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post #1 of 20 Old 07-20-2012, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking to buy gauges. A egt a coolant temp and oil temp to start. What temp range should I get for each one? I will be adding more down the line but this is a good start correct. Thanks josh
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Everyone's opinions will be different for the egt but I went with glowshift gauges and got the 2400* pyro and 0-300* oil temp (don't have the coolant temp but would get the same range for it as well) or you could simply buy the edge insight cs or cts to monitor everything for 400 new and just get the EAS egt add on.

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Edge insight cts easiest and most cost effective get the starter kit with egt probe .

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I like the gauge look so I'm looking for temp ranges to get right ones
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I truly understand liking the look of gauges but in all honesty (after having owned both) the only way that I would install a stand alone gauge that couldn't be switched to monitor anything else, is for monitoring VERY important parameters that will tell you either you have something wrong (a failure of something occured and the truck needs to be shut off immediately to prevent further damage) when the parameter changes by a reasonable amount or a parameter that fluctuates over a wide range that may lead to a failure if not kept within check (i.e. EGTs). I find that installing temperature guages (other than EGTs) is a complete waste of a gauge pod and unless you can stick them in the same spot as the OEM sensor then your readings arent worth sh!t because if they differ (and they probably will) you wont know which gauge is off.

IMO, I would only install the following as gauges and then monitor the rest of my stuff with a monitoring device: EGTs, Fuel Pressure, Actual Oil Pressure (the OEM guage is a dummy switch that reads "normal" at anything greater than like 7psi of oil pressure), Boost Pressure, and then if you really wanted to you could add in HPO Pressure, transmission line pressure, coolant system pressure. If you get a decent change (>10-15psi once at normal operating temperature) in any of these pressure parameters then you most definitely have a problem. JMO on gauges and hope it helps.

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If you have a iTouch/iPhone/iPad, you can monitor everything with DashBoss. This includes external readings like EGT and Fuel Psi. Total cost of DashBoss including EGT and Fuel psi is $300.

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Is the dash boss as accurate and able to pull all the same parameters such as ficm voltage and what not?

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Hey I got a question. Does anyone make a dash mount for an iPad?? If they did, this might be a reason for me to buy one. It would be sweet to have an iPad for gauges as the screen is huge compared to something like the CTS.

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Hey I got a question. Does anyone make a dash mount for an iPad?? If they did, this might be a reason for me to buy one. It would be sweet to have an iPad for gauges as the screen is huge compared to something like the CTS.
I like that idea!!! Holy moly if someone couldnt see the screen on the iPad they shouldnt be driving.

IMO the CTS os the way to go for data monitoring on the 6.0L. There are just so many different things you can watch with the CTS. Best yet you can add on to it as the budget allows.

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Is the dash boss as accurate and able to pull all the same parameters such as ficm voltage and what not?
I don't know, I never saw anybody compare the Edge to analog gauges or another OBDII scanner like Autoenginuity. Some have reported different readings with CS/CTS when compared to analog gauges like boost, ICP.


I do know when I was testing out the DashBoss, I was checking the readings with my 7 analog gauges and Autoenginuity. The DashBoss was "dead nut" with Autoenginuity, my analog gauge sensors are not in OEM locations.

The creators of DashBoss were affiliated with the Dashhawk, back in the day.

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