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Newb Gauge Questions

Where is the best place to buy gauges and what gauges should I get?
I found a site that has Glow Shift Gauges, but I don't know if they are any good. The price is right.


Should I get this setup or is there a better product out there?

Is there anything else that I need to order or will this come with everything I need to install them?

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I have seen a few sets of these gauges and they look cheap. I would go with Isspro gauges if it were me. Should be able to get a full set with pod for under 300 shipped

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Other thing I just noticed is no "boost" gauge. Just a boost/vac gauge.

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I'm partial to the ISSPRO gauges also.
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I also just bought the ISSPRO Gauges. I like them and they went in easy. I got mine from Diesel Manor for $299.00

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I also just bought the ISSPRO Gauges. I like them and they went in easy. I got mine from Diesel Manor for $299.00
What boost gauge do I need to get? 30, 40, 60
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I also like Isspro gauges. Autometer is ok, but not nearly the same quality as Isspro.

What boost gauges depends on mods. Stock trucks will see around 17PSI, chipped trucks will see up to 24PSI +/- because the ECM will defuel and set a CEL light. If you have a boost fooler for the MAP sensor and are chiped and adjust/unplug the waste gate you can get a lot more boost.

I run about 32PSI (on a upgraded turbo) with how I have my wastegate set so I run a 40PSI gauge. I wouldn't recommend running more than about 28PSI on a stock turbo as it will greatly decrease it's life. More boost is certinaly possible, the turbo I have will go to about 45-48PSI but my truck is a hauling truck and I don't race it all. I just want good smooth power and an engine that will last.

What all have you done to your truck or what are you planning on? That'll make it easier to recomend parts.
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Autometer is easy install also...........I like my C2's

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What all have you done to your truck or what are you planning on? That'll make it easier to recomend parts.
Sounds like I need to get the 30# and if I go nuts with mods, I can always get a new gauge.
All I have so far is a drop in filter, and a programmer. I ordered a stage two intake and I will be getting a 4" exhaust soon. After that, I might get a better "chip" and if my turbo fails, I will upgrade it (maybe the ball buster? :shrug: ). I plan on stopping there, but I know this stuff is addicting. I started modifying my ATV and I now have nearly $10,000 in to it over what I paid for the machine. Good thing the manufacturers give me the stuff to test so I don't have to pay for it. I wish I could do the same thing for my truck.:idea:
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I got the Nexus series from autometer.... they are amazing.

and exanding them is easy... I will get some pics up eventually.

I spent $1k on gauges.... sounds extreme.... but the way u can customize them... makes it worth it to me.

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