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Product # 2499

  • 3-3/8" (85.7mm)
  • Air-Core Air-Core
  • 0-8,000 RPM
  • Incandescent
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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 - 8,000 rpm in 333 milliseconds. 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

Bulb & Socket

  • 3212

Light Covers

  • Red 3214 & Green 3215

Mounting Hardware

  • Bracket Included
3-3/8" IN-DASH TACHOMETER, 0-8,000 RPM, TRADITIONAL CHROME is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Product purchased complete gauge package, not installed yet. Excellent customer service
Date published: 2018-01-25
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I would like same style but snmaller

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, The closest we will have to this tach will be this 1477 in our Designer Black line: https://www.autometer.com/2-1-16-tach-7-000-rpm-db-chme-bzl.html Thanks, Jim
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-05-12

I have four Autometer gauges. On 2421, 2532, and 2592, I am using red condoms on bulbs. Is there any way to change backlight on my 2499 tach to match? It did not seem that the bulb was as easiy accessible in the 2499 as it was in the other three. Thanks.

Asked by: Roby
Thank you for your inquiry. The 2499 has a light twisted into the circuit board. To access the light, first remove the plastic cap on the back of the tach, then use a needle nose pliers to twist the light socket counter clockwise and pull backwards. The light will look like this: https://www.autometer.com/bulb-socket-twist-in.html
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-01-05

Will this tach work with a 0 to 5 volt pulse signal in place of a direct connection to the ignition coil? (Pulse width is approx. 100 microsec.)

Asked by: TomKeo
Thank you for your inquiry. A 5 volt signal is right at the trigger threshold. Please contact our Tech Support directly for more information: service@autometer.com
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-10-31

Will this work with MSD Ignition box 6A?

Asked by: Icarus38376
Thank you for your question. Yes, it certainly should. Our instruments are very frequently paired with MSD units.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-08-28

How do you take the chrome bezel off the front of this gauge  I would like the paint the hand black instead of the orange 

Asked by: To be 55
Thank you for connecting with us. The bezel on the Traditional Chrome Series is a very rigid, chrome plated copper bezel that is machine pressed and crimped onto the instrument. There is no practical way to remove it and reinstall it without damaging it.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-12-10

Is the "can" on the back 3-3/8" dia all the way, or does get reduced? My vintage race car has a 3-1/8" mntg hole, that can't be increased. I currently have a Jones mech. tach, 3-1/8 until about 1/4" from the face, then it is 3-3/8". fits.want to replace.

Asked by: Steve
Hi Steve, thank you so much for contacting us. This particular tach does require a 3 3/8" hole. The chassis of the gauge is that size and the bezel is slightly larger. For a 3 1/8" hole, take a look at this link: http://www.autometer.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=tach+3-1%2F8#1&profile=products Hope this helps!
Answered by: Joseph From AutoMeter
Date published: 2017-11-20
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