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    Sr. Apprentice sgt_in_usaf's Avatar
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    Default A weird upgrade idea?

    Ok, so I know this would be so expensive that in no way it would be worth it, but...does anyone know how much it would cost and how much work would be involved with putting a trip computer into an 01 Suburban? Wouldn't have to be anything fancy and I'm thinking it would mostly just involve a new computer, display and something running to the fuel tank? Where would one even be able to get the parts needed to do something like that?

    That the one thing I miss from my mini-van (besides the fuel mileage).
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    I actually just came across something that does this very easily and cheaply. It's called the ScanGaugeII. It plugs into the OBDII port and gives you all kinds of data...in addition to the trip computer, it gives gauge readouts, engine codes, etc.

    http://www.scangauge.com/products/

    Has anyone used this? Does it really work as advertised???
    Last edited by sgt_in_usaf; 12-30-2007 at 05:13 PM.
    Andrew
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    Welcome Staff Sergeant Hafey, Thats sounds like a cool gadget $190 ain't to bad either, nice find. I might just try that myself...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cableguy View Post
    Welcome Staff Sergeant Hafey, Thats sounds like a cool gadget $190 ain't to bad either, nice find. I might just try that myself...
    Found it for $160 on ebay brand new. Saw a used one in good condition for $110. Worth shopping around for anyways. Can't wait till I can get it. I was reading the user manual for it online and it's amazing all the stuff you can do with it.
    Andrew
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    2001 Chevy Suburban LT K1500 V8 5.3L 4x4
    - 16" Goodyear Wrangler Fortera tires
    - K&N air filter

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    Jamie

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    1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E

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    A friend of mine has 2 of them in his Cobalt SS supercharged, they work great, hes got one constantly on oil pressure, since he doesnt have one on the dash, and one on whatever he feels like, he bought the three gauge pillar post on ebay for cheap and while he was there he upgraded the boost gauge from the same company i believe, (already in the a pillar) and there just awesome.

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    I am not sure what kind of data you would be looking to get from this kind of equipment; but I get plenty of info from my Garmin Rino 120 GPS unit. It give MPH. direction miles to from, even with map overlays. Plus you get a com device in case its wrong and you need to call for help

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    If you look on the website, you'll see it can give you a ton of data on your vehicle...fuel mileage, sensor readings, etc. Some it won't be useful unless you're a gearhead or are looking for specific area data when considering some kind of upgrade to you truck...for me, I'm looking at it mainly for the trip computer, but I'm interested in the other things it can do. For this reason, I'm going to wait until I can find it for cheap used on ebay. I have a GPS too, but other than the actual MPH, it can't do anything this unit can do.
    Andrew
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    2001 Chevy Suburban LT K1500 V8 5.3L 4x4
    - 16" Goodyear Wrangler Fortera tires
    - K&N air filter

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