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Old 08-03-2008, 08:11 PM
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1st post, so please bear with me. I'm new to this whole forum thing. Seems like a good bunch of folks here with a ton of knowledge. If I can figure this all out I'll try to take advantage of you all!!!!

Now my ?.....I am in a co. owned 07 F-250 6.0. It has a 4" lift and 35's. The tires have all but killed it. It was a slug at best before. I'd like to put a programmer on it and it seems that the SCT is among the best in power and is still one of the safest. The safety factor is pretty important because I really can't add gauges and such being a co. truck and all. I'm looking to slip this in and get the power I need to get the job done. Am I crazy or will this work? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:14 PM
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First of all welcome to the org. I would not recommend an sct without guages you will be asking for trouble without the ability to watch your egt's. Just my .02
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It is of course NOT recommended, but if you stay with the tamest of tunes, you MIGHT be able to get away without gauges. If you don't tow, the stock trans should be OK, the factory boost aint that bad...the biggie is no EGTs.

You can always get a gauge system that plugs into the OBDII and reads directly from the factory computer. BUT, you'd still have to add EGT probe.

And if you're not really supposed to be bumping it up, I am not sure I'd risk anything (even with the "safer" tunes) w/o gauges to keep an eye on things.
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It's not so much that I'm not supposed to bump it up. They are more against the addons that involve the extra wiring and stuff. For instance, stereo swaps are strickly forbidden due to the hack wiring that has been left in trucks over the years. The tuner being plug-n-play is not a prob.

Exacly what all is involved in adding the EGT gauge?
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drilling a tap for the egt probe in the exhaust manifold
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