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second most important gauges

ok already got the main 3....now....

I am gonna put a 4 gauge pod on the overhead....2 holes are takin for fuel PSI and HPOP PSI.....what are the next 2 most important gauges I should put up there??? I was thinking diff temp and coolant temp, but then I thought diff temp and Oil psi, then I thought about coolant temp and oil psi...
hell, I have no idea!!!!

any opinion would be great...

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you should already have a stock water temp so diff and oil prsr would be better. I trust the wtr tmp more then oil prssr for stock gauges

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yeah thats kinda what I was thinking....cause I KNOW the oil psi is a idiot light but wasnt sure about the coolant temp gauge...

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what about oil temp??or tranny temp for transfer case??and flux capacitor core temp??LOL

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great, now instead of narrowing down the selections, you add to them! LOL
but seriously, I will look into that....

oh and I dont have a transfer case....

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i would have to go with coolant temp and oil pressure. I think the oil pressure is an idiot light too

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I'm gonna be doin 3 more myself, I'm thinking I'm gonna go with oil press (lpop), coolant temp and fuel press.

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The factory oil press gauge is definately a fake and works like an idiot light at around 9 psi.

The ones I got are Oil pressure, oil temp, tranny hot side cooler line temp, and fuel pressure.

I would like the HPOP but it wasn’t out when I did mine and it’s pricy. I did oil temp so I could compare it with my factory coolant temp. You’d be surprised at how hot the oil gets and how much the temp fluctuates with driving conditions. The tranny hot side cooler line temp is interesting to watch when towing. The fuel pressure one is boring, it never moves unless there is a problem, its what alerted me when I got a bad load of fuel and crapped up my fuel system. Mine are cheap gauges, pod was about $50 and all 4 equiss gauges were about $50, I plan to upgrade to better gauges some day.


Lets see if I can pick my opinion of importance
1. Egt
2. Tranny case
3. Engine oil press
4. Tranny hot side temp
5. HPOP press
6. Oil temp
7. Boost
8. Fuel press
9. Etc etc etc
Heck I don’t know and its very late at night.


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Nothing will leave you on the side of the road quicker then Fuel pressure... Thats got to be a #4...

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Nothing will leave you on the side of the road quicker then Fuel pressure... Thats got to be a #4...
If anyone knows about gauges......... it is this man!!!!! Fellas trust me on this one! If there is something to monitor, he has a gauge for it!!! You rock!

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