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Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by jguinn2005, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Aug 4, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    jguinn2005

    jguinn2005 [OP] Active Member

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    I've seen MULTIPLE videos on youtube and other places that have a digital readout of mechanical and electrical conditions throughout the truck right behind the steering wheel. Below I've included a sample video, but does anyone have any idea what brand these guys are using? How much? and are they worth it to see exactly what your truck is doing?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_7sfAx3KAc
     
  2. Aug 4, 2008 at 8:39 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I watched the video just now w/o sound, so this may be a stupid comment... but HOLY COW that guy was revving it up. He was up in the 4 and 5k RPM range! I guess he doesn't care so much about his MPGs!

    Isn't that just the scanguage that people post about all the time? I don't have one, so I don't know. I like that it's orange like the dash, though.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2008 at 9:08 AM
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    humanoid

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  4. Aug 4, 2008 at 9:12 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

    MotoXFreeStyle61 Displaced Texan

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  5. Aug 4, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Are you the one that did the how-to on your install above the mirror? Care to give a link?

    It looks really sharp up there, btw.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    dually

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    Not as many as the 98..
    yep, scanguage. Mine comes in on friday!
     
  7. Aug 4, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

    MotoXFreeStyle61 Displaced Texan

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    I can't take the credit for that. I know that someone bought a bracket and installed it up there. I just drilled a hole through the Scangauge II plastic case and put a bolt through that and the upper upholstery. Pretty simple actually.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I decided to stop being lazy and found the thread I was talking about here.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2008 at 10:14 AM
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    mneuls

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    the scanguage is pretty expensive, but just being able to see my mileage has helped me increase my economy from around 16.8 mpg, to about 24ish mpg.

    I can also see instantaneous hp, coolant temperature, digital rpm and speedo, intake air temp, throttle position, and many more things. it is also a obd2 code reader.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    Expensive?

    It's cheap when you compare other OBD readers and programmers.
     
  11. Aug 4, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    You can see instantaneous hp???? What year and model Taco do you have? I don't get that. Maybe my scangauge II needs a firmware update.
     
  12. Aug 4, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    dually

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    check out www.scanguage.com , the new xguage gives out that reading. To add onto your is only $25!
     
  13. Aug 5, 2008 at 12:42 PM
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    jguinn2005

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    ok, so I've done some research on ScanGuage II ... looks nice. Question about one of its abilities though. I notice that you can clear trouble codes if needed ... how about clearing something from the ECU's memory that the dealer would look at and say could void the warranty?

    Honestly, I'm hard on my truck, I've always been hard on my vehicles and therefore they do break from time to time. But I know with the newer vehicles they record events that may end up voiding the warranty in the end should a problem arise.

    Any ideas?
     
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