Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Well, I did not mean to get into this, but I have decided that I do not like the Livewire monitoring and do not want to use the gauges.
It's too hard to read the gauge labels. The fonts are too small, the contrast is inadequate (granted I have a 60 yr old set of eyeballs!).
It does not automatically power down with the key off. You have to manually turn it off.
If you are monitoring gauges and turn off the engine, when re-starting you have to manually re-start the Livewire monitoring.
You cannot program the "default" order or the name of the gauges. You can somewhat change the order of the gauges but must do so every time you start the engine. If you want to change your gauge configuration file, you have to use your computer to create a new one. You cannot modify the existing one.
Before I bought it, SCT support told me it would monitor boost in my truck, Now that I own it, they cannot tell me how to set it up to monitor boost.
SCT's documentation for both the Livewire and LiveLink, the software, is the PITS! There are NO documentation or help files whatsoever for the software.
However, I only paid $489 for it including the EGT probe, pedestal mount, shipping, and tax. I can still return it if I want to, but since I got such a good deal, if I can use the EGT probe with another gauge, I might just keep it and use it as a tuner only. If I return it, I would buy the SCT SF3 for $389 AND a pyrometer for about $200. I like the tuner part of the Livewire, but since the EGT probe was thrown in for free, I cannot return it only.
2004 F350 Lariat, Ext Cab
SRW, 6.0 TD, LOADED Shorty
Autometer Fuel Pressure
MBRP Turbo Back 409
DieselSite Coolant Filter
OilGuard Bypass Filter
Fumoto Drain Valve
HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug
50 gal TransferFlow
Sliding Cargo Bed
Warn 8000 lb Winch (Draw Bar Mount)
MacNeil Floor Liners
Galaxy DX95T 10 Meter w/ CB Mod
Wilson 5000 Antenna
Kimber SS .45 cal UltraCarry w/ LaserMax!
Frame Mounted Safe
Empty Weight with 80 Gal Fuel 8400 lbs