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scan gauge or ultra gauge

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flafos, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Mar 11, 2015 at 9:24 AM
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    flafos

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    I'm sure it's been asked before but I would like to know pros and cons of both besides price. I already know the difference there. I gotta get one or the other. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2015 at 11:04 AM
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    I think it mainly comes down to what fits your budget, if you can afford a ScanGauge, they're great. If you can't, an UltraGauge is much cheaper and with the new trans temp ability you aren't missing out on much going with it over the other.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2015 at 11:08 AM
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  5. Mar 11, 2015 at 11:27 AM
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    aires 3D mats, scan gauge II, rear differential breather relocation, and bakflip G2 bed cover.
    Scan guage. Smaller footprint for an already tight cockpit and more functions.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2015 at 11:48 AM
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    I have been pleased with my ScanGaugeII. I have it mounted on top of the steering column with velcro.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2015 at 11:59 AM
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    Ultra Gauge does everything I want. Scanguage is also nice but a little more pricy

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  8. Mar 11, 2015 at 4:05 PM
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    One big difference that isn't mentioned much is that the function buttons for the Scan Gauge II are on the front....Ultra Gauge is on the back so depending on where you mount it, this may be an issue. I mounted mine in the cubby at the front of the console so needed the front buttons. No issues at all with the Scan Gauge II.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2015 at 4:10 PM
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    One thing that isn't mentioned much is the function button location. Buttons are on the front of the Scan Gauge II and on the back of the Ultra Gauge, so depending on mounting this may be an issue. I needed front buttons and also had good luck with an older Scan Gauge so bought the Scan Gauge. Picture is before I cleaned things up and put a rubber grommet in the cable hole...location is the cubby below the radio and such.

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  10. Mar 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    aires 3D mats, scan gauge II, rear differential breather relocation, and bakflip G2 bed cover.
    I tow a travel trailer and I got the scan gauge II for the transmission temp read out from the pan and the torque converter outlet. At the time I bought mine Ultra gauge did not offer that option, but now they do.
     
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    Seriously your downing a lot of people with that comment.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2015 at 5:06 PM
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    ^^^^^ that^^^^^ and yes I have the ultragauge, neither blind nor 90.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2015 at 5:20 PM
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    aires 3D mats, scan gauge II, rear differential breather relocation, and bakflip G2 bed cover.
    The buttons on the back were really the deal breaker for me.
     
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  14. Mar 11, 2015 at 5:29 PM
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    .... and rocking with that nostalgic, unmistakable 1970's design. :D
     
  15. Mar 11, 2015 at 8:34 PM
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    Lots of good input hear. I think I would prefer the buttons on the front.
     
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    I actually just installed a ScanGaugeII in my Tacoma today, and love it. What I like the most about it is the fact the I can program it to display transmission fluid temperature.
     
  17. Mar 11, 2015 at 8:58 PM
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    running scangaugeII, very nice. But I have to admit the OBDII + bluetooth + Torque app was nicer, you can see individual Cat temps and O2 signal and both trans temp sensors (scangaugeII takes the converter temp, usually a bit higher than pan temp sensor)... Once the tunes are swapped I'll try to incorporate an unused Samsung phone on a more 'permanent' mounting display..
     
  18. Mar 11, 2015 at 9:08 PM
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    Gabassman

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    Having a hard time finding the obd2 Bluetooth for Apple.
     
  19. Mar 11, 2015 at 10:49 PM
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  20. Mar 12, 2015 at 5:11 AM
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    Gabassman

    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

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    Ok great. I wonder why it's not Bluetooth capable.
     

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