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post #1 of 4 Old 07-01-2009, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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I've saved a few nickels and want to install some gauges in my truck. I figure this wouldn't be a bad idea before I start making any other modifications (intake, exhaust, etc) to my pretty-much-stock '07. Any opinions on mechanical vs electric gauges? I was looking at a DashDAQ type unit with all the customizable screens and fancy graphics but my son (who just so happens to wire Fords for a living) has informed me that if I go this route I should wear a skirt and says I should go with mechanical gauges mounted on the pillar. Any opinions / suggestions would be appreciated. I'd like to have some response the next time the kid calls me 'sally'. LOL. Thanks.

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If your going with gauges in an a-pillar pod I would only want the boost gauge to be mechanical. You wouldn't want any fluids entering your cab. I would get everything else electrical. I have Autometer boost, egt, trans, and water temp. Egt and trans are probably the most important. Also I would look at full sweep gauges and short sweep gauges. You will see which one you like better.
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some gauges only come in mech. and some in electric...
boost= mech
trans temp and pyro are electric

just get a kit like this: Auto Meter Gauge Kits
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I would stick with analog electric gauges..

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