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Question guages or edge cts

can anyone help me out as to which way to go as far as guages go? I have a 06 f250 4x4 with the following mods : EGR delete , brute force air intake , ARP studs , sct tuner stock exhaust with the cat and muffler removed. I've heard good on the edge cts but not sure which way to go. That or a quad pod with guages.
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Quad Pod of gauges isn't even going to start watching everything you need on the 6.0L. And set you back a lot more than the cost of outfitting the Insight.

Run the Insight CS or CTS, and get the EGT and Fuel Pressure expansions, and be done with it. Check out the monitoring thread in my sig, any questions just ask.

I've got a combination setup of Insight and Gauges, the Insight is much easier and can take care of everything you need.
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edge insight cs or cts. i have the cts and like it better that my gauges

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Thanks , any other mods that i need to get done to keep my truck in good shape? Also is the cts compatable with the sct? Sorry this is new to me I've had my truck since 07 and just getting into the mods.
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It all boils down to what a person wants. I actually have a combination of both. The cts will have a lot more available monitoring options and code reading abilities

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The CTS will be able to opperate with your SCT tuner without issues.

Check out the other links in my sig, great source of information for every 6.0L owner. After you get through the monitoring thread, work through the bullet-proofing one. That is about everything on keeping these trucks on the road. The performance potential is for once you have a handle on everything the truck is telling you (via the monitor) that needs to be addressed.

Any questions, don't hesitate to ask, or shoot me a PM.
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Bought a CTS about two months ago, should have bought it a couple of years ago. There isn't much it won't watch, and it's a simple installation... if your ciggie lighter fuse isn't blown (also powers the OBD port the CTS plugs into).

The big one with the 6.0 is ECT/EOT. If the engine oil temp gets substantially higher than the coolant temp, it's a sign the oil cooler is clogging up. Clogged oil cooler overheats the EGR cooler, which then springs a leak and dumps coolant into the intake. Coolant boiling into steam in the cylinder can raise combustion pressure to where it blows a head gasket.

Of course, if you already have the EGR deleted, you won't have this problem. But I still recommend the CTS, it shows a lot more than pillar gauges, and you can hide it (mine sits in the ashtray) so thieves aren't as tempted.

My only complaint about the CTS is - I wish the screen was larger so I could show more stuff.

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Regardless of an EGR deletion, these motors still require monitoring by these units.

The EGR deletion only prevents one thing, from a failed EGR cooler pouring coolant into the intake. There is a lot to monitor on the 6.0L PSD. The oil cooler still has to be replaced, even with the EGR cooler removed (though not as oftern), there is FICM voltage, Fuel Pressure, EGT's to name a few.
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