Product Spotlight: Dodge Cummins Gauge Packages

GlowShift offers a variety of reliable diesel gauge packages to satisfy every Dodge Cummins owner’s desire for performance and dependability. The gauge types we recommend for a Cummins diesel engine consists of our 60PSI boost gauges, 1500° pyrometer gauges, transmission temperature gauges, as well as our 30PSI fuel pressure gauges.

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When choosing a gauge package for your Cummins you can choose from a variety of gauge series which includes the MaxTow Double Vision Gauge Series, Elite 10 Color Gauge Series, or the 7 Color Series. The MaxTow Double Vision Gauge Series features a green LED display, as well as an illuminated red needle with choice of a white or black face. This gives you the classic look of an analog gauge while also giving you an easy to read green digital numerical readout. MaxTow gauges also include electronic temperature and pressure sensors that allow for extremely accurate readings, as well as including extended power and sensor wire harnesses to ensure you have enough for a complete installation. The MaxTow gauge series comes standard with daytime and nighttime dimming modes with three customizable brightness settings for each mode.

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GlowShift’s signature 7 Color Series gauges feature an illuminated red needle that sweeps 270° for maximum accuracy when combined with stepper motor technology, as well as our seven color LED through dial lighting that allows you to change the color of the gauge to match your factory dash or to add a custom style to the interior of your truck. The 7 Color Gauge Series gives you the option to choose from our White 7, Black 7 or Tinted 7 Color Gauge Series.

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Lastly, you can also choose from our Elite 10 Color Series gauges which feature an illuminated red needle that will sweep 270° for maximum accuracy, as well as our ten color LED technology that allows you to change the backlighting color of the gauge to match your factory dash or to add a custom look to your interior. What separates the Elite 10 Color Gauge Series from the rest is the peak recall function that gives your Cummins instant vehicle feedback, as well as programmable high and low warnings that will alert you visually and/or audibly if you reach those set high or low danger levels. The Elite 10 Color Gauge Series allows you to choose from either a black gauge face with tinted lens or a white gauge face with a clear lens.

If you need any installation accessories for your Dodge Cummins such as a snubber valve, boost bolt, banjo bolt or even a transmission test port sender extender, you can easily add these accessories to your custom package. A popular accessory used when installing a pyrometer EGT gauge is our 1/8 NPT Drill and Tap Kit that comes included with a size R drill bit as well as a 1/8 NPT tap that will allow you to easily thread your EGT probe to the exhaust manifold for extremely accurate results directly from the source.

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Each gauge package features a factory matched dual or triple pillar pod that has been specifically designed to match the Dodge Ram Cummins interior and can be easily mounted to your existing A-pillar, giving your vehicle a custom fit and finish. These pillar pods will hold two or three 52mm gauges you choose with your package and is crafted from the highest quality of ABS plastic allowing it to withstand cracking, fading, and warping. GlowShift offers gauge packages for 94-97 Dodge Ram 12v or 24v Cummins, 98-02 Dodge Ram 12v or 24v Cummins, 03-09 Dodge Ram 5.9L or 6.7L Cummins, and 10-14 Dodge Rams 6.7L Cummins. All packages are specifically modified to fit that particular Dodge Ram.

Now is a great time to grab a gauge package for a gift during this holiday season or award yourself for all the hard work you’ve been putting in this year with a Dodge Cummins gauge package!

Spread GlowShift Cheer to All the Motor Vehicle Lovers You know!

Bring GlowShift to your family and friends this holiday season with some great gauges and gauge package options. Whether you know the exact gauge someone is interested in or you want to grab them a complete gauge package set, GlowShift has you covered this holiday season with all your gauge gift needs!

Black, Tinted, and White 7 Color Series Gauges make great gift ideas for those looking to monitor a certain aspect of their vehicle whether it be a boost gauge, fuel pressure gauge, or exhaust gas temperature. The 7 Color Series Gauges allow for a 7 color customization option, as well as stepper motor technology which allows for extremely accurate gauge readings and smooth needle movement.



If you’re looking to get a little more bang for your buck and really bring a smile to your car enthusiast’s face, check out the Elite 10 Color Series Gauges. The Elite 10 Gauges are available in a black or white face and feature 10 selectable colors, as well as the stepper motor technology. These gauges really stand out with a peak recall function that will display your last peak value and can be programmed to alert the driver when reaching critical high or low levels. These gauges are great gifts for someone looking for extra monitoring with more customizable color options. If you’re still having trouble deciding on which gauge types to select, a 3-in-1 Combination Gauge may be the perfect solution. GlowShift’s 3-in-1 Combination Gauges allow you to monitor three independent readings at once on one easy to read gauge.



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GlowShift’s Custom Gauge Packages can be your one stop shop for all the necessities to give a complete gauge gift package to someone in need for their Honda, Ford, or Chevy Car. These packages allow you to select the gauge series, gauge types, vehicle specific pillar pod, extra wiring, and any adapters or accessories they might need for an easy install. These package bundles allow you to get essentials for a great price. Don’t miss out on the diesel gauge packages we have for the diesel lovers in your life. Whether they’re running a Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax, GlowShift has gauges and vehicle specific pillar pods for Ford, Dodge, GMC, and Chevrolet trucks.

Don’t let your motor vehicle enthusiasts’ fall behind, get them the GlowShift products they need to make sure their vehicles are running efficiently. Weather changes can be hazardous on vehicles, give them the gift of monitoring this holiday season!



Product Spotlight: White Elite 10 Color Series Gauges

GlowShift’s White Elite 10 Color Gauge Series features a white gauge face with a clear lens, 10 selectable colors, as well as self-calibration and stepper motor technology. Each White Elite Gauge is driven by a microprocessor controlled stepper motor which ensures for accurate readings and exceptionally smooth needle movement. When powering your gauge on and off you will be alerted with a startup or shutdown sequence that guarantees your gauge is functioning properly and the peak recall function will display your last peak value for added monitoring of your levels. The White Elite 10 Gauge Series allows you to program your own high and low warning points that will alert you visually and/or audibly when you reach that set level. The modular power connections allow you to power each gauge with a single power wire and single wire electronic sensor connections for a quick and easy installation.

The White Elite 10 Gauge Series are available in various gauge types including, Boost Gauges, Exhaust Gas Temperature Gauges, Fuel Pressure Gauges, Transmission Temperature Gauges, and many more. Each gauge has a magnified lens, illuminated red needle that sweeps 270 degrees for maximum accuracy, 10 color through dial LED lighting, and a dimmer feature that allows you to dim the gauge lighting 30% for easier visibility when driving at night. The 10 Color though dial LED lighting allows you to match your factory dash lights or add a unique style to the interior of your vehicle. The color memory recall option ensures you never have to worry about resetting the gauge back to your desired color every time you power on your vehicle.

Each Elite 10 Gauge is electronically driven and includes all sensors, wiring harnesses, mounting hardware, and installation instructions, as well as allowing you to power an additional three Elite 10 gauges with the daisy chain feature. GlowShift includes a one year limited warranty and free lifetime technical support with every Elite 10 Color Series Gauge.

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Just Added: 00-06 Chevy Silverado Duramax Tan & Gray Triple Pillar Pods

The 2000-2006 Chevy Silverado Duramax Tan & Gray Triple Pillar Pods have arrived! These pillar pods are aftermarket gauge pods that are designed to fit your 00-06 Chevy Duramax and allow you to easily mount three 2 1/16th inch (52mm) truck gauges directly to your A-pillar. This Triple pillar pod has been redesigned from its previous version with an added lip running down the pod for a better hold onto the A-Pillar of your truck. The 00-06 Chevy Duramax triple pillar pod can be easily mounted to your existing A-pillar with the included pillar kit and will fit perfectly with the added lip design.

The Pillar Pods have been designed to flawlessly match your factory interior color and are manufactured from high quality ABS plastic, which allows it to withstand fading, cracking, and warping over longtime use. Each Triple Pillar Pod includes all mounting hardware, installation instructions, free lifetime technical support, as well as a one year limited warranty with every purchase.

When it comes time to select which gauges to install to your 2000-2006 Chevy Silverado, check out GlowShift’s Custom gauge packages. The 7 Color Series Custom Gauge Package includes the Chevy Silverado triple pillar pod and three gauges of your choice in our Black 7, White 7, or Tinted 7 Colored Gauge Series. GlowShift recommends the 60 PSI Boost Gauge, 1500° Exhaust Temperature Gauge, Transmission Temperature, 30 PSI Fuel Pressure Gauge, or a Rail Pressure Gauge for the Duramax LB7 and LLY Diesel Engines. GlowShift’s gauge packages make building your custom gauge setup simple.

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Product Spotlight: Dual Intake Temperature Gauges

Looking to monitor the efficiency of your intake system? GlowShift’s Dual Intake Temperature Gauges are a must have for you then! The dual intake temperature gauges will monitor the hot air that is being forced into the intercooler as well as the cool air that is being pushed into the engine. Each gauge reads 0 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and includes two 3/8th NPT electronic air temperature sensors installed to the pre and post intercooler, that are combined with stepper motor technology to give you extremely smooth needle movement with accurate readings. The 52mm gauge features two independent analog needles, illuminated red and green that sweep 270 degrees.

A dual intake temperature gauge allows motorists to monitor how effective their intercooler is working. If you’re seeing similar readings from both needles on the gauge, then your intercooler is not working to cool the hot air enough and should be checked out immediately. During different driving and weather conditions, such as winter, summer, and even while towing, it would be helpful to observe your intake temperatures as issues may arise.

GlowShift’s dual intake temperature gauges are available in our Black 7, Tinted 7, or White 7 Color Series. The 7 color through dial lighting allows you to pick from 7 different solid colors and two color cycle modes to match your factory dash or add a unique lighting style to your interior. Each gauge has a color recall function that remembers the color the gauge was set on before powering down your vehicle and a dimmer wire that allows the gauge to dim 30% for a more subtle glow when driving at night. Each Dual Intake Temperature Gauge purchase includes all necessary sensors, mounting hardware, installation instructions, as well as free lifetime technical support and a one year limited warranty.

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Product Highlights: Tinted 7 Color Gauge Series

GlowShift’s Tinted 7 Color Gauge Series features high performance 52mm (2 1/6 inch) gauges for both gas and diesel vehicles. The Tinted 7 Color Series includes all the same great standard options as the other 7 color series gauges, but features a black face with a magnified tinted lens. The illuminated red needle that sweeps 270 degrees and is powered by the microprocessor control stepper motor technology which allows for exceptionally smooth needle movement and extremely accurate gauge readings.

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The Tinted 7 Color Gauge features a magnified, low profile tinted lens to give you that smoked, blacked out look when turned off, as well as 7 color through dial lighting. GlowShift’s 7 Color through dial lighting lets you match your vehicle’s factory dash lights or add a custom look to your interior. The 7 Color dial lighting allows you to easily cycle through 7 solid color modes, along with 2 color cycle modes, and a can be dimmed 30% for night driving when connected through your factory headlight switch. You never have to worry about adjusting the color of your gauge every time you start your vehicle with the included color memory recall feature.

The Tinted 7 Color Gauge Series is offered in a variety of gauge types including Boost, Air/Fuel Ratio, Pyrometer EGT, Fuel Pressure, Temperature, Diesel truck gauges, and many more. Every GlowShift Tinted 7 Color Gauge includes all necessary sensors, wiring harnesses, mounting hardware, and installation instructions, as well as a one year limited warranty and free lifetime technical support. The optional 7 Color Series Extended Wire Harness used for temperature and pressure sensors is available to make installing and power your gauges easier. This wire harness replaces the 18 inch lead wires, effortlessly snapping into the back of your 7 Color Series Gauge using the modular connector, giving you 3 ½ feet of power wire and 10 feet of sensor wire so no additional wire extensions should be needed. Check out the Tinted 7 Color Gauges in action below and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share your finished Tinted 7 Color Gauge Series install with us!

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Product Spotlight: 3-in-1 Combination Gauge for Gas Engines

Looking for a new gauge for your vehicle and not exactly sure what you’re looking for? How about starting with GlowShift’s 3-in-1 Combination Gauge for Gas Engines? The 3-in-1 Combination Gauge allows you to monitor three vital engine functions on one easy to read gauge. GlowShift offers 3 styles of the 3-in-1 Combo Gauge for Gas Engine vehicles. All three feature stepper motor technology, 10 color through dial lighting, an easy to read illuminated red needle, as well as a magnified lens which offers for a sleek look.

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The 3-in-1 dial boost/vacuum and digital pressure and temperature gauge features a black or white gauge face. These 2 3/8th inch (60mm) gauges feature an analog boost/vacuum readout from -30inHg to 30PSI, as well as two blue digital readouts for pressure readings 0 to 150 PSI and temperature readings from 68 to 302° Fahrenheit. The third option for the 3-in-1 Combo Gauge includes a 3-in-1 Black Dial BAR Boost/Vacuum and Digital BAR Pressure and Celsius Temp Gauge. This 2 3/8th inch (60mm) combo gauge features an analog boost pressure readout from -1.0 to 2.0 BAR with two blue digital readouts for pressure readings 0 to 10.0 BAR PSI and temperature readings from 20 to 150 degrees Celsius.

All 3 options for the 3-in-1 Combination Gauge feature the 10 color through dial LED lighting system which allows you to cycle through 10 solid color modes, along with 2 color cycle modes, and the dimming option for night time driving when connected to your factory headlight switch. The color memory recall feature allows you to get in your vehicle and not worry about adjusting the gauge color every time you turn your vehicle on. Both black face gauges feature a tinted magnified lens while the white face gauge features a clear lens for easy visibility.

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The Combination Gauges include a boost/vacuum sensor with 6ft. of hose, an electronic pressure sensor with 8ft. of sensor wire, as well as a 1/8th NPT electronic temperature sensor with 8ft. temperature sensor wire that can be used to either monitor the transmission, coolant, or oil temperature. Each gauge includes a 1 1/2ft. power wire and all sensor wires feature modular connectors that easily snap into the back of the gauge, giving you a secure connection. The gauge can easily be mounted using the included dash pod or you can purchase a vehicle specific 60mm A-Pillar Gauge Pod and mount that directly to your vehicle’s A-pillar for easier visibility.

GlowShift stands behind all of its products and includes free lifetime technical support along with a one year limited warranty with every 3-in-1 Combo Gauge purchase.

Just Added: 13-15 Subaru BRZ & Scion FR-S Air Vent Single Gauge Pod

Looking for a different way to mount your single GlowShift Gauge? GlowShift’s newly added 2013-2015 Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S Air Vent Single Gauge Pod mounts any one 2 1/16th inch (52mm) or 2 3/8th (60mm) GlowShift gauge directly to your factory vent with included adapter. This air vent pod is compatible with both the 2013-2015 Subaru BRZ and the 2013-2015 Scion FR-S and is manufactured from high quality ABS plastic that allows it to withstand cracking, fading, and warping. The single gauge pod is only available in black and can be easily painted to your preferred color using ABS plastic paint.

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Worried this pod will cover one of your air vents leaving you with less warm or cool air? This Air Vent Single Gauge Pod features a vented design that ensures the gauge doesn’t block any warm or cool air being emitted from the air conditioning system and that there is even airflow coming from the vent. GlowShift includes all necessary mounting hardware, installation instructions, and a one year limited warranty, as well as lifetime technical support with every Air Vent Single Gauge Pod purchase.

Product Spotlight: 2012-2015 Ford Focus Triple Pillar Pod

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Newly added to GlowShift’s Pillar Pod lineup is our 2012-2015 Ford Focus Triple Pillar Pod! This Focus Triple A-Pillar Pod will secure three 2 1/16th inch (52mm) GlowShift Gauges to monitor, as well as add a completely custom look to your Ford Focus! This pillar pod is manufactured from high quality ABS plastic to withstand cracking, fading, and warping. This pillar pod is only available in black, but can easily be painted to your preferred color with ABS plastic paint. Every GlowShift 12-15 Ford Focus Triple Pillar Pod includes all the necessary mounting hardware, installation instructions, as well as a one year limited warranty and lifetime technical support.

The Importance of an EGT/Pyrometer Gauge

When looking to add gauges to your diesel truck, a Pyrometer EGT gauge should be at the top of the list. A pyrometer EGT gauge can be one of the most important gauges for monitoring a diesel truck’s engine. Not many things will damage a diesel turbo engine faster than excessive exhaust gas temperature, which is why having a pyrometer gauge to monitor your truck’s EGT is so crucial.

A pyrometer gauge is a temperature gauge designed to measure a truck’s exhaust gas temperature. The EGT gauge is electronically driven and will read the exhaust gas temperature with the type K thermocouple EGT probe. An EGT gauge can warn the driver of dangerous conditions which can result in serious engine damage. Without an exhaust gas temperature gauge there is no other way to tell of such dangerous situations other than performance of the truck, which in most cases means the damage to the engine has already been done. Excessive exhaust gas temperatures can lead to engine and turbocharger damage, and even damage to the pistons by melting or cracking under the extreme temperatures.

When mounting an EGT probe, it is recommended to do so in the exhaust manifold where it can read the temperatures of the heat that gets forced out of the engine during the exhaust-stroke. Generally it is suggested to do this 2-4inches from the cylinder head. Many experts will suggest installing the EGT probe in the exhaust manifold before the turbo. To install the EGT probe to the manifest we recommend using the 1/8th NPT drill and tap kit.

1) The farther the probe is away from the manifold, the greater the lag time will be to vigorous changes in temperature.

2) Exhaust gas cools as it travels away from the manifold, which will result in a 200-500°F difference.

3) The turbo can act as a restriction depending on the setup. Exhaust gas can build up additional heat before the turbo while post-turbo exhaust gas temperatures can be lower because of reduced exhaust flow causing faster cooling. This can result in higher temperatures between the motor and turbo.

EGT is an indication of how hot the combustion process is in the cylinders along with being related to the air/fuel ratio. Higher exhaust temperatures, typically above 1,600°F are the result of excessive fueling, high intake of hot air temperature, air restrictions, wind resistance, and lugging the engine. Anything that restricts the airflow intake or intake air density will limit the air mass that gets to the cylinders. This could be caused by a dirty/restrictive air cleaner, high outside air temperature, high altitudes, restricted or partially blocked air intake to or through the radiator or intercooler, and a high water temperature. Although a water temperature gauge will warn the driver of a cooling system problem, a pyrometer gauge reacts more quickly so the driver can spot a problem sooner to avoid damage.

For all diesel vehicles we recommend the installation of an EGT/Pyrometer Gauge. The gauge is an inexpensive upgrade that allows the driver to monitor the engine and be a guide for optimum fuel economy. GlowShift offers a variety of options and styles of Pyrometer EGT Gauges for any vehicle that has a turbo or supercharger installed or any diesel truck towing heavy loads. GlowShift’s EGT Gauges include 1500°F Pyrometer for diesel trucks, 2200°F and 2400°F Exhaust Gas Temperature models, which all come standard with a 1/8th NPT type K thermocouple EGT probe that can be installed either to the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipe using an EGT bracket. Every GlowShift Gauge purchase includes all sensors, mounting hardware, installation instructions, free lifetime technical support, and a one year limited warranty.