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How to test EGT's?

I recently installed gauges and tuner (already have exhaust and CAI), and im finding that even with the tuner, i dont really see my EGTs go over about 750-800. I dont know if my gauges arent reading accurately or if they are truely that low.

Anyone have any suggestions of how i can verify EGT's??
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Where is your EGT probe mounted?

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Same with me. I have seen over 1,000 once while towing over the mountains from California to Arizona. My probe is on the drivers side up pipe just behind the manifold.


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Mine only nips at 1100 if I really get on it. Where is your probe mounted?

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Where is your EGT probe mounted?
Pre-turbo. There was an EGT in the truck when i bought it already, but i didnt have the tuner in it yet. I bought an A pillar gauge set up, then installed the tunes, and everyone keeps talking about reading up to 1100 when really getting on it, but the highest ive seen is 750-800, and only for a very short time.

I dont tow anything heavy, my boat and trailer are only about 4k, maybe a little more. The truck seems to be running fine, just cool...
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I see 1100 at most. What brand gauges



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The original gauge was one id never heard of before, now i have Glowshift. I know Glowshift arent the best, but id expect them to at least be accurate?
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Who's tunes and what HP rating? What tunes are you testing in?

For reference in my 6.0 Ive seen 1600ish

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I have the 7.3 with PHP tunes. I usually test it on the 80hp DD setting, ive only played with the 140 setting once.
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did your gauges come with a new probe? might try out a new one, you should be able to hit 1400+ no problem
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