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turbo advice needed

Im having a hard time keeping my egt's down, I can keep them down if I really ease into the throttle and watch the boost but if I mash the pedal off a stop I only build 20# of boost and the egt's go up super quick. Ive got an edge cs race installed and 4" turbo back exhaust, w/o a muffler or a cat.(It has a really nice bark) I can hit 29#s if I roll into it easy, so I dont think I have an air leak. Do I need to clean my stock vgt? Is some back pressure needed to make the stock turbo build boost correctly? Or do I go to a conventional turbo? I'm running the stock air intake and filter, I dont think that's the issue though. Im running the programmer in lvl 3 currently but can get the egt's up in econo and towhaul too.(it just takes a bit longer).


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How much boost can you make when it's stock?

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I would ditch the Edge for tuning and just turn it to level 0 or stock and use it only for gauges and get a SCT custom tune. I would try this before I went the turbo route. JMO.

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What are you considering high EGT's? Your egts can get high on hard acceleration (1500* on a race tune), the key is not to hold them there for a long period of time. That is when you can cause damage.

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ive seen 1700+ for egts, Ive never let it stay over 1400 for more than a few seconds though.


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I could make 29# boost w/ stock programming too


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any one know where i can get a good deal on a sct and a s&b intake?


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any one know where i can get a good deal on a sct and a s&b intake?
Check your local Craig's list, eBay and on this site in the "for sale" section. I've seen SCT's as low as $100.

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I've used my edge cts tuning with no adverse effects and I've seen boost of 32psi on stock turbo when I hooked to the sled using that tuner but not the high EGTs that you're reporting here. My boost is a tad high so I may have an issue somewhere but EGTs isnt one of them. That being said the sct custom tunes are great but I don't think it's really a tuning issue? But I'm no expert on tuning I would try cleaning your turbo which really can't hurt anything it's just kind of a pain in the rear but I need to clean mine as well!

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any one know where i can get a good deal on a sct and a s&b intake?
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