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post #1 of 5 Old 05-23-2011, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Lease important gauge?

I currently have trans, boost, pyro and fuel pressure gauges along with a scangauge2.
In your opinion which is the lease important gauge? Boost or Trans temp?
Keep in mind that Scangauge monitors both.

Truck is used for heavy towing.

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If you tow, drop the boost gauge. The '05 should have had one in the factory cluster. Don't mind me asking why are you dropping a gauge?
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Boost is definitely the least important. You can FEEL the effects of turbo operation. You can't feel transmission fluid temperature or fuel pressure or exhaust gas temperature by the seat of your pants. That doesn't mean that you ought not to occasionally check the boost out...if you don't have a stock gauge (and if you do this is actually one of the few stock gauges that actually functions accurately and precisely...kind of like the speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge). If you have a stock gauge then you definitely don't need an analog boost gauge. You absolutely need to monitor: Engine Oil Temperature (EOT), Engine Coolant Temeprature (ECT), and Fuel Pressure (FP). It is good to check Transmission Fluid Temperature (TFT) and Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) especially for those who tow. It is nice to check Intake Air Temperature (IAT) at #1 and #2 but more important to check the FICM voltage...

If you are looking to replace a gauge the boost is a safe one to select.

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Boost.

You have all the gauges you need when you have the pyro and fuel pressure, along with Scangauge II

What are you going to put in it's place? Just wondering.
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Ya, I have a factory gauge in the cluster that works well.
Reason for dropping down to 3 gauges is cause I have a 3 gauge a pillar and a single mount. Just wanna tidy things up. Sounds like the general consensus is that the extra boost gauge isn't needed. Thanks alot guys.

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