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SCAN GAUGE VS ULTRA GAUGE

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by WCJR, May 15, 2011.

  1. WCJR

    WCJR [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I WOULD LIKE TO PUT ONE OF THESE MONITORING GAUGES IN MY 09.
    THE SCAN GAUGE IS 3 TIMES AS MUCH IN COST AS COMPARED TO THE ULTRA GAUGE. THE ULTRA GAUGE SEEMS VERY EASY TO INSTALL AND MONITORS A GREAT MANY FUNCTIONS.

    ANY PROS AND CONS ON THE 2 GAUGES WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

    THANKS
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    IM QUITE HAPPY WITH MY ULTRA GAUGE. FROM WHAT I CAN TELL, THEY BOTH DO THE SAME THINGS.
     
  3. Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    AGREED, MY ULTRAGAUGE WORKS WELL FOR ME.
     
  4. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    I AM GLAD I DID NOT SPEND 3 TIMES AS MUCH ON A SCAN GAUGE. MY ULTRA GAUGE WORKS WELL FOR MY NEEDS AND I ENJOY HAVING IT IN MY TRUCK.

    YOU'RE WELCOME FOR FEEDBACK.
     
  5. Ripcord

    Ripcord 4Runner guy

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    AHH MY EARS!!!

    I went scanguage because the ultragauge cannot monitor trans temp yet.
    (It's on the way)
     
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    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Neither can the scangauge IIRC. :confused:
     
  8. CopyTaco

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    I love my ultragauge. Incredibly useful tool for the price.
     
  9. Ripcord

    Ripcord 4Runner guy

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    There is an update you can download for it to be able to display the trans temp.
     
  10. pudge151

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    what do these really do for you guys? i have read a little about them and see that they monitor MPG but what else do they do? can they be programmed for better performance ? my brother put a COBB AccessPort on his WRX and it worked good.. i assume these are not alike?
     
  11. storktaylor

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    Exactly how did you get the update? I just checked the website and there is nothing about an update. Did you find an X-gauge command for this that actually works?
     
  12. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Your truck monitors a lot of random stuff but it doesn't display it. the Ultragauge just provide a read out of what the truck already monitors. I bought mine mainly for fuel economy so I could change my driving habits but it monitors other stuff like intake temp, engine temp (haven't used it for much else). You can also set alarms on it so it'll start beeping when you hit one of the set points like mileage for an oil change, engine temp too high, remaining fuel too low, etc. It does not alter or have the ability to alter anything within your truck's CPU to enhance performance.
     
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    thank you sir
     
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    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    I have had both. The UG does the same thing as the SG but it has alarms. The only advantages to the SG is that is can refresh the data faster than the UG can and also you can detach the cable from the SG. Lastly you can select the screen color on the SG but you can't on the UG.
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    From Ultra-gauge.com. Here's what it monitors (it depends on if you're truck's CPU is already monitoring these functions). It also can read engine codes.

    Potential available gauges include:
    • % Engine Load
    • Engine Coolant Temperature (ºF)
    • Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
    • Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
    • Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
    • Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
    • Fuel Pressure (PSI)
    • Intake Manifold Absolute Pressure (PSI)
    • RPM
    • MPH
    • Timing Advance
    • Intake Air Temperature (ºF)
    • Mass Air Flow Sensor 1 (g/s)
    • Absolute Throttle Position 1 %
    • Bank 1 0xygen Sensor 1 Voltage
    • Bank 1 0xygen Sensor 2 Voltage
    • Bank 1 0xygen Sensor 3 Voltage
    • Bank 1 0xygen Sensor 4 Voltage
    • Bank 2 0xygen Sensor 1 Voltage
    • Bank 2 0xygen Sensor 2 Voltage
    • Bank 2 0xygen Sensor 3 Voltage
    • Bank 2 0xygen Sensor 4 Voltage
    • Run time since last Start (hours:mins)
    • Distance traveled with Check Engine Light On.
    • Fuel Pressure (Diesel)
    • Bank 1 Wide 0xygen Sensor 1 Lambda
    • Bank 1 Wide 0xygen Sensor 2 Lambda
    • Bank 1 Wide 0xygen Sensor 3 Lambda
    • Bank 1 Wide 0xygen Sensor 4 Lambda
    • Bank 2 Wide 0xygen Sensor 1 Lambda
    • Bank 2 Wide 0xygen Sensor 2 Lambda
    • Bank 2 Wide 0xygen Sensor 3 Lambda
    • Bank 2 Wide 0xygen Sensor 4 Lambda
    • EGR Flow %
    • EGR Flow % Error
    • Evaporative Purge %
    • Fuel Level % of full
    • Number of Warm-ups since Check Engine Light Cleared
    • Distance traveled since Check Engine Light Cleared
    • Evaporative System (PSI)
    • Barometric Pressure – Inches of Mercury (inHg)
    • Catalytic Converter Bank 1 Sensor 1 Temperature (ºF)
    • Catalytic Converter Bank 2 Sensor 1 Temperature (ºF)
    • Catalytic Converter Bank 1 Sensor 2 Temperature (ºF)
    • Catalytic Converter Bank 2 Sensor 2 Temperature (ºF)
    • Battery Voltage
    • Relative Throttle Position %
    • Outside Ambient Air Temperature (ºF)
    • Absolute Throttle Position 2 %
    • Accelerator Pedal Position 1 %
    • Accelerator Pedal Position 2 %
    • Command Throttle Position %
    • Engine Oil Temperature (ºF)
    • Mass Air Flow Sensor 2 – Calculated
    • Instantaneous MPG
    • Average MPG – General
    • Average MPH – General
    • Run Time – General
    • Distance – General (miles)
    • Fuel Used – General (Gallons)
    • Average Gallons/Hour - General
    • Fuel Level
    • Instantaneous Gallons/hour
    • Distance to Empty (miles)
    • Time to Empty
    • Volumetric Efficiency (MAP vehicles only)
    • Average MPH – Trip
    • Average MPG – Trip
    • Fuel Used – Trip (Gallons)
    • Gallons per Hour (GPH) – Trip (Gallons)
    • Run Time – Trip (Hours:Minutes)
    • Distance -Trip (miles)
    • Oil Change Distance (miles)
    • Service Distance (miles)
    • UltraGauge Internal Temperature (ºF)
     
  17. ouyin2000

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    Bump.

    I'm also curious about the differences between these, and users' experiences with one or both.

    As of right now, I'm leaning more towards the Ultragauge mostly for the cost. But I do like that the Scangauge2 monitors transmission temp, and it is detatchable from the cord for multiple vehicles. But I'm not sure just those pros are worth more than twice the cost ofthe Ultragauge.

    Also, I haven't looked closely enough, but do either or both of these display in metric units?
     
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    Ultra gauge does metric.
     
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    Haven't had an UG. Friends and X do. I have the SGII. All I know that is an important difference, is that if there is something you want to display on the SGII, that isn't one of the presets, then you just enter the command/s. If the UG doesn't have it on there, last I heard, you could not update it, without getting a new gauge that has it. Plus the UG mount isn't very useful.
     
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    Whatever is cheaper is the one I would go for as both seem to be quality products. I've been wanting to get one but I keep buying other mods.
     
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