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post #1 of 4 Old 10-01-2008, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question concerning gauges

Hello everyone, somewhat new to the modern diesel era. So I have a few questions. The time has come to start improving the performance (engine, tuner) etc.

First Gauges, do I spend the money on live wire 3 so I do not have to worry about gauges? Biggest concern is tuner being stolen out of truck. SCT also has their Dash Scan Data Monitor / Performance Calculator. Only problem I have with standard gauges are placement. I have a sunroof so do not know if over head will work. Just would like the cleanest installation. Any ideas picture would be appreciated.

Second, Elite has a new EGR delete kit once gauges and tuner are installed I think this will be my next mod.

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i just bought the sct XCAL3 and i bought the edge attitude monitor for gauges and bout the pillar, it comes out cheaper because the monitor was like 150 on ebay and the programmer was 400 from djs and i only use the attitude for gauges. its a pretty nice set up but if u have the money go w/ the livewire cause it can hold lots of custom tunes

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I just can't get over how ugly that Livewire is. It works fine if you like the looks, but I prefer the Quadzilla Commander or the Edge Insight with the X3 SCT programmer. A lot of people prefer analog gauges. You'll be fine with any of the above.

EGR delete is a good idea, but you don't have to do it right away. Most people wait to do it until they install studs or have another reason to tear into the motor. The Elite stuff is mighty pricey, though. You can do the delete for a lot less money if you can handle a mig welder and have a little time.


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Wouldn't it be better to delete the EGR before the heads blow? I was under the assumption that was the main culprit for blowing head gaskets.

I have not decided what to do about the gauges yet.
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