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So, I ordered up a #10 plate. 330 hp here I come! My question is that the chart has a little note that says that a #10 will run hot without air flow improvements.
How bad is this gonna be and what's the best way to keep from melting down when I am pulling hard?
 

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get and watch guages to keep egts under wrap, could go with a bhaf very cheap intake system and :welcome:
 

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Let out of it.

It also depends on the position of the plate. What truck is this on? a 215 engine will run hotter than a 160. The best way to cool EGTs is to add air (a turbo is the best option, the rest are not great for the money) or reduce fuel.
 

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Sorry, It's a 97 5spd. So it should be the 215?
Well, letting up is not really the answer I was looking for. I would really like to be able to drive this thing like a dump truck with the pedal to the metal up the steep grades.
If I need a new turbo then so be it. :$: Can I get some kind of modified stock turbo or something not super blingy and expensive to keep this thing cool?
 

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Fill out your sig so we know what you got. 4" exhaust and a BHAF like a big Amsoil filter is a good starting point.
 

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I had a '96 2wd 5spd and had all oof the free upgrades done to it. No plate, BHAF, and disabled the wastegate were the 3 biggies. It dynoed at 345hp at the rear wheels. It was a kick in the seat to drive. But I could also bury the pyro under hard acceleration. A 4" exhaust would have made a world of difference in my EGT's.
 
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