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 Post subject: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:15 pm 
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Thinking of giving this a try: http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/index.htm
Has lots of guages and looks like a nice display. Read reviews on other forums and they say it is accurate. have any of you guys given it a try?


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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
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It's. Okay... you have to pick the right setup while programming or it doesn't work right... and it doesn't read all the gauges it says... only about 12 that are relevant to the KJ... I definitely wouldn't pay more than 50 for it... it does read codes...and clears them...but you can do that without it...:2cents:

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:12 pm 
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I've got one in mine, and I like it. Gives you pending codes as well as official trouble codes. Mine works fine and have had no problems with it. Shows enough guages to fill the three pages worth they give you to fill. For the money they are hard to beat. Does what they say it will and much cheper than a Scanguage. Just my opinion though :D

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:35 pm 
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PLUS 1 with the above statement. I like mine as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
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i have one also and love it

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:56 pm 
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Thanks guys. I think I will give it a try. The most important thing to me is trying to get my mpg as high as possible and I think this will help. Also I am going to play around with my air intake and this has a meter on that as well. should be helpful. I heard these do go for cheaper than listed on the website. is there a coupon code or something?
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:25 pm 
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Thanks guys. I think I will give it a try. The most important thing to me is trying to get my mpg as high as possible and I think this will help. Also I am going to play around with my air intake and this has a meter on that as well. should be helpful. I heard these do go for cheaper than listed on the website. is there a coupon code or something?
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Not sure about a coupon code but I do know they have a rebate you send in for after you recieve your Ultra-Guage. I don't know all the specifics as I purchased mine from a fellow member but as I said before I know I love mine. I snapped a few pics of mine when I got home from school yeah they didn't turn out fantastic but you get the idea of where I have mine and what I have the main page of mine displaying.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:12 pm 
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I have one that resides in Grumpy, primarily used to monitor fuel usage. I really like the display, but menu interface isn't as nice as a SC2 and I hate the buttons on the back.

My main screen shows RPMs, Instant MPG, Coolant temp, fuel used since fill up, Trip MPGs (reset every trip to see how high I can make it go) and Instant gallons per hour (did you know most vehicle burn .04 gallons less per hour when idling in neutral vs in gear?)

I have lots of driving style fuel saving tips, but I need to head to bed.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:22 pm 
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I love your clinometer! I was looking at that same one! Now if only this ultra gauge do-hickey had a nice bezel to go in....

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:06 pm 
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Would this happen to work in a CRD? Has enough to justify the price for me, as long as it works at least.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:15 pm 
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Well i just ordered one to try out on my CRD. If it doesnt have what i like then i can always just return it, but if it has coolant temp the mpg things and what the gassers have, then i'll be happy with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:36 pm 
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irollgen4s wrote:
Well i just ordered one to try out on my CRD. If it doesnt have what i like then i can always just return it, but if it has coolant temp the mpg things and what the gassers have, then i'll be happy with it.

Any news if it works on a crd?

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:54 pm 
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The Bullydog Watchdog is basically the exact same thing as well, but with Data logging capability.


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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:09 pm 
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Yeah i got it to work on my CRD. you have to force the protocol to the chrysler setting and then it works fine, has been on for about two weeks now and havent had any check engine lights or anything else from it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
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irollgen4s wrote:
Yeah i got it to work on my CRD. you have to force the protocol to the chrysler setting and then it works fine, has been on for about two weeks now and havent had any check engine lights or anything else from it.


Does it stay up and running? Does it cause any random downshifts? What readings does it provide to you?

edit: I decided not to wait for a response and ordered one, I guess I'll find out.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:13 am 
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haha you're about as patient as i am with purchases


One of the guys I was at uhwarrie with had a app for his droid or something similar, (big fancy touch screen phone thang) that had a clinometer - was pretty cool, he had a dash mount for it and everything

shouldn't be wheelin and talking on the phone anyhoo so .. loss of use of phone while using it isn't a big deal :P

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:13 am 
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nothing strange at all with it, just once you plug it in, set it to force the protocol to j1850 or something like that. after that just pick your guages and it will work fine as long as you dont unplug it. if you do unplug it, just force the protocol again and it will be fine.

edit: i get 11 reading, but some are just the same readings twice, so its maybe 5 or six. throttleposition RPM running time ave mph(havent figured out how to set this up yet as well as some others). i just like having something that tells me more info then the four needs on the dash :ROTFL:

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:14 pm 
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grabbed pics of my two screens of guages. if anyone knows how to get the zeroed ones working, let me know :banghead:
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JBA UCA and quick disconnects
Procomp rockkrawlr 16x8 4.25bs with 265-70-65 General Grabber AT2's
Mopar full skid plates, JCR stage 3 Rock Rails
Kenwood HU, 6.5 pioneer marine grade door speakers, JL stealthbox kenwood amp
GDE HOT tune
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:43 pm 
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FYI - the concern on a CRD will be if it kicks you out of overdrive while on the highway - worse if you're on cruise control - that's the problem with a ScanGauge and suspected of a couple of other units - the constant poling overloads the databus (and the CRD software is already a kluge)

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Guage
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:44 pm 
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.. well its been about a thousand miles since ive put it on, and tis been cruised at 70 with cruise control a couple times(lengths of 80 miles) and ive never had it randomly kick out of overdrive or anything strange.

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