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Old 04-25-2013, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got the call that my new truck is in. I was going to track my fuel economy like I used to, loging km and liters burnt, but Im not the most faithful, and misstakes can be made so while I have been waiting I have read up on the tools like the scan gauge thats sold here. Sounds like the way to go but at 150 or so a crack I can find other products that do the same thing, and I suspect maybe more.
One other product is the ultra gauge at 60.00.
I dont mind paying a little more for product whos sales that helps support
the site but not 2.5 x as much. So is there someone who has used both, and can give me a reason why the scan gauge is worth more, maybe it has more features than advertised,or more user friendly?

should add, I like simple, easy to use stuff, not anything that takes a 80 page manual to figure out.


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Well, the Ultragauge took me about 3 minutes to "figure out," slightly longer to get it to recognize DFCO and some other stuff, but it's super user-friendly. I bought it because it gives you the option for a zillion gauges, and is much better looking (as vain as that sounds). Plus, it's half the price of the Scangauge.

Once money is a little less tight for me, I plan on donating to the site to make up for the fact that I didn't buy a SG from here.

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I quess I will try the ultragauge, I find the price so reasonable, and im a reasonable man. The thing better not be to complicated though.
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i think the only reason to have the scangauge over the ultragauge was that the scangauge could calculate hybrids while the UG cant.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I may not have to buy anything, it looks like this truck has that built in.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Built in gauges will definitely give you a good starting point, just be aware that they are usually really optimistic... at least in my experience. Even so, should help you a lot!

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