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.

Product Spotlight: GlowShift’s 2013-2015 Subaru BRZ Triple Pillar Pod

Subaru-BRZ-pod-photoJust added to GlowShift’s Pillar Pod lineup is our 2013-2015 Subaru BRZ Triple Pillar Pod! This BRZ triple A-pillar pod will securely hold three 2 1/16th inch (52mm) GlowShift Gauges to monitor, while also adding a custom look to your Subaru BRZ! GlowShifts 13-15 Subaru BRZ pod is manufactured from the highest quality ABS plastic that allows the pod to withstand cracking, fading and warping over time. This pod is only available in the color black, but can be easily painted using ABS plastic paint for your preferred pillar pod color! Every GlowShift triple A-pillar pod comes included with all necessary mounting hardware, installation instructions, as well as free lifetime technical support and a one year limited warranty.

7 Color Series Fuel Pressure Gauges Now Feature New Style Sensor

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GlowShift Gauges recently updated all 7 Color Series Fuel Pressure Gauges to be driven by a new style fuel pressure sensor that is twice as small as the previous model and produces unrivaled fuel pressure accuracy. This style fuel pressure sensor was previously being used in GlowShift’s Elite & White Elite 10 Color Series Gauges and the performance results have been so remarkable that adding this sensor to the 7 Color Series 30psi and 100psi Fuel Pressure Gauges was a no brainer. The new 1/8-NPT fuel pressure sensor can be installed to your fuel filter housing, fuel pump or fuel rail, while offering plug and play connectivity with the included 6.5ft wire harness. GlowShift stands behind all gauges, sensors and other accessories with a one year limited warranty.

Spotlight: Drill and Tap Kits

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One accessory that can make a big difference in your gauge readings when installing a diesel pyrometer gauge is GlowShift’s Drill and Tap Kit. Drilling and tapping into your exhaust manifold isn’t necessary for installing any EGT gauge, but if you’re looking for optimal gauge readings directly from the source then using a drill and tap kit is the way to go. This drill and tap kit includes a size R drill bit used to drill the hole for your boost sensor and/or EGT probe and also includes a 1/8-27 NPT tap that allows you to thread your sensor or probe into the drilled hole.

Before you even start the drilling process, it is important that you use a center punch to mark the location where you’ll drill the pilot hole. To install an EGT probe to the exhaust manifold, you will want to drill into the EGT’s turbo flange. As I mentioned above, a size R drill bit is used, but it is recommended start with a 1/8 drill bit and gradually step up in drill bit size until you reach the included size R drill bit. Once you have completed the drilling process, it is important that you remove all metal shavings from the exhaust manifold with a shop vacuum and magnet pen to prepare to tap the hole. Slowly tap the hole to 1/8-27 NPT using the included tap and when you’ve completed this step, remove the metal shavings once more and you’re set! Check out the video below to see the drill and tap kit in action!

Protecting Your Transmission When Snow Plowing

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As a large portion of the country is buried in snow, a countless number of emergency vehicles worked long, tireless hours to get the roads clear for everyone’s daily commute. Plowing thousands of tons of snow over a long period of time can take a toll on your 4×4 vehicle, especially the transmission. It is extremely important to be aware of your vehicle’s normal transmission fluid temperature levels so you can know when your vehicle hits the danger zone of the mid to high 200° Fahrenheit. If you reach and/or exceed these levels, it is imperative that you let your vehicle idle to allow time for the transmission cooler to cool the transmission fluid so you can resume your work. Ignoring these rising temperature levels and continuing to put stress on your vehicle could lead to catastrophic damage.

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One way GlowShift can help you keep a close eye on your transmission’s temperature is by installing a transmission temperature gauge. GlowShift’s Transmission Temperature Gauges feature an electronic temperature sensor that produces unrivaled accuracy as well as stepper motor technology that drives the needle of each gauge for smooth movement. One innovative feature with our Black and White Elite Series Trans Temp Gauges that’s extremely useful is the programmable high and low warnings that will alert you visually and/or audibly when you reach the set temperatures. GlowShift includes all necessary sending units, mounting hardware, installation instructions, free lifetime technical support and a one year limited warranty with each trans temp gauge purchased.

3in1 Gauges for Gas Vehicles are In!

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GlowShift Gauges is proud to introduce all new 3in1 Combination Gauges that were designed specifically for gas applications! Our new 3in1 gauges feature your choice of a black or white face analog boost/vacuum reading from -30 inHg to 30 PSI, as well as featuring two blue digital readings which include both pressure and temperature readings from 0 to 150 PSI and 68 to 302 degrees Fahrenheit. The included electronic pressure sensor can be installed to measure either your oil or fuel pressure statistics and the electronic temperature sensor can measure either your oil, water or transmission temperatures with unrivaled accuracy directly from each source. The boost/vacuum sensor allows you to tap into your boost and vacuum lines and precisely measures your vehicle’s compression levels. What really makes this gauge unique is the 10 Color through dial lighting that allows you to select from 10 different colors to match your vehicle’s factory dash or to add a unique, aftermarket style to your car. Modular connectors make installing and connecting wiring to the back of the gauge extremely easy and the 3in1 combo gauge can even be installed to your dashboard with the included 60mm mounting cup! You can also mount the 3in1 gas gauge directly to the A-pillar for easier visibility with one of GlowShift’s vehicle specific 60mm pods. Also available is a black face metric version that features an analog boost reading from -1.0 to 2.0 BAR PSI with two blue digital pressure and temperature readings from 0 to 10.0 BAR PSI and 20 to 150 degrees Celsius. GlowShift includes all necessary mounting hardware, installation instructions, free lifetime technical support and a one year limited warranty with each 3in1 gauge purchased.