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Turbo Boost Gauge Question

Newbie question - I have decided to add pillar gauges to my 04 F250 6.0 PS. What exactly is the "Turbo Boost"? I noticed when ordering that particular gauge, I need to decide on 30 lbs, 40 lbs, or 60 lbs. I realize this is the measurement parameter but I have a stock truck that I recently added a performance chip to so everyone recommends gauges.

Also while we are on the topic, can someone point me to a thread that will tell me what temps, pyro (another ?), measurements I need to be looking for? I don't run the truck hard and only tow atv's to deer camp so nothing really heavy.

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anything over 1200 back her down normal is around 6-8 for me. I would get a 60 you may never need it but if you do it is there. mine is a 1600 temp autometer NV. I love them check the vendors on here for the stuff and they hook you up

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The "Turbo Boost" gauge tells you the boost pressure above ambient pressure that the turbo is producing. I would go with the 40psi for now. Gauges are relatively cheap so you can upgrade if you need to down the road for $40-50. Your truck even with a HOT tune shouldn't hit higher than 31-32PSI.

General rule of thumb is to keep the EGT's below 1250-ish. It's OK to get 'em a little higher for a few seconds...but not for a long time. (Make sure you install the EGT probe PRE-Turbo. There are writeups everywhere about it.)


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Might as well go with the 60 even if you never use it atleast you know you won't be pegging out with a smaller gauge.

as for pyro 1250 is the highest sustainable (sp?) temp you can run. anything higher you can run but not for long.

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