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Question where to find gauge cluster and installation tips

Hi guys I've had my truck for a little while now and with my coming paycheck I'm going to invest in the gauge cluster I want to install, just had a quick question on where some of you have purchased yours from and how you installed them thanks


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I bought a Edge Insight it is a very good digital display, it came with a pod mount and EGT probe the other portion plugs into the Code Port on truck lots of info to display.

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seems like a very good gadget to have on board Mike517, I just checked into it and the insight is $299 and the probe is $80 would a 3 gauge pillar be less expensive than almost $400.00?


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Gauge Installations at DieselManor- 2003-2007 6.0L Powerstroke

These ones worked good for me!

2005 F350 Kingranch FX4 Dually
6.0L Diesel,
Elite/Liberator EGR Delete.
K&N Stage II Intake.
4" MBRP Turbo Back Exhaust, Kitty Gone
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3 Gauge pillar W/pyro, trans and Boost
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seems like a very good gadget to have on board Mike517, I just checked into it and the insight is $299 and the probe is $80 would a 3 gauge pillar be less expensive than almost $400.00?
Hank,

Keep in mind with the Edge Insight, you are getting WAYYYYY more then what a simple triple or quad pod of gauges will be capable of monitoring.

Just for an example, you can monitor, water temp,oil temp, pyrometer, boost, trans temp, fuel injector pulse width, voltage, turbine speed, just to name a few, you can also use it to pull DTC's and it has a performance testing option (1/4 mile times etc,etc) and it can be a datalogger. You will get way more bang for your buck with the Insight then you would with analog gauges.

We have the Insight package, including the dash mount, pyro probe, Insight and a can of paint to match the dash for $430.00 shipped. I can 100% assure you the Insight is top notch,I have the Insight and 7 analog Autometer gauges in my truck and I love my Insight.

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That's an awsome write up.

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Thanks for shareing the writeup Gforce33, and Abrannan how does it work? is it always plugged into like the computer adapter under dash? where obdII scanners are connected


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Just for an example, you can monitor, water temp,oil temp, pyrometer, boost, trans temp, fuel injector pulse width, voltage, turbine speed, just to name a few, you can also use it to pull DTC's and it has a performance testing option (1/4 mile times etc,etc) and it can be a datalogger. You will get way more bang for your buck with the Insight then you would with analog gauges.
Monitoring changes in fuel injector pulse width would enable you to diagnose a bad injector correct ? I'm new to diesels and trying to learn..... picking up an 04 next week.
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Thanks for shareing the writeup Gforce33, and Abrannan how does it work? is it always plugged into like the computer adapter under dash? where obdII scanners are connected
It plugs into the OBDII port under the dash, it stays plugged in and it auto powers off with the key. You can disconnect it anytime you wish.

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Monitoring changes in fuel injector pulse width would enable you to diagnose a bad injector correct ? I'm new to diesels and trying to learn..... picking up an 04 next week.
Well, not quite, its shows overall pulse width, you would need individual pulse width to diag a single injector.

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It plugs into the OBDII port under the dash, it stays plugged in and it auto powers off with the key. You can disconnect it anytime you wish.



Well, not quite, its shows overall pulse width, you would need individual pulse width to diag a single injector.
Sounds alot better than having a gauge cluster I think I'll save up a bit more then go with the insight and egt probe has anyone else on here used this tool? feel free to chime in


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