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Quick Specs

  • Size:5" (127mm)
  • Type:Air-Core
  • Range:0-10,000 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 the front of the dial
  • 12 and 16 volt compatible, well-suited with nearly every street car or race car electrical system
  • 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
  • Compatible with 0.5 - 6 pulse ignition signals (1-12 cylinder engines) with points, electronic, and most 12V high-performance racing ignitions.
  • Triage engine health and setup changes using Peak RPM Memory recall with one touch review. Commonly referred to as the 'tattle tale' in the racing world, this function allows racers to gain quick insights between rounds about wheel spin, gearing and gear changes.
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Does this Tach (6801) have a shift light connection? If yes, what lights are compatible? If no, is there a way to wire one in?

Asked by: Cody126
Thank you for your inquiry. The 6801 does not have a shift light harness, and cannot support operation of a shift light.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-02-06

What is the dash cutout hole diameter?

Asked by: RacerX
Thank you for the question. The 6801 has a "step-down" case and will include in-dash mounting hardware for mounting into a 3-3/8" diameter. The 6801 does feature an additional area behind the bezel that would also allow for a more flush mounting up to the bezel in a 4-5/8" diameter hole, but that would require some customization on how the instrument would actually be held into that larger hole. The instructions will show a representation of that step down case:
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-01-24

I need a Tachometer which is able to send Voltage pulses for RPM. Our idea is to control a gauge value. electronically. Do you have that item? Engineer Alfonso Canales.

Asked by: Alfonso
Hi Alfonso, thank you so much for contacting us. Unfortunately we do not offer a tachometer with an rpm output. Sorry for the bad news.
Answered by: Joseph At AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-01-24
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