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The best place to mount it IMO is where I placed mine lust you can hide cord behind a pillar plastics
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Glad to see another happy ultra gauge owner. I love mine.

If anyone is interested my review is here Ultra Gauge Review

The only thing I feel is inaccurate is the DTE and fuel consumption but I have noticed mine seems to be correcting itself the longer I drive

The mount was super easy to bend, that's the way it's designed.

For the price, you can't beat it.
I have a theory on the DTE. Our tanks are 19.5 gallons right. Have you ever filled up after your light is on? I have noticed that even after driving around with the gas light on, that when filling up I CANNOT get close to 19.5 gallons. I think I may have gotten up to 17 gallons refilling but that's it. So if you account for an average of say 15 mpgs then that's 30 miles. Does the light just come on way too early or what. I'm always afraid to keep going. So I kinda think the DTE is almost correct, its just calculating it on a true 19.5 gallons. I'm not saying our fuel tank size is wrong I'm just saying that Ford has gave a lot of cusion from us running out of gas by having the light come on at like two gallons of gas left
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Does the light just come on way too early or what.
+1 you've got it exactly the tank size is right but the light comes on really early... when my light comes on I've got 15-20% of the tank left I just watch the gauge and get gas when the needle is actually on the empty and also I check the fuel % level on the scangauge to be sure I'm not actually out... haven't run out yet but probably will sometime

Last fill I got 71.73L... 18.94 gallons 1/2 gallon left still had lots
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i've squeezed 72.7L into my tank but mostly i put it at 68-70L. the light is on at this point and i think the canadian trucks have a 75L tank.
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Scott I think you may be on to something. But I can usually get just over 300 miles per tank. The Ultra Gauge is getting closer and closer the more I drive it.

I think since it's all based on average MPG, the longer you drive, the more correct it will get
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i've squeezed 72.7L into my tank but mostly i put it at 68-70L. the light is on at this point and i think the canadian trucks have a 75L tank.
Canadian extended cabs are a 73.8L (19.5gal) tank. My biggest fill was 74.1L and I wasn't out of gas... just shows we are always pay for more gas then we are actually getting.
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Btw, the ultra gauge never shuts off. It always draws power to keep from losing memory. It's stated in the user manual.
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oh well, im sure u its not bad enough to cause battery issues. your radio has to do the same correct to maintain stations. the alternator will fix that.
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oh well, im sure u its not bad enough to cause battery issues. your radio has to do the same correct to maintain stations. the alternator will fix that.
Yeah I think that if your battery or anything ends up dead because of the lil extra is drawing, then you were prolly needing a new one soon anyways.

Scott idk about u but I was actually suprised how small the ultra gauge is in person vs pics, I think my cell phone is bigger than it lol

and howd you get that side interior trim off to get your cord behind it?

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Yeah it wad smaller than I thought too. You just screw out the two screws on the "oh ****" handles and then pop it off. Its held in with clips.

Then run it through that panel of left of dash and down to the plug in. Then tape or zip tie the excess up. Done
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Yeah it wad smaller than I thought too. You just screw out the two screws on the "oh ****" handles and then pop it off. Its held in with clips.

Then run it through that panel of left of dash and down to the plug in. Then tape or zip tie the excess up. Done
kk thanks man. Did you just bend up the mount bar to what you wanting because the bar sticks it way out. I tried earlier and im pretty sure I can do it, it startede to bend and I just stopped cause I was going to do it in the truck to get it exactly how I wanted. I basically figure as long as you have pretty good strength about ya you can bend it by hand.
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Yeah just bend it by hand. It wasn't too bad. I did It with no assistml. If its too hard, heat it up with a hair dryer. I think my location is perfect. The shape of the brackets should be a mushed up "s". And place the mount as far in the tip left corner as you can.
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Yeah just bend it by hand. It wasn't too bad. I did It with no assistml. If its too hard, heat it up with a hair dryer. I think my location is perfect. The shape of the brackets should be a mushed up "s". And place the mount as far in the tip left corner as you can.
Yeah thats what I did and yuea if you have any strength at all then its not hard to bend it around. Mine isnt being gay not sticking to the window well. It did all day great but when I went to work tonight and it got down to the coldest temp like 10-20 degrees it feel off while I was at work. But on some parts of the window it would still stick good but others not so much, idk cause the windshield is clean? Whenever I get it into the place I want it ill just put a dab of glue on it just to make sure itll stick to the window good.
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mine stuck fine in the top left corner. clean it with alcohol or something. I know mine wont stick up above the mirror because where it says "Ranger" on 06+ trucks, it is textured right there.
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After reading about the ultragauge, I thought I buy one. I like it alot and easy to program. I do have one question. In the menu I don't see a gauge for volts, don't we get that for the Rangers?
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After reading about the ultragauge, I thought I buy one. I like it alot and easy to program. I do have one question. In the menu I don't see a gauge for volts, don't we get that for the Rangers?
dont think so. we have 38 gauges though.
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I just got mine yesterday and mounted it up and got it working, and it works awesome! I would like it to read volts as I have a powerful sound system and will be adding a winch sometime inthw future, but I'll probably just gat a gauge pod and get a volts gauge for that or something. The one bad thing about it is I keep looking at it wile I'm driving and thats probably not a good thing
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i dont think you can get a gauge pod, the buttons are on the back
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i think he meant that he'd get a separate pod for volts.
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ah i see thanks mang
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Referring back to fuel tank size.

I just ran my truck until the light came on, and was only able to get to 16.7 gallons when it was kicking off the pump instantly, so it was pretty full.

The light had just came on so how many gallons did I have left? One? 1.5? I don't know

I changed my Ultragauge to be set a 18 gallons for a full tank.

What do you guys think?
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dont think so. we have 38 gauges though.
It's ok, the one thing it doesn't monitor, my AVIC-D3 does in dash :)
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ha, i found your thread in the install and mount section. i didn't even look at the OP before i clicked on it. should have though.

i ordered 2. one for me and one for my step-dad since his birthday is next week. i figure with the ramps and this, i'll be getting a suspension lift for mine.... (right?)


EDIT: i'm reading some people's threads. did you guys have any issues when you first installed it like abs, trac control or anything else come on for dash lights?
did you just have to plug it in and it auto calibrated?

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No problems, mine auto calibrated and it worked fine, no flashing lights
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I just ordered a scan guage from a member. I'm glad I did as I've wanted one for a while. It shows some things I need to keep an eye on for the health of my truck.

This is an interesting product. I checked the availabilty for a 1999 Ranger and it didn't show compatibility. But I saw another guy on here with a 99, Conman I think.

How many actual params could one monitor with a 99 truck or a Ranger? Just curious.
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