small gauges are greyscale. White numbers and tick marks were too bright. I dimmed them to a matching grey.


revlimiter Gauges - Warbird
Lighting was to be done with white OEM bulbs. The glow they give really suits these gauges. Very refined. Thanks for the order Chris!


Phee


revlimiter Gauges - Version Stirling
This was an order for a very minimal set of Warbird gauges with a 9:00/3:00 rotation. It went though many revisions and ended up being a modified Version Zero. The car they're going in is rebuilt from a previous wreck, rising from the ashes. Hence, the name Phee.


revlimiter Gauges - Version stirling


revlimiter Gauges - Version Phee
A custom phoenix logo on the tach.


revlimiter Gauges - Version phee
The phoenix ignites at night. The red tach face really makes it look to be on fire.


Code Red


revlimiter Gauges - Version Barcode
Changing the background color on the gauges with dark grey artwork (Stirling and Barcode) is not easy. It usually comes out looking quite strange. But what about just deleting the grey bars?


revlimiter Gauges - Version Barcode
I chose LE red for the background. It's deep and contrasty and gorgeous.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Barcode


revlimiter Gauges - Version Barcode


revlimiter Gauges - Version Barcode
I had white LEDs in my cluster, so I lit the gauges with them. The crisp look really works.


Rarity


revlimiter Gauges - Version Rarity
A set of custom gauges designed around the My Little Pony character Rarity. The gauges were to be classy, minimal, and not as in-your-face as the MLP or Doge gauges. So, I imagined what my favorite pony would design if she made gauges instead of dresses.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Rarity
The one request was to have a picture of Rarity on the tach somewhere. Rotating the gauges to the Prototipo 1:30 zero provided a very logical spot for Rarity to stand.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Rarity
Let sleeping kitties lie.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Rarity
The cutie mark fuel gauge. Subtle? Perhaps not, but it is rather classy.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
Rarity-purple lighting for the gauges. I lit it up with white LEDs. Truly fabulous.


Superlative Beauty / Model 34


revlimiter Gauges - Model 34
I had a request for a vintage-looking gauge set. The customer was interested in a few different designs, but we zeroed in on the Model 36 gauges after a bit of discussion. Nearly everything about them was changed, at least in a small way. The results speak for themselves.


revlimiter Gauges - Model 34
4 o'clock tach and speedo. Expanded scale to be outside the numbers rather than inside. And some text in the middle zone ala the GT40 gauges.


revlimiter Gauges - Model 34
Superlative Beauty was the customer's idea.


revlimiter Gauges - Model 34
Amber lighting for that vintage look.


Catfish


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
Ever heard of the Catfish? They take MX-5 guts and drivetrain and put it in a small body. I'd not heard of one before receiving this order. I was smitten. I might need one.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
The customer really liked the dark sea foam gauges I'd done before. This is another version of that color. The lighting conditions make the gauges look a lot brighter than they are in reality.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
White lighting with OEM bulbs.


Vintage Prototipo


revlimiter Gauges - Version Prototipo
My buddy Chris ordered these to go with his newly restored vintage Prototipo steering wheel. He had the NB2 creme gauges and wanted to keep the same background color. I went to work.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Prototipo
The white needles don't really work, but that's not a problem. Chris has some factory red ones to install. Still, the white and creme have enough contrast to be able to see where the needle is pointing.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
BRG reen km/h scale to go with the BRG paint.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40


revlimiter Gauges - Version Prototipo


revlimiter Gauges - Version Prototipo
Amber lighting. I'm pretty proud of the lighting here. It's about as even as I've ever been able to achieve with NB gauges.


Pandora


revlimiter Gauges - Version Stiriling
My buddy Chase wanted to replace his stock set of Stirling gauges with something special for his car, Pandora. He still wanted the same style, but with it kicked up a notch or two. Chase came up with the logo and dancing girl. I had the idea for the 9 o'clock rotation. We're both very pleased with the results.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Stirling


revlimiter Gauges - Version Pandora


revlimiter Gauges - Version Stirling
Purple lighting with white LEDs.


Model 36 in Black


revlimiter Gauges - Model 36
Doesn't look very custom at first, but since the Model 36 gauges usually come in cream, this is indeed a special color. This is something I always wanted to see, but just never made a test set for. This set turned out extremely nice.


revlimiter Gauges - Model 36
A EUNOS logo in place of the 1936 Mazda logo and the optional redline round out the tach.


revlimiter Gauges - Model 36


revlimiter Gauges - Model 36


revlimiter Gauges - Model 36
I've never lit up a set of amber gauges with LED bulbs before. This is the result.


revlimiter Gauges - model 36


Sunburn


revlimiter Gauges - Sunstorm
A modified Version Sunstorm set. I dubbed this "Version Sunburn." I don't know about the rest of you, but my skin goes from speedometer to tach in less than an hour...


revlimiter Gauges - Sunstorm
The red tach replaced the original yellow. The other gauges were turned white with red numbers. Not a complex request, but a couple hours work to get everything perfect. Changing a gauge from black to white is one of the most work-intensive requests.


revlimiter Gauges - Sunstorm


revlimiter Gauges - Model 36


revlimiter Gauges - Sunstorm
There's a large amount of light leak out the needle centers, but that's common with white gauges. The lighting on this set surprised me with how even it was.


revlimiter Gauges - sunburn


Legendary


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
My buddy (Legendary on the forums) ordered this set. At first glance they seem to be just a GT-40 set with a 6 o'clock rotation. Upon closer inspection you can see how many changes there really are.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
The Oh Shit gas gauge is getting pretty popular.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
km/h scale on both the inside and outside.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
A nice pairing for the fuel gauge.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
Amber lighting with white LEDs behind. Just the thing to finish off these gauges.


MX-8 in Grey


revlimiter Gauges - Version MX-8
A couple small mods on this MX-8 set - a grey tachometer face and a funny fuel gauge.


revlimiter Gauges - Version MX-8


revlimiter Gauges - Version MX-8
Prime is impressed.


revlimiter Gauges - Version MX-8
Outlined numbers on the grey tach. A few simple mods really went a long way in making these gauges unique.


Red Spyder


revlimiter Gauges - Version Spyder
A small change to this gauge set - red tick marks instead of black. The owner also had me extend the marks above the small numbers (a lovely change). Lastly, the lighting method was changed to make light shine through the red rather than ghost around it.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
White lighting with bare OEM incandescent bulbs. No covers on the bulbs.


GT40 Rotated


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
I had a pair of orders for custom rotations on gauges that don't often get ordered with modifications. I thought I'd pop both in the test cluster to share. The first is this set of 6 o'clock GT40 gauges. Pointing the needle down really pops with these.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
Retro looks with a modern feel.


Revolved

revlimiter Gauges - Version Revolver
Revolver gauges ordered with a 9 o'clock zero position. I was skeptical at first, but it really came together. The owner requested the tach in hundreds. A last minute addition was the Mazda logo centered in the upper half.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Revolver


revlimiter Gauges - Version Revolver


Original Recipe


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
I originally designed the Warbird gauges to have yellow numbers. My favorite old aircraft had black and yellow gauges and I wanted them too. When I made up a test set to install in Sharka, the white letters on my KG Works gauge cluster clashed with the yellow. I decided to go with white for the production Warbird gauges. When I had a customer order the gauge with yellow text, I just had to take some pix.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
There's just something awesome about that yellow text. I wish this set had worked in my own car. I hope the new owner loves these as much as I do.


Royal


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
I got an order for a set of GT-40 in either red or purple. I mocked up the gauges and purple was the winner. But it had to be a specific shade - the same purple as the Crown Royal bag on the new owner's shift boot.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
It was almost harder to photograph these than to actually make them. Purple is damn hard for a camera to get right. Trust me, this is the exact color of the Crown Royal purple baggy.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
White/clear lighting with white LEDs.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
White/clear lighting with OEM bulbs and red condoms installed.


Leatherface


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
A set of gauges for my buddy Jared (Leatherface on the forums). He had all of these ideas put together and even supplied the logo. I just made it a reality. It turned out SO cool.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
Ghosted lighting on the tach, standard lighting on the other four gauges.


The Yellow Tach


revlimiter Gauges - Version Revolver
It looks like a lot of work, but it really was quite simple. The customer wanted the tach and speedometer rotated to 6 o'clock and a yellow tach. When it came out of my plotter, my eyes bugged out.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Revolver


revlimiter Gauges - Version Revolver


revlimiter Gauges - Version Revolver
White/clear lighting with amber bulb covers were ordered, so I lit them up with that same combo. Looks pretty sweet.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Revolver
And here it is with white LEDs (superbrightleds.com wHP5 bulbs). LOVE this!


GT-40 in Dark Sea-foam


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
Slightly modified GT-40 gauges in a dark sea-foam green.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
The owner wanted the tach in thousands instead of hundreds. In place of the vintage Mazda logo, he wanted his name. It turned out great!


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
Matching an exact color is not easy, but this one came off without a hitch. The green is dark, yet not too saturated.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
Lighting is with white LEDs (superbrightleds.com wHP5 bulbs) and OEM Green lighting gel baked in.


Blood Red Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
Another simple request. "Warbirds in red." The customer was not specific as to which red. I did them up in this deep shade which is a perfect match for the 93LE interior. Not bad if I say so myself.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
White/clear lighting SuperBrightLEDs.com wHP5 bulbs installed.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird


Version 1002 in BRG


revlimiter Gauges - Version 1002
These were ordered with a ton of modifications. The customer wanted something minimal and uncluttered that would complement his 1991 BRG Roadster.


revlimiter Gauges - Version 1002
Every gauge was scrutinized and simplified.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40


revlimiter Gauges - Version 1002
I've done a few sets in British Racing Green. This one turned out awesome.


revlimiter Gauges - Version 1002
This is the OEM green with factory bulbs installed. It is a perfect match for the stock lighting


Gato


revlimiter Gauges - Version Alfa
Another set of gauges for a Catfish! This time, it was based off Version Alpha. The customer drew the logo himself (which looks insane, I was blown away). A rotation on the tach and some other small mods completed the look.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Alfa


revlimiter Gauges - Version Alfa


revlimiter Gauges - Version catfish
White lighting was chosen. I used OEM bulbs to in these test photos. They seem to bring out some of the vintage charm in the Alpha design.


GT40 + Yellow


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
A set of GT-40 gauges with a yellow tach for a friend in Italy. Yes, the gauges read in Imperial units. That's how the owner wanted them! "More nostalgic," he said. And I agree!


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
Note the fog lamp indicator on the speedometer.


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40


revlimiter Gauges - Version GT40
I created a whole new light diffuser for these gauges. It's now standard on all NB gauge designs. There are far fewer hot spots and bright areas, even over a constant arc like the tach shows.


Warbird in Orange


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
This was a custom order of Version Warbird in safety orange.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
Getting just the right orange that was dark enough to have contrast with the white numbers, yet bright enough to look "orange" was not an easy task.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
The orange was also difficult to photograph. Very hard to capture the right shade. The color changes slightly depending on the viewing angle and light hitting the gauges.


revlimiter Gauges - Version Warbird
They were ordered with white/clear lighting. This is how they look with white LEDs firing behind. A lot of the orange illuminates thanks to light coming from the needles, but the result is pretty unique. The owner of these gauges seems very happy with them.


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About the Ordering Process


Every item in this store is hand-crafted, made one set at a time. Everything is made to your specs. There's no mass production. Because of this, there might be a short delay between placing your order and shipping. Gauges usually take a couple days to make. If there's a long wait list, I'll contact you via email to inform you of any delays.

California Residents:


California requires the following notice: Gauges may contain Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to the State of California to cause harm to the female reproductive system. You can be exposed when you install the gauges. Always wear the included gloves and wash your hands after installation. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/BPA.

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