Originally Posted by Miller Diesel
Ok good info thanks. The coolant filter is coming soon. As for guages what do I need and how much $$? I have the boost in the stock guage cluster but im thinkin pyro and trans temp? I was also thinkin maybe fuel preasure? I have seen how the pyro is to instal and I think I can do that no problem. Whats it like for trans and fuel preasure? Mdub when you say you ran extreme street whats that for hp? also were you puttin er to the mat and not runnin hot? If I dont get guages right away I would like to know how to drive with the street tune. Am I ok to tromp on it or I guess its hard to say. Thanks again guys great help.
If running a programmer I'd get the following gaugs:
Fuel pressure (most important)
Coolant temp (you need to monitor oil temp vs. coolant temp. Each gauge individiually is not going to tell you much, but together you can see what's going on)
I'd skip the trans gauge unless you regularly tow 10K +. I'd also skip boost.
EGT gauge is a good one for running a programmer.
Trans temp is stupid easy to hook up. There is an empty plug on the side of the trans case just above the pan, remove plug, insert temp sender and wire up.
Fuel pressure isn't bad either, I have mine in a different spot than you'll have yours, but basically you can pull a test plug from the filter bowl on top of the motor, and insert your sender there. You will need an 1/8" NPT adapter to make it work though, just FYI.
Extreme street is the same as extreme race just without the torque converter lock up. It's the biggest tune Innovative sells for non-studded trucks. Supposed to be around 140hp over stock, the torque is awesome though. It's a 420-430 rwhp tune (maybe a touch less on X street due to the converter not locking). Yes I matted it and ran it. You really need to be holding high EGT's for extended periods of time to do damage. Doing a 1/4 mile run and buyring the pyro isn't going to kill your motor, just can't have it sitting at an absurd temp for extended intervals. Be smart about it, don't go towing a dump trailer full of stone on your hot tunes.