Where is your EGT pyro mounted? My 05 idled about 850, lol. I could peg it at 1600 degrees at the end of the 1/4.I've never had high egt's with my edge,even on level 5.I tow our 5th wheel all over the country,and the highest I've ever seen,was 850 degrees,and that was going through the rockies.Not saying I tow on level 5.
Okay, first you are mistaken about the gauges. Banks can be used as "just a gauge". I have what Banks calls the Power PDA, a Palm Tungsten e2, that mounts on the dash just to the right of the radio. It monitors all engine functions and will translate into english any codes thrown by the vehicle. This includes all systems monitored by the vehicle computor, from crank position sensor to fuel rail pressure to what gear you are currently in. It constantly displays 4 items, 2 of which are EGT and BOOST, the other 2 can be chosen by the driver ( i use trans temp and load percentage). With the tuner on level 2 (stock) the gauges still function. So, Banks can be used as "just a gauge"if you want a simple hook up, good support, plenty of power, mpg increase and good price.
Quadzilla gets my vote.
you can pick up a slightly used commander (gauges and switch on the fly) and a 100hp box for under 500.
the commander can be used alone as just a gauge.
edge cant do that, banks cant do that. smarty cant do that ect.
so its like haveing regular gauges. with the module plugged in you can change the settings on the fly as well.
programmers are nice but change on the fly isnt appening except smarty and Bully dog I believe. but then you have a cord going to your OBDII port and have to hold your programmer. then you still need gauges. so spend $500 on a programmer then have to spend another $300 on gauges.
the plug is about an inch long and maybe a 1/2 of an inch wide. and is under the dash. its just a pigtail so its like haveing the stock wiring in place. If you dont look close it looks like part of the wireing.As an aside, do you think that any tech that see's the "dummy plug" is going to think there was no power-adder on the truck ? It makes no sense to spend programmer money on a set of gauges, when gauges are much cheaper.
As for your question, yes the Banks will defuel at certain boost or egt setpoints. It can be left at the default, or you can pick your on setpoints. It also has ttrans temp alarms, coolant temp alarms, low oil press, etc. All adible alarms, not merely a flashing lamp,( altho if you prefer ta flashing lamp, that can be easily set up also.).
i read there website and all it says is that it has an alarm for limits and nothing about defueling. If it does defuel thats sweet as the trinity cant and it cant shift on the fly either. The trinity will cost $800.
and as I read it the PDA isnt really a programmer. it needs a module to ad power. correct?