Well if the factory guages are useless, then I guess in the middle of the sweep of the guage doesn't help any. That is where both guages go and stay. As far a fuel pressure goes, will the engine spit and sputter at wot if pressure goes down, or is it pressure drops but volume doesn't and you never really know? Right now, I looked underneath and someone from what I can tell has removed the cat, unless it's hidden behind the motor and I can't see it, and "engineered" a 4'' muffler to fit.
The truck runs fine and doesn't stumble or miss at all Would the factory cluster be very hard to modify, to incorporate these guages, I do not care for the pillar pods, if I can get away with it. Or I could bend up some sheet aluminium and make my own.
Unless the fuel pressure drops WAY low, you won't notice a performance issue until you start going thru injectors. A electric fuel gauge can run $50-$200, one injector can run $300 on up.
I believe the factory trans and coolant temp gauges don't go into the red untill around 230* and that's too late, damage has begun. The factory oil pressure gauge is just a pressure switch, as long as it's seeing 7psi, the gauge needle will be in the middle.
There are other options instead of analog pillar gauges. The best bang for the buck is a scangauge II. But if you like fancy, you could go with a EDGE CS or CTS monitor. There is no sensor input for fuel pressure, so your gonna need a separate gauge for that. I believe EDGE is coming out for a sensor and update for there product to monitor fuel psi.
Mounting will be your choice, but the aftermarket guru's have many options for gauge mounts/pods.
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