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Does it work well though? Worth the 50 bucks?
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um...eh. i mean it doesnt come with instructions....and i was too lazy to get my laptop and go use it to help me figure things out but its just kinda slow imo...

maybe thats the nature of the beast but it just lags alot which i dont like.
otherwise its cool and all but it just felt like another one of those impulse buys.

the window mount sucks too. our windshields are like to slanted for it...but i do like the small size of it...
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Judging by your enthusiasm, it doesn't sound like a great deal. I think I'll save my money for a scangauge.
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Ah lame. Any chance you could get a video?
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Sounds like I'll keep saving for a scangauge....
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It looks worth 40$ to me :) I've spent my money in worse ways! I just want it to read codes anyways
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Yeah thats pretty much what I want it for
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lol well im more interested in knowing my real time speed...but it seems to more so agree with my guages...which i dont think are right...nor does garmin or my friends iphone...which isnt the most reliable but still i just wanna know how fast im legitamately going.

anyways, my friend likes it cuz we cleared his CEL and found out he had 3 trouble codes haha

and video...ill try for some soon.
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so i take it that its not worth the 56 bucks??
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anyways, my friend likes it cuz we cleared his CEL and found out he had 3 trouble codes haha

and video...ill try for some soon.
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so i take it that its not worth the 56 bucks??
well that kinda explains something, code readers and cleaners are usually higher... so it might just be worth it...
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just got mine, and screwed with it for a few, seems like a decent unit, you have to screw around with the mount to get it to work right, i don't notice any unusual lag, no worse then the scangauge
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hmmm i want one for my focus been wanting one for a long time
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Hmm... doesnt seem too bad even if it is 50 bucks or whatever. those of you who have it would you recommend it or na?
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well i guess i dont have a scanguage to compare it to...
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well i guess i dont have a scanguage to compare it to...
does it at least seem to provide actual and accurate information?
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for the most part. i cant vouch for the mph though... as for im getting tons of different answers to that from devices...

otherwise i guess so lol

not trying to sound like a [email protected], its just that i really dont know how much is legitamately true.
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So are we gonna see more pics or what?
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so, it's on sale from $200 down to $59 with a $9 rebate? that doesn't add up to $200....
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so, it's on sale from $200 down to $59 with a $9 rebate? that doesn't add up to $200....
Umm WTF are you talking about dude? "That doesn't ad up to 200$" duh it adds up to 39.99+shipping.



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does anyone know anything about this item? i just saw it advertised, and it shows 6 gauges instead of the 4 scangauge does, it also reads, and clears check engine codes, it says regularly $200, but on sale for $39.95 after $9 mail in rebate... is this too good to be true??
this. i went to the site, so it's on sale for $48 then you get a $9 rebate. so once those units are sold (there is a counter and it's at 36xx or something)then the price jumps to $200? i read the $59 wrong.
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this. i went to the site, so it's on sale for $48 then you get a $9 rebate. so once those units are sold (there is a counter and it's at 36xx or something)then the price jumps to $200? i read the $59 wrong.
The counter doesn't really change. I posted on page 1 i think the counter number and its moved by 50 or something. So they just have a counter that slowly counts down and probably 100 billion of these ultragauges that they bought from china for 60cents a piece.
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no, in big letters at the side under buy it now! ends 8/22/10. don't know how i missed that...
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no, in big letters at the side under buy it now! ends 8/22/10. don't know how i missed that...
And at 8/22 they'll magically extend it to 8/25, and so on and so forth
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got my ultra guage today...its interesting.
guess im just not used to digital guages telling me whats goin on.

one thing i noticed is that the rpm's dont keep up well...and after 90mph, the guage tends to stop, read error, then read again lol

ill get pics up when photobucket works again for me.
hey randy, upon further tinkering around with this thing, it has different alarms that are set to different levels, i found this out when i tried to pass a slower vehicle, adn tached over 4,000RPM, so looking thru the alarms, i saw the speed one was set at 90 mph, but it seems like a pretty good unit so far
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ya but what does the alarm do? cause it to slow on the reading?
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