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Ultra Guage accuracy?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SoCal_Yotas, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Jan 17, 2016 at 11:09 PM
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    SoCal_Yotas

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    Anyone have an ultra Guage I want to know how accurate the readings are I lifted my truck 6 inches and put 35's on it so I want to see my MPG's and the rest of the readings are an added bonus:thumbsup: also has anyone used the UltraGuage for your smart phone? Thanks in advance
    If you have one for sale let me know if I get good responses I'm interested in buying one!
     
  2. Jan 17, 2016 at 11:13 PM
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    How much do the Torque's run?
     
  3. Jan 17, 2016 at 11:15 PM
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    Torque is a phone app
     
  4. Jan 17, 2016 at 11:19 PM
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    I thought maybe they'd charge you for the app but ill check it out! Thanks guys
     
  5. Jan 18, 2016 at 12:07 AM
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    I have the UG mounted on my dash and it is accurate to .1 mpgs. When I calibrated it I drove 4 miles for the calibration. Doesn't matter where I get gas at, I always do the hand calculation and it is always .1 from the UG.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2016 at 4:09 AM
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    + / - (.2) after calibration - stock 2015 TRD Spt - 4.0 - auto
     
  7. Jan 18, 2016 at 4:10 AM
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    Torque is free, the dongle you need to buy isn't.

    I want something that I can use with regularity, so I chose not to clutter up my phone with more stuff.

    While I like my SCII's, I only monitor fuel for fun. I really installed them for other values that are not given by the dash, like V and coolant temp.

    Fuel I still hand calculate regardless, which allows me to keep a running history.
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2016 at 4:17 AM
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    I find that UG is about 1 full mpg off when compared to fuelly. I use both
     
  9. Jan 18, 2016 at 4:53 AM
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    Is it possible to use the torque bluetooth and my stero bluetooth connection at the same time?
     
  10. Jan 18, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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    I tried finding torque on the App Store with no luck, I've had dashcommand for a few years, but if torque is free then I'm always in to try it out and see if it reads for values for me. Any help locating the app?
     
  11. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:13 AM
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    Yeah I couldn't find torque on the Apple Store I guess I'll just use other apps
     
  14. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:19 PM
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    It's verry accurate if you follow the directions.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:22 PM
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    My ultra guage is within 1mpg as long as I calibrate it every spring and fall. The mileage calibration doesn't change much, but the fuel usage part changes with the summer and winter blend fuels. The other readings it gets come from the vehicles sensors and is accurate as they are.
     
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    Thanks all I think im going with actual UG monitor
     
  17. Jan 19, 2016 at 7:54 AM
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    Accuracy with a ScanGauge or UltraGauge on mph/mpg will change over time due to tire wear and/or change in tire size. It will also change on mpg due to variations in gas pump pressure and and pump cutoff. Best choice on calibration is to get the SG/UG odometer as accurate as you can over calibrating the speedometer. Can't do much about differences between gas pumps - could easily be a gallon or more difference on a fillup between different pumps.
     
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  18. Jan 19, 2016 at 8:04 AM
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    Is this why my mileage has stayed the same? I went from stock 17 inch Sport wheels with Cooper AT3's to 16 inch TRD Bronze Beadlocks and Cooper ST/MAXX 265/75/16 Tires E Rated very damn heavy. And yet my mileage still says 16.8 with the change over. So how do I re calibrate it?
     
  19. Jan 19, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    If you never calibrated it in the first place then it wasn't giving you anything verry close to accurate in the first place. The direction are in the manual or you can google your question.
     
  20. Jan 19, 2016 at 5:41 PM
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    If the tires are different sizes then yes you need to re-calibrate. If you never calibrated then you should. You also need to calibrate fuel usage. If you do those two it will be pretty accurate, but will lose some accuracy when the fuel blends switch from winter to summer.

    The steps for doing the calibrations are in the manual and I guess can be found on the website. It's fairly easy.
     

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