FYI: I sent the seller a note and included a link to this thread. I got this reply from him today:
I got this part from a mazda dealership in my city, I will go ask them if what you guys are saying is true, if so then I thank you for this information as I can probably filie fraud claims against them and that will help me get my money back and maybe more.
Yes, thats definitely part of the equation.But of course, as with everything, rarity determines price.
That's what I meant, just didn't explain it properly #-oThe gauges are actually rescaled. ie. it's not just a gauge-face. If you look at the start-point and end-point, it is the same as the stock one, only the gauges are rescaled to give the extra 1000rpm. Likewise the speedo (as compared to the JDM 180mph speedo)