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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by cleveland48, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Feb 24, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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    cleveland48

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    5100's set at 1.75, 1.5 in. AAL, 265/75/16 Cooper ST tires.
    I've noticed a lot of u are running these. How do u like them? Thinking about pulling the trigger on one. But will it disable the seatbelt warning on my 2012? I always wear my seatbelt on the road but checking my land at 5 mph I won't wear it cause I get I and out a lot. Any help would be appreciated guys
     
  2. Feb 24, 2013 at 12:57 AM
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    The ScanGauge products are all pretty much passive scantools. Other than clearing DTCs, they don't affect the ECU. A dealership may be able to disable the seatbelt chime using techstream, the Toyota scantool. Whether they will of not seems to depend on the dealership.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2013 at 1:15 AM
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    5100's set at 1.75, 1.5 in. AAL, 265/75/16 Cooper ST tires.
    Ok thanks. They read mpg and trans temp and other things like that right? It seems like it would be a good investment though. Doesn't most people really enjoy there's
     
  4. Feb 24, 2013 at 1:20 AM
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    I think it's a handy tool, and I keep it in the truck. The SGs can read many different sensor outputs, and can calculate real time fuel economy. UltraGauge is another option, but I don't think it has as many functions.
     
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    I like mine. Use it mostly for real time fuel readings like MPG and estimated distance to empty. Haven't needed it for any engine codes, but I believe it will read and clear them as well.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2013 at 3:44 AM
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    Got mine used. Love it. Mostly for mpg. Has definitely adjusted my driving habits by knowing this.
     
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    Another alternative is the ultragauge. Just got my ultragauge this weekend and like it so,far. I have to calibrate the mpg but its def worth the money IMO.

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  8. Feb 24, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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    5100's set at 1.75, 1.5 in. AAL, 265/75/16 Cooper ST tires.
    Ok guys thanks for all the info
     
  9. Feb 24, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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    +1

    I think they look better too... they do the same as a scangauge and are priced way better.

    I'm pleased with mine.

    FYI, both units will not cancel out the seatbelt chime in a 2012+.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    I agree that the UG looks nicer, but I believe the SG can monitor some sensors that the UG can't, such as ATF temp.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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  12. Feb 24, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    Thanks for the links, and same here. :thumbsup:

    I have no connection to SG and purchased mine long before the UG was available. I suspect SG will be forced to update their interface to remain competitive with the UG. The main point to remember is that if you want a specific readout, don't assume either one will provide it. Some vehicles may not have a sensor monitoring what you're after, or one gauge may not read an existing sensor's data. I'm just glad that these two products are on the market. I've had a DTC on a long trip and I really appreciated how easy it was to determine how serious the problem was, and to clear the CEL.
     
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