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I'm looking at getting some pillar gauges for my truck. When they say pyro does that mean egts? And who's the best to buy from and how hard is it to install. Thanks.
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First of all:

It helps those of us trying to help you if you could please fill out your signature so we know exactly what you have, (Year, Manual vs. Automatic. etc.)

Yes, Pyrometer means your EGT's.

I'd recommend RiffRaff Diesel, when I bought my ISSPRO gauges and overhead gauge pod w. glowplug light a couple months ago they were cheaper by a couple/three 10 spot's per gauge, gauges shipped direct from the factory & pod paint matched my interior perfect.
Diesel Manor and many others offer some great deals, Riffraff just happened to be the best for what i wanted.

Installation:
I deleted my AIH "Air Intake Heater" (RiffRaff plug) for my boost guage, that was simple. I was chicken and had my buddy drill & tap my pyro but as long as you hold the compressor wheel on initial start after drilling to let all the metal shavings get past your exhaust wheel you're golden. I installed fuel pressure next but i can't really help you there because I installed a full competition system at the same time & I have a manual so I can't help you w. tranny temp.
Overall I'd say it's pretty easy.


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We sell Isspro's..

Drop me a PM and I'll get you prices.

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And here's another option:
DIESELMANOR GAUGE KITS for 1999-2003 Ford 7.3L Powerstroke
We have both the EV1 and EV2 in a kit form with everything needed to do the install, including vehicle specific installation instructions.

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Isspro are the ones I recommend. When drilling the exhaust manifold if you drill it in the right place, step up in drill bit sizes and dip them in grease you won't have any issues with the metal shaving.

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Everyone on here runs isspro guages I have autometer phantoms in mine they have autometer has been around for ever. I think the isspro guages have an old man look to them autometer look to me more sportier.
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Everyone on here runs isspro guages I have autometer phantoms in mine they have autometer has been around for ever. I think the isspro guages have an old man look to them autometer look to me more sportier.
Autometer doesn't list the Phantom series anymore.. I was day dreaming about redoing my whole instrument cluster and was looking for speedo's and tachs..they have some "Ford Factory Match" basically just for us (hpop, egt, fuel pres, that's it.) And the "CS series" which is the only other thing close...


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05 Harley's, Smoked tails, Weld Racing Sidewinder Wheels

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Everyone on here runs isspro guages I have autometer phantoms in mine they have autometer has been around for ever. I think the isspro guages have an old man look to them autometer look to me more sportier.
Nothing wrong with AutoMeter, they do make more styles. Of course if you really care about keeping up with the "cool kids" you can buy the GlowCrap gauges that will do a little flash dance and change pretty colors each time you start and shut down the truck. I bet you can even match the colors to the awesome neon tubes that you have under your truck as well.

Sorry, just pickin, lol!!!!!

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IMO the best ones that are not crazy expensive are the Isspro EV2 setups.. but the best bang for your bucks are the maxtow series from glowshift...
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I'm running isspro ev2 with the boost egt and tranny in my 7.3. Install was easy I had about 4 hours in install. Install is pretty much straight forward. If you follow the directions its hard to screw up. I purchased mine from riff raff and the pillar pod was pretty much an exact color match to my interior and no painting which is nice. Also riff raff sells the drill bit and tap for the pyro. They sell a kit that has the pod gauges and everything you need. I also bought the dimmer switch and hooked that up in parallel with factory dimmer switch so the lights matched the brightness of the factory lights.
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