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VGT Switch

what is a vgt swich? where is it at?

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no clue and I don't think there is one on a 6.0L. Unplugging your turbo is a bad idea, it can easily overspool that way. If you want smoke, get injectors.

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I'm playing around with mine to see what happens and so far nothing bad exept slow turbo spool with it turned off. And a lot of smoke I haven't even thrown a code yet. but I'm not saying you should just go try it and nothing will happen, because I have no idea yet. My 03 is kinda wierd and not in perfect condition so I am messing with mine without worrying too much. also I couldn't get mine to go over 30PSI with it turned off but with it on it goes up to 32PSI before I even really get on it.

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VGT harness is on the passenger side of your turbo it can be unplugged easily. You can put a switch on the positive wire and run it to your cab so you can access it anytime.

Deadeye i will get you a video soon on how to do it. Assuming you have some electrical knowledge it shouldnt be hard rigging up a switch.


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i have alittle bit. yea i would like that very much.

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whats the point of doing this?
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whats the point of doing this?
I think they're looking for smoke. I don't see what else there is to gain. The lag goes through the roof if your vanes are functioning.

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if you unplug the turbo the vains will be stick open resulting in low boost and poor performance as far as i understand. by unpluging it, on hard thotle there is no switch to high compresion but if you r just lookin for smoke thats your call.

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just get a smoke tune if thats what you want..but at 5 bucks a gallon id rather be considered "uncool" and not make ALOT of smoke

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Here is a link to a video of my truck with the switch. Iv had it for a couple of months and no problems.

YouTube - Ford F-250 Powerstroke Diesel Smoke truck

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Click to hear 03 Turbo whine Straight pipe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKX63buTG9U
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