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post #1 of 9 Old 02-26-2008, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Gauges Wonderment

Well, in a few (hopefully short) days, I'll be the proud owner of the Banks' "Big Hoss" bundle. Now, I need to keep track of vitals, but the Banks' guages don't really tickle my fancy. I've been interested in some AutoMeter Cobalt gauges, but need a little feedback on which vitals I'm monitoring. 1st & foremost, I need a boost gauge. Is it beneficial to get a guage that also monitors vacuum? Normally, on gas-powered vehicles I've hooked up boost gauges to, it installs on the FPR. Where do I connect for my 7.3? I want to also keep my EGTs on the radar. Does AutoMeter make a thermo-coupler & a gauge? Does anyone know the AutoMeter part# for an A-pillar, 4-guage pod and possibly(I know I'm askin' a lot, fellas) the #'s for the above said gauges? Any input is greatly appreciated! Thanx!

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Pm Raul at stealth automotive he will get you fixed up with the guages you want

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You don't need a vacuum side of the boost gauge. A 35 psi will do the trick. Raul should be able to help with the part #'s.

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Thanks, guys. I've checked out Stealth Performance and I've seen something I really like. Just gotta see now if Raul can get me the 3-gauge pillar mount in grey. Gotta have the interior properly color-coordinated y'know!

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TW 6pos chip, S&B CAI, Monster 4" exhaust w/ Power Elbow, Big Head WGA, Technicooler, ITP boost fooler, Gen 1 Wicked Wheel, Six-Gun Tuner, Optima Yellow Tops, AutoMeter(Boost, Trans, EGT), CCV mod, MTS TC, MTS valve body, Trans Tech performance rebuild kit, TransGo shift kit, Hornblasters 242 Shocker Train Horns.

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Isspro gauges... Come on now... You know you want 17 of them...LOL


Get a propod pillar pod, they are of better quatity...
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Isspro gauges... Come on now... You know you want 17 of them...LOL


Get a propod pillar pod, they are of better quatity...
Gotta say CSIPSD...I wouldn't imagine you have any troubles keeping tabs on vitals! Now is this a pic from your truck? I'm not sure, but it looks like you have those gauge cluster mounts similar to the ones they have for Mustangs where they mount @ the bottom of the guage cluster frame. Am I seeing this right? If I am, who is that from and where can I get one? By the way: That is a sweet gauge set up!

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...and to my buddy, VITALIDLE: you've been a great help on other problems I've had, so I'm turning to you once again! Can you give me some info on hooking up the 3 gauges to my 12v light source? I'm stumped on how I can splice the gauges to the headlight switch where they can also be adjusted by the dimmer AND be fused for added safety. Thanks in advance!

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TW 6pos chip, S&B CAI, Monster 4" exhaust w/ Power Elbow, Big Head WGA, Technicooler, ITP boost fooler, Gen 1 Wicked Wheel, Six-Gun Tuner, Optima Yellow Tops, AutoMeter(Boost, Trans, EGT), CCV mod, MTS TC, MTS valve body, Trans Tech performance rebuild kit, TransGo shift kit, Hornblasters 242 Shocker Train Horns.

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Isspro gauges... Come on now... You know you want 17 of them...LOL


Get a propod pillar pod, they are of better quatity...


what exactly are all those gauges for, obviously boost, EGT and tranny, but what else? I didn't think there was that much to keep track of.

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