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Normal Gauge Readings?

I ended up getting the Edge Juice with Attitude for my truck. It came in yesterday and I got it installed. I have it set where it shows my EGT's and Boost. Im wondering what is the normal reading for them and what is the max on the EGT's that i dont want to see. How accurate do you think the boost reading is? Thanks

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Your EGT's shouldn't hit 1250* for sustained amounts of time (pulling a long hill, or something). I've hit over 1600* in my truck, but it was for a short time, and have heard other guys hitting 1800-2000* . I haven't seen my boost higher than 27PSI. I wouldn't want to hit that pressure for extended times either, because of the risk of lifting a head, and typically high EGT's are accompanied by high boost and creates a LOT of pressure in the cylinders. I'm not sure how accurate the boost measuement is.

Be careful with the tranny (assuming its an auto), I've read bad things about Edge and autos. This is the reason I'm running the SCT
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P.S I have auto meter gauges on my truck, not a monitor. fyi


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1250 and under is fine for EGT's. Short bursts over 1250 are ok as long as they arent sustained. As to boost that number varies by the tune. Trans temps try not to go over 215 anything hotter than that it can start to cook the fluid

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Your EGT's shouldn't hit 1250* for sustained amounts of time (pulling a long hill, or something). I've hit over 1600* in my truck, but it was for a short time, and have heard other guys hitting 1800-2000* . I haven't seen my boost higher than 27PSI. I wouldn't want to hit that pressure for extended times either, because of the risk of lifting a head, and typically high EGT's are accompanied by high boost and creates a LOT of pressure in the cylinders. I'm not sure how accurate the boost measuement is.

Be careful with the tranny (assuming its an auto), I've read bad things about Edge and autos. This is the reason I'm running the SCT
Hope that helps

P.S I have auto meter gauges on my truck, not a monitor. fyi
Your right about the tranny. Last night I had it on extreme and put my foot in it. It made my tranny slip and wouldnt shift. I had to shut down the truck and restart. I wont be doing that again. I see now why i was advised to get a custom tuner so the transmission will take it. Ill run this for a wile and then probably upgrade. Thanks for the help.

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Your right about the tranny. Last night I had it on extreme and put my foot in it. It made my tranny slip and wouldnt shift. I had to shut down the truck and restart. I wont be doing that again. I see now why i was advised to get a custom tuner so the transmission will take it. Ill run this for a wile and then probably upgrade. Thanks for the help.
I hope that nothing was damaged.

When you get an SCT , it not only tunes your engine, but also does your trans (I know mine does from Innovative diesel anyway). I got the Extreme race custom tune for my truck, and it is enough power to make your butt pucker :burnout, and I have never felt the tranny do anything it wasn't suppose to. I had a friend that has an edge, but his truck is a 6spd, and he hasn't had any issues with his


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my suggestion is to just take it off completely or leave it on level 0 for just gauges.....

it might only take a lil while to burn up your trans...

sell it and get yourself a SCT

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Wow this sucks to read all of this. Why does edge do so good if they burn up trannys?

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Wow this sucks to read all of this. Why does edge do so good if they burn up trannys?
Because they advertise on just about every page of every diesel mag you can find. Their success is in their advertising budget. Just like Gale Banks

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