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2 or 3 gauges

So I recently picked up a 99 powerstroke, reg cab 4x4 6 speed, bone stock. I am going to do the diy filter mod, and pick up some gauges before i do anything else. Should I get 2 or 3 gauges? I want pyro and boost, but should I get another one or is that good enough? If I should get another one, what is the best 3rd gauge to get for a 6 speed. I want to mod this truck a decent amount eventually, but first it would probably be intake exhaust, minor tunes for a while. Thanks in advance,
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Btw, I have been searching and reading threads about gauges, and decided i want the isspro ev2 gauges to match my stock stuff and I hear that they are very good gauges.
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My buddy swears by EV2s, I like the look of the EV1s. They're both extremely accurate. Some people prefer the digital look. It's completely your call. You'll get a pretty even digital vs analog collection on here.

I do recommend you get a Tranny Temp gauge. It's important to know. Pyro and boost are solid, but you should opt for the third and know your tranny is operating at the right temp. Last thing you'd wanna do is toast a tranny by putting to much power to it.
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Fuel pressure.

Nothing will leave you on the side of the road quicker, with no idea what it is... Other then fuel pressure.

EV-2's with the built in warning lights!!!

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You will love the Isspro EV2s. Im not a fan of the bright neon gauges most people install. A stock look is a clean look.
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i agree with the fuel pressure or you can do hpop pressure or even better a scan gauge

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How high should the hpop pressure gauge be? Does glowshift have one in the 7color tinted series?

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But...^^^...he's got a 6-speed.
My bad. Completely missed that. Then I would say, might as well get the fuel pressure one. But someone else's idea for a scan gauge, wouldn't be a bad move either.
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If you're looking to save a few pennies, go with the 2 gauge pod. Otherwise get a 3 gauge unit and fill the 3rd spot with a fuel pressure or engine oil temp gauge.

If I had to do it over again, I'd put a quad pod in with oil temp...

I still want to put a fuel press gauge on the steering column or under the dash.


Now if you're going to be towing a lot of miles with a heavy load, I'd put a trans temp gauge in, even with a manual.

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