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Edge CTS review

Bruce Smith July 22, 2011

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EDGE CTS Programmer

Plug-and-play performance for 2011 GMC Sierra 5.3L; rear-view camera and speedometer recalibration a bonus

Electronic engine upgrades have been around as long as we’ve had computers handling engine management, and Edge Products was one of the early technology pioneers in that field.

The company started in 1999 and has never looked back – much to many a pickup lover’s delight.

One of Edge’s newest offerings, the Evolution CTS (Color touch Screen), is actually a multi-function programmer that provides several performance levels and serves as a digital gauge package and backup camera monitor.

I had the CTS programmer – and the optional Edge backup camera – installed on my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4×4 to see how the package performs in day-to-day driving.

It’s been on Project Bedrock, as it’s known around the office, for six months. Here’s my take:

Edge CTS Installation

All too easy. Edge’s installation and booklets are some of the best on the market. Plug the connector cable into the back of the CTS and the other end into the truck’s OBDII port under the steering column.

Edge Evolution CTS allows the user to select a multitude of backgrounds and gauge display options.

Run the cable around the driver’s side of the dash and attach the programmer to the windshield suction mount. That’s it. As soon as the truck starts, the programmer turns on.

CTS Programming

The screen is touch-sensitive and the menu is setup in a logical manner so it’s easy to navigate.

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