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post #1 of 11 Old 04-19-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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I need gauges

I think it's time I finally get some gauges. I've been meaning to get them for a while but just haven't gotten around to it yet. My truck is basically stock except for a 4 inch turbo back exhaust, AFE intake, and 1.0 beans turbo. I tow mini x's and skid steers and I thought my EGTs would be fine with this setup. But, sometimes, like today when I towed a 12' dump trailer struck to the top with wet dirt, and towing up a 1 mile fairly steep grade I smell a little something burning when I get to the top. I'm not sure exactly what it is but I'm worried that my EGTs are too high. I was running up the grade in third gear (6 spd manual) with the pedal to the floor, about 2400-2500 rpm and 45 mph all the way.

Anyway, enough with the small talk. My question is where can I get the best deal on gauges. I'm looking for some good ones that won't break the bank. Thanks for the advice in advance.
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I also wanted to add that I've smelled something burning even when empty while going up some moderate grades with just a little more foot in the pedal to get up it. I've checked my up pipes for leaks and never found any sign of any, and I cleaned all my intercooler boots to get rid of any boost leaks I might have.

One thing I think might be a culprit is that my exhaust is missing the very back section. It was rubbing on my shock so I took it off and just haven't gotten around to modifying it yet for clearance...............so the exhaust is just exiting straight out behind the muffler. Could the exhaust be blowing back from under my truck and getting into the cab? Sometimes I just smell exhaust in the cab too.
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I have Glowshift gauges.
I like them and don't have any problems with them but they are not top of the line gauges.
That said, they are about half the cost and seem to be decent gauges.
I bought boost, egt, and trans (you could get maybe fuel pressure) with a triple gauge pod for $218 shipped. That was right from their website.

Other gauges to consider are isspro and autometer. Both are considered better gauges but both will be at least double the cost.

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So what makes one set of gauges better than another?
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The main disputes that i know about are accuracy.

The inner movements of the needle may be different (i will let advertising explain this).

I feel that they are all close and autometer and isspro rely more on their name.
Now this is a personal opinion and not stated as a fact!!

I do think there are less malfuntion problems with the "better" companies, but glowshift seems to stand behind their warranty from what i have read. I havent had a personal experience with the warranty process though.

I really don't know how you would determine what gauge is more accurate anyhow.
They are more for reference and to alert you when something is changing. They all should accomplish this very well.

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www.kensperformancesolutions.com

Give him a call. He's got a sale going on for $325 shipped with everything needed for install. You'll need paint to paint the pod though because they only come in black/unpainted.

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I bought my Isspro EV2 gauges and A-pillar gauge pod from Kens Performance. Sweet setup. I highly recommend them.
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I bought my gauges and chip from Cary at CTPerformance
I chose the TW Chip with Isspro EV1 Gauges and I was thoroughly pleased with the products and Cary's customer service(and shipping).
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Is he doing the isspro ev2 for that price?
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Is he doing the isspro ev2 for that price?
Yes EV2's. Plus everything you need to install them.

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