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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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What gauges would you run?

Hey Fellas,

Suggestions please been a fan of Isspro for 2 trucks, need a set for Tan truck. I have Auto Enginuity, thinking basic gauges, EGT, Boost and ??? Will be installing IC itís on the shelf. What would you install if you had to do it again and why.

Itís a DD and will tow once in a while typically will be <8,000lbs 5th wheel TT or aluminum dump trailer.

Thanks for suggestions.
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Re: What gauges would you run?

I would run a cts2 if I had to do it again. It's a little more but you can also monitor, icp, ipr %, ebps, and a few others that you want. But if you want analog I would run isspro. Then run egt, fuel pressure and trans temp if you have an auto. Boost is optional in my opinion

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Re: What gauges would you run?

EGT and boost are the only ones i bother with. if auto trans, i will add trans temp.

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Re: What gauges would you run?

I have EGT, boost, and trans in my 96. I only got the boost just so I could see how far I could move the needle. Wish I did fuel pressure instead, or even lPO, HPO

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Re: What gauges would you run?

I also have ISSPRO but I went with EGT, and boost. My problem was that I was thinking big and went with a 60psi boost gauge instead of one that I could actually get a better reading from.

I really don't see a need for a fuel pressure gauge. If you don't have any fuel pressure the most that is going to happen is the engine will stall.

I would think about a real oil pressure gauge for a third one

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Re: What gauges would you run?

The only reason I said fuel pressure is anything below 45 psi can damage your injectors. With having brand new 205/30's in his truck, that is what I would be worried about.

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Re: What gauges would you run?

Buy a 4 gauge piller and be dun

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Re: What gauges would you run?

You could then do EGT, Trans, Fuel, An LPO

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The only reason I said fuel pressure is anything below 45 psi can damage your injectors. With having brand new 205/30's in his truck, that is what I would be worried about.
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Re: What gauges would you run?

Guess I should have mentioned ZF-5, donít really need to monitor tranny temp at this point. Seems my Son tried to run a CTS or maybe was a CTS2 (as a monitor) with his Hydra and it was unstable, would screen crash often.

Thinking EGT with probe in exhaust manifold drivers side. Boost gauge to protect turbo as itís a stock carrier with KC300SX exhaust wheel/shaft and 6/6 billet intake wheel, 360 bearing kit and 1.0 A/R exhaust housing. I think the 205/30s will probably boost beyond efficiency range of turbo so be good to monitor that.

Do you guys think 7.3 E pump mounted with Donaldson PH80005 filter h20 separator and post pump Cat 1R-750 on frame with stock OBS lines to valley will work? Then Russel 3/8Ē lines to rear high flow banjo ports (at firewall end of heads) to RiffRaff high flow banjos at front of heads to stock returns into Aeromotive regulator set at 65 psi will keep up to 205/30s? Seems to pull strong, not really romped on it without gauges yet though. I donít think I can monitor fuel pressure with Auto Enginuity can I? I donít use it often as i find it finicky and seems unstable.

Was also thinking engine oil temp but not sure what range or where Iíd tap into monitor, possibly a T on existing sending unit back of HPOP Reservoir? LPO Pressure, mmm has a new Melling on it in last 3 months.

Keep suggestions coming and thanks for insights.
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