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What Information Should A Good Performance Gauge Tell You?

June 17, 2022

A quick little factoid before we begin - if you were around to experience the Chevrolet Impala of the mid-2000s, you should know it was a perfectly average car for perfectly average people. But there was one glaring weakness it had that can't be understated - it didn't come with a tachometer. You read that right - Impala drivers of the Bush administration had no way to know how hard their engines were revving, which is insane.

Performance gauges are some of the most important additions to your vehicle, as they can give you all the information you need to know just how well your truck is doing at all times. We all know about the most common gauge types - speedometers, tachometers, fuel gauges, the whole deal. But did you know there are plenty of aftermarket gauges that can tell you even more info about your performance in greater detail? We'll be taking you through each one we offer today, as well as the best brands to go with for this purpose. Let's jump right in.


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Features of Different Aftermarket Truck Performance Gauge Types

We have eleven different aftermarket gauges in stock that can show you different specific info about your truck's performance - more information on each is below:

Glowshift oxygen sensor gauge

Air Fuel Ratio: This gauge shows you the air-fuel mixture your engine is running. A common rule of thumb is to stay around 14.7 parts air to 1 part fuel, and you can easily check with this installed.

GlowShift air pressure gauge

Air Pressure: This gauge type is perfect for showing you the pounds per square inch (psi) rating of anything you need to measure.

Glowshift boost pressure performance gauge

Boost Pressure: Boost pressure gauges show you the air pressure of your turbocharger or supercharger if your truck has one.

GlowShift exhaust gas temperature gauge

Exhaust Gas Temperature: As the name suggests, this gauge tells you the exhaust gas temperature coming from your engine.

GlowShift fuel level gauge

Fuel Level: One of the OGs most trucks come with, fuel level gauges show you how full or empty your tank is, depending on how optimistic you are.

Autometer fuel pressure gauge

Fuel Pressure: Fuel pressure gauges will show you the PSI reading of the fuel in your tank. You can use this info to determine whether you should be replacing your fuel filters, fuel lines, pumps, etc.

Glowshift oil pressure gauge

Oil Pressure: Oil pressure gauges show you the PSI reading of the oil in your engine - aim to keep it between 25-65 psi. Anything higher or lower and you could run into issues.

GlowShift oil temperature gauge in celsius

Oil Temperature: This gauge will show you the temperature of the oil lubricating your engine.

GlowShift tachometer gauge

Tachometer: A tachometer is a staple of just about every vehicle type nowadays and shows you the revolutions per minute your engine is running at. Don't redline unless you need to.

Autometer transmission temperature gauge

Transmission Temperature: Your transmission system can run pretty hot, and this gauge will show you exactly how hot so you can determine if any work is needed to cool it off.

Autometer water temperature gauge

Water Temperature: Water temperature gauges are essential additions to any truck, as they can show you whether or not your engine is overheating. Keep your motor between 195 and 220 degrees and you'll be good to go.

Of course, there are quite a few other gauge types we sell that don't fit into any of these categories, like speedometers, differential temperature gauges, and nitrous PSI monitors. You can find each one of them in stock now.


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Shop Aftermarket Truck Gauges At Custom Offsets

We offer all the above performance gauge types and many more from top brands like Autometer, HKS, and Glowshift. Check out all in-stock performance gauges and snag the one that's best for you today. Of course, if you need any help, our team is always happy to set you up with the gauges that'll give you the most relevant info for your drive.

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