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Question about Trans temp gauge

While I like a 3 gauge a pilar setup, I saw this gauge from Superchips and think it would look great in the space on the dash where your 4wd switch is located (I have 2wd) My question is this, does the factory trans temp gauge provide a decent enough reading to provide some level of protection or is it just another gauge that takes up space on the dash?

I am not 100% yet, but again, I like having two-in-one:

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The factory trans gauge is just a glorified idiot light. I have seen temps as high as 190 on my Quadzilla Commander but the factory gauge never moved. I've been told it doesn't move until it's too late.
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The factory trans gauge is just a glorified idiot light.
That was the term I was looking for. Thank you

3 gauge pod it is.
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I agree I think a trans temp guage is pretty important. As important as the egt gauge especially if you tow anything. When you know the actual temp it will let you back out of the throttle and pull over if you need to cool the trans before its too late.

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I agree I think a trans temp guage is pretty important. As important as the egt gauge especially if you tow anything. When you know the actual temp it will let you back out of the throttle and pull over if you need to cool the trans before its too late.
Very true, not to mention, these damn Torqueshifts aint cheap.
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