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View Poll Results: CTS vs Overhead gauges vs A pillar gauges
CTS 41 62.12%
Overhead Gauges 3 4.55%
A Pillar Gauges 22 33.33%
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:59 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Edge CTS Insight vs overhead gauge pod vs a pillar gauge pod

Just like it says which one do you prefer. I have an 04.5 LLY and I am trying to pick a direction to go with for gauges. Also what are the pros and cons you guys have found with your gauge setups.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:23 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:26 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I like the idea of having an analog EGT gauge always at eye level, always on. An Insight would make a good addition for checking other parameters or double checking the analog EGT readout from time to time. I tow a lot and keep an eye on exhaust temp, it gives an early warning of potential overheating.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:58 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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I have the CTS mounted in the overhead counsel. Out of the way and out of site from thieves. Nice gauge that monitors a lot of info.
Be aware there are a few issues with the CTS and a few threads on hear. Mine has to be unplugged and plugged back in about one in ten when you start the truck.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:20 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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I have the CTS mounted in the overhead counsel. Out of the way and out of site from thieves. Nice gauge that monitors a lot of info.
Be aware there are a few issues with the CTS and a few threads on hear. Mine has to be unplugged and plugged back in about one in ten when you start the truck.
Thats weird that it does that. Is that a common problem? b/c ive had mine for almost a year now and have never had to unplug it for that reason...

But yeah I love my CTS, I have the EGT probe with it, itll chirp at you if the temps are getting too high as well as for any other things that go out of whack
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:22 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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I've been leaning towards a boost and egt gauge in the overhead console problems like that are part of the reason I'm leaning away from the edge.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:41 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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I love my CTS. If i didn't already have an egt gauge i'd run an expandable probe to it in a heartbeat.

I run an analog boost since to read higher psi than the edge and then have the cts also sitting in my pillar.

Absolutely digging this setup
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i have three pillar gauges, mechanical i believe.. i trust them, soon i will hav a cts also to monitor more pyrameters.. other than that my pillar gauges havent let me down yet in 2 yrs...i also run a dsp5 switch, kinda think i shoulda went with a monitor to switch tunes with.. overall im satisfied..diff varities will work better than others
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I have both and couldn't go back to one or the other. CTS w/ mechanical boost and pyro FTW
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