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ScanGuage worth it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sambojee, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Dec 16, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    sambojee

    sambojee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about getting a scanguage for my 2006 tacoma and i was wondering if its worth it? what all can it do? is it hard to connect to ur truck? where do u plug it in? Thanks
     
  2. Dec 16, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    jedrovsky

    jedrovsky say NO to BRO!

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    Have you looked at the ultra gauge? ( it's cheap )
     
  3. Dec 16, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    sambojee

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    is it just as good tho? ive found the sg for $130
     
  4. Dec 16, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    jedrovsky

    jedrovsky say NO to BRO!

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    The ultragauge is more eye pleasing but it's your opinion just do some research and compare both to your liking. There might be more out there
     
  5. Dec 16, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    Mlrwerks

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  6. Dec 16, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    sambojee

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    which one has more functions?
     
  7. Dec 16, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    Ultra-Gauge is great.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    Jimsc

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    I havethe Ultra gauge and love it. Scangauge is a lot more money and I can't see that its worth it.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    dfxdig

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    wow, just ordered a scangauge2 from amazon for $122.45. free shipping also. yaaaaaaaaaahoooooooooooooo.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    Is that cheaper than any group buy? Maybe I will just buy off of Amazon.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    don't know about a group buy. i also liked the ultragauge, but for me it was a matter of size as to where i want to mount it.
    i'm going to make a custom bracket so it fits snug and cozy under the factory temp/compass gauges.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    I got a ultra gauge and it already paid for itself, the check engine light came on on my wifes 99 accord, I checked the code , it was a low oxygen on bank one, I cleared it and it never came back was 2 months ago, dealer wanted 90$ to check it, my cousin also got one and we were able to determine that the coil on cylinder4 was bad on his rav 4.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    I bought the ELM327 blutooth adapter off Amazon $20.00, and downloaded the android android app Torque $5.00. It does everything the scanguage and ultragauge do, and it also has Mode $06 support.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    SGII. Love mine. I keep mine on Coolant Temp, Ignition Timing, MPGs, and RPM.

    The Air Intake Temperature read out is really useful too if you don't have an overhead temp, i think those were pre-2008. The air intake readout is more accurate after driving on the highway for a while.
     
  15. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    foxmotox7

    foxmotox7 We'll see said the zen master

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    Ultra-Gauge.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    I think they are sold out on the ultra gauge right now, but i could be wrong
     
  17. Dec 17, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    foxmotox7 We'll see said the zen master

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    If you can wait for the ultra-gauge, I would go that route. Otherwise get the scan gauge. I have both, and both are excellent, I just prefer the UG.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    Deliman619

    Deliman619 No bad days

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    Yeah, they are expecting a new shipment by 27 Dec. I went with the UG, see how it is when I finally get it.
     
  19. Dec 17, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    The Ultra Gauge is much more aesthetically pleasing. I have a scanguage myself, although I don't have it in the truck anymore, didn't really like the way it looked in there. I'm just holding on to it in the event I need to use it as a code reader.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    sambojee

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    well like it or not i just bought one! will the cord that comes with it fit my truck port?
     
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