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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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do I need gauges with a dp

my 02 f250 7.3 psd is stock... can I run a dp without gauges???? deciding between dp and ege evolution with the display for the temp and stuff.... and do I need to do anything to the tranny???? not going extreme just FUN and towing.......

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 02:45 AM
 
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Gauges !!!!

always use gauges they will save you expensive repairs in long run they are important as oil and temp gauges
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Personally...you should always get gauges before upping the power. It provides a good baseline for you so you can see just how much your EGT's climb.

Before I added my first tuner...I threw in my gauges. I was surprised to see that when towing the camper, I would hit 1150 degrees towing up a hill. Again...that was stock.

If you aren't going to get a new turbo or sticks...I would then just get an EGT gauge and tranny temp gauge. Those will give you the best bang for the buck.
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where is a good place to get the gauges???

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 02:19 PM
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ive had my dp for a couple months with no gauges but ill be guetting some asap
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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I installed my Dp tuner last summer and I just installed gauges this weekend. It was pretty eye opening to see what happened to the EGTs with the different tunes. I got my Isspro gauges from Diesel Manor and I have nothing bad to say about them. The shipping was fast, the instructions were top notch and everything I needed was included.
My Dp tuner has stock, High idle, 40tow, 80tow, 80econo, and 100performance.
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got my gauges from GOS.Performance you can reach him here on the vendors forum. Got a good deal
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Most definetly need gauges IMO! I have the Edge Evo and as soon as I can sale it and be able to afford some gauges I'm going with a DP. The more I read about them the more it makes me think my edge is not living up to par with everything else thats out there. I just wished I had found these forums or heard of them before I spent my money on the Edge. Dont get me wrong, for a begining programmer its not bad! I dont think the tow tune is much in it though(Might do better with a auto, didnt see much difference with my 6speed). I did get a heck of a deal on it. So I dont think i went wrong! Not trying to persuade anybody! Just giving my opinion on it

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Get guages dude you will save it from melting something.
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