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Old 10-14-2009, 02:06 PM
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live wire vs x3

i got to wonderin today since im bout to order the sct wats the difference between the livewire and x3 if i get the livewire itll be a month or to for egt probe if i get the x3 itll take about a month to get all gauges wat should i do
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I use the Live Wire and love it. I lifted my truck and didn't want to lose my A Pillar grab handle to pull my fat a$$ into the truck. I am still going to put some gauges over my rear view mirror one day, but I am quite happy with the Live Wire. some people really love the look of the gauges on the A pillar, so it more or less just becomes an issue of what is your personal preference. If I didn't really use that grab handle I would probably have gauges on the pillar and not need the Live Wire.
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I went with the Livewire w/EGT because I didn't want to spend the money on a livewire AND gauges. I got a great deal on the LW w/EGT which saved me money over a Pod kit + LW.
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if your dead set on the livewire def get the egt probe....

but i recommend the X3 and gauges... and if you cant afford to do both at the same time do the gauges first..

-Raul

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I have a LW and hate to say it but I would NOT mount that ugly thing in my cab.
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if your dead set on the livewire def get the egt probe....

but i recommend the X3 and gauges... and if you cant afford to do both at the same time do the gauges first..

-Raul
What's the knock on the livewire that you would recommend X3 and guages?

I know I've seen a number of people who go with X3 and insight. It seems like the Livewire would be a nice all in one.

Please elaborate.

Thanks!
Gregg
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:02 PM
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What's the knock on the livewire that you would recommend X3 and guages?

I know I've seen a number of people who go with X3 and insight. It seems like the Livewire would be a nice all in one.

Please elaborate.

Thanks!
Gregg
like said above... its HUGE!.. noone makes a mount for it so you have that ugly windshield suction cup thing like a GPS... 2 its a all in 1 unit... if it breaks or gets stolen you lose your tuner and your gauges... how would you put your truck back to stock?

the insight is nice too... but i prefer analog gauges... but at least if you went with the X3 and insight they are separate units.. and its about the same price as the livewire with the egt probe

-Raul
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Wat a price on a x3 and some gauges thr look like the factory 05 xlt. Good point Raul I would do gauges first but this big a$* truck get no so good of gas millage And would I be safe jus runnin the x 3 with out gauges untill I get the money I Also have the egr blocked if that would help by the way thanks for every ones in put
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never recommended to run a tuner without gauges, but you could run a mild tune which would improve mpg, just make sure you let the EGT's cool down before turning off the truck
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Ya I always let it cool down for about a min before I turn it off even on stock I still do it it's jus a habbit I picked up
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