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Edge insight CTS or analog gauges

I am looking at getting gauges for my 2006 f250 but don't know if I should get the edge insight cts or analog gauges. If analog gauges, which gauges should I monitor. Tran temp, fuel pressure,etc, etc. I am gonna get an sct x3 with innovative tunes. I just got rid of my bullydog programmer.
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After much research in various 6.0 forums, I decided on the Edge Insight CTS. I monitor 8 PIDS on a single screen + I use the same screen for the back up camera.

I'm very pleased with my choice.
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I am looking at getting gauges for my 2006 f250 but don't know if I should get the edge insight cts or analog gauges. If analog gauges, which gauges should I monitor. Tran temp, fuel pressure,etc, etc. I am gonna get an sct x3 with innovative tunes. I just got rid of my bullydog programmer.
Lot of guys like analog gauges lot of work i have them in my 97 at the end of the day you just have gauges, with the Edge CTS you have a tool that is needed on a 6.0 able to run 8 things at one time all the important things. I will be doing an upgrade to the CTS with the expandable pyro to add thing down the line. I like the turbo timer add on i have the fuel pressure gauge now so i don't need that with analog it is hard to monitor the this you really need to keep an eye on plus the CTS is plug and play.
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It's a matter of personal preference and how fat your wallet is.

I prefer analog gauges (7 gauges). If you have a iOS device (iTouch,iPad,iPhone), you can check out the DashBoss. The newest version (1.3) is due to be released from iTunes any day now.

This link here is the beta 1.3 version.
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I like analog gauges as well, the look so sweet! but with the CTS you get more for your money.

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If you have to pick one or the other, hands down the CTS is going to be your best bang for the buck and will be the easiest to install for monitoring the temps that matter most such as EOT and ECT and their delta.

However, there are two very important parameters that cant be measured with the CTS through the OBDII port that really need to be measured somehow (whether it be analog gauges or CTS add ons) and that is EGTs, Fuel Pressure, and Low Pressure Oil Pressure. You could run these as analog gauges so this way you could have the best of both worlds. It also wouldnt be a bad idea to run a separate High Pressure Oil (Injection Control Pressure) guage as the OBDII display wont be accurate if your truck is tuned. Hope this helps. FWIW, I have the CTS and LOVE IT.

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If you have to pick one or the other, hands down the CTS is going to be your best bang for the buck and will be the easiest to install for monitoring the temps that matter most such as EOT and ECT and their delta.
i take it you have never heard of the scanguage2?!?!?!

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I run an Insight CTS with the EGT probe. Couldn't be happier, still need to add a fuel pressure gauge, but it lets me see everything else.

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i take it you have never heard of the scanguage2?!?!?!
Yep I have heard of it. I just like the CTS unit and use it solely as my guages/monitoring system. I like how clean the unit is and the display is the best IMO. I would buy it over the scanguage2 any day because it is a way better looking unit and that is important to me and may be to the OP as well so that is why I recommend it. I may still add gauges later but at least I dont have to if I dont want to.

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cts hands down. help setup a friends and im placing my order for my cts today.

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