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foreverfalcon40
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Preparing for Boost...questions :)

Post by foreverfalcon40 »

I just dropped off the LT's to get ceramic coated...

I wont be able to run EGR bc of the headers...Do I really need to tune the truck or can it wait till the blower gets slapped on?

Also what gaues should I run?

Boost
Tranny Temp
Fuel Pressure
Oil Pressure
W/B A/F

Any others?

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Post by foreverfalcon40 »

I guess that means I'm good?

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Post by CrazyHoe »

Means everyone is gone for the Week-end expect me and Speeder...

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Post by bai78 »

I run the following in my pod:

Vacuum/Boost
Fuel Pressure
A/F wideband

I also have a scanguage II for coolant temp, tranny, IAT, & the last one floats to whatever I need to see. You could look into a PLX gauge that would perform the same functions.

You don't have to tune the truck but will get codes for the EGR & performance may suffer a bit. Also, not tuning for the LT's will cause poor performance & possible o2 codes.

The best course of action would be to tune for your mods accordingly.

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Post by foreverfalcon40 »

I figure i can run 3 in the pillar and two in the pod. Oil pressure and Fuel pressure kinda freak me out in the cab. Exspecially Oil!

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Post by bai78 »

You're not gonna use a mechanical gauge for those....electronic with sending units are the way to go.

All of mine are AutoMeter Cobalt digital.

Not sure why you need oil pressure....the blower you have is self contained & not tapped.

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Post by Whipped383 »

Yeah and you have oil and tamp gauges in your dash already. Fuel pressure might be nice to have but not completly neccasary. I run a 3 gauge pillar pod with autometer sport comp 2 trans temp (cause I tow) otherwise probably unneccasary and a vac/boost and a innovate G5 Wo2. The innovate Wo2 is nice cuse it is so compatible with EFIlive and others they are the premier in widebands IMO

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Post by bai78 »

I'm gonna go with Innovate for my Maggied Denali XL for the interface capability with EFILive.

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Post by foreverfalcon40 »

I just don't trust the gauges in the cluster bc of my jumpy fuel guage. Should I switch from Oil Pressure to Temp?


I am going to have three in the pillar (Boost, Tranny Temp, and W/B)

I am going to remove the rear a/c controls and add Fuel Pressure and Temp

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Post by foreverfalcon40 »

Well Fuel Pressure is out the door...

Going to wait till Monday...then I order the gauges. Been waiting 3 weeks from the Powder Coater on my ceramic coated LT's. He said it would taker some time...two weeks..but damm it is GETTING COLD OUT!

Seems like I will be going with

In the pillar...boost, WB AF, Tranny Temp
Rear A/C Controls Oil Pressure Water Temp

I am going to recycle my NB AF and Digital Volts Gauge to the rear of my Denali Center Console

I also just scored a set a train horns and a daily driver!

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Post by bai78 »

JMHO, fuel pressure gauge is extremely important especially in boost apps.

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Post by foreverfalcon40 »

Will do...I will ditch the water temp gauge.

Really wish I can put that FP Gauge to good use with F/I set-up. Someone needs to publish a picture book on the Pro Flow!

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