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Old 07-06-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Banks IQ or SCT Touch Xtreme - for gauges?

I used the search function but didn't find much on this. I was considering getting one of these two units so that I can keep an eye on things while towing and just in general because I'm nosy and want to know what my engine is doing. I don't really need the engine brake as my 2005 Excursion already has a decent one and the tallest mountain in Florida is the Skyway Bridge (which makes my engine brake come on). The 6.0L is notorious for engine issues so I was thinking I can monitor my EGT's and Tranny temps while towing with one of them. Any thoughts?


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Old 07-06-2010, 01:09 PM   #2
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I ran a set of Banks gauges and they were incorporated into the left side A pillar. They were nice to have for boost and EGT there was also I had 1 other gauge but I forget what it was. They lit up at night and were incorporated into the dimmer circuit.

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Old 07-07-2010, 12:19 AM   #3
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If you have not moded your truck then OEM supplied gauages will surfice, however it is nice to really know what's going on. With any of the gauge setups yo will have to install a pyrometer in the exhaust to get EGT's. The Banks IQ is nice (expensive) . I run one and love it. I have also BOMBed my truck alot. Yo could get the Banks IQ with EconoMind to encrease fuel mpg's. I would still reccomend installing an intake to help it breath better.
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