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Question Gauges...

What guages does one generally need?
I have the boost guage on my console from the factory but it only goes up to 40 psi. Can I rely on it?

Therefore, the only other two I need are the EGT's and what else?
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most factory gauges are highly unreliable so im not sure as to whether or not the boost gauge is reliable.
3 most commom gauges usally run on an automatic are Boost, EGT, and Transmission Temp.
If you have a stick you could switch out the transmisson temp for a fuel pressure gauge or oil pressure or something similar

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most factory gauges are highly unreliable so im not sure as to whether or not the boost gauge is reliable.
3 most commom gauges usally run on an automatic are Boost, EGT, and Transmission Temp.
If you have a stick you could switch out the transmisson temp for a fuel pressure gauge or oil pressure or something similar
What is a pyro gauge? And nah, I have an auto.
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What is a pyro gauge? And nah, I have an auto.
Pyro is EGT, same thing.

Pyro gauge is most important. More than any of the others. From there, it is really just up to you.

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Pyro (Pyrometer) is the same as EGT (Exhaust Gas Temp)
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I would highly recommend at least an EGT and a tranny temp gauge
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