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Quick Specs

  • Size:3-1/8" (79.4mm)
  • Type:Air-Core
  • Range:0-7,000 RPM
  • Lighting:Incandescent
  • Instructions: Download PDF


Since 1957, AutoMeter has set the standard in performance, accuracy and durability with their legendary Tachometers. The absolute pinnacle of engineering and technology, it’s no wonder AutoMeter can lay claim to more motorsports victories than every other gauge manufacturer combined. The patented air core meter movement, wound in house to exacting standards, can move the needle from 0 – Maximum RPM in 333 milliseconds. An ultra-bright LED shift light guarantees you hit your shifts perfectly, every time. An inaugural inductee to the Hot Rod Speed Parts Hall of Fame, no other tachometer on the market has had anything approaching its impact on professional racing. Built for a lifetime of service under the harshest conditions, this is the no compromise tach for no compromise builds. When you’re ready for the best, there isn’t another choice.
Feature Points
  • Traditional incandescent lighting illuminates around the perimeter of the dial
  • Compatible with most 4, 6, and 8 cylinder engines (2 - 4 pulse per revolution ignition signals) with points, electronic, and most 12V high-performance racing ignitions.
  • 12 and 16 volt compatible, well-suited with nearly every street car or race car electrical system
  • Gauge kit includes bulb and socket assembly, red and green bulb covers, mounting hardware, and detailed instructions for installation
  • AutoMeter's race proven air-core electric tachometers provide quick and accurate readings with a needle so responsive it can go from 0 - full scale in 333 milliseconds
  • Domed Lens
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  • Bracket Included
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matching Gauge I replaced my old gauges with the white face gauge clusters and replace my old tach with tis one to match my new gauges. It looks great and works perfectly.
Date published: 2022-03-21
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Is this tach waterproof

Asked by: oilyrover
No, this tach is not.
Answered by: Thomas From AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-04-24

I have a 95 Miata. Do I need an adaptor or can I pick up the signal somewhere?

Asked by: ShopMad
Mazda Engine: 1.8 Tachometer: Black wire with a white stripe at the diagnostic connector or at factory tachometer.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-03-30

will this gauge work with a msd 6al ignition and no msd tach adapter

Asked by: butch 209
Yes, our tachometers are compatible with MSD 6AL ignitions and you should not need a tach adapter. Be sure to acquire the signal from the tach provision on the ignition.
Answered by: Sarah from AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-01-05

Can this be installed in as steering column mounted cup?

Asked by: Rene
Hello Rene, Yes, you can purchase the 2153 chrome or 2154 black option.
Answered by: Sarah from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-07-16

The backlight on this is dim. If I upgrade to the LED will it be brighter, and if so, what LED bulb do I need?

Asked by: BruceB
Thank you for your question. Yes, an LED bulb will make it brighter. The model number for the LED bulb is 3288.
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-03-03

What is the outer bezel dia. Assuming i can panel mount this one

Asked by: Mort well its mine!
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-06-16

Can I get the tachometer #1398 with a black bezel???

Asked by: Senior Delinquent
Thank you for your inquiry. There is not a black bezel option for this tachometer.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-02-21

Hi, Will tach #1398 fit pedestal/cup #2153? What is the length of pedestal/cup #2153? Are there any other column mounts for tach #1398? Thanks for your time 

Asked by: BIG SEA
Thank you for your question. Yes, 1398 will fit in 2153. Our cup 2153 is 3 inches deep. There are not many mounting options available for 3-1/8" but it does vary per application. If you contact our support team with details about your application, we can give you a better answer on what is available for you. You can call 866.248.6357 or submit a contact form here:
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-12-19
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