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POLL: gauges in a stock truck

I have been wanting to get some gauges but everyone I talk to usually laughs at me and tells me not to since the truck is stock...so what are your guys opinions...is it worth it if the truck is stock?? ...the truck is an 03 6.0 that I snow plow with and occasionally tow my Nova with.

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Its pretty cheap insurance. I would get at least a Transmission temp and an EGT. A boost gauge is kinda nice and will be a warning for possible turbo problems down the road. Trans temp can get up there while pulling heavy loads and the stock gauge sucks! I suppose some will say while stock, can't hurt anything but I like to know whats going on. Just my .02.

BTW, let them laugh...who cares! If you want them, get them.
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I agree with ya...PowerItUp you got any pics of that rig of yours??

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It certainly isn't going to hurt. If you want to do it, go for it.
But, I don't think you need them. On a 95deg day towing my 12k lb. 5th wheel my tranny temp doesn't go past 210 and as big of a POS as the stock guage is, it still will let you know if you get hot. There also shouldn't be any reason why your EGT's would be too high in stock form either.

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Of course I will say YES


But for many differant reasons... I had an issue a few months ago, rough running, hard start... Driving to work one day had NO power... hummm EGT's were at 200 going 40mph... Guess what I traced it too... Drivers side valve cover harness... Would have never known that without a EGT gauge...

Boost, Got some low power issues... Boost will tell you if have a boost leak, Boost and High EGT's... Plugged air filter...

Tranny... I have seen and experanced a stock truck, burn up a tranny pulling a bobcat on a flatbed... Can and will happen... The stock gauge will tell you very little, maybe if your toasting it. But how about knowing how its working over all, are you running at 150? 180? 120? you dont know...


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I will end up getting some gauges....soon!

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I installed EGT,Trans temp, and Boost gauges when I installed the exhaust. Keith

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thansk for the info guys..poweritup sweet truck! CSIPSD is the gauge master!

03 F-250 6.0, FX4, 6 inch Fabtech lift, 18 inch Centerline's, 35x12.5 toyo M/Ts, 05 front end conversion with Harley headlights, Cowl hood with silver stripes, upfitter switches, Bilstein shocks, 08 taillights, 08 tailgate, 08 trailer tow mirrors, Recon smoked cab, mirror and third brake light, tinted windows, MBRP SS turboback, no cat, Autometer Cobalts on the pillar... Line-X, weatherguard toolbox..
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I always like to see what is going on in my truck as you never know what could happen and the gauges would let you know asap. I say yes
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