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Steering column gauge mount?

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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

I'm curious if anyone has a picture of a steering column mounted gauge on a 2nd gen truck? I'm wanting to add a drive pressure gauge and think that would make a good place to mount it but I'm a little worried it will block my view of the speedo?:shrug:

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Bugman123    0
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no pic but i have one with my trans temp in it. It work fine but it is not the speedo you need to worry about, its when the E-Brake light that is on, you cannot see it. So what i am going to do is splice a buzzer in so it will warn me. I thought i would always catch the e brake before hand but i have gone several miles before seeing the light on.

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Heavyd1980    1
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i havent seen one either but when i first bought my truck my juice was mounted on top of the steering column and i couldnt really see any of the idiot lights and i didnt really care for that much!!!

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Prowelder    3
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That's kinda the stuff I'm worried about. I don't like not being able to see my dash. Wonder where else I could mount one?:shrug:

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98whitelightnin    84
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I have never had any problems seeing any of my gauges but I check my ebrake all the time while im driving anyway.:cookoo:

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Prowelder    3
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Thanks man!! Doesn't look too bad, a little obstructive maybe?:shrug: I might have to give it a try though.

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Wild and Free    1,117
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I have one for fuel psi ani it only blocks view of 4wd and wait to start light but i just look over it to see. gauges are not affected.

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Prowelder    3
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Alrighty, those wouldn't be much of problem. The E-Brake light wouldn't be too bad either as I always set and pop it off when I stop/start. Just might have to get in the habit of looking over the gauge just to be sure. As long as the gauges are seen easily, I can live!!:thumb1:

--- Update to the previous post...

I wonder if 6' of copper tubing would be enough to got from the exhaust manifold to the gauge? I might have to add on to it.... I guess the nylon tube would probably work for the extension.:shrug:

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Heavyd1980    1
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i think nylon would be fine if inside the cab. that gauge mount looks nice! so what is the purpose of this extra gauge Prowelder?

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Prowelder    3
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i think nylon would be fine if inside the cab. that gauge mount looks nice! so what is the purpose of this extra gauge Prowelder?

It's for drive pressure from the turbo. I'm curious to see how the hybrid is doing and at what point it starts to create too much drive psi. Kinda a testing deal, figured it would be handy now and later.:thumb1:

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JOHNFAK    85
JOHNFAK

It's for drive pressure from the turbo. I'm curious to see how the hybrid is doing and at what point it starts to create too much drive psi. Kinda a testing deal, figured it would be handy now and later.:thumb1:

which one you looking at ----- I was thinking of getting one for EGT's ........

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Prowelder    3
Prowelder

sweet - yeah I was looking at a 2 gauge one just by google - doh friggin EGT's guages and senders like $100-$120 ...... :duh:

Yeah they don't make a dual gauge for a 2nd gen... But EGT gauges are expensive.:spend:

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Heavyd1980    1
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It's for drive pressure from the turbo. I'm curious to see how the hybrid is doing and at what point it starts to create too much drive psi. Kinda a testing deal, figured it would be handy now and later.:thumb1:

oh ok so by hybrid you mean hx35/40?

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Yeah they don't make a dual gauge for a 2nd gen... But EGT gauges are expensive.:spend:

i wonder why that is???

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flagmanruss    80
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I'm thinking of a set of the 1X2 digital displays that ISX is working with. I bet 2 could be mounted side by side on the column.

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Prowelder    3
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oh ok so by hybrid you mean hx35/40?

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i wonder why that is???

I'm thinking of a set of the 1X2 digital displays that ISX is working with. I bet 2 could be mounted side by side on the column.

Yep the hybrid is the HX-35/40.:thumb1:

I don't know but they always are.

That would be interesting but I'm not a big fan of digital gauges, just too hard to read quickly imo.:surrender:

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JOHNFAK    85
JOHNFAK

I helped some yeah. A little more hit up top, for $330 bucks it's hard to beat for a mild upgrade.:thumb1: This is my thread about it: http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98-5-02-performance-parts-discussion/295356-generic-hx-35-40-hybrid-turbo-install.html

this is kinda cool http://www.puredieselpower.com/catalog/19982007-dodge-gauge-windshield-above-mirror-mount-p-1360.html

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Prowelder    3
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That is pretty neat. I really like their 2 gauge pod. I might go something like that. Just got to figure out what else I want to monitor... Maybe a trans temp?:shrug: Wonder what else would be good to monitor....:shrug:http://www.puredieselpower.com/catalog/19982007-dodge-ram-gauge-windshield-above-mirror-mount-p-1359.html

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thebullet83    0
thebullet83

i was looking for someplace other that the a-post and the steering column when i dreamed up this setup.

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flagmanruss    80
flagmanruss

Very slick! I like it... love to have one like it!

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