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Old 10-14-2010, 07:15 PM
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Gauges

Okay, I am following the direction of you all once again and deciding that I need to get me some gauges. Now, as far as simplicity goes it seems like the easiest thing to do would be to get a scangauge II with Xgauge. But I see a lot of you(Most of you) are running actual gauges. This is obvioulsly a much harder install, so there must be some benefits. Are the actual gauges more accurate than say an edge or the scangauge? If so, by how much?
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EDGE INSIGHT W/ EGT FTW!
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:44 PM
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The easiest thing to do is get an Edge Insight with the EGT probe and hook that up. It just plugs into the OBD-II port and you'll be able to monitor multiple parameters straight from the truck computer as well as scan and clear codes. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:56 PM
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It's a matter of personal preference, and cost. I rather have the analog gauges, and spend the extra money and get the Autoenginuity software that will do way more than the Edge or Scangauge. Just my .02
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:33 AM
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It's a matter of personal preference, and cost. I rather have the analog gauges, and spend the extra money and get the Autoenginuity software that will do way more than the Edge or Scangauge. Just my .02
If you get all the analog gauges you need to do the monitoring that the Insight does it is way more expensive and you'd have gauges all over the truck.

What are your 3 analog gauges? Are you monitoring ECT and EOT?

With the Insight CTS they are supposed to come out with add ons that will display on the CTS for things like Fuel Pressure, Oil Pressure, etc. that will make it even more valuable. Just saying.

I run an Insight but also run analogs for fuel pressure and oil pressure. I would rather have them on the Insight.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:53 AM
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I like the scangauge, but there are some things it doesn't show.

I also have a fuel pressure gauge, and probably will get an EGT gauge at some point. Everything else I want to see the scangauge seems to do very nicely.
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I prefer separate gauges. Yeah, they take up more room but they're easier to read. I don't have to squint to see what my fuel pressure is doing.

Plus I'm running the Autometer Nexus gauges so I have the choice of something like 7 different back light colors, 5 brightness settings, data logging, and the gauge goes red and blinks if I hit my preset maximum value (little extra insurance).
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I can read my Insight without squinting day or night, I only monitor 4 things at once to keep it legible (you can monitor up to 7 at once). You can easily scroll thru 4 screens so you could monitor 16 things easily. It is so much easier to install than gauges and you can set alarms on the Insight to go off at your determined presets. I will be getting fuel pressure and possibly high pressure oil gauges.

My vote is with the Insight

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I prefer separate gauges. Yeah, they take up more room but they're easier to read. I don't have to squint to see what my fuel pressure is doing.

Plus I'm running the Autometer Nexus gauges so I have the choice of something like 7 different back light colors, 5 brightness settings, data logging, and the gauge goes red and blinks if I hit my preset maximum value (little extra insurance).
All of which I can do and more with my Insight. Colors infinitely adjustable RGB values, Infinitely adjustable contrast and brightness. I have 4 screens set with 4 parameters each that I can flip through with a touch of a button. Plus I am displaying information that there are no gauges to display like load, torque converter lockup %, Intake air temps 1 and 2, etc. etc.

And I don't have to squint to see mine either. They are clearly legible day or night. I have more trouble reading my Harley gauges at dusk or dawn lol.
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If you get all the analog gauges you need to do the monitoring that the Insight does it is way more expensive and you'd have gauges all over the truck.

What are your 3 analog gauges? Are you monitoring ECT and EOT
For awhile now when I need to read my EOT, I've been using my buddies snap-on scanner until I figure out what size thread the oil pressure test port is . Like I said, it's a matter of personal preference and cost. I run Pyro, Boost, Trans, Coolant, Fuel Psi, and Volts.

For cost effective, the insite is the way to go, but for personal preference I like the analog gauges and the Autoenginuity software.
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