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Old 11-28-2010
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Icon14 Review: Ultragauge

So I ended up getting the Ultraguage. I just couldn't afford the Scangauge.

*This review is not a discussion thread of Scanguage vs. Ultragauge.
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So far I have logged 966 miles on the Ultragauge and I love it. My MPG's seem to be right on the money and the all the gauges seem to be reading where the should be. I had to do the distance calibration to get my speedometer correct. Distance calibration is absolutely necessary if you have larger tires or have changed gear ratios. The only issue I'm having is the fuel consumption rate and my distance till empty. Although there is a MPG calibration that can be done as well.

*When I did the distance calibration I used a GPS, they recommend using a straight road with mile markers, GPS is much easier.

The alarm features are great for reminding you when you need to change oil or get the truck serviced, but they can be enabled and disabled at the users discretion. Many of the gauges have an alarm associated with them. In the user manual they have a whole chart showing alarm setting and min and max values

For what you pay, you get a great product. I think once my average fuel mileage is dialed in my consumption rate and DTE will be fixed. The benefits of just having the trip meters and extra gauges make this a great value

The blue display works perfect for me since I have blue LED's in my gauges and buttons.

The OBD II cord is long enough so I could have mounted the gauge next to my rear view, but I prefer where it's mounted now

I honestly recommend the Ultragauge to anyone.

For more info, here's a link to the user manual User Manual

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Here is the list of gauges supported on my 2001 4.0L Gauge availability can be found here Gauge Estimator

* Open/Closed Loop Emissions Status
* Percent Engine Load
* Engine coolant temperature
* Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
* Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
* Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
* Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
* RPM
* MPH
* Ignition Timing Advance
* Intake Air Temperature
* Mass Air Flow Sensor output in grams/sec
* Absolute Throttle Position Percentage
* Bank 1 Oxygen Sensor 1 Voltage
* Bank 1 Oxygen Sensor 2 Voltage
* Bank 2 Oxygen Sensor 1 Voltage
* Bank 2 Oxygen Sensor 2 Voltage
* Mass Air Flow 2, Calibrated/Calculated
* Instantaneous Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
* Average Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
* Average Miles Per Hour (MPH)
* Average Gallon Per Hour (GPH) - general
* Run Time - general
* Distance - general
* Fuel Used - general
* Intantaneous Gallons Per Hour (GPH)
* Fuel Tank Gallons Remaining
* Distance to Empty(DTE)
* Time to Empty (TTE)
* Volumetric Efficiency (MAP vehicles only)
* Average MPH - trip
* Average MPG - trip
* Fuel Used Gallons- trip
* Average Gallon Per Hour (GPH) - trip
* Run Time -trip
* Distance - trip
* Oil Distance
* Service Distance
* UltraGauge Temperature


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I just wanted to point out one important thing for anyone who buys one..



If you look at the bottom you can see that lil "center tab" has been cut out. This is pretty important as you will learn when you first take it out of the package and plug it in, it is pretty damn hard to remove from the truck! So just cut that tab off and it stays on just fine.
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Great point Aaron, I forgot about that.

Better pic


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Well done review. I appreciate the pictures identifying how you mounted and ran the connections.
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Looks like you could have ran the wire completely behind the dash and avoided having to zip tie the wire too.
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The plug would not have fit through the opening around the OBD II port.

The cable is not removable from the Ultragauge
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Additionally it'll "ghost drain" your battery because it will still draw power while truck is off. I don't know if its okay to leave in just overnight but i've heard its always smart to unplug it.
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My truck sat for over 2 days and started just fine without unplugging it.

Then again I have a much bigger battery than stock
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looks good. do they offer a permanent mount like the scanguage?
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I actually switched back to my scangauge. I personally could not deal with the lack of 'good' mounting locations. As far as the product it is nice, they just need to figure out some different mounting options
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