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If you're asking if the starter current goes through the meter, no it just goes through the shunt. The shunt has to be the first connection of the negative line directly from the battery post.
I agree with Maine Sail about the monitor, unless you can replace the shunt with a bigger one which would be the easiest and would allow you to keep the display you like. As long as the shunt you get is the same ratio (50mv/500v, etc.) I see no reason it wouldn't work. Maine Sail?