|Hours of operation:|
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm EDT
Saturdays - By appointment only.
Sunday - Closed
In 1999 Import Intelligence started offering a solution to OEM gauges that no other company could compete with. These gauges are plotted by computer to offer the highest quality at an affordable price. Lets be honest, with some of the prices of other manufacturers gauges a car enthusiast can buy much more for the money. We focused our efforts on providing a reliable solution to having the ultimate in performance, looks and style with highly detailed instructions for installation. We develop 99% of all our products so we can guarantee that your purchase will be an original one every time.
On the side, Import Intelligence has always been focused on the import performance market. Originally we started specialized work on Nissan's. In 2002 our company car ( Nissan 240sx ) was a performance staple and we starting getting requests to perform similar builds for everyday customers. This has transformed into specializing in imports in general. In March 2007 the repetitive requests to build more high performance machines required Import Intelligence to open a 4200 sq/ft facility located in West Chester, Pa. The gauges will always be a staple of the business but we are proud to offer our customers the highest quality service with a "no-B.S" attitude towards our mechanical work and fabrication.
Absolutely no one can offer as many colors and styles as we do. We can also do anything you can think of on a face. Just submit a JPG, TIFF, or GIF file of high resolution via E-mail for a quote. There are too many custom gauges we have done to display on the site, but the most popular are under the Custom Work link. We have done team/club logo's, manufacturer logo's, images and lettering. If you think custom gauges are one of our highest priced items your correct, you be surprised to find out that all of our custom gauges start at $55 for a basic design. We encourage you to visit our competitors sites and compare prices.
Import Intelligence Gauge Types:
Overlays- "Gauge Faces, KMH Gauges & HVAC Controls" Links
Overlays are the best way to get colored face gauges because the time and effort put into the stock gauge faces to make them have even light dissipation has already been done. Most gauge companies that make actual replacements DO NOT use light dissipation and the gauges end up looking brighter at night around certain areas where light bulbs sit. Many hours are put into making the OEM gauges appear even at night. Just look at the picture below to see what is meant by even light dissipation . This is a picture of the stock gauge (left) face next to our competitors gauge faces (right). As you can see there is no form of light metering on the aftermarket face. Since there is only about 4 bulbs in most gauge clusters to light the gauges at night, the gauges will appear brighter near the light bulb with aftermarket gauge replacements.
ImportIntelligence.com vs. other gauge face manufacturers.
Replacement Faces " Xtal Gauges" Link
Import Intelligence replacement faces are made from a high quality polycarbonate plastic that is lettered and die cut to OEM specifications. Since these gauges replace the OEM face and are see-thru the color of the stock lighting can be altered or completely eliminated with the use of our Lytec Neon wire.
Indiglo / Electroluminscent Faces
Import Intelligence does not carry any Indiglow or Reverse Electroluminscent glowing faces due to the short lifespan of these products. The concept is similar to a fluorescent light bulb and in the extreme temperature and climate conditions of a cars interior takes it's toll on these type of faces very fast. ( Sometimes even within days of installation )
New Gauge Sets:
If we currently do not make a gauge set for your vehicle and wish to have a custom set made for your car, please send us an E-mail requesting the "new gauge cluster" form. We will E-mail out the form to send in with your gauge cluster. In order to have custom gauges made for your vehicle we highly recommend that you acquire a spare gauge cluster for your vehicle and send the extra one to us. If you do not see your vehicle on our website the normal cost of a "one-off" gauge set is $289.00 + return shipping. Please note: We will not accept digital scans or copies of the OEM faces. We must have the OEM faces here to make the gauge set. Average turnaround time of the new sets varies but is typically 6 weeks from receipt of the cluster.
Shipping & Payment Methods:
All gauges are shipped via Priority 2-3 day mail. They are packed with cardboard to avoid any mail service errors or bending. Overnight shipping is available upon request. Please call your order in for overnight shipping. Payment accepted via money order, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Payments by credit card and PayPal will be shipped to billing address only. Sorry no shipping to Indonesia and no exceptions. We use AVS certification on all credit card transactions to ensure your protection and security when it comes to purchasing items from our website. All Credit card transactions are performed on a secure server for your protection.
Payments Via Check and Money Order:
For customers that wish to use Check or Money Order for payment, please use the shopping cart system on our website and at the checkout there will be an option for check / money order. Please note that if you choose to pay via personal check Import Intelligence will hold product shipment for 14 business days or until funds have cleared.
Basic hand tools will help installing the gauges. A person with mild mechanical skills can do the job with out any problems. Each gauge set comes car specific instructions from start to finish on how to take apart the dash and gain access to the gauge cluster. If you find that installation is too complicated for you we have a program where we can install any of our products for a small fee. If Interested please contact us and we will be glad to assist you in getting them installed.
All Import Intelligence products carry a 1 year warranty and will be replaced free of charge if anything happens to the integrity of the product, no questions asked.
A refund or exchange can be made within the first 30 days from the time of shipment. Returns that sent back will be subject to a 10% restocking fee. Damaged returns at the fault of the customer will have a 20% restocking fee. No return will be accepted without an RA Number. To obtain an RA number please contact Import Intelligence. Shipping charges are nonrefundable on all products. Custom gauges are nonrefundable and are only available for exchange. Customer service is very important at Import Intelligence. If the customer needs any assistance in installing them we are here to help.