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Old 04-11-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
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I need to get a set of gauges for my LB7.

I am not looking to spend a fortune and get the best, but i want something that reads right.


I have thought it through and want a 2 gauge cluster in the roof console.
Like this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-07-Chevy-...#ht_4484wt_867

I would probably just cut out my own holes though.

Who has good quality gauges for a good price?

I was looking into PPE gauges but they look very spendy.

I have a new edge pyrometer probe and wire. Not sure if that will work on other gauges?

Any advice appreciated.


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Old 04-11-2014, 12:01 PM   #2
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i have several of these guages and they are great...


http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/00-06...telink=LeftNav

http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/maxto...rans-temp.aspx
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #3
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I have been happy with my cheap glow shift as well
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I have prosports, they are led and are tinted so when off they look black but when on they are very bright. I have boost, fuel pressure, trans temp and egt. I wouldnt want to be with out any of them. I couldnt just pick 2.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:53 PM   #5
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Ill be using the EGT gauge and Boost gauge.

Can you explain to me or perswade me into the others?

Im just ignorant on why i would need them.


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trans temp as well as you can cook a trans when you run high boost and egts...
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Yeah it's nice to know how hot your trans is. That way if you see it creeping up you can pull over or at least be easy on it. Fuel pressure is pretty much a must for my truck. And I know on dmax's knowing what your rail pressure at is very nice
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Edge Insight, the only gauge you'll need. It will monitor all this stuff on your truck, you can set alerts, check codes, etc...

Accel Pedal Position, Barometric Pressure, Battery Voltage, Calculated Fuel Rate 02+, Desired FRP, Desired Idle RPM, Engine Coolant Temp, Engine Load, Engine Oil Pressure 03+, Engine RPM, Fuel Level, Fuel Rail Pressure, Fuel Temperature, Gear with TCL, Intake Air Temp, Main Inj Fuel Rate, Main Injection Timing, Manifold Abs Pressure, Mass Air Flow, Mileage Coach, MPG Instant, MPG Average, Oil Life Remaining, Pilot Inj Command, Pilot Inj Rate, Pilot Inj Timing, Time 0-60, Time 1/4 mile, Trans Temp, Turbo Boost, Vehicle Speed

You'd just need the egt expansion and its plug and play. No wiring or anything, just plug it into the obd2 port.

I have one on my dodge and love it. I do have mechanical boost and fuel supply pressure gauges as well, but that's only because the factory sensor doesn't read over 48psi for boost, and I have an aftermarket fuel system.

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Agree the edge is a great setup... had one on my 02 and 03 cummins
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To each there own. I like individual gauges personally. Mine also record. Hold peaks and lows with the touch of a button and you set the max and low you want and they beep at you. Personally I like the way they look. And know where to look and it's not a 2x3 screen.
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And tapping my own ports on the motor I trust a lot more than plugging one plug in and trusting that port. Maybe overthinking it but I like it.
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equiis oreilly specials. 40 bucks for a 3 pod
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And tapping my own ports on the motor I trust a lot more than plugging one plug in and trusting that port. Maybe overthinking it but I like it.
Your ecu trusts them enough to run your motor based off those readings.

I have had a ton of different gauges on my race car. I can tell you that if you go cheap on something vital it may cost you. I had a few prosport gauges that got inaccurate, one was egt. I have had an autometer wideband fail on me too. I had an new equiis boost gauge in as a temporary fix for a prosport boost gauge that failed and it wouldn't read over 10psi. These were all less than a year old.

Don't get a pillar pod, that is the single worst place to put something that is illuminated at night. Unless you just want everyone else to see that you have gauges
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I'm running the gloshifts for Water temp and trans temp on my a-pillar. But I wired them to a separate switch so they can be shut off at night. They're working better than the cheap cyberdyne crap I had before
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I don't want them in the pillar. Up top in the empty pocket so they're out of the way.
My rain visors already create a major dark/blind spot.

The truck has a stock temp gauge for the trans, is that reliable?
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The truck has a stock temp gauge for the trans, is that reliable?
yes, fairly reliable. Aftermarket tunes and huge horsepower and torque can heat it up faster than the sensor or computer can compensate display, but for mild application and basic use (even heavy trailers) it displays pretty accurately.
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Its no more of less reliable then the engine temp. And that gauge is nothing but lies. GM has programmed the temp gauge to mask the normal operating temp fluctuations. Using an OBD scanner the engine temp is 100* but the gauge says 160. At the normal operating range of 180-190. You can see actual temps from 160-210*. This is a widely knows veil by GM. I would not trust the trans temp to be any more accurate. I have yet to figure out the coding to get my scan gauge to show me trans temps. Even thou many claim to have done it.
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I dont know about Chevy's but in ford the trans temp gauge is pointless. By the time it reads hot its normally been hot for a long time. Also when my factory trans temp reads normal, my aftermarket gauge hasnt even reached 100* yet
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How about VDO?? I'm looking at getting EGT and boost gauges . Need them for a Land Rover 300 TDI.
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How about VDO?? I'm looking at getting EGT and boost gauges . Need them for a Land Rover 300 TDI.
VDO is excellant,
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