I agree that in 1997, there was no "factory" ford probe SE, but after you have put mods on it, and even did work on the engine, transmission, and exhaust, do you still believe that it deserves and upgrade from the simple name "base".
I guess it all just depends on how you look at it!
I like my gauges so far.... They seem to be good quality so far and look pretty nice
I posted instructions here for the install http://188.8.131.52/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=40926&forum=4 ... it took a while because it got dark outside and I didnt have detailed instructions (the previous owner I got them from off ebay did send me decent instructions which helped a bit, but these are more involved instructions) Id say that they would take 1/2- 1 hour to install. Be very careful and dont install in the dark because I broke off a needle because I couldnt see too well. These instructions are for the Initial K concepts 2nd gen Probe gauges....