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Old 03-03-2012, 01:48 PM
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Guages for a truck with a 6speed

What guages would be suggested for a 6speed truck. Was originally planning ,fuel pressure, boost and egt but was surprised when I saw cooler lines coming off the transmission, so would a trans temp guage be a good investment?


Was planning on getting an insight cts for the truck but read somewhere that it can't monitor several things on the 7.3 trucks and that it can only read up to 2 bars on boost.

One last question, the truck has a 6 position chip, would a 30psi boost guage be good or should I spend a little more and get a 60? Not planning on much in the way of mods, just want to keep it a good reliable tow vehicle.

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30 will work, but you might make over or close to 30 with good tunes. I would probably stick with fuel pressure, boost, and egt, but trans is always good to monitor, just not as worry some with a manual
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You don't need a trans temp gauge in a manual. The cooler lines go up to the radiator and are really more of a trans heater.

I have a manual and I have EGT, boost, fuel pressure, and high pressure oil pressure. The fuel pressure isn't a gauge that you need like EGT, but in a failure it can be very helpful, and if its put post filter you can tell when a fuel filter is getting clogged. Not to mention you can get 3 gauges and a pod for much less then a CTS and all the add ons that you would nee to read EGT, boost, and fuel pressure.

Most of the time a 35 psi gauge is the same price as a 60, BUT a 35 pound gauge is really all you'll ever use with a tuner.
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The high pressure oil guage, where would you get a 3k+ guage? I have acess to some up to 15k at work but they are huge.

And would that be just to monitor for the hpop going out?
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:32 PM
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Most of the gauges (including mine) are electric and tap off of the ICP (injection control pressure) sensor.
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