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What gauges should i get.

I've searched this but still not sure.

I am looking at the 4 gauge pod from GlowShift after 10% discount its $230 shipped for the pod and gauges.

I think I want 60psi boost gauge
1500deg EGT gauge
Trans temp gauge
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Not sure what to get as the 4th gauge. Fuel pressure? Oil pressure? Oil temp? Water temp?

I dont think i will ever go past upgrading exhaust intake and a programmer. Maybe injectors at some point but i think thats about it.

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I'd get fuel pressure, can help resolve issues in the future, especially if you start on altering the fuel system.

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That makes sense. What about oil pressure. Is that very important to monitor?

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Certainly, however the LPOP (low pressure/lubrication pump) supplies the HPOP that supplies the injectors, so from what most say, if the LPOP fails, the engine will quit before doing serious damage due to lack of oil supply/lubrication. However, if it still weighs on your mind, don't hesitate to choose it. I'll install one some day, it's just not as "crucial" as the other gauges/parameters, as most will agree. Not much for oil pressure issues that way with these trucks luckily.

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Thank you. All this lpop hpop talk is still very new to me. So I'm trying to learn as fast as I can.

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Buy some decent gauges and leave the Glowcrap gauges to the Ricer's. Isspro or Auto Meter, with Isspro being my number one choice.

Good Gauges are not Cheap, and Cheap Gauges are not Good.

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Buy some decent gauges and leave the Glowcrap gauges to the Ricer's. Isspro or Auto Meter, with Isspro being my number one choice.

Good Gauges are not Cheap, and Cheap Gauges are not Good.
i would disagree....

i ran a set of isspro perfromax's and had nothing but problems.... gauges bouncing all over the place, sometimes just quit reading....threw them away....

i had a set of glowshift elites and not one single problem with them after two yrs of running them.... there still prolly working flawlessly...

now has glowshift had a problem before? yea they have... but from what ive seen there alot better now...

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With a 7.3L, I think you'd be fine with a 40psi Boost gauge unless you are building this truck for major power.

I agree with the 1500* EGT and Trans Temp gauges, and would put Fuel Pressure in the last slot.

However, I would not skimp on the quality of the gauges you install. Buy better quality units, and not worry about replacing them. I run AutoMeters for that reason.
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Thanks guys for the input. I would go with a 40 psi but the gauges are either 35 or 60 psi for boost gauge. So ill go with 60 psi.

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My buddy had a 60, but sold it to buy a 35, because you'll only (want to) hit 30 with the stock turbo. Plus it's a more precise reading on a 35psi gauge.

I bought Autometer for known quality. If you really wanted the best monitoring setup, get pyro, boost, trans temp and then a scangauge in the 4th.

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