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Old 12-16-2013, 06:19 PM
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Gauge sensors (trans, boost, get)

I'm looking at getting a set of gauges for my 6.4 for a more accurate reading for monitoring. I already have what I want picked out. 60 psi boost, 1500 egt's, and 300 trans temp. I was curious as to where everyone is putting the trans and boost sensors. Any advice would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advanced.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:32 PM
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For about the same price as 3 good gauges you could get an edge insight cts which will monitor way more and read and clear trouble codes. Also it plugs into the obd2 port so no splicing or manifold tapping. Ivebeen very happy with mine


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Old 12-16-2013, 06:38 PM
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I looked into the insight and my friend showed me him gauges com paired to the in site and it was quite a bit off. Plus I am looking into getting the Spartan tuner as soon as the warranty is up.
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Spartan has gauges in the unit.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:58 PM
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Nor do I have 1400 doll hairs to fork over.
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1499. Well you said you were wanting the spartan anyways. Why pay extra for gauges if your wanting to get the tuner with capabilities? H&s isn't any cheaper. I guess you could get a scan gauge for 200 or less, but still not the same as gauges in pillar etc.
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If you prefer the mechanical gauges I had my 6.0's in an a-pillar and the tranny sensor went into the tranny through a spare bolt hole for lack of a better way to say it. Boost I drilled and tapped into an elbow toward the front of the motor. Egt's drilled and tapped into the exhaust before the turbo down under the truck. If your stock no rush on gauges in my opinion.
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If you do go mechanical, I would get a 1800 or 2000 degree EGT gauge. Not that you'll ever see that high, but you'll have the potential to see over 1500 once tuned.

My advice is to save the money though and put it toward the tuner down the road. You're going to have a decent amout of money and time in mechanical gauges once they're installed.
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Seems like a waste to get gauges when you can read everything from the OBDII
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