06-17-2010, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bfrank81
I'm sure I'm not the only one so I thought I would post up and get some other opinions. I am going to be ordering either the Edge Evolution CTS or SCT Touch Screen Xtreme for my '05 F250. I want to keep the grab handle but do not want to mount guages above the mirror so this seems like the best option. If I get the CTS my thought was to also get one of the SCT Flash Handheld Programmers and custom tunes from Innovative Diesel Performance.
I was doing a feature comparison and it appears to me that the CTS has more features and seems a little bit more customizable than the SCT unit. I also do not want to mount it to the window so that seems like it might be a deal breaker but I'm not shutting it down until I do some more research. I think I must have over looked this but it appears to me that you cannot add an EGT monitor to the SCT. Maybe they only give you that option if you have an '08 or newer truck and have the factory probe installed.
I did not look up the SCT pricing but the Edge is expensive (I guess everything like this is expensive) but since I did the research I thought I would post it to share.
- Edge Products 85200 - Edge Evolution CTS Programmer
- Edge Products 18302 - Edge Products Gauge Pod
- Edge Products 98603 - Edge EAS Starter Kit
- Edge Products 98200 - Edge Backup Camera
Directly from Edge Products - $1256.63
jegs.com - $1,121.96
summitracing.com - $1,117.00
I know you don't NEED the camera but you can't deny that is a cool piece and sure will be handy when I need to hook up a trailer alone. I know the CTS does not release for a little bit longer so know one is running it yet but I'm sure there are other folks out there having the same thoughts I am.
Since we sell both, I'm familiar with both programmers. I think the issue is whether you already have gauges or need gauges. If you don't, then the CTS is the way to go; if so, then the SCT might be for you. As far as having something on your dash, the CTS comes with a suction cup arm like a GPS (you can get the dash pod, but I think the CTS looks better without it). It takes about 2 seconds to unplug it and stick it in your glove box -- no different than removing a GPS, really. Then when you get back in, you just plug it in and you have all of your gauges back.
Hope it helps.