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Old 01-13-2012, 11:29 AM
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Gauges... good bad and ugly!

Well i have some questions about gauges. The two i see most are either ISSOPRO or Autometer. Which is better? If you dont like one or the other please help me out on why. Also, how much better or if any are regualr gauges vs an Edge Insight CS or CTS. Will the Insight work with a DP, PHP, TW style tuner? Thanks in advance
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:52 AM
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Well from what I have gathered the isspro are the top of the line and match the factory gauges 100% however is my opinion they are kind of plain. They were already in my truck when I bought it but they work great with no problems. The auto meters look better in my opinion but I have heard a lot of people going through 2 gauges before they get a working one. The isspros are more expensive than the auto meters as well. Hope this helps some.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:12 PM
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thanks 01 CREW... Very nice truck as well! I like quality stuff. Not saying cheaper stuff is not as good quality because some expensive items are for the name on it.. Just have not ever dealt with them so tryign to make wise desicion when dropping $300!
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:16 PM
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I went with ISSPRO and don't care for garish looking gauges staring me in the face. It really boils down to opinion though. The EV2 gauges match the factory green backlighting.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:04 PM
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I've got Autometer, ben on the A post for about four years now still looking good. I had a DMAX with Edge/Attitude before I bought my PSD, It was a great tuner and display. Its just nicer in my oppoin to see a physical arm on a gauge move than a number on a digital screen.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:18 PM
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EV-2's are a much cleaner look then some of the autometer choices, EV-2 offer the new Warning lights in all of them. They are easier to connect and run the wiring then anything else on the market.

Let me know if you have any questions about the EV-2 or Performax line of Isspro.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:36 PM
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I have Isspro EV2's, couldn't be happier.

Like CSIPSD said, super easy wiring with them and a good match to the factory cluster (big selling point for me)

The Isspro performax are awesome too. Have some cool features and are the #1 way to go if you're installing more than 3-4 gauges, like CSIPSD
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:36 AM
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I have ran both. I had ISSPRO's in my 99 and have Autometer Phantoms in my 08. I love both but if I had to pick on it would be the ISSPRO and here is why. No matter what you will ever want to monitor on your truck ISSPRRO makes a guage for it. Even down to axle diff temp, transmission line pressure, brake temp. You can find anything from them. I would have them in this truck to but I just cant swing the cost. ISSPRO's are not cheap at all and are harder to find on ebay. I have build my entire Autometer set one at a time to save money. It is harder to do with ISSPRO.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:27 PM
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My truck had Autometer Ultra II gauges in the pillar pod when I bought it. They look pretty good and work fine but I have noticed that for some reason the boost gauge is starting to get condensation on the inside of the lens and on the face of the gauge Don't know how old they are but I will probably cough up the dough and go with the Isspro's. I personaly like mechanical gauges over the displays like the Edge but they offer a lot flexibility for mounting wherever you want and they're compact displays.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:35 PM
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My autometer Zseries match pretty good. The green LEDs are very close, the needle is the same.
Had one issue (my own wiring) and they helped pretty good.
I like them, and they were cheaper than Isspros.
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