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Old 01-06-2011, 09:45 AM
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Default Ultra-Gauge Support/Ordering Thread



Ok guys, I contacted Ultra-Gauge asking them to become a vendor on the forum. They liked the idea, but said they would not have the time/resources to keep up with it. They gave me permission to run them as a vendor but with some direction from Tom, we felt it was best just to create a thread/topic for you guys to come to with any questions you might have about the Ultra-Gauge instead of making them a vendor. Provided below are resources as well to get you the help you may need. I will try within my means to help you, and if I cannot, I will find you the help.

RESOURCES

-WEBSITE: http://www.ultra-gauge.com

-Ordering Page: ORDER HERE

- Ultra-Gauge Forum: CLICK HERE

-Direct Support: support2@ultra-gauge.com
http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragaug...rt/support.htm

-Owner's Manual: CLICK HERE


What is the Ultra-Gauge?

Many of you may read the title and wonder what an Ultra-Gauge is. The UG (What we will call it for short) is a scan tool for any vehicle with OBD-II diagnostics. It mounts in your car/truck and plugs into the OBD-II port under the dash. It actively scans the vehicle using the same sensors that the computer reads and displays that information on the LCD screen.

The UG has a total of 74 Gauges it can display. However, for the Ford Ranger, these are limited due to the sensors our trucks have. They are listed below. These gauges will displayed 6 per page on a total of three pages. So basically, you have the option of choosing up to 18 gauges to display. The pages on the UG can be set to Auto-Advance to "X" number of seconds or you can have it to a fixed screen.

One powerful tool of the Ultra-Gauge is its capabilities to Read and Clear Trouble Codes!!! It is one of the cheapest OBD-II diagnostic tools on the market. You will easily pay more than $100 for one at Advance Auto or AutoZone.

Also, the UG has Max and Min alarms that can be set for each gauge. So say if you have the engine temp max gauge at 205*F like me, and it hits that threshold, it will make an alarm. Alarmas can be suspended or turned off. Also I will provide my alarm setting tonight.

WHAT DOES THE ULTRA-GAUGE LOOK LIKE?

the UG is a nice thin compact unit. There are three buttons on the back (Menu, Up, Down) It is smaller than a cell phone. It has a nice crisp LCD blue display.



HOW DOES THE ULTRA-GAUGE MOUNT?

The UG mounts using a suction cup mount with a bendable "arm" that connects to the unit. UG.com recommends putting it in lower-left corner of window right above dash. However, for the Ford Ranger, I personally recommend placing it as far top-left of the window as possible. It will require some bending of the mounting arm into a squished "S" shape, but it can be done.


(This was before hiding the wire)

I also recommend Hiding the wire behind the A-Pillar Plastic.





WHAT COMES IN THE BOX?

The UG comes with the unit and mount




WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF THE ULTRA-GAUGE?





WHAT GAUGES ARE DISPLAYED?

Here are the Gauges for the Ranger (give or take)

* Open/Closed Loop Emissions Status
* Percent Engine Load
* Engine coolant temperature
* Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
* Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
* Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
* Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
* RPM
* MPH
* Ignition Timing Advance
* Intake Air Temperature
* Mass Air Flow Sensor output in grams/sec
* Absolute Throttle Position Percentage
* Bank 1 Oxygen Sensor 1 Voltage
* Bank 1 Oxygen Sensor 2 Voltage
* Bank 2 Oxygen Sensor 1 Voltage
* Bank 2 Oxygen Sensor 2 Voltage
* Distance traveled with Check Engine Light on
* Mass Air Flow 2, Calibrated/Calculated
* Instantaneous Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
* Average Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
* Average Miles Per Hour (MPH)
* Average Gallon Per Hour (GPH) - general
* Run Time - general
* Distance - general
* Fuel Used - general
* Intantaneous Gallons Per Hour (GPH)
* Fuel Tank Gallons Remaining
* Distance to Empty(DTE)
* Time to Empty (TTE)
* Average MPH - trip
* Average MPG - trip
* Fuel Used Gallons- trip
* Average Gallon Per Hour (GPH) - trip
* Run Time -trip
* Distance - trip
* Oil Distance
* Service Distance
* UltraGauge Temperature

Like mentioned above, the Gauges are displayed on three pages in "slots." Each slot is assigned a letter like so:



My layout is (I will fill out tonight, I cant remember them all):
  • A-MPH
  • B-RPM
  • C-ENGINE COOLANT TEMP.
  • D-INTAKE AIR TEMP
  • E-AVG MPH
  • F-Distance till empty
  • G-Inst. MPG
  • H-AVG. MPH
  • I-INST Gal./HR
  • J-AVG Gal./HR
  • K-
  • L-Time till empty
  • M-Service Oil
  • N-Service Distance (I use to keep track of tire rotation)
  • O-
  • P-
  • Q-
  • R-

WHAT KIND OF CALIBRATION IS INVOLVED?

With the Ford Ranger, there is no fuel sensor (to my knowledge). We have a float attached to a sending unit that measures based on height of fuel in the tank. SOOOOO the UG has to be calibrated. You have two calibrations you can perform. One is distance and the other MPGs.

HOW TO CALIBRATE<CLICK


This should give you a basic understanding of the Ultra-Gauge. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or post in this thread.

Also here are some other thread of interest within FRF:

-Ultra-Gauge cheaper than Scangauge....?

-Ultra Gauge Review

******I nor does FRF have any affiliation with Ultra-Gauge. I cannot get discounts for individuals, or do special favors, neither can Tom. I am only presenting this information to you for FRF's benefit.******
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:23 AM
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id be interested in a gb
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:10 PM
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id be interested in a gb
interested in gb? group buy?
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: Ultra-Gauge Support/Ordering Thread

I'd be interested in a group buy if price isn't crazy lol
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:31 PM
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gb=group buy. sorry, im use to other sites and only needing to say gb
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:32 PM
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well price isnt crazy to begin with . Its 76 shipped to your house
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:34 PM
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That's it? Damn I'm def down for one

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That's pretty cheap for all the stuff it does
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Default Re: Ultra-Gauge Support/Ordering Thread

if your down for one, just go to the ordering page, you dont have to wait. I dont have any info on a group buy yet(costs per unit). I have sent admin an email at ultra-Gauge today and am waiting to hear back.

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One tip for people that already have the Ultra-Gauge:

To change color of display, cut a piece of colored cellophane and place it on the screen. just make it a little bigger than the screen and wedge it in there:



here is where one user used green cellophane:

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It don't matter on when I get it, but I'll prob order it soon cause a group buy will only be like maybe 10-15 bucks off prob
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:08 PM
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if your down for one, just go to the ordering page, you dont have to wait. I dont have any info on a group buy yet(costs per unit). I have sent admin an email at ultra-Gauge today and am waiting to hear back.

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One tip for people that already have the Ultra-Gauge:

To change color of display, cut a piece of colored cellophane and place it on the screen. just make it a little bigger than the screen and wedge it in there:



here is where one user used green cellophane:

Thats cool! Where can you buy that stuff? Does it match the dash pretty well?
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Hmm...i will have to see if there is a spot in my ricer for this...
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Thats cool! Where can you buy that stuff? Does it match the dash pretty well?
ive heard it does a pretty good job of changing the color and looking good, but during the day at certain light you can see it at times. Or atleast thats what the people the started the thread on ultra gauges forum said. SO its not a GREAT fix but an alright one. I might do it soon and see if I can get it to work alil better
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Can't get it to work and I've tried it with the key at every position
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Sound like.you got a defective one. Skim though tbe ultra gauge forums listd on this page ans see what u can find. If i wasnt in safety training i would for u. U may have to return thT one
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I'm gonna plug my scan tool at work in to see if that's the problem first then I'll get their address and send it back
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