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post #1 of 13 Old 08-09-2010, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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3 gauge question...fuel pres or tranny temp?

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Getting ready to do some mods and want a chip. Question about the gauges tho...

Pyro and boost for sure. But for the 3rd would tranny temp or fuel pressure gauge make more sense? Seems like the fuel pressure is more important than tranny temp. Yes I know the factory tranny temp gauge isn't accurate but at least it's there and for all of the boosted vehicles I've owned up to now a FP gauge is a must have. Fuel tank mod and crossover are the next planned mods with the gauges and the chip.

I don't tow so seems like this makes more sense...whatchya'll think?

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Both are useful, but the way I see it is which is more likely to hurt the wallet when something goes wrong. With a fuel pressure gauge, you can more easily diagnose issues that effect mileage and performance. With the trans temp gauge, you can see if your about to spend $2000-4000 for a new trans.

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Both are useful, but the way I see it is which is more likely to hurt the wallet when something goes wrong. With a fuel pressure gauge, you can more easily diagnose issues that effect mileage and performance. With the trans temp gauge, you can see if your about to spend $2000-4000 for a new trans.
. Trans temp if it was me. but tham again my truck didn't have one.

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buy a glowshift 3 in one guage 170.00 mine works great
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If its a auto then I would put a tranny gauge on there its more important at your miles and the power you are currently making jmo

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if you say you dont tow than why not i think its a good idea
but then again i have a trany gauge & i have a six speed

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you dont need a fuel pressure gauge on a 7.3.. if anything you need an oil pressure gauge. without oil pressure your truck will not run.

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OK guys, thanks for the info...looks like I'll be sticking with the tranny temp then.

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OK guys, thanks for the info...looks like I'll be sticking with the tranny temp then.
especially with the tunes that thing will start to hate you also a 6l cooler will help that bad boy stay cool too

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ok so ive been lookin at adding some gauges, not sure if i want to do an edge insight or normal gauges....but if i was to do normal gauges, being a 6.0 does that make a difference? i was gonna get boost, egt, and tranny?
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