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Question SCT + Guages or SCT Livewire?

Straight forward, i will be getting an sct by the end of this month, and am just wondering what would be a smarter path to take. Sct with guages (egt, boost, etc.) or livewire with its digital display monitoring. How accurate is the livewire compared to guages? obviously the livewire has many more features than the straight up handheld which would come in handy at some points, but what would be the safest way to go?
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Livewire all the way you can monitor 9 pid's at one time I have one and love it


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thats what im leaning on too, only downside is the egt probe kit which has been discontinued everywhere i look, and then theres the "wiring harness" for that probe kit too for it all to function, which is another $100+
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Bullet proof diesel has the 9617 egt kit in stock give them a shout


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thats what im leaning on too, only downside is the egt probe kit which has been discontinued everywhere i look, and then theres the "wiring harness" for that probe kit too for it all to function, which is another $100+
I think xdp or sinister came out with a probe that is compatible with the livewire ts

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Through the research I have done. It is cheaper in the end to get a live wire because getting nice gauges can run u a fair amount of money plus then with a programmer seperate its even more just my thought.

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Here is a couple pictures of the SCT Livewire. I run the insight CTS and x3 combo but wanted to use this Livewire to gain familiarity to assist our customers. Pretty nice device all and all. I have been using it for 3 days now


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thanks for the pictures i was curious what it looked like installed and operating, looks great!! better add it to my list of things to do.. haha
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I am starting to sell more of the SCT Livewire for the 6.0L, even starting see Mini Maxx sales going up but I still sell and install 10 to 1 Custom tuned SCT X3's with the Edge Insight CS or Insight CTS display.

The Insight monitors some critical parameters easily view-able, user friendly with easy set alarms. It accurately displays the usual Pyro, Boost and trans temp with a sensor for pyro. Equally important on the 6.0L it monitors EOT (Engine Oil Temperature) and ECT (Engine Coolant Temperature) on the powerstroke which can pre-warn a failing oil cooler before it fails all together. Also the Insight reads Battery Voltage and FICM (Fuel Injection Control Module) all vital pids we monitor with our Ford IDS software when diagnosing a 6.0L Powerstroke.
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I was searching looking for posts on this stuff, I am leaning toward the livewire for the monitoring and tuning aspect...but I do have to be able to get the egt probe for it I am very interested in as much info as you guys can give!!


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