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post #1 of 23 Old 08-05-2008, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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do I need to add gauges?

getting a programmer for my 96 ps,nothing big, supposed to be around 30 h.p.,50 lb. tor.,I have already installed downpipe& diy air breather,my question is should i get some gauges,like exhaust temp and such? need some advice on how to install exhaust temp gauge.thanks
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yes! you always need to add gauges whenever you do any kind of performance upgrade like that... heck i recommend them for a stock truck... you could never have too many gauges...

if you have an auto youll need boost, trans, and pyro

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yes! you always need to add gauges whenever you do any kind of performance upgrade like that... heck i recommend them for a stock truck... you could never have too many gauges...

if you have an auto youll need boost, trans, and pyro

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you can't go wrong with getting gauges always good to be safe plus there fun to look at from time to time

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yea get gauges.
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i got auto meter guages from stealth and it is worth the few bucks to do it
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I would recommend them as well....Although you will probably never get anything too hot with a programmer like that. But as said, they are fun to look at!
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I would recommend them as well....Although you will probably never get anything too hot with a programmer like that. But as said, they are fun to look at!
When towing no matter what programmer you run you can get it too hot. Let me see if i can find the pics of what a superchips 1705 did to a 7.3

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I dont think he mentioned anything about towing. A superchips adds more power anyway.
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I dont think he mentioned anything about towing. A superchips adds more power anyway.
This is a diesel truck forum. Most people that own diesels do tow with them. Its better to be safe than sorry

Again with any chip or programmer you do want to install gauges, to monitor things. At a minimum an EGT gauge

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