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Tuner/Gauge recommendation

Iíve got an 07 6L and am looking to get something to monitor EGT, oil & coolant temps, & voltage. Iíd like a stock/integrated look and donít want something that I have to remove when I take it to the dealer. Iíve looked through the forums and anytime I see pictures of electronic gauges, theyíre always suction-cupped to the windshield. Edge makes a dash pod for the old insight, but itís not available in Tan - I guess it is if I get a rattle-can of tan paint/dye.

While Iíve not seen it addressed here, I can assume that Insight-style gauges are OK to leave in during warranty service, but tuners should be removed. Is that correct?

This truck is under warranty and therefore has an all stock EGT configuration. Once the warranty is up, Iím sure Iíll do the delete. However, in the meantime, is it possible to get a tune exclusively to disable the EGT? Iím happy with the stock performance and have no need to change that.

So, if I can get the integrated gauge look I want, should I get a separate tuner to address the EGT (assuming thatís available)?

I appreciate any recommendations you can provide.

Thanks!
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Yes, get the Edge insight. There are vendors here that will sell you the dash pod or the A-pillar that mounts under the grab handle along with the proper paint for your interior. I have even seen them offered pre-painted. I leave mine in when going to the dealer.

For a tuner get an SCT X3 and a custom tune. The X3 just connects to the OBDII port to install the tune then you take off. No need for it to stay connected. Just get a street tune and turn off the EGR. You'll be surprised how much better your truck will run. If you can keep your foot out of it you may pick up some mileage too.
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Yes, get the Edge insight. There are vendors here that will sell you the dash pod or the A-pillar that mounts under the grab handle along with the proper paint for your interior. I have even seen them offered pre-painted. I leave mine in when going to the dealer.

For a tuner get an SCT X3 and a custom tune. The X3 just connects to the OBDII port to install the tune then you take off. No need for it to stay connected. Just get a street tune and turn off the EGR. You'll be surprised how much better your truck will run. If you can keep your foot out of it you may pick up some mileage too.

Everything he said! I had a nice story book typed up and the site kicked me out!

The only thing with the SCT is it will show a reflash in the ECM if you return it to stock and go back to the dealer. This COULD raise a flag to them. Depends on the dealer.


Here are some pictures of mine. I painted it with the interior paint from diesel manor and this is what you get.

That said.

SCT and Insight are like Peanut Butter and Jelly. You cant have one without the other.
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2003 6.0l F350 CC SB
EGR Delete
SCT tuned by Gearhead
Edge Insight
MBRP 4" TB Exhaust

2 car seats.

1 month old nuggets and french fries from McDonalds under the rear seat.





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