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1st Gen Lunchtable Thread - General Discussion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Speedytech7, May 31, 2018.

  1. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:30 PM
    Das it mang

    Das it mang Well-Known Member

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    What sorts of benefits will I have getting an ultragauge, boios? I'm trying to avoid when I get some money to not buy a sub for the truck and was thinking of an ultragauge instead to burn that money when it comes available. MPG's, trans temp? battery voltage, what all can I see with it? and can it OBD II read for codes if they occur? I think it will mainly be nice when I'm bombing up a mountain at 3.8k rpms and to see i'm not burning shit up. Course a code would occur if I was burning shit up, in theory, but you all get what I'm saying lol
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    Wulf

    Wulf I never finish anyth

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    yes
    you can do all of that with a $10 OBD2 bluetooth dongle and the $10 Torque Pro android app, just sayin. You don't get the benefit of a permanent install though
     
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  4. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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  5. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:50 PM
    Das it mang

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    ya that's really all I was interested in too, also for some reason I don't really have a battery gauge on mine so that. Thanks for giving me a "hint" it's not really worth it lol
     
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    Das it mang

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    TBH I saw those too and thought of it but didn't know how well they work, they work then?
     
  7. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:50 PM
    Wulf

    Wulf I never finish anyth

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    Honestly, don't know - never had one. :notsure:

    Speaking of subs... saw this on local craigslist... hahaha

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    This.
     
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  9. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:52 PM
    Wulf

    Wulf I never finish anyth

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    Torque pro lets you monitor anything that the computer exposes over the OBD2 port.

    You can create your own dashboard, style the gauges, and select the units. It's a little awkward to set up but once you have a solid dashboard it's convenient. I used mine with the 6.0L to monitor oil and coolant temps, oil pressure, injection params, fuel injector control module voltage, etc to make sure every thing was healthy.
     
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  11. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:56 PM
    Wulf

    Wulf I never finish anyth

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    did you go with an alternative?

    I ran something like this but it was the one that fit in the OTRATTW style switch spots til it broke one day
     
  12. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    Since you have a manual trans you don't have a trans temp reading anyway, only the autos have that feature. We don't need one anyhow since manuals don't tend to overheat like autos easily can.

    I use a $20 OBDII dongle and the Torque app as well, works great. Can drain your phone battery pretty quick if it's older though, just keep it plugged in.

    I use mine to monitor fuel trims, coolant temp, intake temp, battery voltage, ignition timing and scan for codes all on one screen.
     
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    yep, ended up going with (I had room on my panel for two separate solutions) -

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QZZP2PT

    and this -

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CZ2ZXKM/

    (the readout is really nice on this - none of that cheap super bright eye blinding LED crap)

    EDIT: Speaking of OTRATTW, they have it much cheaper -
    https://www.otrattw.net/Blue-Sea-Mini-OLED-DC-Voltmeter-1733.html


    For a switch mount, they have (without the voltmeter):
    https://www.otrattw.net/Blue-Sea-Fast-Charge-Dual-USB-Charger-Switch-Mount-1039b.html
     
  14. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    Are you able to use the Torque app to monitor oil pressure on your Taco? That's one reading it seems I can't get on mine, figured it just wasn't available on our trucks.
     
  15. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    Got confirmation my wheels are on the way as is my new seat for the Taco.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:04 PM
    Wulf

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    yes
    It is not available on our trucks. The "sender" for the dash light is just a on/off switch that triggers when the pressure is too low
     
  17. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:04 PM
    Wulf

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    what seat did you go with?
     
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    too low = NON EXISTENT

    :rofl:
     
  19. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    10 psi. So if the light is on you in big trouble haha
     
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    yeah the red oil lantern of death, I wish I could monitor it without relying on seeing a dash light that pretty much means 'you're fucked' lol.
     

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