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For all you Scangauge fans.. have a laugh..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by j4x4ar3, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Jun 12, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    j4x4ar3

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    ... or maybe not. Just spotted this via CNET. It's basically a repackaged Scangauge that appears to have been OEM'd to another company and does not appear to be sold by Linear-Logic. It's listed as $10 cheaper than a Scangauge II as well. It appears to have some of the "add-a-gauge" features preprogrammed to make it slightly more consumer friendly. Geeze.. everyone is getting in the game to make people drive the way they should to save gas. My question.. why do we need idiot lights, bells, whistles etc... to tell us we're putting our foot into it too hard and are decreasing gas mileage. Has your Scangauge saved you any $$$$.

    http://www.fuelefficiencycenters.com/

    PS Watch the CBS video promo. Talk about a lead foot.. she claims to have gone from filling up 4 times a week to just once? hmmm.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    i was wondering how all you scangauge 2 owners like it because im considering buying one?
     
  3. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    AR_Taco

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    I believe they are well worth the money, considering all it can do.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    I love mine. It actually showed me that 65 and 70mph were not as fuel friendly as I thought. I always assumed that interstate speeds would deliver optimal fuel economy. But I actually do way better at 45mph and driving in town. Mind you my town is very country, only 3 red lights. Town is 7 miles long and if you are not careful you will drive through without even noticing. I was also under the impression that slowly accelerating to speed was better than just getting to the posted limit. Don't dog it but get to the desired speed promptly. Just my $.02
     
  5. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    AR_Taco

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    Yes i thought the same thing about accelerating, so on my drive to work I experimented: slow acceleration got me around 21.5, mid-level got me around 22.5, balls out 21. My daily commute consists of lots of hills 40-55mph speed limits, 8 stops, 7 corners that I have to slow down to around 25 mph, and 20 miles.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    what do u think are the most useful features on it
     
  7. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    Actually, probably so; not much , but it has made me more aware of how shift points and not moving thru the gears affects your milage.

    Just display TPS MPG and AMG and watch; dont run into the guy in front though.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    I use the MPG, horsepower(still unsure of the accuracy), voltage, Intake temp most of the time. But the trip feature the tells you the cost of your trip(Useful for helping people move or tow so you can figure how they owe you), and also the trip feature that tells you approx. how many miles til your tank is empty are really useful to me.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    I just got mine in yesterday and used it for the first time today. I like the MPG and MPH the most. Mine was from Amazon for $160.

    To mount it, I took the Velcro pads and placed them on each side and it fits perfectly in the Speedo gauge. (It is there temporarily.)

    IMG00079.jpg
     
  10. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    Thanks for all the info
     
  11. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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  12. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    I forgot to mention it in the origional post but I've had a SGII for over a year now and I love mine. The Fuel Till Empty option works for me and within .2 gallons. Great when pulling my trailer at 10mpg.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    Have had mine for a week and really like it.
    Picked it up from 3n1 for the g/b price of $149. delivered.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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  16. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    Thats funny, I had a dream right now that I installed a scanguage in my truck!
     
  17. Jun 13, 2009 at 12:54 AM
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    I wouldn't mind getting one myself, but not for MPG savings just for all the other codes and stuff it looks at. I could care less about millage, I bought a truck not a civic.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2009 at 1:12 AM
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    i dont feel that i need one as the members on here tell me what the scangauge says about what theyre doing so i can just listen and save money :)
     
  19. Jun 13, 2009 at 4:02 AM
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    It's gotta be the same product by Linear Logic. It's just marketed differently with a different name. Scangauge also has Xgauge features.

    I dunno how much cheaper it is... Shop around. Amazon has the Scangauge for $159. I'm sure you can find it elsewhere for less.

    I've had mine for a couple years now. I really like it. I have it mounted right ontop the steering column right there in front of my face while I'm driving. I'm always looking at it. I love my xgauge DTE (distance to empty).

    I don't think it's done anything to save me gas - I didn't really buy it for that anyway. I love the fact that its a diagnostic code reader and I can move it to any of my other vehicles to read trouble codes. That itself is worth the $160.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    ^Now see, to me, that's a valid reason to own one, the fact that it can read codes. To save money on gas? No. It sounds to me like a lot of folks need a crutch in order to improve their driving habits. For me, I don't need that. Years of driving tell me that if I accelerate rapidly, I'll get lower gas mileage (duh).
     
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