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Dumb question..maybe. Can you exceed EGT's towing stock?

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While discussing pro's and con's of mods with a friend the subject of EGT's came up. When towing, I am sure that you can exceed your threshold of EGT's easily with a stock set up. Buddy wasn't so sure, stating why don't diesels come stock with a pyro then? Does the truck recognize temps and adjust? Suppose you wouldn't know until it was too late.
I think that within a few years one of the big three will come out with a pyrometer gauge. What do you guys think?
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I am stock except for a turbo back exhaust and I have pulled a 4000 lb trailer up some passes in the mountains (and not the real big mountains) and got over 1250 and have seen almost 1300. I let off and or let it down shift and slow down some and proceded on. I wouldn't have thought it and was glad I had a pyro to see it. With the exhaust, I would have thought I wouldn't have come close to the temps I have stock but did. Go figure....
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