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I am installing a duel needle pressure gauge for my air bags on my truck. I want to add a gauge tower to put it in. With that , I am going to install an EGT gauge. What other gauges should I install with it? Maybe a trans. temp, or boost pressure. I dont know if I should get the 3 or 4 gauge tower. What temperatures should I expect to see in the tranny, if I go with that one? Is it really that important to know what the boost pressure is? Thanks for any help.

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All that you mentioned are good. Boost pressure is good to know but not as important as trans temp or fuel pressures imo. All of them are so that you can tell when something starts heading south before it actually causes problems.

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not as important as trans temp or fuel pressures

Fuel pressure. I hadn't even thought of that. Good idea.

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Real oil pressure gauge, dash gauge is fake.
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A real oil pressure gauge better than a Boost.

Digital gauges more bang for the buck.
I added the Oil psi and a Lift pump psi to my Edge CTS.
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Is there that big of a difference between another oil pressure gauge and the one already there?

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Is there that big of a difference between another oil pressure gauge and the one already there?

Absolutely! Everyone should just put a piece of duct tape over the factory in dash oil pressure gauge so they don't rely on it.
Even the factory voltmeter gives erroneous readings at times.


IMO, gauges will save you money and stress.
EGT, boost, auto trans temp, low side and high side fuel pressure gauges, even a good quality water temp gauge is useful.


OBDII type gauges are easy to install but I always recommend a stand alone aftermarket boost gauge.
It's common for aftermarket programmers to fool/play with the factory MAP/boost sensor mapping with respect to the ECM.
An OBDII gauge is reading boost from the ECM and what you see is not always what you get.
I've seen this a few times in other trucks.

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For mine, I noticed no difference between the Auto-Meter Boost gauge and the Edge CTS with both installed at the same time.

The cluster oil psi gauge is not run from a sender but from a Hobbs switch.
It activates at 6psi then sends that info to ECM, which in turn sends what info it calculates to be the psi you would expect to see.
On my CTS I got an alarm for low oil psi @ 8 psi, the cluster gauge still showed over 30 psi. Having a real gauge saved having major damage to the Engine.
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Thanks for the info! I had no idea about the oil gauge. I was looking online for one of those gauge towers that holds 4 gauges. I could only find the ones that have the glow shift gauges. (I guess I didn't look very hard) i wouldn't have thought they cost $350. Might need to put this off for a little while.

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Ya, itís not exactly cheap to install quality stand alone gauges. Thatís why so many use the cts or the like.

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Ya, it’s not exactly cheap to install quality stand alone gauges. That’s why so many use the cts or the like.
A cts is a digital monitor, right? Wouldn't you still have to run each sensor to whatever you're going to monitor? Turns out I didn't put my air suspension gauge and controls in a tower. I was able to find room for it next to the heater controls.

So is there an advantage to a cts over the stand alone gauges? Maybe I'll do a little more research before I do this. I want to be done this spring though before I start pulling the 5th wheel around for camping season.
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