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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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i finally bought a programmer for my truck, im looking into either getting gauges and doing headstuds eventually if they go bad. im looking at getting auto meter gauges and i was wondering should i go w four gauges or 3 also what ones should i get trans pyro boost fuel? i really dont want to go over 300 but i can if i have to. where is the cheapest place to get them if anyone knows? any information is appreciate thanks


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Re: gauges or headstuds

EGT, coolant temp and fuel pressure are a good place to start. oil temp is not bad either. FCDP is a vendor on here and has quick customer service. I would recommend them.

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head studs first imo
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EGT, coolant temp and fuel pressure are a good place to start. oil temp is not bad either. FCDP is a vendor on here and has quick customer service. I would recommend them.


I have 4, Pyro, Oil temp, Coolant temp and fuel pressure.

With xtreme race I can watch my fuel pressure drop right off when I floor it. And the oil/coolant gauges are good to get an early warning on your oil cooler plugging up.

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Re: gauges or headstuds

I would do gauges first. this will help you monitor your powerstroke, to prolong the need for studs. You can go get studs done, run the piss out of your truck, and have to do it again. At least with gauges, you will have a better idea of when your truck is crying.

Gauges, I would go Fuel, EGT and Trans OR coolant temp. 300 is going to be a tight budget, Im going through the same thing right now. If you can afford it, try to get the Edge Insight CS w/ EGT Probe. This will run you around $400 from innovative. This doubles as a diagnostics tool also. But if you set on gauges, I think ISSPRO, or Autometer is going to be your best bet. I am probably going to go the cheaper route, and get the GlowShift gauges, tinted 7 color option. They put together a package. Im getting the EGT, fuel and trans, with grey pillar pod for $200. Reviews show the gauges to be accurate, but many dont like them. Im on a budget, so Im going this route for now, unless I can find a cheap Insight with probe...

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Re: gauges or headstuds

06-sixoh i was on your post to w the glow shift gauges i like the kit it comes w. but i dont understand why many dont like them can someone explain to me why many dont like them?


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i also pull trailers quite often if that matters


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you still have warranty left?

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Re: gauges or headstuds

I would suggest and Edge insight for gauges...they work very well, its very accurate and offers alot for the money, plus a simple install to boot. Soon Edge will have accessory senders available for the new Insight CS/CTS so that we can install them wherever and have things like fuel pressure and oil pressure off on unit, that's what's makes these units killer.

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