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Question for all the drag racers....

when you guys are running ya'll truck at the track what do your egt's climb up to? i was wondering cause i get out of it when i get around 1300 degrees but if your racing wouldnt you be at that temp for a while? well at least to the end of your run....just curious because i plan on running mine this weekend at the motorplex

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Don't worry about your EGT's when racing unless you race everyweekend. A few quick spurts above 1250* won't hurt ya.

You could run 1250* all day long and not hurt the motor...
G'luck at the track, you'll have a tough enough time watching the track in front of you so I doubt you'll see the EGT gauge

I'm hittin 1050* at 90mph.

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when you guys are running ya'll truck at the track what do your egt's climb up to? i was wondering cause i get out of it when i get around 1300 degrees but if your racing wouldnt you be at that temp for a while? well at least to the end of your run....just curious because i plan on running mine this weekend at the motorplex

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I hit around 1000 at 78.8 mph. That's being in boost (25-30psi) for 17-ish seconds. Like Marty said...I wouldn't worry about it too much unless your ALWAYS at the track. A few short bursts to 1200+ isn't going to kill your truck...but if your doing it 5-6 times a day, two or three days a week, your looking at melting something.


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when you guys are running ya'll truck at the track what do your egt's climb up to? i was wondering cause i get out of it when i get around 1300 degrees but if your racing wouldnt you be at that temp for a while? well at least to the end of your run....just curious because i plan on running mine this weekend at the motorplex
FWIW i jsut tore my engine down that had 150 or so 1/4 mile pases and countless miles towing. The pistons had NO heat cracks what so ever.
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