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What would be more beneficial?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jrdbrn, Feb 21, 2011.

?

Which

Poll closed Mar 23, 2011.
  1. Cruise control

    15 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Scan Gauge 2

    10 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 7:25 PM
    #1
    jrdbrn

    jrdbrn [OP] Borne Fishing

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    Getting back not much from income tax. The scan gauge and cruise control is in the same price range. Which would be a better decision? The scan gauge does a lot, but the CC could save me a good bit of money.

    Another polls :)
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    drjohnson36

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    Buy ultra gauge, use money saved to buy cruise control. Win win.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    Cruise control shouldn't save you money unless you drive horribly. Aggressive, tailgate, etc. And you'll likely continue those habits with cruise on anyway... setting it for 70 in a 55 zone and constantly messing with it to avoid and pass other cars.

    You should be able to drive much more efficiently than cruise control on even the most advanced cars. The cruise control can't predict hills or anything. You can see them and act properly.

    So, If you HAVE to buy one, the scan gauge. But I would also tell you. If you have a smart phone.. just get the kiwi. Does horrible for figuring exact gas mileage. But it does give you an accurate calculation.. just not precise. It thinks I get 28mpg all day when its actually more like 18-20. But it still tells you lots or little.

    If anyone knows how to set up torque to make the mpg work right, let me know.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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    slmgt

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    I love cruise control, but it won't save you any money. Driving with Load is a phrase critically missing from Cruise Controls' design specs. If you drive reasonably and fuel-efficiently, cruise control may actually decrease MPG [especially when dealing with hills, because its only task is to maintain speed so it will rev uphill and coast downhill].

    The scan gauge will likely not pay itself off over the long-term, but is a fun toy. So I would go with this one IF I truly had to decide, otherwise I'd vote none of the above.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    StandingCow

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    I think this would be personal preference. Personally I rarely ever use my CC... a scan gauge would at least help you improve your driving habits to save you MPGs... whereas CC wouldn't do crap for ya.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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    YumaTRD

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    If you do a lot of highway driving, then i would suggest the CC mostly for its functionality.
    If you do city driving, then you will get more use out of the scan guage.



    X2
    i've had both and i like the ultra gauge the best.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2011 at 1:14 AM
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    island808

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    First gen guys have a lot of information on this stuff too. Why not put the thread in tech chat?
     
  8. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    RZRob

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    I love my CC & my UG. CC does help me maintain a ticket-free speed, but UG helps me see when I'm being bad. So far neither has helped me get above crappy mileage.

    RZ Rob
     
  9. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    jrdbrn

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  10. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    Pugga

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    Good thread OP, I was going to buy a scanguage and this got me looking at Ultraguage. Searched a few other threads for reviews and just ordered an ultraguage!
     
  11. Feb 23, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    TacomaGirl09

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    That's a good idea. And you get both in the end. :D
     
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