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Unplugging VGT Turbo...

Question for you guys (NO it is not for smoke).

Is it safe to run my 6.4 for short periods of time with the VGT turbo unplugged? (Wire under hood can unplug this turbo). I unplugged it a few days ago after reading online about it and the tuck definitely sounds a lot different without it in use. In terms of smoke as some claim it will make more, I honestly didn't notice any more, but I was not trying to "blow smoke".

How can I wire this to one of my uplifter switches if I decided it is safe to occasionally "turn off" this turbo to test mileage, and get a deeper and throaty sound (kid coming out lol). I think it would be neat to be able to flip a switch to turn on/off... I wired my mini maxx to one of my uplifter switches and that is kind of neat.

These threads got me wondering:
Better MPG with VGT off? - Spartan Diesel Tech Support Forums
An actual mod to improve 6.4 MPG !!! (experimental :/) - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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Why not just take the turbo off?

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Why not just take the turbo off?
Did you not read my OP?
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I dont think he did, haha.
Interesting idea though.

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Where exactly is the vgt plug?

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Right next to the actuator.

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Hmm maybe ill try it. I remember strokinpower mentioning something about unplugging it not to long ago. I will say the 6.0 exhaust manifolds make the 6.4 sound bada$$

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Can't they do that in the tune?

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In the MCC you can. I did it tonight and drove around the block. Sounded cool. Gotta be easy on the pedal though or she will smoke quite a bit. I plan on doing MCC pretty soon once I figure it out. You can make it so it shuts off the actuator under a set rpm.

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I dont think he did, haha.
Interesting idea though.
No, I'm pretty sure he did.

He's offering a different method to accomplish the same result.

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