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Old May 3rd, 2010, 02:03 PM
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idiot gauge or not, it's there. If he'd want to double up on an existing gauge...fine.
You can like them, but I detest the idea because I have too much money wrapped into my motor/trans. I don't know for sure but I think ford did the idiot gauges because people these days dont really seem to have any idea what is acceptable ranges. When my truck was stock, I didn't mind.

Although I'd love to have had the idiot gauges replaced with a functional gauge, in the cluster. that would be ideal for me since I've cut a corner and scared myself with my gauge pod when a vehicle popped up

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volt meter
fuel level
water/coolant temp
oil pressure
speedo
tach

is what I currently have.


klitch, guys, i think the three will be fuel pressure, air pressure and trans temp...
well you have it then, although the good thing is, if you change your mind you can always pop em back out. :)

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I'd go with trans and coolant.
Even if you have them in the cluster the aftermarket ones are going to be more accurate then the idiot guages.

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Just for what I was doing with my stereo systems in the past, a true volt gauge was a must. I instantly knew if there was a problem, I also had temp gauges for my amps.

You more than likely don't need these, but you were asking for ideas, thought I would throw them out there for ya.






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No towing for me Klitch though trans temp is on the list just incase. [/CENTER]
even if your not towing, lifting the truck your trans temp still runs hotter than stock, runs about the same as a stock truck towing cause your workin the trans harder to spin them meats... i have a trans temp, water temp, and oil temp as my extra gauges.

that trans temp gauge saved me out on a trail one time. noticed the temp started to rise above 190 deg, stopped, looked under the truck, a log or rock hit the drain plug causing most of the fluid to drain out

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Oil, Alt. and temp.





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iPod meter, hair dryer monitor and cell phone guage!

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iPod meter, hair dryer monitor and cell phone guage!
lilbit would need those and depth finder haha

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