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Need gauge advice please!!!!!!!!

I am looking to get a gauge setup going and was wondering what y'alls thoughts were on using analog gauges or a edge insight type setup. Looking to monitor boost,egt and oil pressure mainly. Just installed my t500 hpop and am on the hunt for injectors and turbo so I want a monitoring system in place when I start putting out some more horses.

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I couldn't be happier with my Glow Shifts. I know some people don't like them and I got them because they are a relatively good match to the factory style and font and you can't beat the price.

If I had unlimited funds I would have gone with Isspros, but I don't, so I didn't.

Thought about a digital setup, but I thought the analog ones would be easier for me to just quickly glance at and get an idea of the reading.

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IMHO, the Edge (and all other OBD port monitors) are No Substitute for gauges.

First, by the time you add the Pyro Sensor to them, you could have bought the Real Thing.

Second, they give a false sense of giving you valuable information by the dz's of useless readouts you'll never care about or need.

Third, they're only accurate as the factory sensors are telling the PCM so things like trans & coolant temp are notoriously poor.

In the end, there's simply NO FREE LUNCH that you're promised and a poor compromise for Real Gauges, Real Programming, & A Real Scanner.

Lots of posts here on Good, Real Gauges. IssPro, AutoMeter, both good choices. If you're on a budget many people seem to be happy with GlowShift.

I am Very Happy with my IssPro EV2's
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Thanks for the advice! Now do y'all have a good place to buy? The package deals are much cheaper even when buying the high dollar gauges but the combo I'm looking to run I cannot find in a package any place y'all know of?
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E99 7.3L ECLB 4x4
140,000 miles
4" lift on 33s
6637 Filter
5" Diamond Eye
PHP Phoenix
Quad Gauge Pod
05-07 Headlights
DDM 55w 10,000K HIDs
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800w Pioneer amp and 10" Kicker sub
Avital 5303 Remote Start and Alarm
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