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Got an Ultra Guage for Xmas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BigMac, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Dec 26, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    BigMac

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    It was an easy hook up and seems to work very well. Only thing is I don't know which MPH is correct. I put 235/75/15 on my Reg cab 2wd. At 60 mph my GPS says I'm doing 63mph and the Ultra says I'm doing around 57 to 58mph. To get the correct mpg the Ultra needs to know the correct distance from the odometer so I'll have to find a mile marker somewhere to calibrate. I mounted mine on the upper left windshield corner. You have to mount it somewhere were you can access the buttons on the back to reset fill ups and odo. I don't know about the other models but with the reg cab it doesn't read the fuel level. You have to calibrate it to 21.1 gallons and input 2.7 for the engine size. Looks to be a useful tool.

    Dave
     
  2. Dec 26, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The GPS is going to be the accurate speed reading.
     
  3. Dec 26, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

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    Got an UltraGuage too. Can't wait to hook it up. With all the snow that's coming down, not sure when I'll get to it. Glad to hear it works good.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2010 at 4:02 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    if you are running a different sized tire than stock, the UG needs to be calibrated to display with the new tire size. If you go to the UG website, you can print off/view the user manual and it tells you how to re-cal the UG for the tires. had to do it to mine and it reads true now for mileage and MPH.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    BigMac

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    Is that the part where you have to find a mile marker and roll your tire? I thought I could use my GPS for that.

    Thanks, Dave
     
  6. Dec 27, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    well...go any predetermined distance and enter it into the UG and it will compensate for it. i did it a couple times creeping down the side of I-95:eek:

    after it is entered, it should shouw you the amount that it is being changed.
     
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