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Old 03-30-2020, 10:34 PM   #1
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E-Series gauge pods?

Hey SMBers,

I have just installed a Hydra Chip in my 2001 E350 7.3L, now I need to add a pyrometer. I also figured I would add the trans temp and a boost gauge. Have any of you done something creative other than the A-Pillar mount?

I did search the forum but could not find any direct threads, maybe I missed one.

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Old 03-30-2020, 10:46 PM   #2
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I went with the two gauge full A Pillar w Hewitt 0 to 30 boost and 0 to 1500 EGT. The scan gauge gives me rpms and very accurate trans temp in addition to a bunch of other data. The three gauge A Pillar pod creates a huge blind spot when combined with side mirror and the pillar.

If you have a ScanGauge then I see no reason for trans temp gauge on the pillar. Better would be boost, fuel pressure or rear axle temp.

There is a pod that can possibly go above the windshield rear view mirror. I think there is two and three gauge version. Others have cut a couple of holes in the the dash to the right near the cig lighter outlets. Lastly, there is a one or two gauge pod that goes on top of the steering column upper clamshell.

Re Hydra Chip - I have been using ours for the past two months and find it it really nice. No smoke, easy on the EGT, no surging, and my cruise control light works again!! Have Tow 40/Tow60/Highway60/high idle 1000/high idle 1200.
Only negative is a bit of surging when using cruise control and going downhill.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:07 AM   #3
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I like and have the low profile of the 3 in 1 glow shift. Main face of the gauge has exhaust temp. The small numbers are trans temp and boost
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:16 AM   #4
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I did this.
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E-Series gauge pods?

Congrats and good choice on the Hydro, so far so good on my end too. As Ray mentioned, a scan gauge will take care of reading most everything, plus itíll give you codes if somethingís up. I have mine set to give me trans temp, oil temp, RPM, voltage and/or avg mpg. I may have had to enter in a vehicle specific code or 2.
I went with a 2 gauge pod over the rear view mirror for pyrometer(EGT) and boost, you might be able to find it cheaper, good golly! $90 for a piece of molded plastic!
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^^^ thats the setup imho. that or one that goes all the way across the depth of the sun guards like smb installs. that way you can have map cubbies or a flush mount cb, or plenty of gauges to monitor the stuff a scangauge doesnt do like mentioned, rear diff, egt, etc.

to me, having a bunch of gauges visible just screams youve got even more money into your rig then can be seen. i dunno. maybe m just paranoid.
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I have the 3 gauge pod over the rearview mirror in my Excursion. Honestly, if I were to do it over, I'd probably go with Rear Diff Temp rather that Boost that I have. I don't gain a lot of info from the boost gauge. If I blow an intercooler hose, I'll know it. My other two gauges are a Pyrometer and Trans Temp.




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Thanks again for the info and pictures. I do like the overhead option, the others look great as well. I do have a scan gauge and will look into the oil temp setting.

So many gauge options and ideas.
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Has anyone gotten fuel pressure to show on the scan gauge? I am working with an 01 7.3l.
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Has anyone gotten fuel pressure to show on the scan gauge? I am working with an 01 7.3l.

Here's your best starting point:
https://www.scangauge.com/x-gauge-commands/7-3l-diesel/




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