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Old 10-05-2012, 06:04 AM
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Educate me please

Ok so here is my goal with my 2002 7.3…longevity, and maybe a little more power, and better mileage.
I don’t plan on doing anything extreme with regard to HP or custom tunes, unless the tunes will benefit longevity.

I have moded”
4” exhaust
K&N intake (I know it was a bad choice I made before I joined this forum)
Fuel bowl rebuild with better spring on fuel line

Now I am at a cross road trying to decide on analog gauges or edge CTS.
What is the best way to go with regard to overall cost and monitoring?

I am leaning toward the CTS because I plan on adding a back up camera…..
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:35 AM
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K&N definitely wont help with longevity one bit.
I'd get real gauges instead of edge for monitoring.
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I have never had or seen the Edge in a vehicle but i like my analog gauges a lot.

If you have an automatic some custom tunes may help that last a bit longer but not guaranteed.

But if your not looking for much more powere over stock your best option for longivity is a good air filter adn exhaust, lots of people reccomend the DIY 6637, i have done this and after 5K miles i checked my intake tube out and it was CLEAN as new! I did see a bit of oil in there but i havent done the ccv mod yet.

And a straight piped exhaust will help her get all the new air out the 6637 is sucking up which in turn will give you a bit more power, better throttle response and possible better fuel mileage. I see you have a 4" system but you didnt mention if you have a muffler.

I had an AIS intake and 4" system with a turbine and muffler on it when i bought it, did the 6637 and straigh piped my exhaust and saw a 2 MPG increase, when i can keep my foot out of it!
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I have never had or seen the Edge in a vehicle but i like my analog gauges a lot.

If you have an automatic some custom tunes may help that last a bit longer but not guaranteed.

But if your not looking for much more powere over stock your best option for longivity is a good air filter adn exhaust, lots of people reccomend the DIY 6637, i have done this and after 5K miles i checked my intake tube out and it was CLEAN as new! I did see a bit of oil in there but i havent done the ccv mod yet.



I had an AIS intake and 4" system with a turbine and muffler on it when i bought it, did the 6637 and straigh piped my exhaust and saw a 2 MPG increase, when i can keep my foot out of it!
I did the muffler delete on the 4" pipe. I know the K&N isn't the most popular, but I keep it clean and each time I pull it off to clean and oil it, the intake pipes are clean with no dust in the usual places. Where I live in Fl it fairly humid so I think that cuts down on dust....

Is it the consensus that the analog gauges give better readings?
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:49 AM
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I did the muffler delete on the 4" pipe. I know the K&N isn't the most popular, but I keep it clean and each time I pull it off to clean and oil it, the intake pipes are clean with no dust in the usual places. Where I live in Fl it fairly humid so I think that cuts down on dust....

Is it the consensus that the analog gauges give better readings?
I cant answer this mostly cause i have only had analog in anything I have ever put gauges in.
One thing to consider is that each guage has its own probes and most likley if they go bad only one will go bad at a time but if your Edge unit sh*ts out then you are out all your guages.
I dont know enough about the Edge unit to tell you if its good or not but i know that the analog gauges work great. Some will be more precise than others but that goes with you get what you pay for.
And i love the look of a rig with the pillar pod full of gauges, just looks cool IMO.
My truck came with Banks gauges in it, there not the best you can get but seem to work properly and i have the receipts of when they were installed 11 years ago, still work great, only had to replace a back light on one of them recently.
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I did the muffler delete on the 4" pipe. I know the K&N isn't the most popular, but I keep it clean and each time I pull it off to clean and oil it, the intake pipes are clean with no dust in the usual places. Where I live in Fl it fairly humid so I think that cuts down on dust....

Is it the consensus that the analog gauges give better readings?
You cant look into the heads/cylinders/valves to see how damaged they are. Do I have to start posting pictures of people with toasted motors and turbos from k&n intakes again?
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You cant look into the heads/cylinders/valves to see how damaged they are. Do I have to start posting pictures of people with toasted motors and turbos from k&n intakes again?
Not to get off subject, but I have never see pics of motors toasted from K&N filters. Can I use the K&N setup and just put a different filter on it? like the 6637(?)

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I did the muffler delete on the 4" pipe. I know the K&N isn't the most popular, but I keep it clean and each time I pull it off to clean and oil it, the intake pipes are clean with no dust in the usual places. Where I live in Fl it fairly humid so I think that cuts down on dust....

Is it the consensus that the analog gauges give better readings?

I got the filter in my sig shipped to my door for under $30 cheap piece of mind in my opinion. I think analog gauges have advantages. in my opinion they are easier to read at a quick glance, they will be easier to read in direct sunlight. and i tend to trust them to last longer than some fancy screen, but that is probly just me.
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Not to get off subject, but I have never see pics of motors toasted from K&N filters. Can I use the K&N setup and just put a different filter on it? like the 6637(?)
I havent seen this personally but others have said they used the K&N setup and since it has a 4" tube and the 6637 has a 4" inlet hole they work together quite well. Might have to cut tube up a bit for correct intake placement and angle but i would think a smooth flowing intake tube would be a bit better than the accordian stock tube. Would eliminate some air turbulance at the least.

Oh and you can get these for about $15 on line, NAPA wants like $35 to $40 but like the previous post said, well worth the piece of mind knowing your now breathing dust free air!
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Not to get off subject, but I have never see pics of motors toasted from K&N filters. Can I use the K&N setup and just put a different filter on it? like the 6637(?)
Yes you certainly can use your k&n intake pipe w/ the 6637.
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