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I need your input about Gages

Hi total newb here, I plan install a DP tuner in my 97 F-25o for better towing, fuel MPG and fun. In anticipation of that I'm getting ready to order some auto meter gages. I know I need a pyro gage and a tranny temp gage but I'm not sure what other gage(s) I may need. I also noticed they offer electronic or mechanical Gages using tubes and mechanical connectors. So what do you think? Should I add a third gage? what is the most reliable and dummy proof type of gage, electric or mechanical? thanks

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Pyro, trans and boost. Pyro and trans will be electronic and boost will be mechanical.

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Pyro trans boost, I have 4 tho and love my auto meter z series

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I agree. Pyrometer, trans temp, and boost are the most common. You can also add fuel pressure if you want a fourth gauge.

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i went with auto meter phantom 2s and really like them just wish i put then on the dimmer switch
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i went with auto meter phantom 2s and really like them just wish i put then on the dimmer switch
I never thought to put them on the dimmer. I will be sure to do this. Thanks everybody for your help. Any tips on specifically where to tap in my sending units for Boost, EGT and tranny? I may be way off on how the installation will go but Im hoping not drill and tap in hard to reach places, if drilling and tapping is even necessary. Maybe someone can set me straight.

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I never thought to put them on the dimmer. I will be sure to do this. Thanks everybody for your help. Any tips on specifically where to tap in my sending units for Boost, EGT and tranny? I may be way off on how the installation will go but Im hoping not drill and tap in hard to reach places, if drilling and tapping is even necessary. Maybe someone can set me straight.
For boost, put a T into the MAP line.

For transmission temp, there is a plug on the drivers side of the transmission. Just unscrew that plug, and screw the temp sensor in there.

For pyro, drill and tap the drivers side exhaust manifold right before the up-pipe.

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For boost, put a T into the MAP line.

For transmission temp, there is a plug on the drivers side of the transmission. Just unscrew that plug, and screw the temp sensor in there.

For pyro, drill and tap the drivers side exhaust manifold right before the up-pipe.
Thanks Justin. quick question, on your f-5 chip, could I add programs onto the chip after Ive bought and installed it? what would my expenses be?

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Thanks Justin. quick question, on your f-5 chip, could I add programs onto the chip after Ive bought and installed it? what would my expenses be?
The F5 would have to be sent back in to us if you wanted new tunes put on it. The F6 can load tunes while installed on the truck. We just e-mail you the tunes and you put them on.

The cost is our standard tune price.

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