Today's technology for increasing power and performance in trucks is at an all-time high, and Edge Products is looking to raise the bar even higher with its new Evolution CTS (Color Touch Screen) programmer. From the pioneers in display-based technology and engine performance management, the Evolution CTS is now available for Dodge, Chevy, GMC and Ford trucks, both diesel and gas versions. The Evolution CTS in-cab monitor and digital gauge display is a full-color, high-resolution 4.3-inch touchscreen device. It comes equipped with a video-in port allowing users to connect to Edge's backup camera, (sold separately), or any compatible off-the-shelf backup camera or video source.
During a recent visit to the Edge facilities in Ogden, Utah, we installed the new Evolution CTS on a stock 2007 GMC Sierra with the impressive 6.0L Vortex MAX. The Evolution CTS was supplied with a multipurpose windshield mount, allowing us to place the monitor on any flat smooth surface. An option we liked better was the Edge custom-mounting pod, available for all trucks, which made the Evolution CTS screen look like it was factory installed. The install could not have been easier.
In just thirty minutes, we had added four different tuning levels with up to 40 extra horses and 40 lb-ft of torque, and a functional backup camera. The Evolution CTS communicates along the engine's CAN-BUS data stream, from which it receives vital engine, transmission, and fuel system information. This enabled it to provide smooth and precise power curves that were truly custom, rather than just an offset from stock. If you're into racing, you can keep track of your performance by recording maximum/minimum values for a variety of parameters including: max engine coolant temp 0-60 MPH times, 1/4-mile times, and many others. If that isn't enough, you can also recalibrate for different size tires. If you like the custom look, you can even change the color screen's background, and we don't mean just red or blue. You can add the American flag, flames, or any photo, all in sharp, brilliant color. Read along and see just how easy it is to add power, function, and just plain fun to your truck.
The Evolution CTS raises the bar for power, function, and just plain fun. Street price for the Evolution CTS or CS will range from $439 to $849, depending on year, make and model. The optional rearview camera sells for $299.
To get things started, we remove the side panel on the driver side of the dash, (similar t
The Evolution CTS cable was then plugged into the OBD II port under the dash. That made in
A single plug from the OBD II port plugged into the back of the CTS monitor.