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Old 09-21-2013
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hmmm ill have to get some on my truck before winter.
Do it! Less wheel hop in snow and off road as well.
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Do it! Less wheel hop in snow and off road as well.
Which is the main reasoning to put on a set of Traction Bars.
Reduce wheel hopes to reduce spring breakage, reduce axle breakage and increase traction.
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i have some pretty bad axle wrap right now. just havent pull the trigger on them yet.
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Which is the main reasoning to put on a set of Traction Bars. Reduce wheel hopes to reduce spring breakage, reduce axle breakage and increase traction.
I know hence their name lol
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i have some pretty bad axle wrap right now. just havent pull the trigger on them yet.
That is the bet reason to put them on.
Get it done fast.
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I love mine. For the price they are a great upgrade
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I love mine. For the price they are a great upgrade
if it wasn't for you and mike, id still be traction bar-less lol









a few things came in today. Aeroforce Technologies Interceptor gauge, Autometer pillar pod, and Taillight turn signal/brake/running 120SMD leds.
the Aeroforce is 1000x better than the ultra gauge imo. Yes, its more money but you get what you pay for!



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Scan gauge is always worth the money! I didnt know you could get an SVT face on them?
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That just plugs in odbii right?

Looks good though!
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This isn't a "scangauge 2" its an aeroforce technologies interceptor but yeah you can add a faceplate with a logo on for $10. they have a few to choose from. I had this same gauge in my truck before but sold it to a friend when i planned to get rid of the truck.

Here's the link. you can get different color bezels, faceplates, logos, and screen display colors if you wanted to. I like the green because it matches.

Aeroforce Technology Inc | Products - Interceptor
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That just plugs in odbii right?

Looks good though!
Yeah it does and you cant see any wiring the way i ran the cable which is nice. The SINGLE positive thing about the fuse panel being relocated to the passenger side kick panel in 04+ trucks lol. all the slack is in there coiled and cable tied.
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Yeah it does and you cant see any wiring the way i ran the cable which is nice. The SINGLE positive thing about the fuse panel being relocated to the passenger side kick panel in 04+ trucks lol. all the slack is in there coiled and cable tied.
I thought so. Need something like this for my diesel. EGT and boost but the PCM doesnt really keep track of that.
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I thought so. Need something like this for my diesel. EGT and boost but the PCM doesnt really keep track of that.
Yeah this has 2 analog inputs on the back (one is for the cable going to the OBD2, the other is open but comes with the female end of the harness) and on the list of parameters you have the option for boost so it may be possible. Parameter 1 is for gas and parameter 2 is for diesel on this gauge. The ultra gauge didn't even offer transmission temperature or fuel % in tank. This does it immediately. you'd have to tell the ultra gauge exactly how much fuel you've put in every time, i wasn't feeling that lol

korey knows more about this thing than i do though

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if you want EGT and boost the only way is mechanical on an OBS. You can monitor MAP through the computer but its misleading as the sensors dont take in consideration atmospheric pressures. Therefore your gauge reads 14psi at idle and you gotta do some math on the fly
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Gauge looks clean! I really need to pick up something for my 250 too.
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Gauge looks clean! I really need to pick up something for my 250 too.
get one! they're a good looking investment, just make sure you get the correct one for your year and motor
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that ----er has a **** ton of parameters!
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that ----er has a **** ton of parameters!
haha yes it sure does
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if you want EGT and boost the only way is mechanical on an OBS. You can monitor MAP through the computer but its misleading as the sensors dont take in consideration atmospheric pressures. Therefore your gauge reads 14psi at idle and you gotta do some math on the fly
yeah i agree, that craps spendy though! lol
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It is, I have 400 wrapped up in a pod and 3 autometer gauges. Had glow shift but they all died in 6 months so I decided to do it right

A lot of guys run these scan gauges though. They can even do an injector buzz test on an OBS. They are great as long as the computer reads the parameter. sadly the OBS is a rather dumb system
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400 isn't bad. I have 315 on 1 gauge and a single pod lol
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Your 1 gauge would replace all mine on newer trucks that monitor that stuff lol

I may get one of these in a steering wheel pod so I can monitor my high pressure oil situation. But thats a pricy gauge for just needing it to do one thing
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Your 1 gauge would replace all mine on newer trucks that monitor that stuff lol

I may get one of these in a steering wheel pod so I can monitor my high pressure oil situation. But thats a pricy gauge for just needing it to do one thing
lol yeah if you're using it for 1 thing its not worth it.
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no big updates but I finally wired up a factory glovebox light, installed some ventshades/rainguards, and ran power to my explorer console's passenger side power port.





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gauge looks neat. I'll stick with my 30$ ultragauge lol. Cheap asian **** for the win!
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