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post #1 of 11 Old 10-04-2011, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Gauge Questions

I have a friend who is ordering gauges and a sct tuner today.

He wants the pyro boost and transmission temperature.

I was trying to talk him into a edge insight so he can monitor more variables than just these three.

He doesn't want the insight because he likes the look of the three gauges.

The truck already has as you know boost and trans temp gauges no matter how accurate they are, they are there.

Is it better to get a coolant, oil temp and pyro gauge, trans, oil temp, and pyro?

Just trying to spend money the wisest way.

I know the norm is pyro boost and tranny but I just had I question I would like further input on. Thanks


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Pyro is a must. Does your friend tow a lot? If so he definitely needs a tranny temp gauge. Tell him to get a quad gauge pod and to put pyro,tranny,oil,coolant in them. Perfect solution to me

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The pyro-boost-trans worked on the 7.3 but the 6.0 is a lot different you need everything you can to check temp, plug and play with the edge money well spent.
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If its a 6.0 which I am guessing it is then I would say egt, tranny, fuel pressure. The Insight is the best route to go, but a quad pod would be the next best route. If I could do it over I would have just got the insight.

No towing: oil, coolant, egt, fuel pressure.
Towing: egt, fuel pressure, tranny, oil.

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I would say EGT, Fuel Pressure, and Trans Temp for a three gauge pod.

I'm a freak, so I monitor everything:

I have a quad pod with DiPricol Gauges:

-0-100 PSI Fuel Pressure
-0-1800 EGT
-0-240 Full Sweep Trans Temp
-0-35 PSI Boost

And then I have an Edge Insight CTS monitoring this:

-FICM Voltage
-Battery Voltage
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If not CTS I would do a quad pod Pyro, EOT, ECT, Tanny. The Boost seems to be ok on the 6.0 and with the SCT he can set it to back down if it goes past a point. Go to glow and you can get gauges with a pod that will almost match factory look. 10% off coupon is AUTUMN11

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for a 6.0L i highly recommend the insight.... here is a bunch of info on it Edge Insight Gauges

btw we can get him a package deal price on any setup he wants....
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Boost gauge on my 06 is spot on accurate according to My insight CTS. Insight wod be the smartest way for him to spend his dough. He will be able to monitor 4x the parameters for the same cost as 4 analog gauges and the pod to mount them.

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I have a pillar and an insight! On these trucks it pays not to be blind, imo.

On my pillar I have boost, trans, and FP.
On my insight I watch eot, ect, egt, and gear/tcl.
Also a voltmeter in the dash

If i wanted to run a pillar, itd be a quad with EOT, ECT, Pyro, and FP.

Boost is honestly kinda pointless. I mean I would much rather be able to watch it, but i think those top 4 are the most important!

If he wants to do all standard gauges, id run FP in on steering column, and boost on the dash


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