Do you drive a four-wheel-drive vehicle the way it was meant to be driven? Perhaps you spend much of your time off road, or at least off the beaten path? If so, then you absolutely need to know what’s going on under the bonnet or within the chassis. After all, your 4x4 is a complex piece of machinery and it relies on all of those components working together in harmony – and especially when the pressure is on. If you’re going to be fully in charge of your ride and look after it as much as possible, you need a lot of information. This means that you should fit a series of 4WD gauges, to keep you in the loop at all times.
What 4x4 Gauges Should You Be Using?
If you think that the gauge fitted to your vehicle as standard will be up to the task, you may be in for a rude awakening. Most “stock” gauges provide only low-level feedback, but you will want a lot more precise information than that. An aftermarket gauge gives you a very accurate reading, so that you can take action before any problem becomes too expensive.
This type of gauge is more sophisticated and is meant to check the temperature of the exhaust gas within the engine. It will tell you if something is amiss, whether your mixture is out, or whether you are putting the engine under too much pressure at that point. This one is probably even more important than the coolant gauge.
This gauge lets you know how much pressure is being supplied by your turbocharger and is especially important if you have any other, aftermarket modifications, like an intercooler or tuning module. You’ll want to ensure that the boost is never too high, as this can cause engine damage.
This one is definitely an early warning siren, because if your oil pressure drops too far or climbs too high you are going to have problems either way. High pressure may indicate a serious blockage, while low pressure could indicate contamination, but this gauge will certainly be more accurate than the traditional light on your dashboard.
4WD Gauges from Autobox
Autobox has a large number of 4x4 gauges for a wide variety of vehicles. You can choose to fit an individual gauge or several into a custom-made pod, which we can also supply to you. Autobox also has fitting accessories, like an oil pressure gauge adapter/sender kit or sandwich plate, to help you get everything hooked up.
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