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Howdy,
Thanks for having a badass forum for dudes like me!
I have a 03 Silverado with the LB7.
Just got my Edge kit with attititude, I checked out the edge website and printed out there pdf on the installation.
It mentions nothing about the specifics for these tow wires which some how need to connect together and then tap into the exhaust mani, before the turbo.
Do I need to splice these yellow and red wires into some type of a probe?
Can I get the probe at the schucks?

Please help a brotha out, I am a newbie with potential>

THANKS
 

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You should have gotten an EGT probe with your Edge. Did you buy it used? If not, contact Edge and they should send you a probe for free. You will have to drill and tap your passenger's side exhaust manifold. You don't have to have the probe hooked up for the box to work, but it adds a safety feature that is pretty nice so you don't melt down your engine.
 

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Thanks OB,
Yeah I got it used on Ebay,
It has just the yellow and red wires stemming from a single wire which protrudes from the ejc1000 box.
It has two electodes which have a nut bolt clamp on the ends. Would these two wires both clamp to the probe, or is the yellow wire for adapting to the juice with no attitude?

Also, do you know whether I can pick up this probe locally? there is a schucks, napa autozone etc in my town.
Thanks
I really would like to install this tomorrow with my 5" turbo back!
Jamal
 

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weird i just got done adding the same 2 mods on the same day...hey JR do you know the size of tap i need, i tried going by the book with a 5/16 drill bit tapped by a 1/8 tap..but no dice, luckfully i tried it first on the old exhaust orelse id be rolling around with a hole...
 

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I believe both wires go to the probe. You should be able to pick up a probe from anywhere that sells guages. I haven't had to mess with mine since it was installed when I bought the truck. As far as the tap size, I couldn't tell you. Here is how to do it though: http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=892

As you can see in the thread, it depends on the size probe that you have....there are 3 different sizes for the threaded part.
 

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I have the Answer to the egt probe mystery

I visited Bill at Certified Performance Systems in Salem Oregon, he hooked up my whole kit and explained it to me, he ran my wires to my overhead billet mount too!!
The probe has two wires that both go to the Juice box, they are color coordinated and the probe is 30 bones.

I am so stoked on the kit, and I havent taken it above 3 yet, Ill wait for 2 hund miles for 5, which should be today,
thanks for the support.

Jamal
Albany Oregon
 

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How easily???
Any words of wisdom relating to the actual livelyhood of my powertrain with the juice? ie what to do and not to do.
 

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How easily???
Any words of wisdom relating to the actual livelyhood of my powertrain with the juice? ie what to do and not to do.
not do 5 unless your tranny isnt stock, from what i have read a stock allison will only like upto 75 horses for so long before fading or breaking..ive never gone in 4 or 5 even though id love to, but im not sure if im ready to repair the tranny just yet
 

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You can run level 4 or 5 as long as you drive it sensibly....You do risk limping the tranny, but as long as you stay away from WOT stuff, you should be ok. Limping of the tranny is it's way of saving itself from being fried. But, yes, anything below about 100 hp is fairly safe to run, but that doesn't mean that you can't limp it on a lower setting either.
 

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Ya i limped it out on stage 3, it freaked me out because it wouldnt shift gears or do anything til i turned it off then back on again, then a day later the check engine light finally went off...

You can run level 4 or 5 as long as you drive it sensibly....You do risk limping the tranny, but as long as you stay away from WOT stuff, you should be ok. Limping of the tranny is it's way of saving itself from being fried. But, yes, anything below about 100 hp is fairly safe to run, but that doesn't mean that you can't limp it on a lower setting either.
 

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i run 5 on my stock tranny constantly. The best way is to keep it on stage 5 and just do normal driving on it...dont mash on the gas for say at least 20 miles...let the allison learn the reshift. I leave mine on stage 5 everyday! It doesnt hurt it if u dont drive like an ass constantly! lol...its called moderation! Also try to not change levels often...each level changes the tranny and how it shifts...give it time to relearn! Thats my experience and my truck has 92+K miles on it!
 

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New Edge kit, New engine clank!

Thanks for that tip,
are you saying that you don't recommend day to day on the fly adjustments? Also, I put my truck in 5 and it ran mean, but shortly after I noticed a new tap in the head area of the motor. It sounds like a lifter, but my buddy told me that it is probably "injector slap" which he said could be adjusted to fix, has anyone heard of this???
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What you are hearing is probably some "timing rattle". Nothing wrong with it, just louder. I haven't heard on this "injector slap". the only way that I know to adjust for the "timing rattle" is to run some other tune. the powerpup seemed to have some timing rattle, but it could have been because I was running it with my TST (I was using the TST for guages, but it advances the timing just like edge does when set to stock)
 

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i run 5 on my stock tranny constantly. The best way is to keep it on stage 5 and just do normal driving on it...dont mash on the gas for say at least 20 miles...let the allison learn the reshift. I leave mine on stage 5 everyday! It doesnt hurt it if u dont drive like an ass constantly! lol...its called moderation! Also try to not change levels often...each level changes the tranny and how it shifts...give it time to relearn! Thats my experience and my truck has 92+K miles on it!
yes i agree the tranny will like you better if you don't do a constant switch on the fly with these new chips..

Thanks for that tip,
are you saying that you don't recommend day to day on the fly adjustments? Also, I put my truck in 5 and it ran mean, but shortly after I noticed a new tap in the head area of the motor. It sounds like a lifter, but my buddy told me that it is probably "injector slap" which he said could be adjusted to fix, has anyone heard of this???
Thanks
your tranny still has a treshhold and if you exceed the 100hp mark it will only be a matter of time before your tranny croaks under hard driving conditions..so as like it was stated above moderation is the key
 

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Hey thanks for all that fellas,
timing rattle would make sense, because the response and all around quality of the power seems strong and smooth outside of that sound.
The only problem I will have with leaving my edge on 5 is that monday-through friday I pull a cargo trailer for work, and the weekends I pull a boat, with intermediate drop offs for ass hauling (no not mules), and I really dont what to cruise on (2) tow mode, I guess I will have to just go easy on my tranny with daily stage changes...that kinda sucks!
Im taking the truck to CPS again today to confirm the timing rattle and to have my 5 inch exhaust put on. Pictures coming soon...thanks yall
 

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u know i tow my show truck on a car trailer in stage 4! Everybody says not to do it but have done it with my old ford 7.3 towin a 28ft enclosed with a fullsize chev in it...my other ford 6.0 towing a huge lifted excursion and never any problems! I get better mileage...just watch egts up long steep inclines! All depends on how much weight i guess but i never had any problems! And these were all with egde! Just food for thought!!!
 

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dang, sounds like you have over a 100k in trucks!
I though that the edge in (2) tow mode was tuned for lower shift points and other towing safe features?
Maybe Ill try towing on three and see how that feels, thanks for the food for thought.
 
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