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Question Pillar Gauges vs CTS??

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Looking to put some gauges in the truck but before I do, what would you guys do?? Pillar gauges or the CTS?

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Both is the route I took
But seriously, its your truck. Do you like the modern screen look or do you like the undeniably classic performance oriented look of gauges?

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you cant go wrong with either of them.. for a list of things that the insight can read on a 7.3L you can go here: Edge Insight Gauges

if it were me i would go with the CTS...
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The cts for me was the way to go. Plus it can read trouble codes. Plus it will remind you when to perform maintenance. plus it will help you with fuel mileage via the fuel coach. And you can add multiple different thing s onto. (egt sensor,turbo timer,back up camera etc.)
Plus its all plug n play. Super easy and a big bang for the buck.
With that said I still want a few pillar gauges just cause the look cool. But the Edge cts is imo were you should start out at.

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I got a Ts 6 chip can I just plug and play and not have to use the edge performance mods...I just want the screen for all the other stuff and use my Ts 6 chip...Is that possible? Does this plug into your PCMCIA ??

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I ment to put PCM .....my chip is in there...never used something like this CTS before.

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I would and have started with the cts and have the pilar in my shop awaiting gages and paint to match the interior but the cts is the biggest bang for the buck and a great place to start in my opinion.

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I bought the cts. I think its great. And yes you can use a chip (I have the hydra) in the PCM with the CTS because the CTS plugs into the OBDII port.
The CTS just gets expensive when adding stuff on like that turbo timer or actual boost gauge because of the Y-adapter needed for each new gauge, and you can only view 5 things at a time, which is a lot.
Plus I love the minimalist look over having my truck lined with gauges.

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If I am reading that correctly, it will monitor all those things listed without any modification?

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Hi All,

Looking to put some gauges in the truck but before I do, what would you guys do?? Pillar gauges or the CTS?

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I love my CTS in my 2012 loved my old stlye insight in my 08. And I plan on useing one in my 01 Excursion when I get money for.

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