Arrrgghhh! I seem to be spiraling around in circles trying to figure out what to get!
A gear head friend of mine at least helped explain (I think...) to me why some people prefer analog gauges over digital. He said sweep gauges are easier to see on rapidly changing numbers. OK, I get that part, but since I'm not going to be racing, and I only want to see temps for safety, then I still think I'd prefer digital. Less clutter that way.
I was willing to cry a whole lot about spending 1200+ bucks and just order a Spartan Phalanx, but now I understand that I can't actually get one yet... It truly sounds like an awesome product, but it won't help me much in it's current state of unobtanium...
I'm getting my egr taken care of soon, and I'm going on a long trip near the end of August. I want to have a tuner onboard before then, so I'm guessing the Phalanx is out...
Next: I wanted to just punt and order an SCT Livewire and an EGT probe for it and call it a day. Some people say it isn't that reliable though??? I see in some of the advertisement pictures that they say it has a "Redisigned Case & Higher Quality Screen!" now. Does that mean it has had the bugs worked out???
My only other apparent option would be to get an SCT X3 and also buy an Edge Insight monitor and egt probe to go with it.
Edge Insight monitor= $270.00
Edge egt probe = $80.00
Edge Dash pod = $40.00
SCT X3 = $379.00 ($250.00 used-- if you like to roll dice...)
Appr. = $770 (I don't like to roll dice...
SCT Livewire = $483.55
SCT EGT probe = $196.87
Windshield pedestal = $28.00
Total = $708.42
Am I missing anything?
I'm, really just mainly interested in seeing:
Exhaust gas temp
With just the addition of the egr probe, the above combos will display all of that info on my truck??? Or do I have to buy even more stuff?
Sorry my post is so long winded, but this is a major investment for me, and I don't want to screw it up!
This board is an awesome source of info, and I thank you all for everything I have learned so far!!!