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Which Gauges to choose

I own a 1999 PSD with standard trans and 234,000 miles. I would like to purchase some gauges. Boost for sure, I do not use the truck to tow just a weekend project toy.


 
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Personally I'm a big fan of Isspro gauges. Personally I'm running the Performax series but a lot of people here are running the EV2s and they like them.

I'd suggest you go to riffraff diesel for your gauges. I saved between 5 and 40 dollars per gauge over the next lowest price I could find on Performax gauges when I did mine a while back.

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Welcome to FTE 1Power. Pete's faster and he's got you in the right direction, can't beat Clay's product and customer service, period. Another Isspros EV series customer, been great two years now. Here's a package deal that fits your preference Riffraff Diesel: RDP Triple Gauge Kit
 
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With the standard trans, you don't need the tranny temp gauge so you can get something else.
 
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Originally Posted by Ponyboychris View Post
With the standard trans, you don't need the tranny temp gauge so you can get something else.
For a 3 gauge setup I would recommend a pyrometer, boost gauge, and either oil temperature or drive oil pressure (hpop pressure)
 
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Originally Posted by 7.3 Rocket View Post
For a 3 gauge setup I would recommend a pyrometer, boost gauge, and either oil temperature or drive oil pressure (hpop pressure)
Or a fuel pressure gauge.
 
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Another vote for Isspro!
 
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Thanks for all the help. I plan on getting, Boost gauge and Pyrometer gauge. Also a gauge pillar. I hate the cup holders that come in the 1999 models!!! JUNK!! They were made for cans only not Big Gulps. Any ideas on replacments or modifiying the one I have. Thanks for the input. This is the fleet trurck I bought from my company. Got for $1900.00 Book keeping error, Thought it was the gasoline model not the Diesel. 224.000 miles, standard trans, excellent shape and all maintaince kept up since new. I need a front bumper, what years will fit the truck?
 
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On that cup holder you will want to call Ed, www.partsguyed.com and he can get you fixed up with the later model.
 
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Welcome to FTE! Nice truck and lucky deal. You'll be able to spend lots on it with that kind of a deal.
 
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+1 on Pyro, most important gauge you'll ever add.

I prefer the dash mount gauge pod, not as intrusive as the pillar mount.



Get an '00+ cupholder, much better than the '99 units.
 
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Gauges look great, I will look for the cup holder monday, do they fit without modifying?
 
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yes, direct fit. If you can't find one @ a junkyard I bet Parts Guy Ed can help you out.

If you do find one @ a junkyard, make sure it wants to stay in the 'receptacle' when pulled to the 'out' position. Some have been forced out a few too many times and come out in your hand when you pull them out. They should try to stay attached to the receptacle when pulled out for cups, if that makes any sense.
 
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I'm going to nicely interject from the comments on the trans gauge, I think its a valueable gauge to have in there whether your just a weekender or a daily driver. IMO with the miles you have on your truck it would be safe to see any temperture increases, I think its almost a must. Just my honest opinion..
 

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