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post #1 of 7 Old 07-10-2011, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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What is the best gauge value??

I'm new to diesel and to Ford There's a lot to learn, but right now I'm stuck in a little "analysis paralysis" and can't pull the trigger. I have an un-modifed 2006 6.0. All seems well, but I know I need a gauge.

I'm leaning toward the Scangauge II as it seems to everything except EGT's and the cost is right in my budget.

Frankly it's been like learning another language with this truck. A lot to learn, look out for, beware of, monitor, tune, etc, etc.

There must be some consensus on what is a good gauge set up for a stock truck with no tunes, and doesn't tow regularly.

If it's the Scangauage II I'll order it immediately. If it's something else please fire away.

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I belive most people on here are running the edge CS ot CTS. Not sure how much the Scangauge is but I know the edge isn't cheap.

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Edge insight for sure. i bought a cs (the color screen one). if money is a issue then go with a scanguage. but if you want to buy and be done then buy a edge insight. the only huge diff is you cant monitor EGT'S (exhaust gas temp) with the scanguage. so to me its worthless sense egt's are very important to monitor.




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I have the EDGE CS in mine, use it to monitor ECT and EOT +1 other that I change regularly. Have a 3 in one to cover Pyro, Trans temp and Boost. On the EDGE I can add more (like fuel pressure) if I want.
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as far as cost i didnt think it was too bad. i got the CS,KR pod,and Pyro. delivered to my door it was $404.57

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I noticed some guys are running a 3 gauge pillar mount PLUS a scan gauge or Insight, etc. Am I missing something here? Does the Insight cover everything you could want to cover or the 3 gauge Pillar mount better in some ways.
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With any electronic monitoring device (scangauge2, insight or whatever) there are things that they do not monitor.
Exhaust gas temp is one (BUT you can add this to SOME of the the electronic style)
Fuel pressure is another (again SOME of them can have this added to them)
It just depends on what look you are shooting for, and what electronic gauge package you are looking at.
Some of the sensors needed to add a particular function to the electronic style actually cost more than just adding a separate gauge that comes with the sending unit. Not long ago it was cheaper to add a fuel pressure gauge than to add that function to the electronic gauges.
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