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Aftermarket Clinometers

Anyone have any experience with aftermarket clinometers? I was looking for one for my 1st Gen 4Runner. Iíve found factory ones for $200-$500 which is a bit ridiculous, but Iíve found some aftermarket ones for around $50. They all look to be about the same design with a generic vehicle image. I want something as close to stock as possible. Also trying to avoid having a Jeep on my clinometer if possible LOL
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there was an inclinometer app i used a couple of years ago that was sort of cool.. forgot what it was when i switched phones
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there was an inclinometer app i used a couple of years ago that was sort of cool.. forgot what it was when i switched phones
Yeah, I have an app for it too, but I want something permanently installed in the stock location.
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I will say that my stock great condition inclinometer doesn't work as good as it used to.

The altimeter still works great as long as I pet it at a known elevation before I count on it. Different weather tend to change the reading.

I use spyglass for my IPhone and it works as a great GPS as well when I am out of my rig. Also works offline.
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Mitsubishi Montero's have a nice Inclinometer setup. Less than $20 from a junk yard. Some trims are gray and black. I've yet to install mine but plan on it during the winter.
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The Land Crusier come with similar clinometer, but the housings are different than the ones in the truck and 4Runners.
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Originally Posted by se7enine View Post
Mitsubishi Montero's have a nice Inclinometer setup. Less than $20 from a junk yard. Some trims are gray and black. I've yet to install mine but plan on it during the winter.
find another one like and I will give you $65 shipped
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find another one like and I will give you $65 shipped
If I find another you can have for what I pay + shipping. I usually see them quite often.
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the FJC comes with one. real landcruisers came with several variants, some of them in the dash. the 4wd tercel wagon came with one, and second gen 4runners had the option and is almost identical to 1st gen models but they are hard to come by in US models. I had a small generic one in a truck that I bought at West Marine, it was for a boat but it looked good and was about 15 bucks.
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Originally Posted by se7enine View Post
If I find another you can have for what I pay + shipping. I usually see them quite often.
sounds good, appreciate it
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Originally Posted by keycw View Post
the FJC comes with one. real landcruisers came with several variants, some of them in the dash. the 4wd tercel wagon came with one, and second gen 4runners had the option and is almost identical to 1st gen models but they are hard to come by in US models. I had a small generic one in a truck that I bought at West Marine, it was for a boat but it looked good and was about 15 bucks.
I would like to see a picture of a factory 2nd gen inclinometer. I have only seen them in 1st gen's, my 1st gen 86 SR5 that I bought new had one
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Pic of aftermarket early Montero clinometer/aux gauges I found in a junk yard for $20. the volt and oil pressure gauge work, but are pretty slow unresponsive gauges. I found a bspt t fitting to keep the idiot light on the dash too. Most people think itís stock.
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Originally Posted by dropzone View Post
I would like to see a picture of a factory 2nd gen inclinometer. I have only seen them in 1st gen's, my 1st gen 86 SR5 that I bought new had one
Check out this old post: https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116.../#post51244209

I don't think I have seen a factory inclinometer on 2nd generation 4Runners in the U.S., only on the 4Runner / Hilux Surf outside of the U.S.

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This one is in Italy.
Around $100 + shipping
https://www.ebay.es/itm/Altimetro-ed...RHC5:rk:2:pf:0

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In Emrates,
Around $150 shipping included:
https://www.ebay.es/itm/Jdm-Toyota-4...Oex:rk:10:pf:0
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Originally Posted by dropzone View Post
I would like to see a picture of a factory 2nd gen inclinometer. I have only seen them in 1st gen's, my 1st gen 86 SR5 that I bought new had one
The second gen inclinometer has a drawing of the second gen 4Runner in it, it looks better.
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I forgot!
If you buy a clinometer out of USA, they come in meters!!!!
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Originally Posted by old87yota View Post
Check out this old post: https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116.../#post51244209

I don't think I have seen a factory inclinometer on 2nd generation 4Runners in the U.S., only on the 4Runner / Hilux Surf outside of the U.S.

thanks Jake, with wiring for that coming through defroster vent thinking it was done by the owner. Toyota usually mounted them centered on the dash

edit so a little more awake, see that he did a self install and I notice the 4 door pic on the inclinometer

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