Add Aftermarket Gauge Access to Your Ford Truck for Just $300

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Edge Insight CTS2 Ford Truck

Edge Insight CTS2 allows you to monitor key metrics of your Ford truck from a compact touchscreen.

If you spend time pushing your Ford truck to the limit of its capabilities or if you are modifying your truck for improved performance, you want to keep an eye on the various performance metrics of the engine and transmission. Unfortunately, even on newer trucks with gauge menus, there are some things that you can monitor from the factory gauge system. You can mount gauges all over the dash and up the A-pillar, or you can buy a system like the Edge Insight CTS2.

Forum member “sddesigns” recently posted an Edge Insight CTS2 for sale in the FTE Marketplace for $300, which is a nice reduction over the $484 suggested retail pricing.

The Introduction

When the OP first posted his lightly-used Edge CTS2 for sale from his Ford truck, he provided the following basic information.

Just upgraded to the nGauge tuner. Shipping included within the continental US via USPS Priority mail will discount for local pickup 07885.

Includes window mount and ODBII cable.

He also shared the image below of the screen connected to the bracket and the wire harness.

What It Does

While Edge is best-known for their tuning gadgets, the Edge Insight CTS2 is not a tuning device. It is a monitoring system that works by plugging into the OBDII port under the dash. From the touchscreen that is intended to be mounted on the windshield, the driver can access a long list of gauges that can be configured in many different ways.

Edge Insight CTS2 Screens for Ford Trucks

The seller only included a picture of the actual Edge Insight CTS2 that is being sold, but we found the images here showing the system at work to show you what it looks like in action. As you can see, there are all sorts of different display formations and gauge options, including both the basics like vehicle speed, gear selection and engine RPM, but there are also some crucial options that you wont find in the factory display. Things like exhaust gas temperature, intake air temperature, boost pressure and air-to-fuel figures are available, as are many other metrics.

Cool Gadget

If you have a stock Ford pickup and you like gadgets, the Edge Insight CTS2 is a cool way to customize your cabin while those owners who are building big-power pickups will definitely want access to all of this information. Edge sells a variety of add-ons for this system as well, so you can expand the library of information as needed.

Also, this system will work with any Ford truck built since 1996, so no matter what late model F-Series pickup you drive, this tool will work for you.

Ford Truck Edge Insight CTS2 Used

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"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

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