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Old 02-04-2008, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does a bigger exhaust lower EGT's

Just wondering how and why a bigger exhaust would lower my EGT's?? This might sound like a stupid question to some people but I don't know that much about this stuff.... Why is it so important to keep EGT's low??
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It lowers EGT's because it allows the turbo to breathe better which helps get more of the exhaust gasses out. It's better flowing.

It's important to keep egt's cool cause if you don't then you run the risk of melting a piston and damaging the motor. 1250* sustained is ok and short bursts over that are fine. Just don't hold them.
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big blue is exactly right. ive seen trucks with stacks like 7 or 8 inch that dont go over 1300-1400 at anytime.
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I dont want stacks.... with that in mind.... how big of an exhaust should I go with?? Would goin from a 3 1/2 to a 4 inch exhaust make a huge diff??
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5" will support 600+hp. 4" will support up to 600hp. People that run 7-8" stacks need help since a stack is nothing more than an exhaust tip and IMO anything bigger than 6" looks stupid. A 5" stack will run the same temps as a 7" stack assuming all the piping up to the stack is the same size.

Honestly, if your stock or near stock the stock exhaust will do just fine. The stock exhaust is good till around 400hp. If you want, just straight pipe the stock exhaust or put in a straight through muffler and you'll be fine.
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my egets dropped about 300 from stock to 4in w/ muff and egt is important because pistons will melt @ around 1500 if sustanted for a long period mine still got high when i towed 10k w/ it on 2 this is all before injectors
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