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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2020, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Edge CTS2 Monitor review

I finally decided to get a CTS2 for my 2019 3500 after more than a year of thinking it's a "toy, I really don't Need it", my truck is new. Edge ran their annual holiday sale again so I ordered one with the free 2 day shipping. Very easy set up/config and install. I spent about an hour looking on line at what others monitor and configuring mine to show what I wanted on the two screens. I have to agree it is a novelty for the most part, watching the Turbo Boost, Really? Yes, the cool factor is definitely there! Beyond that I have grown to like the second screen I have set up full of boxes of digital read outs of temperatures from my intake all the way through my exhaust. I really bought it being forward thinking for when I'm pulling my trailer or RV and the ability to force a Manual regen if needed and monitor the additional parameters is were the real value of this tool comes in.

Today for the first time it was fun to watch my first passive regen as I was driving to work and seeing the temperatures work and "flip" normally the exhaust is hottest right at the turbo, midpoint sensor I selected is a little cooler (CAT/DPF), and the last sensor (after the DPF) is a couple of hundred degrees cooler than the turbo sensor. These are all approximations and yes they all vary depending on conditions, Load, etc so I'm just speaking in in general terms (Number cruncher, L5P Nerd types and Technicians need not reply). What was interesting this morning was watching all those numbers move around as the DPF soot percentage dropped over the period of my 25 minute drive, at points the turbo exhaust was 625 and the post DPF was 1100 (ie Flip above where the Turbo is "normally" hotter). All stuff I would have no indication is going on if all I had was the DIC to monitor activities. I'm looking forward to learning more about the functionality and monitoring capabilities.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2020, 10:23 PM
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You have injector balance rates and a records section that keeps the max numbers on what you have selected, you can clear to start over again as many times you want.
Along with all that other stuff to monitor making sure all is well, with PID high number warnings that you can set your own values.

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If EGT4 was at 1100f, I believe you were in a real Regen. I have 5k miles on a Banks idash, and highest EGT4 I have seen, even towing up hill, is 600f when not in active Regen.

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I just wanted to say thanks for the review, I have a 2003 and I was thinking about a Edge myself. Mainly to watch injector balance and set my own maintenance schedules. Doubt I ever really change any tunes, except for increased economy, I have plenty of power and my truck engine is stock. Im like you though the COOL factor is there! Is it worth the money heck yes, you cant take it with you! Again thanks for your review.

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I'm interested as well. How much did it run ya?

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