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Old 05-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #15
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I'm just not sure if you need to have a pyrometer installed or not with your Cummings.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:18 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Mike Leary View Post
NO gauge is too expensive if it tells you what's happening before the fun begins. Thanks for the link.
Yes, your'e welcome, and I should have clarified by stating that aftermarket gauges are more expensive than they appear once installed, so the EDGE piece is not really so $$$.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Bambi_Bandit View Post
I'm just not sure if you need to have a pyrometer installed or not with your Cummings.
Pyrometers have a habit of burning out, once you know what the boost gauge is reading when the pyro is reading 1200 degrees, you really don't need another pyro.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:45 PM   #18
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I have a red 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Laramie Crew Cab "The Tomato" that gets wonderful fuel economy. I tow a 1998 34' Airstream.

I want to equip the Tomato with a full set of gauges (3) on the A-Frame Pillar. I'm thinking about:
- Transmission Temp
- Exhaust Temp
- A third gauge to be determined

What gauge would you recommend for the third?
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How about some links when you guys suggest stuff?
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I personally have: Oil pressure, Oil Temp, Trans Temp, Pyrometer, Air Pressure for air compressor and Altimeter.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:21 PM   #19
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Just a few thoughts.

The gauge mount at the bottom of the dash looks nice but is way too far from my line of sight to keep an eye on. I have the A-post mount on my Dodge and never felt it limited my vision and it's very easy to keep an eye on things.

The boost and fuel pressure are nice information but the gauge that really tells you how hard a diesel is working is the exhaust temp. When you are doing the heavy work in the hills, the pyro will tell you when you have too much boot leather flowing through those injectors.

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Old 05-27-2011, 01:12 AM   #20
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Hey Thanks for all the great suggestions!

My priorities on gauges are:

- Protect the Tomato!! (I want to get 20 years out of this truck)
...... Exhaust Temp
...... Transmission Temp
...... Engine Oil Temp

- Fuel Economy
..... Boost

- Convenience
..... Altimeter, etc.

I think I'll go with the A-Pillar (in the normal line of sight). Also the 2006 Dodge has a different console making the console mount more difficult. If I use more than 3 gauges, I'll mount on the dash.

I see the attraction of the Edge concept, but somehow I like dial gauges better from a long-term reliability standpoint (call me old fashioned and give me a corn-cob)

I work overseas so I line up my projects for twice a year when I get home. This one is now in the queue.

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Old 05-28-2011, 07:09 AM   #21
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The gauges are a bit out of the line of sight, but I have no problem checking them while driving. Then again I'm used to checking gauges while flying a helicopter (picture of my cockpit below). It doesn't work for everyone but it works for me. Even completely stock I have managed to get my exhaust temp up to just under 1200 without trying hard in the mountains pulling a 10,000 trailer. I got my gauges at diesel manor that has a good deal on them and has the mounts too. Here's the link. ISSPRO Gauge Kits for Dodge Cummins from DieselManor


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