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Aftermarket Speedometer for 48

I have been researching what speedometer to use in my 48 Fleetline.I would like to use a large diameter speedometer like the original bu I can't help but notice that the vast majority of builds people are doing on this year (these years) are using a much smaller diameter gauge(3 5/8).I'm wondering if theres a reason other than most people want a smaller gauge??.A 5" gauge is available through some online vendors.Any ideas?

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It is a more common size giving you more options of styles and brands both now and in the future.
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Many reasons builders are using smaller dials, room being just one. Smaller dashes on the older cars just can't handle a large speedo, tach and 4 other gauges but one solution is to buy the "all in one" larger gauges with everything in one large gauge. Every time you slide behind the wheel the gauges are in your face so picking the ones you are happy with is very important. As a side note I recommend an electronic speedo because wires are easier to run than a cable, calibration is just a push of the button and when tire size, gear change or trans change happens recalibration is just a push of the button.
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