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Gauge Pod?

I was thinking of putting a double gauge pod in my truck for looks on my driver side pillar. what would be the easiest gauges to run and get to work correctly. I dont have a turbo so no boost
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oil pressure water temp tranny temp clock
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oil pressure is a PITA to run a sneder though...

water temp isn't as bad, it's more of an open area

tranny temp is too easy...
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if your just doing it for looks. well i recommened Trans temp if auto and water temp. but there not the easiest to hook up. if you want easy *** gauges run Volts (all you do is hook up a wire...) and Vacumm its just T-ing in to a vacuume line thats all thats needed to do. and it moves around alot so gives you something to look at....

i have this set up, the Volts i needed for my lights. i also have Water temp which i was gonna use but i was running out of time to get this installed and just threw in my Vac that i had laying around lol...
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volts and tranny temp if you have an auto.

water is a pain and so is oil pressure.
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oil is a pita, but to me it is VERY worth it. I do once a year oil changes

Not really, I just like to moniter my engine really closely.
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do they come with every thing to hook up or do you have to buy extra set up with the guages?
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do they come with every thing to hook up or do you have to buy extra set up with the guages?
i wanan know too
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Most quality gauges come with everything you need. I know AutoMeter gauges do. You might need a few small pipe fittings for an oil pressure sender, but that depends on how the stock unit is mounted. But other than that and some wire, you're straight.
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Is there any brand of gauges to stay away from?
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for ease of installation you want an electronic gauge. I think past that any would be fine.
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I would think just about any gauge that's not a "$4.99 special" would suffice.

People have certain preference/opinions about electric vs mechanical gauges. Personally, I prefer mechanical gauges, BUT I wasn't in the mood to take a chance running a plastic tube with hot oil in it up & through my A-Pillar. So I went with electric for the "safety" factor. I installed a mechanical oil pressure gauge also (just mounted it below my dash) for a few weeks just to check the accuracy of the electric unit. To my suprise the electric gauge read only about 5 psi lower than the mechanical. Once I had a good reference point, I took out the mechanical gauge.
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ok sounds like I am going to go with the electric gauges to be safe.
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