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Old 09-12-2013, 05:51 AM
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gauges vs tuner monitor

what would you guys suggest? putting gauge pods or just going with a tuner so i could monitor my truck? been looking at the edge evolution, cs, cts, and the insight. i'm just looking for the most bang for my money, and ease of installation and operating. not wanting to race or pull sleds just my boat and enclosed trailer. what would i be looking cost wise to be able to keep an eye on trans temp, egr, fuel press, oil press and temp. and boost.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:59 AM
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honestly if you have android then you will want the torque app, and a kiwi bluetooth adapter, should run you 30-50$ depending on the adapter.

do believe that the iphone has something similar
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iPhone its Dash Boss, I personally run torque pro on my tablet and I love it
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Great thread OP... you mean this jobby?

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My experience has mostly been with analog guages.I recently went with the cts and it has already had to be reset by edge twice.I like the edge but am a little leary of its reliability after owning it for a week.Never had an issue with my glowshift guages.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:19 AM
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this is the one i bought, and it works pretty good, going on a year of almost constant use.
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I've got Glowshift MaxTow gauges for my EGT, Fuel Pressure and Tranny Temp and then use my SCT LiveWire as a monitor for more stuff like boost, EOT, ECT etc. etc. and it works good!

So in short, I'd do both! Works great, you get the most information and it just looks badass

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:18 AM
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I've got Glowshift MaxTow gauges for my EGT, Fuel Pressure and Tranny Temp and then use my SCT LiveWire as a monitor for more stuff like boost, EOT, ECT etc. etc. and it works good!

So in short, I'd do both! Works great, you get the most information and it just looks badass

I have these glowshift gauges on my 7.3 on livewire on my 6.0...

Does the livewire get in the way of your view sometimes?
Does the glowhift + Livewire totally blind you at night

I have a hard time making left hand turns at in dark neighborhoods at night. The glowshift gauges are so freaking bright!
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I have these glowshift gauges on my 7.3 on livewire on my 6.0...

Does the livewire get in the way of your view sometimes?
Does the glowhift + Livewire totally blind you at night

I have a hard time making left hand turns at in dark neighborhoods at night. The glowshift gauges are so freaking bright!
1) Sometimes, but not typically. I can usually sit straight up and not have a problem! If it counts I'm 5' 11" and I keep my seat at the highest height and all the way back. I do generally lean on the right arm rest when I drive though I guess now that I think about it... lol But I've never had a problem. I'm used to the set up!

2) And haha yeah sometimes they can be bright. I turn the LiveWire TS to 35% auto-dim at night and the Glowshift gauges stay on the D1 mode which is the dimmest for the day. They are bright but not a big deal in my opinion. I also usually have my windows down so thats never a problem. Can't see out with my tint anyway
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Jmoney, don't your lights have to be on all the time for the glowshift guages to work?
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