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post #1 of 13 Old 03-10-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Gauges?

I have a stock f550 that I plan on towing with and was wondering what everyone's option was on what gauges to put in.
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I went with the Edge set up and it can pretty much cover what you need with the addition of a egt sensor. Way easy to install and seems to work good. Even for a moron like me!

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^^^^hey are you folowing me.....lol

Like he ^^ said real simple way is to get an Edge insight CS or CTS with EGT probe thats what i have and then you can expand on it as much as you want. I also have their fuel presure sensor. Can also monitor EBP now. Some really like the SCT Live wire if you are planning on getting tunes that way it is all on one unit. Just get something fast so you can see the health of your truck


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Mike,
I did both gauges and an Edge CTS in my 04 F250 and here are some observations:

Gauges are about $350 for a 4-gauge kit with pillar pod. The pillar pod is useful, but will give you the "jet ****pit" look. I purchased a 4-gauge kit with pod from GlowShift and while I like having the gauges, and I don't mind the look, they do take some getting used to. You also lose the grab handle on the driver's side. Additionally, at least for the GlowShift gauges, they're VERY bright at night (and that bright glow is entirely up the A-pillar where there isn't supposed to be any light).

Edge CTS is about $379 and displays those parameters (PIDs) available from the OBDII port. The benefit to the CTS is it can display multiple "gauges" on a single 4" screen. However, there are some parameters the CTS cannot get from the OBDII port (EGT and fuel pressure for instance).

If I were to do this again, I think I'd purchase the CTS, with EGT probe first, and then add individual gauges as needed. I did it backwards and probably spent a little more than I needed. I also now have 3 gauges and the CTS on the A-pillar and the 4th gauge on the steering column. I wrote about my gauge install here if you're interested.

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Scan gauge 2 is a good one butis not expandable to read anything else but you can get 90% of what u need wirh a small monitor for 160ish

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Currently I have the EDGE. My plan is to use ISSPRO fuel pressure, HPOP pressuer, and pyrometer. The rest will be handled by my EDGE. All these mounted in a 4 pod pillar mount.

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Gauges?

If you have a iOS device (iPad/iTouch/iPhone), check out DashBoss.

$170 for the OBDII module, $30 for fuel psi, and $100 for EGT. This puts you at $300 for complete 6.0 monitoring.


http://dashboss.myshopify.com/


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I have Torque Pro on my Acer tablet but I have no place to mount the tablet and the cheapo Bluetooth OBDII adapter ($24 on Amazon at the time) died about 2 weeks into using it. Personally I don't like the phone / tablet apps for continuous monitoring (I prefer the CTS / gauges) but some do like Dashboss / Torque Pro and it works for them (I think I'm suffering from "old dog new trick" syndrome). However, the Dashboss / Torque Pro solution is perfect for checking out that new vehicle you / someone else you know wants to buy. And if that solution works for you, you've saved money and have a portable solution you can use on a potential purchase and one you'll keep if you sell your truck.

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Sinister delete, XDP coolant filter, NUC oil bypass, fumoto valves, AFE stock replacement, Riffraff boots, Ultra ELC, CTS and Glowshift gauges, SRL, Wicked Wheel
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Dash boss is a great one everyone that uses it pretty much sticks with it.

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Egr block off, 4 inch turbo back ss magnaflow exhaust, billet turbo wheel, 05 Harley headlights, S&B intake, XDP coolant filter, tuned with Sct by PHP, BDS Dual rear add a leaf, Firestone ride rite airbags, 2 12 inch kicker subs, infinity rear speakers, mb quart frontdoor speakers, mb quart amp, autopumpkin Android headunit, torque pro.
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Don't get me wrong, I really like the idea of the Dashboss / Torque Pro but for me, and after using an Adroid-based solution and the CTS, I prefer the CTS with gauges. The biggest disadvantage to CTS / gauges is the gauges probably won't be removed when the truck goes on to the next owner so you're out the cost of the gauges (but I had my last vehicle 10 years before this truck so I'm not thinking the F250 is going away anytime soon). I also really like the portability of the Dashboss / Torque Pro solution and the ease with which the desirable device can be removed from the truck (lessens the appeal of a smash-and-grab theft).

2004 F250 SRW FX4 Lariat CC LB
Sinister delete, XDP coolant filter, NUC oil bypass, fumoto valves, AFE stock replacement, Riffraff boots, Ultra ELC, CTS and Glowshift gauges, SRL, Wicked Wheel
08 trans pan/filter, 08 diff cover, Racor CCV6000
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