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    After-market Cruise Controls?

    Yeah, I've seen a ton of em. Ranging in price from under $100 to well over $400. All say generic application (carb Ok).

    So, who's used what and what works well? I'm a spoiled trucker (I may have mentioned this before), I WANT my cruise control! I've found a couple tree and dash controls I like, more worried about the types/styles/brands of the actual unit.

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    I've never used the aftermarket cruise controls ever. I used the oem ones all the time though. It's weird on my talon cause I see boost, then goes to 0 slowly, then in vac a bit and back to boost.

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    my toyota has aftermarket cruise control. Couldn't tell ya what brand though. It works great, i'll look tomorrow and see if I can find a name on it somewhere.

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    Had one installed on my 1980 back in 1980 - damn thing never worked right. It had a set of magnets strapped to the driveshaft with a sensor to determine speed. Thing would cut out for no reason; found out the installer stuck the power wire under a fuse in the fusebox when I ripped it out of the truck.
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    i installed an Audiovox CCS-100 on my 2nd Gen
    just hooks up to the tech and a vacuum port
    and works great
    i mounted the switches in the reces lower left of the steering wheel
    switches even light up with the head lights

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    Buddy at work hooking me up. He has a universal cruise left over from his old Toyota he never installed (vacuum type for carb). And the best part is the price...

    FREE!

    Just hope it works. lol

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    You can't beat free... unless it's free plus free installation.
    I'm hoping to hook mine up with cruise control in the near future, as well.


    dmr8x2 - Could you post a couple pics of your setup? I'd like to see how you hooked it up to your throttle linkage, where you mounted the unit, stuff like that.

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    did you ever buy a cruise control unit ?

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    I have not, the freebie turned into a dead end and I found an AudioVox at Sears that was sold out before I could buy it.

    Need to get one before October, I have time. = )

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    Not to dig up a really old thread, well I guess I am going to do just that. I'm looking at the Rostra cruise kit and was wondering if there is a VSS signal on my '79 speedo head I can tap into and therefore avoid the "magnets on the driveshaft" solution. I seriously doubt it as there is almost no reason to have a VSS on a truck with a 5 speed and no ECU, but it might be there as a holdover from some other car the speedo was used in. Anyone has investigated this?

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    Gen 1 trucks are all neanderthal tech. But you may find a speed sensor that replaces the speedo cable into the gear box. This obviously means changing your speedometer over to an electronic unit but it will at least give you a signal for the cruise control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer101 View Post
    Gen 1 trucks are all neanderthal tech. But you may find a speed sensor that replaces the speedo cable into the gear box. This obviously means changing your speedometer over to an electronic unit but it will at least give you a signal for the cruise control.
    Naw, screw that. I'm just gonna do the magnets. I like my speedo, with it's bent faded needles and barely visible illumination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nup350 View Post
    Naw, screw that. I'm just gonna do the magnets. I like my speedo, with it's bent faded needles and barely visible illumination.
    So no LED upgrade? One thing you can be guaranteed of - no chance of being killed by a malfunctioning airbag...

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